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Weigh in on portly pets

July 1, 2007

Canines counting calories? Felines fasting? Raneé Baker, RVT, a technician at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital in Frederick, Md., developed a better plan to manage pets' weight.

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Get to the heart of feline heartworm prevention

July 1, 2007

Concerned about the threat of feline heartworm infection, team members at Valley Animal Hospital in Roanoke, Va., decided to launch a campaign to educate clients.

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On the job: Rachael Eaker

July 1, 2007

One morning, I was stocking the food display in my practice's reception area when something caught my eye.

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Feeling uptight? Boogie down

July 1, 2007

Call it goofy.

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Forecast: Schedule disrupters on the horizon

June 1, 2007

It doesn't take a crystal ball to know who'll walk through your practice door next. All you really need is a meeting, says Cindie McDuffee, the office manager at Animal Hospital of Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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On the Job: Rachael Lookabill

June 1, 2007

What have I learned after 16 years as a veterinary receptionist? Certainly that I'm not just a receptionist. I've masqueraded as the kennel cleaner, the veterinary assistant, and the office manager.

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Special care for special clients

June 1, 2007

Caring for a sick pet isn't easy. So when the team at Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon in Green Bay, Wis., noticed the special challenges their clients who owned cats with kidney disease shared, they decided to bring this community of clients together.

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Take a walk on the wild side

June 1, 2007

Think your practice is a zoo? Try visiting one. That's what the team at Sanford Animal Hospital in Sanford, N.C., did. Team members and their families took in the zoo at their leisure, then they met up at the outdoor pavilion for hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the fixin's.

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Win big with CE

June 1, 2007

Attending a national veterinary conference offers big payoffs, but it often isn't free—unless you're one lucky team member at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Lori-Jo Havener, LVT, planned a contest to give the practice's technicians and assistants a chance to attend a national veterinary conference.

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