March 2019

Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program: RACE and CVPM approved!

The Partners for Healthy Pets Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program is now RACE and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) approved! Are you or is a member of your veterinary team seeking to improve preventive healthcare within your practice whilst earning CE credits? Then look no further!And did we mention that the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program is FREE?! That’s right!

Certificate of Completion
This invaluable certificate program, comprised of 10 learning modules, will provide your team members with the tools and resources needed to communicate the value of preventive healthcare to your clients while significantly enhancing the veterinary-client-patient relationship. Upon completion, participants will be able to download a certificate for 9.0 CE credits. You simply need to click here to get started!

The learning modules include:
  • Implementing Preventive Healthcare Guidelines in Your Practice
  • Monthly Preventive Healthcare Payment Plans
  • Internet Marketing and Social Media
  • The ABC’s of Successful Communication Skills (verbal and non-verbal)
  • The 360° View of Becoming a Feline-Friendly Practice
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the adage from Benjamin Franklin and it is as true today as it was over a hundred years ago. Using this self-paced course, you and your team can sharpen your skills and gain new knowledge on how to provide the highest quality of preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly checkups.

Click here to start today!

Let us help YOU see more pets!

Prevent Heartworm
March roars in like a lion and slips out like a lamb. In this edition of the bimonthly practice newsletter, our focus is heartworm disease prevention.

Pet owners may not realize that their furry friends (both indoor and outdoor) are at risk for heartworm disease so make sure all of your patients are on the books for their annual preventive healthcare checkup! By doing this, you establish your veterinary practice team as the experts on ALL components of keeping their pets healthy and happy!

In every issue of PHP’s bimonthly practice newsletter, you will find ready-to-use Facebook posts, tweets and copy for your practice website or newsletter. You can take them “word for word” and use them to educate your clients about the importance of annual checkups for their pets.

Use the social media and website content in the next section to educate your clients about the critical importance of heartworm disease prevention and preventive healthcare.

Word for Word

Here are March’s Facebook posts, tweets and copy for your practice website that you can use “word for word”. They focus on the importance of heartworm disease prevention for your patients.

Copy and paste this month’s Facebook posts onto your own page.

Engage clients with this month’s tweets.

Use this month’s website copy online or in your practice newsletter.

Click here for print ad templates, digital banner ads, our public service announcement video and other useful tools your practice can utilize to promote preventive care.

Campaign In Action

PHP study shows pet owners don’t hear what we think we tell them.
The good news: we can fix that!

A recent study conducted by Partners for Healthy Pets found that most dog and cat owners fail to recognize what actually happens during their pet’s physical exam and the importance of the veterinary services performed. More than five years of data compiled from staff and client survey responses determined that pet owners don’t always hear what veterinary healthcare team members think they communicate to them.

The study results further indicate that veterinary practices have a previously unrecognized opportunity to better communicate not only what is being done in a preventive healthcare exam, but also how the exam benefits the pet, and by extension, the pet owner.

The PHP study gathered data from practices that used PHP’s exclusive online survey tool, known as The Opportunity. The free tool is designed to help veterinary practices identify communication gaps between their healthcare teams and clients during a yearly exam.

To find out how The Opportunity survey tool works and how it can benefit to your practice, click here!
Partners for Healthy Pets is dedicated to ensuring that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian. We are committed to working with you to enhance the health of your patients and your practice. Learn more about all the tools available to your practice in the Partners for Healthy Pets Resource Toolbox at www.partnersforhealthypets.org.
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