August 2017

Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program:
The Swiss Army Knife of Preventive Healthcare

Do you have an associate veterinarian who is a recent graduate?
Did you hire a new team member?
Does your staff need a refresher course in the importance (and necessity) of preventive healthcare to your practice and patients?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then we encourage you to check out the Partners for Healthy Pets Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program. It is a free, ten-module certificate program designed for healthcare team members, veterinarians and veterinary students. The modules explore the tools and resources that are available to communicate the benefit of preventive healthcare to your clients.

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!

In the August monthly practice newsletter, we’re discussing gastrointestinal (GI) health. Here you’ll find ready-to-go Facebook posts, tweets and practice website/newsletter content that you can use...word for word! Let us help you motivate your clients to schedule their pet’s yearly checkups.

Gastrointestinal health

A GI ailment is the bane of existence for many pet owners. Diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence and constipation are some of the common problems owners regularly come across with their pets, but may not give these issues a second thought. They may think they’re normal or chalk them up to “something my pet ate.”

Every patient benefits from a “hands-on” physical exam that includes palpation of the abdominal organs. During their visit, it gives owners the opportunity to discuss any chronic GI issues. Many issues may be worth exploring with further diagnostics.

You are the expert when it comes to keeping patients healthy. Check your files then contact all of your clients you haven’t seen in 14 months or longer. You want to remind them to schedule their pet’s annual exam because a yearly checkup guarantees these pets are getting the highest quality of care.

Word for Word

Here are August’s Facebook posts, tweets and copy for your practice website that you can copy “word for word.” They’re designed to motivate your clients to schedule their pet’s yearly checkup with you.

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: Unlock the Potential
of a Best Practice for Your Practice

Scheduling ALL patients’ next appointments before they leave the practice, for both medical progress and preventive healthcare exams, is a best practice for your practice. Not only does forward booking ensure that your patients receive the highest quality of care at the right time, but also results in a healthier practice.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the thought of starting forward booking in your practice? Where do you begin? Right here! Check out The Key to Forward Booking Appointments—a one-page “roadmap” that was created in collaboration with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE). It’s a step-by-step guide to using PHP’s free tools to help you implement forward booking in your practice.

No need to fret any longer. Click here to get all of the information you need about forward booking!
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
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