March 2016

Prevention is Key!

Did you know that we have an online certificate program focused on giving you the tools and resources you need to improve the overall quality of preventive healthcare that you provide to your patients? We do! The certificate program is free and can be completed at your own pace. During the online program, you will walk through videos, worksheets and more that will aid you in successfully communicating the value and benefit of preventive care to your clients. Click here to learn more.

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Prevent Heartworm

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

Pet owners may not realize that their furry friends are at risk for heartworm disease so you have to remind them. Let them know the importance of an annual checkup by checking in with them. By doing this, you establish your veterinary practice team as the best source of information on ALL components of preventive healthcare.

In every issue of PHP’s monthly 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 benefit 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 use to promote preventive care.

Want additional Facebook posts on a bunch of topics that you can immediately share with your clients? Like our Facebook page, Pet Wellness Pulse! If you would like new content every day, click on our page every day. Remember, unless you regularly share Pet Wellness Pulse posts with your clients, not all of our posts will automatically show up in your practice newsfeed. So whenever you want new content, click on Pet Wellness Pulse to get it!

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Pet Wellness Pulse!

Our Facebook page, Pet Wellness Pulse, is your go-to source for credible content to share with your clients every day! There’s a bunch of posts about canine and feline preventive healthcare, plus cute cat videos and interesting facts about our furry friends that clients will love. Posts can even be customized for your practice’s needs. Below are some great posts from our page that you may have missed.

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Campaign in Action

Did you miss us at NAVC?
We will have a new continuing education event, Beyond the Basics: Attracting and Retaining Clients for 2016. Focusing on the challenges that practices face with attracting and keeping clients, the program will address: anemic practice growth, lack of new clients and pet owners who are delaying care, practical strategies for identifying and fixing these problems will be emphasized, including new tools and resources from the Partners for Healthy Pets, the “KISS” metrics that give practices the information needed to identify problems and measure progress and much more.

Campaign in Action

Don’t miss this program with award-winning speakers Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA and Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM.

Find us at WVC, AAHA and AVMA. To register, visit WVC, AAHA and/or AVMA’s continuing education schedule.

Success Stories

Read how other practices put the Partners for Healthy Pets Resource Toolbox to work.
Success Story
Billie Necessary of Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital and Vader

“The PHP website was a godsend for me,” says Billie Necessary, social media and website manager of Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital. Located in Clemmons, North Carolina, this bustling practice utilizes many PHP resources!

Ms. Necessary believes that social media has helped staff members connect with pet owners. She says, “We are all over the web now. You can find Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and soon enough, you will be able to find anything “Animal Ark” on Pinterest, as well.” Ms. Necessary regularly uses PHP Facebook posts and tweets for her practice’s needs. She also publishes an e-newsletter for clients, which incorporates the monthly copy that PHP provides in this newsletter.

Ms. Necessary is enthusiastic about PHP’s Forward Booking initiative. She is currently presenting the idea to her office manager. She says, “It would make so much sense to put forward booking into place.” She also turned to the PHP website for direction on starting a monthly payment preventive healthcare program. Ms. Necessary says, “All the doctors at Animal Ark, along with the staff, stand behind Dr. Mitch Spindel, [practice owner] in the idea of providing the best veterinary care possible to our patients.” Ms. Necessary adds, “And wellness plans help both patients and healthcare providers achieve this goal.”

Ms. Necessary plans to continue using PHP as a resource for preventive healthcare, because she says, “We want to ensure Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital always provides all the love and care pets needs to stay healthy and happy.”

Get inspired! Read more from practices that have seen success using the PHP tools and resources.

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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