What Now? Walmart Finally Entered the Veterinary Market

I make no bones about it. I loathe going to Walmart and so does my husband. I don’t shop there and unless under the gun to find something that I can’t get any other place on earth I don’t go. But lots of other people do. Recently Pet IQ made the announcement that they will open pet care clinics in Walmart and plan on 1000 locations in the next year. I actually was invited to dinner with the people who are launching this group of practices and spent a great deal of time biting my tongue…. An unusual feat for
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Disruption and Other Painful Things

There is a door in my bathroom. Not hanging on the frame… It is sitting on the floor and leaning against the wall. There are tools in the hall and paintings in boxes. I have had plumbers, delivery men, electricians and insulation installers invade my home and made more trips to Lowe’s and Home Depot than I care to remember. Why? Because my husband is remodeling our house. This has been going on since December 1st and to be quite honest, it is really getting next to both of us. We are living in a state of disruption. Anytime we
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How to Spot and Handle Client Diversion of their Pets’ Drugs

We all have a story to tell. I clearly remember the client who presented his two cockers to our practice for chronic coughing.  Upon examination, our doctors determined that both dogs had collapsing trachea and the drug hycodan was prescribed.  We all thought – how unusual that two dogs in one home had the same issue.  Then the frequent visits began.  The client “dropped” his pet’s pills.  The one dog got worse and he gave more doses.  He was going out of town and needed his refills early.  This started to become suspicious yet not enough to really red flag
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