AHP Blog: The Veterinary Practice Owner’s 4-Step Guide to Selecting Employee Health Benefits
Veterinary practice owners are dedicated to health. It’s the foundation of a lifelong commitment to animals. But while veterinary practice owners and managers are experts on caring for animals, navigating the confusing world of employee health, is, well, a whole different animal.
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Many people don’t realize that just one year of nursing home care can cost more than $108,405. What’s more, in 2021, the national median of annual health aid costs was $61,776 and is projected to increase to $129,345 by 2046. Paying so much for care can deplete your savings, causing you to miss out on travel, home improvements, and other large expenses. Though long-term care…
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Underwriting is a term used to describe an important process in the world of insurance. Medical underwriting is the evaluation of your medical history to approve or deny the amount of coverage you have requested. Insurance is all about understanding and planning ahead for the risks we all face; insurers want to make sure those risks are properly evaluated before making a final decision. The…
- In Happiness onRead more
Veterinary medicine is a rewarding career, full of positive outcomes and appreciative clients. That’s why you chose it, right? But it also comes with its share of stress, which sometimes can feel overwhelming. The hours can be long, client interactions aren’t always positive, and some patients cannot be cured despite your best efforts.
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Everyone deserves a pick-me-up, and these stories are here to do just that. Whether you’re an animal lover or just want to learn some new facts, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some fun and informative animal stories from the year. Get ready to smile.
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The average length of a hospital stay in the United States is 5.5 days according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the average cost per stay is $11,700. But that isn’t even the full story. A hospital stay can create additional unexpected expenses—like extra childcare costs—or affect your income, making it more difficult to pay for everyday living expenses. Have you considered…
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A mutual friend with a new dog brought Stephen and Katie together. Stephen had headed to his friend’s house to meet the new furry member of the family, and when he got there, he saw Katie playing with the dog in the backyard. “Katie was so outgoing,” says Stephen. “She was the nicest person you’ll ever meet.” That first meeting led to beach outings and…
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Veterinary education costs have risen dramatically. The average cost to obtain your DVM typically exceeds $200,000 according to the VIN Foundation. It’s not surprising that many veterinarians take out student loans to help cover the costs. Currently, the average debt of veterinary graduates is about $150,000. That equates to a $1,726 monthly loan payment, assuming a 6.8% interest rate and a 10-year repayment term.
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As a veterinarian, you’re a helper with a big heart. You got into the profession because you love animals, and you want to do everything in your power to ensure they are healthy and happy. You experience a lot of wins… a cat with liver disease who finally starts eating on its own… an injured dog who receives a life-saving blood transfusion… a thankful client…
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In celebration of World Oceans Day, we caught up with Research Veterinary Medical Officer for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Meghana Parikh, VMD, MPH, to learn about her career in aquatic animal medicine and how veterinarians can help preserve ocean health.
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As a veterinarian, your calling is to care for others—from the animals you treat, to the clients you empathize with, to the loved ones you cherish. At AVMA LIFE Trust, we share that same passion.