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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AVMA LIFE Educational Resources

7 Stress Management Tips for Veterinary Practices

Posted on 10/5/2020 by AVMA LIFE in Wellness

In the veterinary community, stress levels are high. A recent study on the well-being of veterinarians found that 92% of veterinarians expressed concern about high levels of stress. Additionally, despite working fewer hours, veterinarians experience higher levels of burnout than physicians.

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Posted on 9/22/2020 by AVMA LIFE in Dental

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and studies show a relationship between heart disease and gum disease.

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A Simple Guide to Critical Illness Insurance

Posted on 8/19/2020 by AVMA LIFE

In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis. Another 805,000 Americans will have a heart attack. And more than 795,000 will suffer from a stroke.

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Cyber Crime in the Age of COVID-19: 9 Cyber Coverages to Protect Your Veterinary Practice

Posted on 6/19/2020 by AVMA LIFE

COVID-19 is forcing people across the globe to run their business and personal lives almost entirely online. This new environment has created ample opportunity for bad actors to take advantage of individuals and businesses alike.

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Professional Overhead Expense vs. Business Interruption Insurance: What's the Difference?

Posted on 5/20/2020 by AVMA LIFE in Professional Overhead Expense Insurance Business Interruption Insurance

Veterinary practice owners have a lot on their plate.

If you own a practice, you can attest to this fact. In addition to providing medical care to patients, you have to manage the budget, keep your employees happy, and market your services, among other things.

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Laughter Is a Serious Matter

Posted on 4/2/2020 by AVMA LIFE

When was the last time you laughed? I mean, really laughed?

Was it a giggle, chortle, guffaw… or maybe even a snort? How did it make you feel afterward?

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Term Life Insurance 101

Posted on 10/9/2019 by AVMA LIFE in life insurance

Life insurance shouldn’t be confusing. Here are life insurance terms in plain English.

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4 Daily Rituals to Maximize Your Energy

Posted on 7/11/2019 by AVMA LIFE in Wellness

A career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding, but it’s no secret it can also take a toll on your mental health.

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Getting to Know Your Student Rep: April Gardner, the Dual Degree Veterinary Student with a Passion for the Human-Animal Bond

Posted on 5/23/2019 by AVMA LIFE in student rep

Welcome to post three of our blog series, Getting to Know Your Student Rep! In case you missed it, this series highlights the awesome work our student representatives are doing on behalf of AVMA LIFE and gives you a glimpse into their lives.

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The Ultimate Graduation Checklist for Veterinarians

Posted on 4/29/2019 by AVMA LIFE in Students graduation

Graduation is just around the corner. And chances are, you're feeling stressed. It makes sense. Earning your DVM is a huge milestone. And with it comes great changes—like a new job, a new community, new coworkers, and new responsibilities.

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Veterinary Students | What You Need to Know Now About Student Loans

It's hard to imagine a part of life that COVID-19 hasn't affected. In response to the pandemic, federal loans—which many veterinary students rely on—have undergone some noteworthy restructuring. In just 20 minutes, our panel of experts provides everything you need to know now about student loans.

Latest Webinars

Cyber Solutions for Your Practice

Featuring AVMA Trust veterinarian Dr. Nina Mouledous, HUB International Senior Vice President of Cyber Liability Emily Selck and Stratosphere Networks Chief Information Security Officer Jesse Miller, the panel will dive into the latest strategies to shore up your practice's cyber defenses and incident response plan in an increasingly hazardous digital landscape.

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Employee Health and Safety in Veterinary Practice

Employee Safety is central to a healthy and productive veterinary practice. Scott Simpson, Risk Consultant for the AVMA PLIT, will present a high level overview of Worker’s Compensation data to determine how practices can apply safe handling procedures to reduce their Worker’s Compensation claims while protecting their employee’s wellbeing on the job.

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Navigating the Complexities of COVID-19 in 2020: a Focus on Veterinary Professional Liability and Other Important Business and Personal Insurance Coverages

This webinar sponsored by the AVMA Trusts, AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE will focus on the important aspects of veterinary professional liability during the COVID-19 crisis and will also review other business and personal coverages relevant to protecting your assets during COVID-19.

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Something to Chew On: A Start to Finish Overview of Foodborne Outbreak Investigations

What do Lettuce, Turkey, and Papayas have in common? They have all been the source of recent foodborne outbreaks! This webinar will provide an overview of how multistate foodborne outbreaks are identified and investigated. It will also provide a detailed review of some recent Salmonella and E. coli outbreak investigations. Come learn how veterinarians are involved in investigating and preventing foodborne outbreaks.

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Solving the Mystery of Recruiters: Their Role in Your Career and How to Get on Their Radar

For some veterinary professionals, there might be an air of mystery surrounding recruiters and how to work with them. To solve that mystery, we’ve invited Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter to present the next session in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Life Webinar series!

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Illness Outbreaks Linked to Enteric Zoonoses and the Interconnectedness of Human and Animal Health

Finding ways for people to interact with animals and enjoy the human-animal bond, while remaining healthy is what veterinarians do best. Attend this webinar and learn more about the tools and resources which provide valuable information to keep pets and pet owners healthy.

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Sleeping Well Through Shiftwork and Stress

The importance of sleep quality and quantity is often over looked when thinking about our physical and mental well-being. Come learn about the science of sleep and how to achieve consistent, sufficient, and restorative sleep.

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Past Webinars

How to Buy a Veterinary Hospital

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Healthcare Provider Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience

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The Millennial Relationship to Service Brands

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Part I: Mental Health & Wellness

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Part II: Reversing Poor Wellbeing

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Managing Well-being and Rapid Change

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