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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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.
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This past year has been hard on all of us. But amidst the challenges and uncertainties have been stories of hope, inspiration, and positivity. Keep reading for some uplifting animal and veterinary stories from the past year. Warning: You may need a box of tissues (to use for happy crying, of course).
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You have many choices when it comes to disability insurance. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider AVMA LIFE Trust for your coverage.
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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.