Let’s face it — our veterinarians and their dedicated team members routinely give their all to take care of our pets (and us). But inevitably, there’s a time when they go above and beyond to help us through a particularly scary or difficult situation with our pets. We rely on them for their medical knowledge, experience, and gut instinct. If that’s not enough, we also need their emotional support, not only for ourselves and our human family, but also for our dogs and cats. They’re the ones we count on to give our furry family members love and comfort whether it’s during a simple checkup or during extended stays at the hospital. We rest a bit easier knowing our pets are in their care. 

    How can we show our appreciation for all they do? Here are a few ideas on how to saythank you” to your veterinary staff. 

    Say it with words. Take a few minutes to tell them how they’ve supported you and your pet in tough times. Write a note. Send an email. Give them a call. It’s one they won’t expect, but they’ll be glad they picked up the phone.

    Tell the whole world . Post a glowing review on their website, your neighborhood message boards, Google Maps, Yelp, or your veterinary clinic’s social media channels. This allows other people to share in the wonderful experience you had, may prompt other clients to post their own positive reviews, and could even bring in a new client for your veterinarian.

    Refer a friend . All businesses appreciate positive word-of-mouth and referrals, and your friends will appreciate a veterinarian they can trust.

    Send a little something . A basket of goodies, a pet-safe plant for the reception area, or even a framed photo of your furry family are wonderful ways to say thanks. Take a look around the clinic to see what they like. And don’t forget about any office pets they may keep at the clinic — they’d love a little something special too.

    Pay it forward . Your veterinarian probably supports a charity, pet rescue, educational organization, or animal health and wellness program. In fact, they’re likely to post about it on their social channels or website. Why not make a small donation in their honor? Not only are you doing something nice for your veterinarian, but also the organization receiving the donation. It’s a win-win. 

    Be the best client you can be . By far, the simplest way we can support our veterinary team is to make their job as easy as possible. Schedule appointments in advance, show up on time, keep clear records of any information you need to share with them, and most of all, care for your pet in a way that would make them proud.

    Being a veterinarian, veterinary nurse/technician, lab assistant, receptionist, and every other role in a veterinary clinic isn’t just hard — it’s emotionally draining, physically exhausting work. In today’s world, people are always quick to share a negative experience. But those in a challenging line of work need our support and appreciation. Why not show your gratitude for everything your veterinarian and their staff do for so many pets, day in and day out? It doesn’t matter how you do it, or how big or small the sentiment is; it will be treasured.

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    Sam Gilbert, VMD

    Raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Sam Gilbert received both his BSE and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert completed a one-year small animal internship and additional surgical training before relocating to New Jersey for roles in the medical device and animal health industries. Dr. Gilbert currently serves as the Zoetis Petcare HQ Medical Lead for pet owner directed initiatives in dermatology and cross-portfolio therapeutic areas. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and cat.

    Do animals say thank you?
    Do animals have gratitude? I think its still an open question. But it is clear that some animals, such as chimpanzees and other non-human primates, seem to possess at least a more basic form of proto-gratitude, based on their ability to keep track of favors given to and received from different individuals. more
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    Shyriiwook They have three different languages. Chewbacca speaks a dialect called Shyriiwook, while other Wookiees may speak either Thykarann or Xaczik. Shyriiwook is the most common to understand, however, as both Han Solo and Rey can decipher Chewie's grunts. more
    What does it mean when coyotes are yipping?
    Coyotes are also territorial. The pair howls and yips to let other coyotes know that they have an established territory and not to intrude. more
    Does pedigree mean purebred?
    Sometimes the word purebred is used synonymously with pedigreed, but purebred refers to the animal having a known ancestry, and pedigree refers to the written record of breeding. Not all purebred animals have their lineage in written form. more
    How long should you hold your bearded dragon?
    You can hold a bearded dragon for as long as it will tolerate being held. Start with 15 minutes once a day and as it gets used to being handled, you can hold it longer. Some dragons enjoy being held several times a day for several hours. When the beardie becomes restless, it is time to put him back. more
    What is the most common full name in Canada?
    Smith Canada (Canadian) more
    What should bearded dragons never eat?
    What not to feed Bearded Dragons – 21 foods that can be toxic
    • Onions and Chives. Onions, raw or cooked, should not be fed to bearded dragons.
    • Mushrooms. Mushrooms contain high phosphorus and acidic content and can be toxic to bearded dragons among ingestion.
    • Leeks.
    • Garlic.
    • Rhubarb.
    • Avocados.
    • Eggplants.
    • Iceberg lettuce.
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    Why do Bulldogs choke?
    Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome These dogs are born with a soft palate that obstructs airflow into their lungs. Your bulldog will have difficulty in breathing and will retch or gag especially while swallowing. more
    Do ear mites smell in dogs?
    Mite infestations can cause a foul odor in your dog's ears. You may also see a buildup of dark debris in your dog's ears, similar to coffee grounds. As you examine your dog's ears, look for redness in the ear canal as well as the outer ear, as this is another sign of ear problems in dogs. more
    What was Hitler's Myers-Briggs?
    Which personality type was Adolf Hitler? Adolf Hitler was an unhealthy INFJ personality type. He tended to feel resentful of other people and this could have been the driving force behind some of his actions. more
    How much do you get for 1 million views on TikTok?
    TikTok pays content creators $0.02–$0.04 per every 1,000 views. This means you'll get about $15 for 500,000 views and $40-$50 for 1 million views. It sounds insane—we know—especially when compared to YouTube, which pays between $2,000 and $4,000 for a million views. more

    Source: www.zoetispetcare.com

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