Animal Health in a Growing Veterinary Clinic

All humans embrace their pets but, of all the world’s regions, North America is seeing the steepest rise in pet parenthood. In locations where individuals can afford the time, patience, and tenderness a companion animal requires, a veterinary office will see a steady stream of customers. Perhaps you’re the Office Manager for a clinic and you wish to see it thrive? Take a look at some of the field’s latest inclinations and you may recognize instances where your office can expand its working knowledge.

Animal Health Trends

Health research indicates that the growing trend among indoor pets is obesity. In particular, osteoarthritis as a result of overweight pets, especially in large dog breeds, is placing pressure on veterinarians to suggest dieting and exercise for pets. In the long run, however, untreated obesity can cause chronic disease and daily life interruption for the animal’s family members. The commonly reported musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic disorders for cats and dogs across the globe include:

  • Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis Management

Bone Fracture

Of these complications, bone fractures do not require surgery (depending on the location). Instead of expensive and invasive surgery, castings of fiberglass or Plaster of Paris help domesticated vertebrates permanently set fractured bones after a break. Before your office sets its next cast, consider the investment made in your casting equipment. Having tools freshly serviced, including cast saw repair, can ensure your pet patients are not further incapacitated from rehabilitation. For most at-home animals, a bone fracture could be caused by one of a few events:

  • blunt force trauma
  • a hit-and-run accident
  • a fall
  • fighting with another animal

The vet’s office is on track to be one of the busiest medical clinics in America. By keeping up with the latest in analysis and physician’s services, due diligence will merit increased patronage in your practice.