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How to Keep Your Clients & Prevent Shelter Relinquishment

by Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB

When your clients lose their patience with their pet, you may lose your patients. In fact, behavioral issues account for 15 percent of veterinarians’ annual client loss. By incorporating elements of behavioral medicine into your practice, you can provide a great service to your clients, help save pets’ lives and help prevent professional “burnout.” It makes good business sense from several aspects.

Did you know that more puppies die from behavioral causes than infectious disease?

By incorporating behavior into your practice, you'll keep more clients--and save animals from shelters.

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