The physical exam toolkit

The physical exam toolkit

Use these free tools to train your team and educate veterinary clients about the importance of physical exams for pets. (With an educational grant provided by Veterinary Pet Insurance)
Aug 01, 2013
By staff

This dvm360 toolkit focuses on physical exams. The special package of articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools is designed to make it easy for your team to educate pet owners about the importance of routine wellness exams and preventive care for pets.

The dvm360 toolkitArticles and tips
> Why the physical exam is still really necessary
> Could the wellness plan save your practice?
> 6 ways to pitch preventive care to cat owners
> How do you handle clients who seek 'advice' over the Internet?
> The importance of communication in the exam room

Your physical exam tools

The dvm360 social media marketing kit for physical exams
Use these pre-written Facebook posts and tweets to educate your clients about common wellness concerns, such as annual veterinary visits, feline preventive care and more. (That's right. It's social media outreach made easy!)

A free iPad module on physical exams for exam room education
If you already have the dvm360 app for iPad, make sure you downloaded the latest update. Then, inside the app, click the tab labeled "Client Education." You'll find a module from dvm360 that's designed to help facilitate conversations with clients in the exam room. Educate and entertain your clients with interactive quizzes, videos and easy-to-process information about the importance of physical exams for pets. If you don't yet have the app, download it now using your iPad. Or just search for dvm360 in the iTunes App store.

Sample client education script
Increase your educational power in the exam room with this mini script.
> Words that work for a physical exam

Wellness plan worksheet
Take the first step to implementing wellness plans in your practice with this pricing worksheet
> Meet clients' needs with wellness plans

Ready-to-use handouts
These handouts help reinforce your message about pet wellness to your clients. Just click, print and hand to pet owners.
> Your pet's physical exam

Video and audio clips: Exam room advice from the experts
> What you mustn’t miss at each visit
> Seeing is believing with pets
> Taking the scary out of cat carriers

Take the next step
Of course, the whole point is to get these tools and ideas into action so your team can promote preventive care and wellness exams in practice. Use these four strategies to make a plan and successfully implement it.

Talk back
Does your team do a great job discussing the importance of physical exams with pet owners? We'd love to share your winning strategies with your colleagues. Did you try one of these tools? We'd love to know what your experience was like. Any other feedback? Let us know.