1 out of 5 patients was positive!

August 18, 2016
Brian Conrad, CVPM
Brian Conrad, CVPM

Brian Conrad, CVPM, has been the practice manager for Meadow Hills Veterinary Center in Kennewick, Wash., since 1999. During his tenure at Meadow Hills, the clinic has been named Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year in 2001 and the 2004 Mid-Columbia Small Business of the Year. Conrad is a frequent lecturer for the Fetch dvm360 conferences and a contributor to Veterinary Economics and Firstline magazines. He was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Veterinary Hospital Management Association.

Is your veterinary team tired of having the flea, tick, heartworm, parasite talks with pet owners? Look for the stark piece of data or the emotional hook to get them engaged again.

"One out of five healthy pets in our hospital was turning up positive for some type of parasite," says practice manager and CVC speaker Brian Conrad, CVPM.

Armed with data points like these or personal, heartfelt stories of how skipping preventives hurts pets, Conrad's staff was better able to communicate to clients the importance of testing and preventives. Watch him preach on parasites in this super-short video.