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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Summer Vibes
Elizabeth Goldstone
S
ummer is here!! I don't know why, but when Memorial
Day comes, and Spring becomes Summer, I feel
an instant sigh of relief, as it is my favorite season. That is
not altogether true, as I love the cooler days and colors of
Fall as well, but there is something about summer. I love
the heat, the promise of a vacation and memories of long
ago, having the whole summer off! It has been a very
long time since that has been the case, but I think we all
treasure those memories from our childhoods.
I feel that work really ramps up over the summertime, as flea and
tick season come into full force, allergies act up and dogs are out
and about more than ever. There are also a lot of work functions,
as more clinics have opened and are doing business as usual. There
may be Open Houses, educational activities, and other outside of
clinic functions. It is fun for me, as I get to participate in something
other than the day-to-day clinic visits. It is even more fun
when I am doing that over the summer, as I love to do Ice Cream
runs and fun things to motivate my clients.
I think I also like summer, as my birthday falls in June. It is
always a great way to kick off the month with a spa day and a nice
dinner. It is the one day a year that we get to pamper ourselves,
celebrating another year on this planet. Some people like to ignore
getting older and hate birthdays, but I am not one of those people.
I think it is important to celebrate all important milestones.
I also will be taking a vacation this summer, traveling to New
York to see extended family. I am very excited to attend a wedding
and see my aunts, uncles and cousins. I realize that traveling
is still not on point yet, with a lot of cancellations occurring,
but hopefully my travels will be safe and hassle-free. It is almost
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like an adventure these days, and you just need to roll with the
punches. At least it is available for us and I am thankful for that.
People are traveling in record numbers since life is more back
to normal, and I don't blame them. It is really a time to reboot,
refresh and take a break from everyday life.
Along these lines, more people are traveling with their pets than
ever before. I have to say that every hotel I have been at for the
last year, has been dog friendly. It is nice that people can include
their pets in their travel plans, so they won't have to be without
their families. I think this requires having a very well adapted and
social dog. I know this is always tough for me, as I hate to board
my girl, but if my sitter is not available, I will resort to doing that.
Also, she is so anxiety-ridden, that I could never take her along
and it wouldn't be much of a vacation for me. They all have their
idiosyncrasies.
Boarding facilities have come a long way too. It is almost like
sending them to a resort in some instances. They have activities,
television and you can watch them on video at some facilities. It
is a great reassurance to know they are being taken care of properly
and having fun!
I know living in Southern California is like summer all year
long, but there is definitely a different feel from June through September.
Whatever you decide to do this summer, I hope it is relaxing,
fun and worthwhile. Let's all enjoy that summer vibe! P
Elizabeth Goldstone
Merck Animal Health * 949-379-0201
Elizabeth.goldstone@merck.com
JULY 2022
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Pulse - July 2022
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
Pulsepoints
SCVMA Profile
COVER FEATURE STORY
Practical Pathology
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - July 2022 - Cover2
Pulse - July 2022 - 1
Pulse - July 2022 - 2
Pulse - July 2022 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - July 2022 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - July 2022 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - July 2022 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - July 2022 - COVER FEATURE STORY
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Pulse - July 2022 - 12
Pulse - July 2022 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - July 2022 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - July 2022 - Tools for Success
Pulse - July 2022 - Angel Fund
Pulse - July 2022 - The RVT
Pulse - July 2022 - Industry Insights
Pulse - July 2022 - Quick Reference
Pulse - July 2022 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - July 2022 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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