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Inventory

Every business knows that they must do the dreaded inventory. Whether it be quarterly, or annually, it must be done. It is time-consuming and often must be done at a not so pleasant time, such as the Saturday of a long weekend, but we know we need to do it. It is important for companies to know how much inventory they have and ultimately the worth of said inventory, but it can have a few other unforeseen benefits as well.

It is time for great team bonding! As we all grudgingly volunteer or are “voluntold” to give a hand we work together. It can be fun. You work as a pair to find and note the number of each of the products.

You also hear some key statements on inventory day:

“So, this is where we keep it” – it helps staff learn where the placement of products in the clinic.

“We have this?” – staff learns what different products we carry and can be offered to clients

“What is this?” – Many staff member picks up a product and wonders what it is. It is a great time for others to learn about new products.

“Did you know this is expired” – awesome time to make sure that products are being routinely removed if expired.

We also have a good time pronouncing product. Many of the medications are a bit troublesome to pronounce, and this is a great time offering up alternative ways to say it!

I can’t assume that each clinic is the same, but we try to do our best to make a bit more of an event, and it is great to see so many of the staff involved in doing all they can to get it done in a timely and unique way.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 519.893.1360.

Written by: Lisa Clifford, RVT

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team