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The MOST important skills of a veterinary practice manager & how you can develop them

The Most Important Skills Of A Veterinary Practice Manager How You Can Develop Them
Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 October, 2021

I reckon many veterinary practice managers get the rough end of the stick! Let me explain. Often practice managers are promoted into the role because they had been in the practice a long time and were great at nursing....

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Posted by Dr Sam Bowden, Director Vet Business Accelerator
 

The Life of Ryley: Taking part in a PharmAust veterinary clinical drug trial for canine lymphoma

The Life Of Ryley Taking Part In A Pharmaust Vet Clinical Drug Trial For Canine Lymphoma
Posted in Guest Blogger at 14 October, 2021

Ryley was only 5 when diagnosed with lymphoma - her family decided to get involved with the PharmAust MPL drug trial... The pet owner's perspective from Sharon, Ryley's mum... Tell us about Ryley how did she come into your family and what does she mean...

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Posted by Sharon (Ryley's mum) & Dr Sonya Yu (ARH)
 

Platinum CPD introduces 100 days of happy

Platinum Cpd Introduces 100 Days Of Happy 2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 16 September, 2021

The search for a few easy tips & tricks to help make yourself a happier veterinary professional. I consider myself a happy person. I have high energy levels, a positive outlook on life and generally can find the good in every situation. I mean, people oft...

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Posted by Cordene Midgley, Platinum CPD
 

Veterinary Clinic Design Setup: Efficient Flow and Effective Layout

Veterinary Clinic Design Setup Efficient Flow And Effective Layout
Posted in Guest Blogger at 09 September, 2021

Every veterinary clinic works best when designed for efficient flow and effective layout. When setting up your vet clinic there are a few things you should think about before you start putting the finishing touches on your dream practice....

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Posted by The Elite Team
 

Zoetis & BeyondBlue continue to reduce stigma & support mental health in the veterinary industry

Zoetis & Beyond Blue Reducing stigma & supporting mental health in veterinary industry
Posted in Guest Blogger at 05 August, 2021

It's no surprise that an increase in workload is contributing to burnout for vets & nurses An increase in workload and workflow is contributing to burnout, ill health and loss of wellbeing for Australian veterinarians and their nursing staff, according to...

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Posted by The Zoetis team
 

Self-Esteem & Success in your Veterinary Life

Self Esteem Success In Your Veterinary Life
Posted in Guest Blogger at 15 July, 2021

I know that this is not an issue that YOU personally have however it is something that is RIFE in the Veterinary industry and many of our staff suffer from it. When these matters are resolved, practices thrive. Much of the work I do with people suffering...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice & Veterinary Business Academy
 

The benefits of seeking & cultivating awe in your veterinary life

Seeking Cultivating Awe In Your Veterinary Life
Posted in Guest Blogger at 01 July, 2021

What is awe? And what generates awe within us? "Something happens when you dive into a world where clocks don't tick and inboxes don't ping. As your arms circle, swing and pull along the edge of a vast ocean, your mind wanders, and you open yourself..."...

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1 Comments   Posted by Dr Anne Quain, Veterinarian, Blogger, Lecturer & PhD student
 

Animal hoarding: What is it & how can you help?

Animal Hoarding What Is It How Can You Help
Posted in Guest Blogger at 03 June, 2021

What are the warning signs of pet hoarding and how can you help? Over the last decade or so the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has attempted to raise awareness of animal hoarding. Certainly, it is a serious animal welfare...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

Veterinary Nurse Consults: Why do them & how to make them a success

Veterinary Nurse Consults Why Do Them And How To Make Them A Success
Posted in Guest Blogger at 22 April, 2021

Are you doing veterinary nurse consults in your practice? Vet Nurse Consults hold an important place in vet hospitals as they not only benefit clients and patients, but they also allow vet nurses to utilise their skills and knowledge to educate clients....

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Improve your veterinary patient care with Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 25 March, 2021

Build your veterinary clinical knowledge, improve your skills making thorough case management plans and treating complex clinical cases - Small Animal Medicine Online Distance Learning Program " Enrolments Now Open! " Starting May 1st 2021....

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Posted by Rachel Olsen, Program Manager, Improve International
 

Focus on improvement in your veterinary clinic AND get your team on board without the overwhelm

Focus On Improvement In Your Veterinary Clinic And Get Your Team Onboard V2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 17 March, 2021

I get it. As a manager or veterinary practice owner your days are busy: the phone doesn't stop ringing, you may be seeing patients and there is always the need for problem solving on the fly. You are also probably the IT department, the HR department, th...

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Posted by Dr Mark Matthews, Owner Kew Vet & Cattery Group & AVA VBG Veterinary Business of the Year 2020
 

Old Cat, New Kitten – who is the aggressor?

Old Cat New Kitten Who Is The Aggressor
Posted in Guest Blogger at 04 March, 2021

Hands up all who have had clients complain their old cat has become aggressive towards their sweet innocent kitten that is only trying to play? When I was veterinary nursing, I found it highly frustrating that clients were not viewing the situation from t...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Director Pets Need A Life Too & HandicappedPets Australia
 

Caring for a Pet with Cerebellar Hypoplasia

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 18 February, 2021

Firstly, just what is Cerebellar Hyperplasia? Pets with cerebellar hypoplasia are born with a smaller than usual or underdeveloped cerebellum. This neurological condition is congenital and directly effects motor skills. Although more widely known as a mo...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Director, Pets Need A Life Too & HandicappedPets Australia
 

Practice Management Software - does it support or hinder the high standard of care you deliver?

Pm Software Does It Support Or Hinder The High Standard Of Care You Deliver
Posted in Guest Blogger at 11 February, 2021

Think about this: Is your Practice Management Software (PMS) supporting the consistent, high standard of care you aim to deliver to your patients & clients? Or do you believe that your standards of care and your PMS are two different areas? Have we got y...

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Posted by Janelle Beaven, Director, Astute Veterinary Solutions
 

Tips for handling difficult clients in your veterinary practice

Tips For Handling Difficult Clients In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Guest Blogger at 19 November, 2020

Dealing with difficult clients in your veterinary practice can be exhausting. Read on to discover the different types of 'difficult' clients, how to handle them and, most importantly, how to avoid them in the future! There's no denying that serving crank...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

Veterinary Dental Charting for Dummies

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 30 July, 2020

As many veterinary hospitals are now equipped with dental radiography (yeah!), many feel that this is enough to record the pathology identified. Other veterinarians say dental radiography is still too expensive for them, and/or they cannot see the benefi...

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4 Comments   Posted by Dr Liz Chmurycz, Russell Vale Animal Clinic
 

Love Your Dog - Dr Claire Steven's new book for dog owners

Awesome New Resource To Share With Your Clients Dr Claires Love Your Dog
Posted in Guest Blogger at 18 June, 2020

A fantastic new book to share with your veterinary clients who are looking for a great resource on dog ownership. We asked the author of Love Your Dog, Dr Claire Stevens about her new book, how she hopes it will help dog owners and how it can you too....

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Posted by Dr Claire Stevens, Author of Love Your Dog
 

The Evolution of Client Care in Veterinary Practices - 2020 and Beyond

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 28 May, 2020

We're all in this together.... Great! Except that it doesn't always feel like that. When you work in an industry that's emotive by nature and alternately full of joy and heartbreak, the sudden absence of physical touch can have the potential to create a...

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Posted by Donna Robson, Director Waggy Dog Veterinary Sales & Marketing
 

It’s ok to be a bit hard on yourself, but…

Its Ok To Be A Bit Hard On Yourself But
Posted in Guest Blogger at 14 May, 2020

Being a bit hard on yourself is ok as long as you&re also kind to yourself...and patient! I watched the frustration grow on her face as she struggled to lift the ovary far enough out of the abdomen to get a clamp behind it. We were all sweating in the st...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Helping a client cope with the loss of a pet

Helping A Veterinary Client Cope With The Loss Of A Pet
Posted in Guest Blogger at 26 February, 2020

Vets tend to provide care throughout a pet's entire life from the first puppy health check right through to the animal's final days of life. However, all pet professionals can play a valuable role in helping their clients deal with the loss of a pet. Wit...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

The best way to diplomatically deal with gloomy veterinary clients

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 19 December, 2019

There's a lot of negativity around, isn't there? It's hard to avoid on the news, in social media and in conversation. These negative comments from clients aren't necessarily aimed at you or your practice. Much of the time it is often more general gloomy...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

10 commandments for achieving exceptional client service

10 Commandments For Achieving Exceptional Client Service Red
Posted in Guest Blogger at 17 October, 2019

It doesn't matter if you are serving clients online or in a veterinary business, there are 10 things that go to making up exceptional client service. Here are the 10 commandments your clients wish you would abide by. Feel free to pick up a chisel and .......

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3 Comments   Posted by Ingrid Moyle, Heart Harmony Communications
 

Winter is coming & so is Single Touch Payroll - are you compliant?

Winter Is Coming
Posted in Guest Blogger at 09 July, 2019

Ok so winter is here and STP has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. It stands for Single Touch Payroll. Still none the wiser? Don't worry, you aren't alone, but if you are one of the 700,000 small businesses in Australia with one or more employees, then...

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Posted by Nicola Jones, BAS Agent, Brilliant Bookkeeping & BAS Services
 

Veterinary Medicine is an art - its' time to re-frame your perceptions

Veterinary Medicine Is An Art
Posted in Guest Blogger at 27 June, 2019

How often do you feel guilty for charging for a service? Have you done things and not charged for them, because they were 'easy' jobs, or 'only took a minute'? I have to confess that during my working life I would have done hundreds of procedures for free...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Veterinary Apps

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in Guest Blogger at 20 June, 2019

The ONLY Australian iPad Apps specifically designed for use during veterinary consults. Improve client communication, compliance & consistency in your practice. They are absolute experts at helping veterinary practices save money and time......

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Posted by Jessica Mabilia, Veterinary Apps
 

Simple ideas to help you and your veterinary clinic become more eco-friendly

Simple Ideas To Become More Eco Friendly
Posted in Guest Blogger at 23 May, 2019

A few weeks ago, we welcomed AniPal to the Vetanswers Community. Founded by veterinarian Dr Stephanie Stubbs, AniPal uses waste to create beautiful, recycled and sustainable dog collars and leads. Stephanie is passionate about reducing our impact on the...

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Posted by Dr Stephanie Stubbe, AniPal
 

The Power of Enthusiasm

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 23 April, 2019

Studies show that enthusiastic people get better breaks: They are promoted more often, They have higher incomes and They live happier lives. That's no coincidence. The word 'enthusiasm' comes from the Greek word 'entheos'. 'Theos' is the term for God......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Do you need more support than your veterinary peers & family can provide?

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 20 March, 2019

You, like most of us, will have people in your workplace who you feel comfortable talking with " discussing your challenges and the times when you feel inadequate or have a poor outcome, as well as sharing your successes....

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Posted by Dr Ilana Mendels, VetPrac
 

6 tips to make 2019 the best year ever for your veterinary business

6 Tips To Make 2019 The Best Year Ever In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 November, 2018

There is more (veterinary and non-veterinary) competition out there it's getting tougher every month - and resting on your laurels will ensure that you fall behind. It's time to set your practice up for a fabulous 2019. Waiting until January 1, 2019, is t...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Find purpose and you'll find your way in your veterinary career

Find Purpose And Youll Find Your Way In Your Veterinary Career V2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 27 September, 2018

There is no shortage of evidence that veterinarians the world over are struggling with their career. There is also no shortage of people with ideas and reasons why this is the case. Unsuitable university entry criteria, gender bias, and millennial work......

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Posted by Dr Dave Nicol, VetX
 

Why Don't More Female Veterinarians Become Surgeons?

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 June, 2018

Ever wondered why there are so few female veterinary surgical specialists? Have you ever thought about why, despite veterinary science being a female-dominated profession, there are relatively few female veterinary surgical specialists .......

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Posted by VetPrac interviewing Dr Sue Gibbons
 

5 Hiring Tips To Improve Your New Veterinary Graduate Retention Rate

5 Hiring Tips To Improve Your New Veterinary Graduate Retention Rate
Posted in Guest Blogger at 26 April, 2018

Recruitment is a minefield where the wrong decision can be costly and damaging. With as many as 40% of new graduates reported to leave their job within the first 3 months, it seems like something is going wrong in the matching process....

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Posted by Dr Dave Nicol, VetX
 

Pet Insurance Options for Older Dogs and Cats

Pet Insurance Options For Older Dogs And Cats
Posted in Guest Blogger at 01 August, 2017

Pet Insurance for senior pets can be tricky - especially at a time when pets may need even more veterinary care. Just like us humans, getting older often means more trips to the doctor for a growing list of aches, pains and illnesses. Even dogs and cats t...

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Posted by Mitch, Top 10 Pet Insurance
 

Time out for you - veterinary mind body retreat

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 05 July, 2017

Find out more about the Veterinary Mind Body Retreat with Dr Allen Schoen being held in Cairns in August and read more about what 'Mind Body Medicine' is all about...

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Posted by Dr Allan Schoen, Patron ACVA
 

Great Christmas present ideas for your furry (or scaly) family members

Great Christmas Present Ideas For Your Furry Or Scaly Family Members
Posted in Guest Blogger at 15 December, 2016

Check out these great ideas for the best toys for all kinds of pets.... Ssshhh someone told me Christmas is coming .. Wholly cow, there aren't many more sleeps to the big day! Have you found the best gift to enrich the lives of your family pets?...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Nurse Manager & Director Pets Need A Life Too
 

Life of a Vet Student Blog - Veterinary life from the eyes of a student

Life Of A Vet Student Blog Veterinary Life From The Eyes Of A Student Brooke Schampers
Posted in Guest Blogger at 03 November, 2016

Another of our favourite bloggers is veterinary student Brooke who blogs about some of the harsh realities that face students but also the joy she gets from her journey on the path to becoming a veterinarian. I asked Brooke to tell us about her decision...

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Posted by Brooke Schampers, Vet Student
 

Veterinary Anaesthetic Risks - When Complacency Sets In

Veterinary Anaesthetic Risks When Complacency Sets In
Posted in Guest Blogger at 11 October, 2016

A decrease in adverse events in veterinary anaesthesia can lead to an increased risk of complacency. Anaesthesia in veterinary medicine has advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. Nowadays, most progressive practices conduct anaesthesia using.......

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Posted by By Dr Gerardo Poli, Director Animal Emergency Services
 

Immunity Broth - Help give those Spring colds a kick

Immunity Broth
Posted in Guest Blogger at 29 September, 2016

Quick, healthy & TASTY recipes for busy veterinary professionals Ok - I admit it. I think I bragged once too often about never having caught a cold this season and ended up with a bad one - sore throat, dizziness, coughing, sneezing and generally feeling...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Celebrate Father's Day with your veterinary clients

Posted in Guest Blogger at 25 August, 2016

Father's Day is on Sunday 4th September Celebrate Father's Day with your veterinary clients by sharing this image on your veterinary practice website and social media...... Click on the image to download.... And have a Happy Father&s Day!...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Tips for managing conflict in your veterinary team

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 17 August, 2016

Conflict in your veterinary team is natural and normal - it's how you handle it that makes all the difference! In interpersonal relations, conflict is as natural as breathing. Conflict can happen for many reasons and present in many ways. When you're wor...

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1 Comments   Posted by Sue Crampton, CCG
 

Dr Google can be your friend - even in veterinary practice

Dr Google Can Be Your Friend
Posted in Guest Blogger at 29 July, 2016

Technology has changed how we practice veterinary medicine. Gone are the days of the paternalistic relationship between vet and client where the client will simply go along with whatever the vet deems is necessary for the pet. Clients are becoming more .....

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Posted by Dr Gerardo Poli, Director Animal Emergency Services
 

Is it really possible to make a bad veterinary practice work?

Is It Possible To Make A Bad Veterinary Practice Work
Posted in Guest Blogger at 24 July, 2016

Trying to make a badly set-up veterinary practice profitable is a business death-wish. This will upset many readers and it may even upset you. What I mean is that if you are focusing on the wrong things, then you'll just spin your wheels. In order for a...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice
 

Want to earn more money? Then increase your veterinary income.

Want To Earn More Money Then Increase Your Veterinary Income
Posted in Guest Blogger at 16 June, 2016

Income tip: A major contributor to your veterinary income is your individual turnover. I have worked in many practices and once I learned that my turnover contributed to my income, I become aware of what I was charging. I also began to notice .......

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Posted by Dr Natasha Wilks, High Performance Vets
 

Life as an Emergency Veterinarian

Dr Gerardo Poli Life As An Emergency Veterinarian
Posted in Guest Blogger at 09 June, 2016

I distinctly remember my first encounter with the world of emergency medicine. It was when I called the local emergency centre for advice on how to manage a patient that was bitten by a venomous snake. I was blown away by the calm, knowledgeable .......

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Posted by Dr Gerardo Poli, Director Animal Emergency Services
 

Community - why it's important for you and your veterinary clients

Community Why Its Important For You And Your Veterinary Clients
Posted in Guest Blogger at 02 June, 2016

Whether introverts or an extroverts, people are social creatures. We need to connect with others and even more importantly we need to connect with others with similar interests " we need to feel they 'get' us. The word itself is the key..common-unity...

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1 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Why did I become a veterinarian?..And why am I still here?

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 12 May, 2016

A question I am asked many times why did I become a veterinary surgeon and why do I still want to continue doing this profession even as I enter my senior years? This is the story of Jack and Jill (no, not the one about a hill and a pail of water) a true...

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2 Comments   Posted by Dr David Challen, East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital
 

How to replace money with value in your veterinary practice

How To Replace Money With Value In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Guest Blogger at 20 April, 2016

Do you want more money in your life? Well - it's EASY. I'd like you to alter your mindset by sharing the secret to creating more money. Take the five letter word: M-O-N-E-Y & cross it out. Now replace each letter with these five: V.A.L.U.E.......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice
 

The MiniVet Guide To Companion Animal Medicine

The Minivet Guide To Companion Animal Medicine By Dr Gerardo Poli Blog
Posted in Guest Blogger at 07 April, 2016

New vet? Experienced vet? This Guide looks like it could make your life a whole lot easier. I recenty came across 'The MiniVet Guide to Companion Animal Medicine' and was interested to see that it was written by an Australian veterinarian, Dr Gerardo Pol...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie interviewing Dr Gerardo Poli, Author, Director Animal Emergency Services
 

How to do TWELVE hours of work in just FOUR in your veterinary practice

How To Do 12 Hrs Work In Just 4 In Yr Veterinary Practice
Posted in Guest Blogger at 05 April, 2016

Do you believe you have to work harder, faster & longer to succeed in your veterinary practice? Most of us accomplish far less than we can or should because we've been 'taught' that working faster, harder and longer is the way to get the success outcome...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Business
 

VETtalk.biz Podcast #6: Pricing veterinary drugs - a strategy

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 31 March, 2016

VETtalk Business Podcast #6 featuring Dr David Blutchart - discusses Pricing veterinary drugs: what's your strategy? Most drugs have a copy or generic version which you may decide to use - in which case you need to consider how you will...

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Posted by Featuring Dr David Butchart, Platinum Vet Alliance
 
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