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Top 10 Veterinary Blog Posts & Resources for October 2016

Posted in Our Community @ Nov 2nd 2016 - By Judy Gillespie & a range of Guest Bloggers
Vetanswers Top Blog Posts For October 2016

The results are in! Which of the Vetanswers blog posts and resources were the most popular in October?

In case you missed them the first time around....

1. Sensory Gardens - another great pet environmental enrichment idea

Author: Gillian Shippen, Pets Need A LIfe Too

Sensory gardens are a great way to de-stress your dog (& cat!). Sensory Gardens have become quite popular in overseas pet shelters as a way to help de-stress the dogs in their care and the idea is now starting to spark interest here in Australia.


2. "I want to be a veterinarian, they rake it in!"

Author: Roxy Kruger, Vetshare

It's not the first time I've been in a social setting with non-vet industry folk and heard "I want to be a vet, they rake it in! I spent $600 there last week!". When it happened for the third time this week I took my normal stance and asked:

"How much do you think a vet makes?"


3. Dental care images to share with veterinary clients

Author: Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

Click on the links to view and download 6 images for you to share on social media to promote dental health to your client.

They were designed using the very easy to use, FREE tool - Pablo.


4. How Will You Spoil Your Veterinary Nurses On Vet Nurse Day 2016?

Author: Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

Vet Nurses Day Friday 14th October 2016. We all know how essential Vet Nurses are to your business and to the veterinary industry in general. And we all know what an awesome bunch of people they are!


5. Staff Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Author: Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

Visit the Resources - Management Page on the Vetanswers website and download the Staff Meeting Agenda & Minutes Resource.

While you're there, feel free to check out the other resources!


6. Veterinary Anaesthetic Risks - When Complacency Sets In

Author: Dr Gerardo Poli, Animal Emergency Services

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.


7. Don't let toxic attitudes poison your veterinary practice

Author: Dr Cathy Warburton, Make Headway

Ignoring toxic attitudes and behaviours in your veterinary practice is easiest..right? You are busy, your mind is on other things and you choose to walk past toxic attitudes and behaviours in your workplace. 


8. Veterinary Dental Charting for Dummies

Author: Dr Liz Chmurycz, Russell Vale Animal Clinic

Are you overlooking one of the most inexpensive yet effective tools  in the dental services you offer?  

Even better, it's one that your veterinary clients really appreciate & value.


9. Some breeds are an "anatomical disaster” How can we educate veterinary clients & pet owners?

Author: Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

"Owners must be told some breeds are born to a lifetime of suffering, even if it means upsetting clients and putting livelihoods on the line". There's no doubt that this is a tough one - and you only need to check out the comments on the Vetanswers FB Page after I posted it to see the range in comments - some from vets and others from pug owners.


10. Benefits of using a co-induction technique in veterinary anaesthesia

Author: Dr Jen Davies BVMS Masters Vet Anaes. MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care) DipECVAA

This blog details some of the benefits of co-induction and explains how to use the technique in domestic species.Induction of anaesthesia using a co-induction technique is a simple method that may improve the safety and quality of anaesthesia administered. This blog details some of the benefits of co-induction and explains how to use the technique in domestic species.




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