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So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 17 - Conclusion

So Many Other Things - The Reality of Working in Veterinary Practice Conclusion
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 29 August, 2019

Scientists, detectives, carers, shepherds, counsellors, colleagues, mentors, mediators, negotiators, advocates, risk managers.

There are many skills that veterinary services workers will need to have beyond treating sick animals. The reality is the fir...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 - Full Responsibility

4. So Many Other Things - The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 Full Responsibility
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 15 August, 2019

In preparation for work as a vet or a vet nurse, education is required and significant work experience is essential. As much as university must provide the former, the onus is on the individual for the latter. Though, no matter how much preparation throug...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 things I bet you didn't know about.... Vetwriter

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 09 May, 2019

1. They are absolute experts at..... Vetwriter are experts at creating medically accurate and easy to understand content for animal related websites, blogs and newsletters. Audrey has written: blog posts, newsletters, ebooks, newspaper columns, and artic...

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Posted by Dr Audrey Harvey, Vetwriter
 

Ever feel like a total failure in your veterinary job?

Do You Ever Feel Like A Total Failure In Your Veterinary Job V2
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 16 February, 2019

Whether it's messing up as a dad or mum or dropping the ball on something at work or even just forgetting to return a client phone call when you promised when you feel like you're failing it can be tough to pick yourself up and keep going....

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Do Vets Lack Empathy?

2019 Do Vets Lack Empathy
Posted in Client Service at 07 February, 2019

A few years ago I bought a motorbike. I'd never been much of a petrolhead, but I was approaching 40, so It was a 1975 Honda XL 350, with style and character in spades, but it ran a bit rough, so I took it to a mechanic who specialises in old bikes for a...

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4 Comments   Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 2 - Hustle & Bustle

So Many Other Things Part 2 Hustle And Bustle
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 06 December, 2018

The rhythm of a typical day at Brudine is dictated by an ongoing tussle between order and unpredictability. Setting order are the appointments schedule (for consultations) and the hospital board (for surgeries, diagnostics, observations and boarders). Lik...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

How do you move on and grow after leaving a long-term veterinary job?

How Do You Move On And Grow After Leaving A Long Term Veterinary Job
Posted in Our Community at 13 September, 2018

When you leave a long-term job because things no longer feel right - how do you move forward from the feelings of grief? How do you get back the motivation & spark? A difficult yet important question from a member of our Community......

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Posted by Anonymous
 

It's never too early to start developing leadership skills in your veterinary team

Im Too Young To Be A Leader
Posted in Management at 26 March, 2018

"I'm too young to be a leader in my veterinary practice - I wouldn't know where to start!" The fact is whether you're a vet nurse or a veterinarian, as you become more experienced, younger team members, both nurses and vets, will start to look to you for...

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2 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Not the boss? Doesn't mean you can't become a great leader in your veterinary practice

Not The Boss Doesnt Mean You Cant Become A Great Leader In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Management at 23 November, 2017

Even if you don't have a 'Title' there's no reason why you can't step up into a leadership role, especially if, for whatever reason, you can see there's a bit of a void....

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Dear New Grads.....

Dear New Grads
Posted in Our Community at 09 February, 2017

Dear New Grads, Welcome to the profession. I am writing a little letter to you in honour of my bosses who shaped me and for the profession I love that I hope you will enjoy. You are about to embark on a great adventure. You are no longer being supervised...

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Posted by Dr Ilana Mendels, Creative Director VetPrac
 

What is it like to be a veterinarian?

What Is It Like To Be A Veterinarian
Posted in Our Community at 14 November, 2016

Now there is a question that I am asked lots and lots of times usually by young folk who have watched some of the TV shows that usually centre on some young, good looking vet who leaps the fence of some poor suffering owner whilst carrying a medicine box...

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

Don't be afraid of mental health first aid for your veterinary practice

Dont Be Afraid Of Mental Health First Aid In Your Veterinary Practice V2
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 14 September, 2016

We can all be gatekeepers of each other's mental health in the veterinary industry. A Veterinarian in your practice seems a little different lately. She is quieter and you're noticing she is struggling to make quick decisions. Additionally, she has .........

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Posted by Rosie Overfield, CCG
 

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
 

How much income should a vet generate in your veterinary practice?

Vetquestion
Posted in Vet question? Vetanswers.. at 10 November, 2015

A Vetanswers member sent me this question via email.... I would like to know what multiplier is the average figure when determining the income that a Vet should generate in a practice? I have heard the 5x multiplier of their salary to be brought in as in...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie & experts
 

Work in the veterinary industry? You need to understand compassion fatigue

Work In The Veterinary Industry You Need To Understand Compassion Fatigue
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 05 November, 2015

Compassion Fatigue has been described as the "cost of caring for others in emotional and physical pain. Compassion fatigue can be described as an emotional or spiritual exhaustion that takes over an individual. It is a state of tension and preoccupation w...

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Posted by Rosie Overfield, CCG
 

Are you prepared for the many aspects of being a veterinarian?

The Many Aspects Of Being A Veterinarian
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 17 September, 2015

There are so many aspects to the work of being a vet that it is so easy when you are on the outside to only see the awesome parts (such as the puppies or kittens) and think that the job is AWESOME, or to look at the sad parts (when a much loved family...

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Posted by Dr Liz Chmurycz, Russell Vale Animal Clinic
 

Your thoughts on the state of the veterinary industry in Australia?

I Have A Question For Our Community
Posted in Our Community at 28 May, 2015

Veterinarian, veterinary nurse, practice manager, practice owner.
What would you say if you were asked to write down your thoughts about the state of the veterinary profession in Australia and your experiences of being a part of it?...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Animal Wisdom - Interview with author & vet Dr Michael Archinal

Animal Wisdom Blog
Posted in Guest Blogger at 03 October, 2013

Dr Michael Archinal, veterinarian and now published author with the release of Animal Wisdom has kindly taken the time to answers some questions about his new book. Michael is a passionate animal lover who believes animals have much to teach us about how...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie interviewing Dr Michael Archinal, Veterinarian & Author
 

4 Great Veterinary Selling Tips Focusing on Client-Centred Value

4 Great Veterinary Selling Tips
Posted in Client Service at 03 October, 2013

Vet selling and tips to improve this ability is turning into a hot topic at the moment. I recently posted how fear of price is the #1 reason why vets struggle to sell veterinary services. This post will focus on the concept of client-centred value......

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Posted by Connie Stewart
 

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