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Your Instruction Manual for Managing your Veterinary Team Part 2

2021 Disc Part 2 An Instruction Manual For Managing Your Veterinary Teaman Instruction
Posted in Management at 02 December, 2021

In Part 2, we'll discuss in more detail just what the four components of DiSC mean and how understanding them can help you not only better understand yourself, but also better manage your veterinary team along with others in your life including clients,...

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Posted by Tracy Kamens, Senior Practice Advisor, Vettr

Would you like an Instruction Manual for Managing Your Veterinary Team? Part 1

2021 Disc Part 1 An Instruction Manual For Managing Your Veterinary Team
Posted in Management at 02 December, 2021

Have you ever wondered why there are some people that you seem to get along with better than others? Think about the last time you met someone new, what was the interaction like? Did you struggle to connect, or did it seem like you had known each...

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1 Comments   Posted by Tracy Kamens, Senior Practice Advisor, Vettr

12 signs you're in a toxic veterinary work environment

12 Signs Youre In A Toxic Veterinary Work Environment
Posted in Management at 02 September, 2021

Let's talk toxic veterinary workplaces. We've all been there to some degree, and I feel it's important to be aware of a few things that might contribute to that. 1. Presence of bullying and gossip. Whether you have seen it, heard it, or been a part of it...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary

4 Reasons why Vettr is a better veterinary buying group

4 Reasons Why Vettr Is A Better Veterinary Buying Group
Posted in Management at 21 August, 2021

Vettr is a veterinary buying group with a difference! You may have known them as Veterinary Growth Partners but they've recently re-branded which gave them the opportunity to reflect and focus on what they believed their members and the veterinary industr...

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Posted by Dr David Butchart, Director Vettr

How the 80/20 principle can free up your veterinary life

How The 8020 Principle Can Free Up Your Veterinary Life
Posted in Management at 12 August, 2021

Do you want the secret to simplifying your life and achieving more of the stuff you like to do? Then learn to see life wearing 80/20 glasses. What do I mean? For some reason, the world seems to exist around the 80/20 principle (Pareto's principle)...

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Posted by The Vet Business Accelerator Team

5 Tips for Working with Your Insurance Company After a Disaster in Your Veterinary Business

5 Tips For Working With Your Insurance Company After A Disaster In Your Veterinary Business
Posted in Operations at 22 July, 2021

Anything can happen when you manage or own a veterinary business. Thankfully, business insurance provides important protections for when things go wrong. Whether it's a pet owner slipping and falling in your clinic, a dog owner saying you gave them bad...

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Posted by Jane Mason, BizCover

Building a Culture of Leadership: Creating everyday leaders in your veterinary practice

Building A Culture Of Leadership Creating Everyday Leaders In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Management at 23 April, 2020

Why we need to stop asking people if they&re a manager or a leader... There is an endless number of articles around how leadership concepts have changed over the years - and now "transformational" and "servant" leadership are all the rage. But these...

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Posted by Tracy Kamens, Senior Practice Advisor, Vettr

Improve the engagement of your veterinary team & improve profits!

Improve The Engagement Of Your Veterinary Team Improve Profits 1
Posted in Management at 12 December, 2019

We all know its hard to find vets in today's industry.... but to give it a number, approximately 30% of veterinarians working in Australia are currently thinking of leaving the profession. Not leaving their current job - leaving behind their clinical car...

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Posted by Dr Sasha Nefedova, General Manager PETstock VET

The Power of Enthusiasm

The Power Of Enthusiasm 2
Posted in Our Community 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

Practicing focus in a world full of relentless demands

Practicing Focus In A World Full Of Relentless Demands
Posted in Management at 06 June, 2018

Multi-tasking isn't helping us - it's making us inefficient and unfocused. Few challenges seem greater today than delaying instant gratification and focusing on the activities that require greater effort but ultimately yield more enduring value........

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice

Veterinarians - experts at analysis paralysis!

Veterinarians Experts At Analysis Paralysis
Posted in Operations at 04 April, 2018

Veterinarians seem to specialise in procrastination and over complication which then leads to analysis paralysis. We overcomplicate things. Seriously. I sometimes think that when Veterinarians graduate from they actually come out with a Double Degree...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice

Excessive hours & demands in veterinary practice? What to do when your boss won't listen

Excessive Hours Demands In Veterinary Practice
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 18 May, 2017

Things are changing in the veterinary industry - but for some it's not changing fast enough. Many, maybe even most employers are cognizant of their duty of care to the physical and psychological health of their employees but there are a few recalcitrants...

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Posted by Dr Cathy Warburton, Make Headway

How many hours of work a week is too many in your veterinary practice?

How Many Hours Of Work A Week Is Too Many In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 30 March, 2017

In my simplistic view of the world, I consider people to be a lot like cars. We put fuel in our cars and this allows us to drive where we need to go. Similarly, practising self-care (think adequate sleep, good nutrition, exercise and supportive relations...

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Posted by Dr Cathy Warburton, Make Headway

Why personal presentation matters in your veterinary practice

Why Your Team Members Personal Presentation Matters In Your Veterinary Practice 2
Posted in Management at 27 October, 2016

No matter what your job is within a veterinary clinic, the most important thing is your level of skill right? Well yes as far as the health and wellbeing of your patient is concerned. The only problem with this argument is that on most occasions your pat...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

If there's one person you can rely on in your veterinary's you!

If Theres One Person You Can Rely On Its You
Posted in Our Community at 25 August, 2016

Look within for recognition and motivation - and you'll always have a great source of motivation. I was reading an article on the nine worst things that managers do to make good employees quit. Number 2 was:They don't recognise contributions and reward go...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

Leadership - it's all about attitude

Posted in Management at 14 April, 2016

This week it seemed to be all about leadership. Although I wasn't looking for them I seemed to come across a number of posts on leadership that caught my eye, mainly because of the common thread that ran through them. Leadership is an attitude .......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

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 Management 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

Right person, right role. Recruitment essentials for your veterinary practice

Right Person Right Role Recruitment Essentials For Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Operations at 10 December, 2015

It's often said that people are our greatest asset. And it's absolutely true. Our people are the lifeblood of our veterinary business, the reason the door gets opened, the phones get answered and the patients are taken care of. But our people are also ou...

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Posted by Sue Crampton, CCG/Provet

What really matters to you?

What Really Matters To You
Posted in Management at 19 March, 2015

I've been thinking about what makes people happy in their jobs in the veterinary industry. Why do some people speak highly of working in one organisation while someone else thinks it was their worst job ever? It seems that like most things involving peop...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

Do you work with a difficult person in your veterinary practice?

Challenges Of Working With Difficult People
Posted in Operations at 19 February, 2015

Why does working with some people have to be so hard? We've all worked with difficult people in the past and maybe you're working with one right now. You know they ones I mean .... they talk constantly and never listen, always have to have the last word,...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers

How I stopped the 'routine dentals' & started to get excited over the funky stuff

Dr Liz Chmurycz
Posted in Festival of All Things Dental at 25 July, 2013

There are no longer any such thing as 'routine dentals' in my veterinary practice - what about yours? As Pet Dental Month is upon us, vets, like you, all over Australia are busy 'flipping the lip' of a pet on the table, saying "Ooh, your pet needs a denta...

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Posted by Dr Liz Chmurycz, Russell Vale Animal Clinic

The Results are In! Pet Nutrition - Who's the Expert in your Veterinary Practice?

Pet Nutrition Who Is The Expert
Posted in Client Service at 09 May, 2013

Over the last two weeks members of the Vetanswers Community have been having their say on Pet Nutrition - Who's the Expert? via our brief online survey. Here are the results with a selection of responses.........

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2 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie

I'm a money hungry business person and proud of it!

I Am A Money Hungry Business Person
Posted in Client Service at 22 March, 2013

Does being a vet or a veterinary nurse really have to mean you can't be a business person? I recently wrote a blog post 'What does you perfect veterinary client look like?' that I suspected might fire up a few people as it's a bit of an uncomfortable top...

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4 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie

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