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"I wish I had done something sooner!" The many benefits of wheelchairs for pets

The Many Benefits Of Wheelchairs For Pets
Posted in Client Service at 09 July, 2020

Wheelchairs can provide pets with the ability to move again on their own steam, delivering a huge emotional boost and greatly improving the quality of both their & their owner's lives. "I wish I had done something sooner"...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Director Pets Need A Life Too
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #5: Being a vet defines who you are

5 Commonly Held Beliefs In Veterinary Science That Dont Do Us Any Good Part 5 Being A Vet
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2020

Oh you're a vet! 2 things are happening in the head of the person you've just met: 1. they're thinking of a question to ask you & 2. they've just labelled you... ...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about Double H Marketing

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 08 July, 2020

Double H Marketing provide digital marketing strategy tailored to your business model. 1. They are the absolute experts at... supporting business growth through strategic digital marketing tailored from customer and market insights...

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Posted by Naomi Hamilton-Hakim, Double H Marketing
 

COVID-19: Why I Decided to Scrap My Business Plan and Start Over

Covid 19 Why I Decided To Scrap My Business Plan And Start Over V2
Posted in Our Community at 02 July, 2020

When COVID-19 forced us all into lockdown back in March, I'd only been operating my veterinary sales and marketing business for six months. I'd been working hard, had prospective clients lined up and ready to begin a trial of my services and I thought th...

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

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #4: Vet science doesn’t pay well

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief 4 - Poor pay
Posted in Our Community at 02 July, 2020

Compared to many other professions, veterinary science is not what you would call a high performer on the salary front. Depending on who you ask, vet wages fall somewhere between that of a plumber and a hat rack. But is this necessarily true? ........

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Global Vet Solutions

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 02 July, 2020

Global Vet Solutions: Grow your practice. Increase your profits. Create a dream team. Find out what they're experts at, what makes them different & how they can make your life easier!...

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Posted by Dr Claire Stevens, Global Vet Solutions
 

Top Tips for Taking Perfect Veterinary Radiographs

Perfect Radiographs Dogs Head Ct
Posted in Operations at 29 June, 2020

Obtaining perfect, diagnostic radiographs in veterinary practice can seem daunting. However just follow this simple checklist to help you get the most out of this modality. Once you have great radiographs, you are more likely to get helpful information....

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3 Comments   Posted by Zoe Lenard & Nola Lester, Veterinary Imaging Centre
 

Success In Veterinary Business: Are You Inviting The Magic?

Success In Veterinary Business Are You Inviting The Magic
Posted in Management at 25 June, 2020

When you allow 'magic' to happen in your veterinary practice, it can become a regular occurrence! Isn't the universe awesome?! I love it when you come up against a challenge or problem in your business and then bam! All of a sudden, as if from nowhere......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #3: Vet science is much harder than other jobs

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief 3 Vet Science Is Much Harder Than Other Jobs
Posted in Our Community at 25 June, 2020

You've heard those conversations where vets pontificate about the injustice of their lot in life and their poor career choices. We love to share stories about old acquaintances who are invariably less talented and not nearly as smart as us (we're vets af...

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2 Comments   Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

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
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #2: If you can’t afford care then you shouldn't have a pet

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief 2 If You Cant Afford Care Then You Shouldnt Have A Pet
Posted in Our Community at 18 June, 2020

What defines an appropriate level of 'caring for your animal' is often based on your background, experiences & financial circumstances. You, young doctor or nurse, living in your privileged society of excess, with your years of study and work in an indus...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

5 Commonly held beliefs in veterinary science that don’t do us any good – Part 1

5 Commonly Held Beliefs In Veterinary Science That Dont Do Us Any Good Part 1 2
Posted in Our Community at 11 June, 2020

At work, as in life, what we think largely determines how we feel, and how we feel becomes how we act and interact. Through our actions and interactions we put out a certain energy into the world that those around us will absorb and radiate it back to us...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

COVID-19 and the potential fallout of pet adoption

Covid 19 And The Potential Fallout Of Pet Adoption 1 Red
Posted in Client Service at 10 June, 2020

Booming pet adoption rates might be good news now, but what about in the longer term? Some say the increase in pet adoptions is the silver lining to COVID-19, but will the looming recession or a mass return to work signal bad news for pets?...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

VetAPedia Reaches Global Audiences and Forms Its Own Identity

Vetapedia Image 002
Posted in Our Community at 02 June, 2020

The latest FREE emergency & critical care resources for the veterinary industry. The well-known vet exclusive resource dubbed VetAPedia has now landed itself a new home; leaving Animal Emergency Service's website and setting up shop at www.vetapedia.com....

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Posted by Laine Brown, VetAPedia
 

What's next? What does the future look like for the veterinary industry?

Whats Next For The Veterinary Industry Group Responses
Posted in Our Community at 29 May, 2020

I asked a number of people within the veterinary industry two questions: 1. What do you think is next for veterinary practices? 2. What's next for you and your business? Here is a collection of their responses.....

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Posted by Dr Alex Avery, Dr Nadine Hamilton, Tracy Kamens, Dr Diederik Gelderman
 

AVA Media Release: Understanding the factors behind vet suicide

Posted in Our Community at 28 May, 2020

AVA Media Release: Following last night's SBS Insight special discussing suicide and mental health in the veterinary profession, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is calling for greater public awareness of the pressures faced by vete...

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Posted by AVA Media Release
 

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

What next - The evolution of veterinary care
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
 

What's next for veterinary practices & the industry in general?

Whats Next For The Veterinary Industry Dr Anne Fawcett Red
Posted in Our Community at 21 May, 2020

I think our profession in general, like everyone else, was blindsided by the pandemic. When I graduated, post SARs-COV-1 and under the spectre of Avian Influenza, there was a lot of discussion about pandemics, but it kind of died (except among the public...

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Posted by Dr Anne Fawcett
 

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
 

Tips for veterinary clients on how to successfully & happily live with an incontinent pet

Tips For Veterinary Clients To Successfully Happily Live With An Incontinent Pet 1
Posted in Client Service at 07 May, 2020

Over my years as a veterinary nurse, a very common issue for our clients with their pets (usually but not always, dogs) was incontinence, and not automatically related to age. It is a known, albeit not necessarily common, side effect of desexing in female...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Director Pets Need A Life Too
 
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