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Making Your Veterinary Team Great Again Part 3: Trust is an essential ingredient

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 3 Trust Is An Essential Ingredient Red
Posted in Guest Blogger at 22 August, 2019

Having the right TEAM and culture is essential to the success of your veterinary practice. Now we need to identify the two most important ingredients for building high-performance teams. We'll cover the first one in this post and the second one in the nex...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

It's ok not to be ok. The benefits of a Mood Board for your veterinary team

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Posted in Our Community at 22 August, 2019

A few week's ago I came across an awesome post on Instagram from Animal Emergency Centre (@aecvets) with images and an explanation of their brilliant Mood Board: It's OK to not be OK. Each shift the team picks a feeling they're currently relating to and w...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie with Amy Noonan & Todd Wade from AEC
 

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... MedicalPlus

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 15 August, 2019

Medical Plus is a world leader and major supplier of high quality veterinary specific imaging equipment with a presence in the Middle East, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Find out what they're experts at & how they can make your life easier......

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Posted by Aimee Rapone, MedicalPlus
 

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Again Part 2: You can't rely on 'Superstars'

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 2 You Cant Rely On Superstars Red
Posted in Management at 15 August, 2019

In Part 1 we used the analogy of ducks and geese to demonstrate how a team working in harmony and synergy can produce 71% more output than a single individual could possibly achieve on their own - and with a lot less effort and stress. In this post we'll...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Acupuncture as adjunctive modality to treat symptoms of intervertebral disc disease in a beagle

Acupuncture as adjunctive modality to treat symptoms of Intervertebral Disc Disease in a Beagle
Posted in Operations at 13 August, 2019

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in dogs is one of the common neurological conditions seen in practice. It is caused by displacement of part of the intervertebral disc, often located in the thoracolumbar and cervical region, causing pain and neurologica...

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Posted by Dr Alison Shen, BVSc (Hons) CVE (IVAS) Aussie Mobile Vet, Brisbane
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Social Domination

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 08 August, 2019

Social Domination is a social media agency supporting businesses to build their brand online using Facebook and Instagram advertising and free social media strategies. They are absolute experts at growing your business using social media to dominate your...

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Posted by Elisha DeJonge, Social Domination
 

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 1: Do you want a team of eagles or ducks?

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 1 Do You Want A Team Of Eagles Or Ducks Red
Posted in Management at 08 August, 2019

Having the right TEAM and culture is essential to the success of your veterinary practice. Being brutally honest, most Veterinary practice teams that I have seen over the last 20 years are dysfunctional. Many people who work in vet are here only because...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Four words to help you move forward in your veterinary career.

Four Words To Help You Move Forward In Your Veterinary Career V2 Red
Posted in Our Community at 08 August, 2019

On the 16th October, there's an awesome 1 day symposium being held in Sydney. Four-Words Forwards! is a 1-day workshop promoting wellbeing and tapping into resources we may not know we have. Our speakers will provide bite-sized insights, with a focus on...

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Posted by Dr Anne Fawcett
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 15 - First Steps

So Many Other Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Part 15 1
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 01 August, 2019

The beginning of a career in veterinary services extends far back before the first day of work after graduation. A few Brudine vets worked as vet nurses before or during study. Some grew up in the country, some in the city. All had a love of...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Vet Long And Prosper

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Posted in Our Community at 01 August, 2019

Your veterinary career is like launching a rocket... Google tells me that the edge of the universe is expanding outwards at 68 kilometres per second per megaparsec. To clarify: a parsec equals 3.26 million light years, and a megaparsec equals a million pa...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra,
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Chow Slow

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 25 July, 2019

Many pet dogs and cats eat their food too quickly which can result in indigestion, bloating and regurgitation. Chow Slow custom slow feeder bowls make it impossible for pets to eat their food too quickly. 1. They are absolute experts at........

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Posted by Harvey Green, Chow Slow
 

Anti-vaxxers impacting pet vaccination

Anti Vaxxers Impacting Pet Vaccination 1
Posted in Client Service at 25 July, 2019

The anti-vaccination movement is spilling into the animal world. An increasing number of pet owners are refusing to vaccinate their pets due to unfounded fears of canine autism along with other health concerns. Reports state that anti-vaxxers are making...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

Top Tips for getting through communication barriers with your veterinary clients

Top Tips For Getting Through Communication Barriers With Your Veterinary Clients Red
Posted in Client Service at 18 July, 2019

We're all acutely aware of hot topics in our industry at the moment: Communication, Mindfulness, and Wellbeing. How many of us have engaged in practical training in these areas beyond reading magazine articles and hearing reference to them at conferences?...

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Posted by Dr Ilana Mendels, VetPrac
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Mars Petcare College

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 18 July, 2019

MARS Petcare College is a training program for people who work in the pet industry - earn 10 CPD Points! They are absolute experts at..... always putting the needs of pets first. Every day at MARS Petcare, they strive to create a better world for pets, b...

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Posted by Dr Fiona Patterson, Recommendations Manager, MARS Petcare
 

Acupuncture as adjunctive modality to treat symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction & neck pain

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 17 July, 2019

Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is neurobehavioral syndrome similar to Alzheimer's in humans, leading to a decline in cognitive function as part of an age-related degenerative process in the central nervous system. Common symptoms described by pet own...

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Posted by Dr Jennifer Robinson, Veterinarian (DE), CVE (IVAS) Melbourne Veterinary Acupuncture
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 14 - Ouroboros

7.1. So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 14: Ouroboros
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 17 July, 2019

Over time, people working in veterinary services seem to, if not must, develop various mechanisms for dealing with the complex demands of their work. Time is, of course, one way to find that perspective.
Philosophy is another. Thinking about the "why" o...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Fourlimb Surgical Solutions

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 11 July, 2019

Fourlimb Surgical Solutions is the home of veterinary orthopaedics & are dedicated to the supply & development of the highest quality orthopaedic products. They are absolute experts at..... Aall things orthopaedic including, cruciate surgery, patella luxa...

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Posted by Susannah Menzies, Fourlimb Surgical Solutions
 

What to do when a veterinary colleague or client self-discloses or talks about suicide

What to do when a veterinary colleague self discloses or talks about suicide
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 11 July, 2019

What do you say if someone tells you they want to end it all? Important advice from psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton... "Don't tell anyone, but I want to end it all". These are words none of us want to hear. Why? Because often we feel incredibly uncomfort...

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Posted by Dr Nadine Hamilton, Love Your Pet Love Your Vet
 

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

How should we educate veterinary clients & pet owners that some breeds are anatomical disasters?
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2019

"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" I shared this post on Facebook during the week & the range of responses ......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 
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