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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
 

"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
 

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...Double H Marketing are the experts at tailoring digital marketing strategy to your business model.2. The one thing that makes them different from their competitors is...The one thing that makes Double H Marketing different to their competitors is that they tailor their conuslting services for each individual business, avoiding a &one size fits all& approach.3 They can make your life e......

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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

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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
 

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
 

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
 

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

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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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Want more fun & satisfaction and less stress & frustration in your veterinary job?

Want More More Fun Satisfaction And Less Stress Frustration In Your Veterinary Job 4
Posted in Management at 07 May, 2020

Would you like more of the fun & satisfaction and less of the frustration & stress of working in the veterinary industry? Picture this scenario. Josie brings in "Bingo", a young, healthy cat with a large facial abscess. The decision is made to admit......

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Posted by Dr Cathy Warburton, Make Headway
 

Mother's Day 2020 - Celebrate with your veterinary clients

2020 Mothers Day Vetanswers 1
Posted in Social Media at 07 May, 2020

Mother's Day is coming - celebrate with your veterinary clients. It may be under slightly unusual circumstances this year but Mother's Day still offers a great opportunity to connect with your clients and wish them a Happy Mother's Day - whether their chi...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

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
 

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 Kamen, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

5 Proven steps to deal with the dreaded veterinary client complaint.

5 Proven Steps To Deal With The Dreaded Veterinary Client Complaint Red
Posted in Client Service at 16 April, 2020

Regardless of how well you conduct yourself and how thorough you are in your work, it's inevitable that you'll occasionally be on the receiving end of a client complaint. This will always suck. When someone criticises you it is very natural to feel a str...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra, The Art of Veterinary Science Blog
 

6 Ways Your Veterinary Practice Can Survive COVID-19

6 Ways Your Veterinary Practice Can Survive Covid 19
Posted in Guest Blogger at 02 April, 2020

Veterinary hospitals have been declared essential businesses. However, it is also inevitable that we will need to concentrate on the messages that are being sent out to your clients. Just some of the essential questions that your clients will be looking...

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Posted by Tracy Kamens, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

Danger! Chocolate! Resources to share with veterinary clients over Easter

2017 Have A Pet Safe Easter Veterinary Branding 1
Posted in Client Service at 02 April, 2020

Easter is a great time to connect with and educate your veterinary clients... Over the years I've collected some great resources to share on social media ......

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6 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

COVID-19 and veterinary business insurance cover

Covid 19 And Veterinary Business Insurance Cover
Posted in Management at 02 April, 2020

Given the state of the current coronavirus pandemic, many Aussie business owners are asking, "What happens if I contract COVID-19?" The Insurance Council of Australia has declared COVID-19 an 'insurance catastrophe'. Nevertheless, it doesn't have to be a...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional Insurance
 

10 Reasons why regular meetings won't work in your veterinary clinic

10 Reasons Why Regular Meetings Wont Work In Your Veterinary Clinic Part 1
Posted in Management at 11 March, 2020

Staff meetings can be the key to your veterinary clinic success (Part 1) Do we really need staff meetings? If I'm honest, when I mention staff meetings more often than not I hear something along the lines of . "Oh please no! What's the point? It'll proba...

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Posted by Tracy Kamens, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

Laser therapy helping to heal wildlife burned in bushfires - thanks to SpectraVET

Laser Therapy Helping To Heal Wildlife Burned In Bushfires Thanks To Spectravet 2
Posted in Operations at 03 March, 2020

I am extremely lucky to be part of a company that without a doubt or question stepped up to help animals in the recent bushfires in Australia. My Boss Peter Jenkins is from Adelaide and only 15years ago made the move to the US with SpectraVET Inc. He was...

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2 Comments   Posted by Heidi Richardson, Operations Manager SpectraVET
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Waggy Dog Veterinary Sales & Marketing

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 03 March, 2020

Waggy Dog can help you to keep your clients coming back & grow your practice with tailored marketing & training solutions 1. They are absolute experts at..... at helping you to stay connected with your clients. And they do this is a number of ways includi...

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

12 Secret Sleuthing Steps to Successful Reference Checks

12 Secret Sleuthing Steps To Successful Reference Checks V2
Posted in Management at 26 February, 2020

How much damage can employing the wrong person do to your veterinary practice? Ahh reference checks, ok I admit it - they're not my favourite part of the recruitment & selection process. But there is NO way I would ever hire someone without doing at least...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Helping a client cope with the loss of a pet

Helping A Veterinary Client Cope With The Loss Of A Pet
Posted in Guest Blogger at 26 February, 2020

Vets tend to provide care throughout a pet's entire life from the first puppy health check right through to the animal's final days of life. However, all pet professionals can play a valuable role in helping their clients deal with the loss of a pet. Wit...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

Your Instruction Manual for Managing your Veterinary Team Part 2

Your Instruction Manual For Managing Your Veterinary Team Part 2
Posted in Management at 20 February, 2020

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, f...

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Posted by Tracy Kamen, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

The safest & smartest investment you can make? Investing in your Self Worth.

The Safest Smartest Investment You Can Make Investing In Your Self Worth
Posted in Guest Blogger at 13 February, 2020

Do you have self-worth? What about others in your veterinary team? First things first you are AMAZING, so you have every reason to be confident in who you are. But are you? Confidentially: seriously, this is something I struggle with every day and many...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day with your veterinary clients?

Vetanswers Valentines Day Im Much More Me 1
Posted in Client Service at 13 February, 2020

Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to connect with your veterinary clients. Even if you're not exactly what you would term a 'romantic', Valentine's Day offers a great opportunity to have some fun...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about....OnPoint Practice Consulting

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 07 February, 2020

OnPoint Practice Coaching is here to help you develop & reach your goals, empower your team, create structure, enhance mental wellness & maximise practice profitability. 1. They are absolute experts at..... identifying what needs to be done & giving you t...

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Posted by Tracy Kamen, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

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

Disc An Instruction Manual For Managing Your Veterinary Team
Posted in Management at 05 February, 2020

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 Kamen, Director OnPoint Veterinary Coaching
 

The best way to diplomatically deal with gloomy veterinary clients

The Best Way To Deal With Gloomy Veterinary Clients Red
Posted in Guest Blogger at 19 December, 2019

There's a lot of negativity around, isn't there? It's hard to avoid on the news, in social media and in conversation. These negative comments from clients aren't necessarily aimed at you or your practice. Much of the time it is often more general gloomy...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Tips to cool down hot dogs and parched pets

Tips To Cool Down Hot Dogs And Parched Pets Red
Posted in Client Service at 18 December, 2019

As parts of the state rise above 40 degrees Celsius this week, RSPCA NSW is urging all pet owners to keep their pets cool, hydrated and safe. It is crucial to prepare your pet for the heat to avoid potential heat stress and fatalities this summer. So wha...

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Posted by RSPCA, New South Wales
 

Tips for self-care over the Christmas holidays...& every day

Tips For Self Care Over The Christmas Holidays Every Other Day V2 Red
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 18 December, 2019

This time of the year can be tough for many people. Looking after ourselves is crucial if we want to maintain a healthy level of wellbeing - that doesn't just mean physically, but psychologically as well. Typically, the Christmas period can be a stressful...

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Posted by Dr Nadine Hamilton, Love Your Pet Love Your Vet & Positive Psych Solutions
 

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
 

Anipal speaks at the UN!

Anipal Speaks At The Un 1
Posted in Our Community at 11 December, 2019

As you may have seen in a previous edition of our eNews or on social media, Dr Stephanie Stubbe, veterinarian and founder of AniPal was recently asked to speak at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. This was an amazing honour and I was interested to...

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Posted by Dr Stephanie Stubbe, AniPal
 

Anipal in action at the UN - Plasticity Pitch

Anipal At The Un Presentation
Posted in Our Community at 11 December, 2019

Dr Steph Stubbe's presentation at the SEA of Solutions and Plasticity Conference, The United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand Thank you Plasticity and Sea Circular for hosting this crucial conference and bringing together leading minds who can help tackle plas...

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Posted by Dr Stephanie Stubbe, AniPal
 

Great ideas for improving the health and well-being of your veterinary team

Great Ideas For Improving The Health And Well Being Of Your Veterinary Team Red
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 25 November, 2019

Mental Health challenges in the vet industry have received lots of attention in recent months. From national interest on The Project to a review of Victorian Vet Board Guidelines, our profession is scrambling to work out the best solutions for affected i...

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Posted by Dr Sasha Nefedova, General Manager PETstock VET
 

Warning! Be alert for the dreaded ‘End of Year Fatigue Syndrome’ in your veterinary team

Warning Be Alert For The Dreaded End Of Year Fatigue Syndrome In Your Veterinary Team 1
Posted in Our Community at 21 November, 2019

Have you noticed any signs of fatigue, grumpiness, stress or a strange wild-eyed look in the eyes of any of your staff? If the staff in question also have children then they may already be suffering from the dreaded 'end of year fatigue syndrome' - a str...

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1 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

iM3 Case Study: Use of Synergy Synthetic Bone Graft on Boxer with a Unilateral Dentigerous Cyst

iM3 Case Study: Use of Synergy Synthetic Bone Graft
Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 November, 2019

Signalment: Rocket, a three-year-old, male neutered pure breed Boxer. Reason for presentation: Investigation of missing teeth which was identified during a yearly wellness examination, and an annual COHAT (Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatme...

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Posted by Dr. Kayoko Kuroda (BVSc MANZCVS Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery) Northside Veterinary Care
 

The 4 Best Veterinary Client Communication Hacks

4 Best Veterinary Client Communication Hacks Red
Posted in Client Service at 07 November, 2019

You can spend a lifetime learning about communication. Countless books, online resources, coaches and entire university degrees are readily available to educate and inform. Unfortunately, most of us don't have spare lifetimes to commit to this, meaning th...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Steve the Birdbox... Encouraging positivity & fun in your veterinary team

Steve The Birdbox Encouraging Positivity Fun In Your Veterinary Team 2
Posted in Our Community at 06 November, 2019

Keen to turn your veterinary staff meetings into a more positive and fun event that your team looks forward to? Then you might want to consider your very own 'Steve the Birdbox'!...

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Posted by Tania, Thornleigh Veterinary Hospital
 

Breastfeeding Friendly Accreditation - build loyalty & satisfaction within your veterinary team

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Improve Welfare And Loyalty In Veterinary Practice
Posted in Our Community at 31 October, 2019

The words "feminisation of the veterinary industry" have been thrown around a lot lately. It's about time we stop the negative rhetoric and accept that working mothers are a huge part of our workforce and that's neither good or bad. It's a fact that we h...

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Posted by Dr Sasha Nefedova, General Manager PETstock VET
 

Adopting a Rescue Pet: 8 tips to help your veterinary clients

Adopting A Rescue Pet 8 Tips To Help Your Veterinary Clients
Posted in Client Service at 31 October, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of rescue pets that are re-homed or adopted. In fact, in 2017-2018 more than 95,000 rescue animals were re-claimed or re-homed. While 'rescue culture' is growing in popularity, pet professiona...

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Posted by Leanne Philpott, Pet Professional
 
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