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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
 

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

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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
 

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
 

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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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
 

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
 

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
 

The 4 Best Veterinary Client Communication Hacks

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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

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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
 

Halloween resources to share with your veterinary clients

Halloween Resources To Share With Your Veterinary Clients Blog
Posted in Social Media at 24 October, 2019

Halloween and pets - it really can be a trick or a treat! Whether you love or hate the concept of Halloween, it seems to be becoming more and more popular. Which means it offers a great opportunity to interact with your clients from both a fun and an edu...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Head Witch, Vetanswers
 

Pet Insurance - is it really worthy of a Shonky?

Pet Insurance Is It Really Worthy Of A Shonky Red
Posted in Client Service at 17 October, 2019

Every year, the independent, consumer advocacy group Choice announce their Shonky Awards - their annual awards that name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers. This year Pet Insurance was named .......

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6 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 
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