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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
 

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
 

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

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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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4 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

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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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
 

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
 

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
 

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?

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
 

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

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
 
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