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The Top 5 Client Service Complaints In Veterinary Practice – And How To Prevent Them

The Top 5 Client Service Complaints In Veterinary Practice And How To Prevent Them 2
Posted in Client Service at 15 April, 2021

You'll never stop clients complaining but you can stop the same complaints from occurring time and time again. When I'm asked to deliver client service training to veterinary nurses, the first things I ask are 'Where do you think your service is lacking?...

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Posted by Donna Robson, Director Waggy Dog Marketing
 

8+ reasons why you should enrol in Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning

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Posted in Our Community at 09 April, 2021

Get serious about your veterinary professional development in 2021 with the SAM DL Program - it brings a comprehensive, specialist designed and fully-online Medicine program to veterinarians all over the world....

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Posted by Rachel Olsen, Program Manager, Improve International
 

Fear Free: When veterinary clients are talking about it, it's time to get on board

Fear Free When Your Clients Are Talking About It Its Time To Get On Board
Posted in Client Service at 31 March, 2021

It all started when.... As a child, I was a little different. I didn't play with dolls and I preferred to read, my favourites, of course, being James Herriot and similarly themed books. Or go outside and watch ants, butterflies, ladybugs, stink bugs, cat...

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2 Comments   Posted by Gillian Shippen, Nurse Manager & Director Pets Need A Life Too
 

Fear Free Veterinary Clinic Design Elements

Fear Free Veterinary Clinic Design Elements
Posted in Operations at 31 March, 2021

A trip to the vet clinic can often leave owners with some trepidation about how their beloved pet will fare during their appointment. However, a lot of vets in Australia and around the world are adopting a new approach in both the design of their clinic...

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Posted by The Elite Team
 

The person behind the business - Janelle Beavan, Astute Veterinary Solutions

The Person Behind The Business Astute Veterinary Solutions
Posted in The Person Behind the Business.. at 25 March, 2021

Astute Veterinary Solutions is a veterinary consulting business created to help bridge the gap between technology, business operations and employees. I asked the founder of Astute Veterinary Solutions, Janelle Beavan, a few questions about how and why she...

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Posted by Janelle Beaven, Director, Astute Veterinary Solutions
 

Improve your veterinary patient care with Small Animal Medicine Distance Learning

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 25 March, 2021

Build your veterinary clinical knowledge, improve your skills making thorough case management plans and treating complex clinical cases - Small Animal Medicine Online Distance Learning Program " Enrolments Now Open! " Starting May 1st 2021....

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Posted by Rachel Olsen, Program Manager, Improve International
 

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

Danger Chocolate Resources To Share With Veterinary Clients Over Easter
Posted in Client Service at 25 March, 2021

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
 

Vet Nurse Diary: 10 Reasons to place your anaesthetised patient on IV fluids

Vet Nurse Diary 10 Reasons To Place Your Anaesthetised Patient On Iv Fluids
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 25 March, 2021

Does your clinic place patients undergoing general anaesthetic for routine procedures on IV fluids every time? BEFORE anaesthetising them! Yes, even the procedures that take less time thank actually placing the IV in.... *cough* cat castrates *cough* Doe...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Vets Beyond Borders volunteers on standby for NSW flood emergency

Vbb Volunteers With The Awl Mobile Vet Truck Crop
Posted in Our Community at 23 March, 2021

The flooding emergency across NSW means that not only families are needing rescuing, but their beloved pets too. Australian animal welfare charity, Vets Beyond Borders (VBB), played a vital role in the deployment of veterinary volunteers in the Black Summ...

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Posted by Robert Leach, Programs Manager, Vets Beyond Borders
 

Women earn less than men in the veterinary industry - What are the solutions?

Women Earn Less Than Men In The Veterinary Industry What Are The Solutions
Posted in Our Community at 19 March, 2021

This week I shared a post on social media from a study in the US that found women veterinarians earned less than men 1. Women veterinarians earn less than men, study finds (Cornell Chronicle) Women veterinarians make less than their male counterparts,...

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Posted by The Vetanswers Community
 

5 ways to help your veterinary clients prepare for pet loss

5 Ways To Help Your Veterinary Clients Prepare For Pet Loss
Posted in Client Service at 18 March, 2021

Helping your veterinary clients prepare for the loss of their pet can make saying goodbye a little easier For most people, losing a pet is incredibly painful. As pet professionals, if you can help your clients prepare for the loss of a pet,...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional
 

Focus on improvement in your veterinary clinic AND get your team on board without the overwhelm

Focus On Improvement In Your Veterinary Clinic And Get Your Team Onboard V2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 17 March, 2021

I get it. As a manager or veterinary practice owner your days are busy: the phone doesn't stop ringing, you may be seeing patients and there is always the need for problem solving on the fly. You are also probably the IT department, the HR department, th...

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Posted by Dr Mark Matthews, Owner Kew Vet & Cattery Group & AVA VBG Veterinary Business of the Year 2020
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Pet Professional Insurance

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 15 March, 2021

Pet Professional offers business insurance for all pet professionals with Best Price Promise! Professional indemnity, public liability, business insurance, management liability, personal accident. 1. They are absolute experts at... providing...

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Posted by Liz Walden, Pet Professionals
 

Vet Nurse Diary: X-ray Positioning Terminology

Vet Nurse Diary X Ray Positioning Terminology
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 10 March, 2021

Who doesn't love a little x-ray positioning and directional terminology?? We use many of these terms on a daily basis and so they often become second nature to us. But it's never a bad thing to review the terminology every now and then to make sure we u...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about....Zali & Co

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 10 March, 2021

Zali & Co are passionate about supporting pet parents through animal loss and grief. They offer a tributes page and animal loss sympathy cards & books available for purchase. 1. They are absolute experts at..... Zali & Co are the absolute experts at helpi...

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Posted by Kelly Ternouth, Director Zali & Co
 

Old Cat, New Kitten – who is the aggressor?

Old Cat New Kitten Who Is The Aggressor
Posted in Guest Blogger at 04 March, 2021

Hands up all who have had clients complain their old cat has become aggressive towards their sweet innocent kitten that is only trying to play? When I was veterinary nursing, I found it highly frustrating that clients were not viewing the situation from t...

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Director Pets Need A Life Too & HandicappedPets Australia
 

Owning is always better than renting when it comes to your veterinary content

Owning Is Always Better Than Renting When It Comes To Your Veterinary Content V2
Posted in Social Media at 04 March, 2021

Social media can be an awesome way to connect with and attract new veterinary clients to your business - as long as it's not the only way. I always think of a Facebook Business Page (and all social media!) as being like a rental property - you can add you...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

All you vets care about is the money

All You Vets Care About Is The Money
Posted in Our Community at 24 February, 2021

Ouch! Just reading that line makes your blood boil, doesn't it? If you've been in clinical practice for any length of time it's likely that you would have heard this accusation, or some version of it, before. These kinds of comments tend to hit .........

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1 Comments   Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Did I just write about writing? Or.. Why writing is better than screaming...

Did I Just Write About Writing Or
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 24 February, 2021

Writing allows me to let out the thoughts that crowd my cluttered mind. Sometimes I write only for myself, honestly I mostly only write for me. Then sometimes I let others see what I write too. When I write it can be both an escape from reality and a way...

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Posted by Courtney Deamer, Veterinary Nurse & Blogger
 

Top 3 things I bet you didn’t know about..... Wildlife Outreach Vet

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 18 February, 2021

Wildlife Outreach Vet will help you to share your story: veterinary communications, management & marketing. Writing, content development, social media & website content, media relations, publication design, & communications management for veterinary bus...

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Posted by Dr Phil Tucak, Wildlife Outreach Vet
 
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