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Welcome to the Vetanswers Blog where you'll find a range of posts of interest to everyone who works in the veterinary industry.

Guest Bloggers - We want YOU!

If you work in a veterinary practice or in the pet industry or in a business that supplies goods or services to the industry and you have something to say - why not become a 'Guest Blogger'?

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The person behind the business... Liz Walden, Pet Professional

The Person Behind The Business Professional Pet Insurance
Posted in Guest Blogger at 15 March, 2019

Pet Professional offers business insurance for all pet professionals with Best Price Promise - easy to get over the phone & online. I'm endlessly curious about people and why they do what they do. So when a company joins our Community......

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Posted by Liz Walden, Pet Professional Insurance
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 6 - For Love or Money

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Posted in So Many Other Things... at 14 March, 2019

One prominent factor permeating dealings between practice staff and clients is cost. It was talked about a lot at Brudine, often in the context of affordability. It comes down to the inherent duality of veterinary practice as both caring service and priva...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

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 13 March, 2019

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

Don't love veterinary science, it won't love you back! But is this fair or even true?

Dont Love Veterinary Science It Wont Love You Back V2 Red
Posted in Our Community at 07 March, 2019

This bit of street art has always stayed with me. It's front and centre in my mind when I'm faced with any decision that involves both money and ethics, and I'm pretty sure I've made some major life decisions influenced in no small measure by this snippe...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

I'm struggling to keep up with social media, now we need a veterinary blog??!! :(

Im Struggling To Keep Up With Social Media Now We Need A Veterinary Blog V3 Red
Posted in Client Service at 07 March, 2019

I'm struggling to keep up with all the social media forums Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin etc, now you are suggesting we blog!!!?? :( This was a question I recently received from a member of our Community and I thought it would make a great blog post.....

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2 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 5- By the people, for the people

So Many Other Things The Reality Of Working In Veterinary Practice Part 5
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 28 February, 2019

There are many important truths to working in veterinary practice. Dealing with people is first among equals. "You can't not be about people," says Brudine Practice Manager Bri Smith. "They are the entire basis of your business in the veterinary industry....

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about...Equine Veterinary Dental Services (EVDS)

Evds 3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 28 February, 2019

EVDS is an equine only veterinary practice & leading Australian training centre for equine vets catering for preventative & elective procedures such as dentistry, stud work, lameness & skin disease. 1. They are absolute experts at.......

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Posted by Dr Oliver Liyou, Director and Veterinarian, EVDS
 

AniPal - leading by example to inspire the veterinary & animal industries

Anipal Blog
Posted in Our Community at 21 February, 2019

Have you heard of AniPal? Founded by veterinarian, Dr Steph Stubbs, AniPal uses waste to create beautiful, recycled and sustainable dog collars and leads. I was fascinated by the story behind AniPal and the passion behind its creation....

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Posted by Judy Gillespie interviewing Dr Stephanie Stubbs, AniPal
 

Answers to your top 3 questions about blogging for your veterinary practice

Dive Into Blogging 2
Posted in Web Sites at 19 February, 2019

During the week I received a comment on a blog post which I thought asked some good questions that may also be in the minds of others in our community so I decided to turn the question and my response into a blog post......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

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

Pet Professional Insurance Blog V2
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 18 February, 2019

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
 

Ever feel like a total failure in your veterinary job?

Do You Ever Feel Like A Total Failure In Your Veterinary Job V2
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 16 February, 2019

Whether it's messing up as a dad or mum or dropping the ball on something at work or even just forgetting to return a client phone call when you promised when you feel like you're failing it can be tough to pick yourself up and keep going....

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 4 - It takes two to practice

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Posted in So Many Other Things... at 14 February, 2019

There is little doubt that the veterinary practice someone works for can impact the quality and quantity of their career, sometimes beneficially, sometimes not. The importance of finding the right practice cannot be overstated, especially for new graduate...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... SpectraVET

Spectravet Blog
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 14 February, 2019

SpectraVET Therapeutic Lasers offer reliable, effective and affordable treatment of musculoskeletal injuries & conditions commonly suffered by performance animals, pets and wildlife alike. 1. They are absolute experts at........

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Posted by Heidi Richardson, Sales and Education, SpectraVET
 

Your Veterinary Blog - The Engine Behind Your Online Presence

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Posted in Web Sites at 07 February, 2019

Blogs play an important role in developing and cementing a business's online presence and veterinary practices are no exception. Yet understandably many practice owners and veterinary professionals still haven't embraced this concept...

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5 Comments   Posted by Dr Michael Warren, DVMelite
 

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

Vetanswers Valentines Day Im Much More Me 1
Posted in Client Service at 07 February, 2019

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
 

Do Vets Lack Empathy?

2019 Do Vets Lack Empathy
Posted in Client Service at 07 February, 2019

A few years ago I bought a motorbike. I'd never been much of a petrolhead, but I was approaching 40, so It was a 1975 Honda XL 350, with style and character in spades, but it ran a bit rough, so I took it to a mechanic who specialises in old bikes for a...

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4 Comments   Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Tasty Tips for Newbie Bloggers in the Veterinary Industry

Tasty Tips For Newbie Veterinary Bloggers 1
Posted in Web Sites at 01 February, 2019

What's stopping you from writing a blog - for your own website or to publish with Vetanswers? Read on for some top tips for newbies on how to write a blog - now there's no excuse!...

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3 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

What do you mean you still don't have a veterinary blog?

2019 Vetanswers Resources - Blog Posting Calendar for Veterinary Practice Jan to Dec
Posted in Social Media at 01 February, 2019

I've just recently updated one of the many Vetanswers resources: Blog Posting Calendar January to December (excel). I also thought it was a good time to update all the Vetanswers blog posts that discuss the topic of blogging......

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2 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Why 2019 is all about Growing Stronger Together: Resilience, Compassion & Expertise

Vetanswers Growing Stronger In 2019 Resilience Compassion Expertise
Posted in Our Community at 31 January, 2019

Each year I decide on a focus for Vetanswers that is more concentrated than our overarching aim to Save Time, Connect & Discover. This year though coming up with the focus seemed even more important. I've mentioned before that 2018 (and to be honest, 201...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Dooba Organic DIY Dog Wash

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 31 January, 2019

Dooba launched Australia's only organic DIY dog wash in November 2017 and is looking to grow by offering your practice another income stream... 1. They are absolute experts at..... Dooba Organic Dog Wash are experts at providing the leading facility for D...

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Posted by Adam Dunstan, Founder Dooba Organic DIY Dog Wash
 
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