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When it hits the fan. Dealing with mistakes in veterinary practice (part 2)

When It Hits The Fan
Posted in Our Community at 19 September, 2019

What do we do when what we fear has happened? When you've done something, or didn't do something, and the outcome for your patient has not been good. Luckily we have decades of research from both the medical and veterinary worlds to learn from. Some of th...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Pet Hazard Alert! Educating your veterinary clients on common household dangers

Pet Hazard Alert Educating Your Veterinary Clients On Common Household Dangers
Posted in Guest Blogger at 12 September, 2019

You can help to keep your veterinary patients safe by educating pet owners on common household dangers. While pet owners might be aware that certain plants and foods pose a risk to animals, there are numerous other dangers around the home that might not b...

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional Insurance
 

Avoid making mistakes & you may not grow into the best possible version of you (part 1)

Avoid Making Mistakes And You May Not Grow Into The Best Possible Version Of You Red
Posted in Our Community at 05 September, 2019

Most veterinarians have a long history of success & achievement, so when faced with the embarrassment of failure it can be a uncomfortable space to occupy. So how do we get past this? It's the weekend. You've had a challenging week at work, but you coped...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... KICK ASS VETS

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 04 September, 2019

KICK ASS VETS provides practical, tangible and immediately implementable tools to help EMPOWER veterinarians to fall back in love with their career. They are absolute experts at understanding where associate vets are coming from when working in clinical p...

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Posted by Dr Ann Herbst, KICK ASS VETS
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 17 - Conclusion

So Many Other Things - The Reality of Working in Veterinary Practice Conclusion
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 29 August, 2019

Scientists, detectives, carers, shepherds, counsellors, colleagues, mentors, mediators, negotiators, advocates, risk managers.

There are many skills that veterinary services workers will need to have beyond treating sick animals. The reality is the fir...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 4: Appreciation is an essential ingredient

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 4 Appreciation Is An Essential Ingredient 2
Posted in Management at 29 August, 2019

Having the right TEAM and culture is essential to the success of your veterinary practice. In the final post in the series Making Your Veterinary Team Great Again we'll be talking about the second most important ingredient in any high performing team whic...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about.... Improve International

3 Things I bet you didn't know about.. Improve International
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 27 August, 2019

Improve International Australia provides veterinary education through year-long modular programs and weekend fast track courses with a focus on practical small group teaching. Find out what else they're experts at and how they can make your life easier......

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Posted by Rachel Olson, Improve International
 

Successful results 7 weeks after introducing laser therapy to our veterinary practice

Successfully Introducing Laser Therapy Treatment To Our Veterinary Practice 4
Posted in Operations at 27 August, 2019

At Vetsone we're in the same business as all other practising Veterinarians and so we focus on providing a range of products that we believe are useful for clients, pets and importantly, business profitability. One of these products is the Berylas Laser T...

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Posted by Dr Mark Weingarth, Veterinarian & Director Vetsone
 

Making Your Veterinary Team Great Again Part 3: Trust is an essential ingredient

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 3 Trust Is An Essential Ingredient 2
Posted in Management at 22 August, 2019

Having the right TEAM and culture is essential to the success of your veterinary practice. Now we need to identify the two most important ingredients for building high-performance teams. We'll cover the first one in this post and the second one in the nex...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

It's ok not to be ok. The benefits of a Mood Board for your veterinary team

Aec Image 1
Posted in Our Community at 22 August, 2019

A few week's ago I came across an awesome post on Instagram from Animal Emergency Centre (@aecvets) with images and an explanation of their brilliant Mood Board: It's OK to not be OK. Each shift the team picks a feeling they're currently relating to and w...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie with Amy Noonan & Todd Wade from AEC
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 - Full Responsibility

4. So Many Other Things - The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 Full Responsibility
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 15 August, 2019

In preparation for work as a vet or a vet nurse, education is required and significant work experience is essential. As much as university must provide the former, the onus is on the individual for the latter. Though, no matter how much preparation throug...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Again Part 2: You can't rely on 'Superstars'

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 2 You Cant Rely On Superstars Red
Posted in Management at 15 August, 2019

In Part 1 we used the analogy of ducks and geese to demonstrate how a team working in harmony and synergy can produce 71% more output than a single individual could possibly achieve on their own - and with a lot less effort and stress. In this post we'll...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

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

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 15 August, 2019

Medical Plus is a world leader and major supplier of high quality veterinary specific imaging equipment with a presence in the Middle East, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Find out what they're experts at & how they can make your life easier......

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Posted by Aimee Rapone, MedicalPlus
 

Acupuncture as adjunctive modality to treat symptoms of intervertebral disc disease in a beagle

Murphy's Story - Acupuncture Case Study
Posted in Operations at 13 August, 2019

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in dogs is one of the common neurological conditions seen in practice. It is caused by displacement of part of the intervertebral disc, often located in the thoracolumbar and cervical region, causing pain and neurologica...

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Posted by Dr Alison Shen, BVSc (Hons) CVE (IVAS) Aussie Mobile Vet, Brisbane
 

Four words to help you move forward in your veterinary career.

Four Words To Help You Move Forward In Your Veterinary Career V2 Red
Posted in Our Community at 08 August, 2019

On the 16th October, there's an awesome 1 day symposium being held in Sydney. Four-Words Forwards! is a 1-day workshop promoting wellbeing and tapping into resources we may not know we have. Our speakers will provide bite-sized insights, with a focus on...

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Posted by Dr Anne Fawcett
 

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 1: Do you want a team of eagles or ducks?

Make Your Veterinary Team Great Part 1 Do You Want A Team Of Eagles Or Ducks Red
Posted in Management at 08 August, 2019

Having the right TEAM and culture is essential to the success of your veterinary practice. Being brutally honest, most Veterinary practice teams that I have seen over the last 20 years are dysfunctional. Many people who work in vet are here only because...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Social Domination

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 08 August, 2019

Social Domination is a social media agency supporting businesses to build their brand online using Facebook and Instagram advertising and free social media strategies. They are absolute experts at growing your business using social media to dominate your...

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Posted by Elisha DeJonge, Social Domination
 

Vet Long And Prosper

Vet Long And Prosper Red
Posted in Our Community at 01 August, 2019

Your veterinary career is like launching a rocket... Google tells me that the edge of the universe is expanding outwards at 68 kilometres per second per megaparsec. To clarify: a parsec equals 3.26 million light years, and a megaparsec equals a million pa...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra,
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 15 - First Steps

So Many Other Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Part 15 1
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 01 August, 2019

The beginning of a career in veterinary services extends far back before the first day of work after graduation. A few Brudine vets worked as vet nurses before or during study. Some grew up in the country, some in the city. All had a love of...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Chow Slow

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 25 July, 2019

Many pet dogs and cats eat their food too quickly which can result in indigestion, bloating and regurgitation. Chow Slow custom slow feeder bowls make it impossible for pets to eat their food too quickly. 1. They are absolute experts at........

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Posted by Harvey Green, Chow Slow
 
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