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What to do when a veterinary colleague or client self-discloses or talks about suicide

What to do when a veterinary colleague self discloses or talks about suicide
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 11 July, 2019

What do you say if someone tells you they want to end it all? Important advice from psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton... "Don't tell anyone, but I want to end it all". These are words none of us want to hear. Why? Because often we feel incredibly uncomfort...

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Posted by Dr Nadine Hamilton, Love Your Pet Love Your Vet
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Fourlimb Surgical Solutions

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 11 July, 2019

Fourlimb Surgical Solutions is the home of veterinary orthopaedics & are dedicated to the supply & development of the highest quality orthopaedic products. They are absolute experts at..... Aall things orthopaedic including, cruciate surgery, patella luxa...

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Posted by Susannah Menzies, Fourlimb Surgical Solutions
 

Winter is coming & so is Single Touch Payroll - are you compliant?

Winter Is Coming
Posted in Guest Blogger at 09 July, 2019

Ok so winter is here and STP has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. It stands for Single Touch Payroll. Still none the wiser? Don't worry, you aren't alone, but if you are one of the 700,000 small businesses in Australia with one or more employees, then...

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Posted by Nicola Jones, BAS Agent, Brilliant Bookkeeping & BAS Services
 

Some breeds are an "anatomical disaster" How can we educate veterinary clients & pet owners?

How should we educate veterinary clients & pet owners that some breeds are anatomical disasters?
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2019

"Owners must be told some breeds are born to a lifetime of suffering, even if it means upsetting clients and putting livelihoods on the line" I shared this post on Facebook during the week & the range of responses ......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 13 - Veterinarian, Heal Thyself

So Many Other Things Part 13 Veterinarian Heal Thyself
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 04 July, 2019

Given the range of experience levels and years in the industry present at Brudine, from new graduates to lifers, a lot of wisdom around personal care was offered. Dr Fiona Starr says what most staff seemed to think was essential: "the ability to compartme...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 things I bet you didn't know about...Heart Harmony Communications

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

Heart Harmony Communications ... we get you online without the overwhelm. Need a new website for your practice? Heart Harmony Communications can help! 1. They are absolute experts at... Creating websites that not only look brilliant, they turn lookers in...

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Posted by Ingrid Cliff, Chief Web Wizard, Heart Harmony Communications
 

Veterinary Medicine is an art - its' time to re-frame your perceptions

Veterinary Medicine Is An Art
Posted in Guest Blogger at 27 June, 2019

How often do you feel guilty for charging for a service? Have you done things and not charged for them, because they were 'easy' jobs, or 'only took a minute'? I have to confess that during my working life I would have done hundreds of procedures for free...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about...Practice Sale Search

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 27 June, 2019

Practice Sale Search is the leading vet brokerage in Australia, with the country's largest database of vet practice buyers and sellers. It handles all aspects of the practice sale, from marketing and viewings, to contract and settlement negotiations.......

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Posted by Simon Palmer, Practice Sale Search
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Veterinary Apps

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in Guest Blogger at 20 June, 2019

The ONLY Australian iPad Apps specifically designed for use during veterinary consults. Improve client communication, compliance & consistency in your practice. They are absolute experts at helping veterinary practices save money and time......

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Posted by Jessica Mabilia, Veterinary Apps
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 12 - Support System Ascending

So Many Other Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Part 12 Support System Ascending
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 18 June, 2019

Karen Connell (see previous article, Rate, Risk, Care) was keen to point out her study is just one of many around the world exploring mental health in veterinary services. She also felt it important to highlight that the research being done, and the growi...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Veterinary Buyers Group

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 13 June, 2019

VBG is a buying group who aims to reduce expenditure, increase profit and help to improve the way their member's practices are managed. They are absolute experts at.......

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Posted by Jessica Mabilia, Veterinary Buyers Group
 

Veterinary Social Media 101: Managing negative comments and reviews

Social Media 101 Managing Negative Comments And Reviews Red
Posted in Social Media at 12 June, 2019

Social media 101 for your veterinary practice: managing negative comments & reviews... These days social media is part and parcel of being in business yet while we all know that social media can be very rewarding it can also be damaging ........

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Posted by Leanne Pilpott, Pet Professional Insurance
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 11 - Rate, Risk, Care

So Many Other Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Rate Risk Care Part 11
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 06 June, 2019

Cosmo's heartbreaking death continued to impact some of Brudine's staff beyond the moments, hours and days after. Dr Charlie Webb, who has handling Cosmo's case and who relayed the tragic events to Cosmo's owner, was replaying the events of the day, over...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Love Your Pet Love Your Vet

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 06 June, 2019

Love Your Pet Love Your Vet aims to raise awareness of veterinarian wellbeing, reduce the stigma in seeking help and provide support to veterinary professionals. Find out what they're experts at & how they can make your life easier......

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Posted by Dr Nadine Hamilton, Love Your Pet Love Your Vet
 

Acupuncture as an adjunct to treatment of lumbosacral and degenerative joint disease in a pug

Kevins Story Integrate Acupuncture Into Your Veterinary Clinic
Posted in Guest Blogger at 06 June, 2019

Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is an often debilitating disorder of geriatric dogs of all breeds. It is the result of active biochemical and biomechanical processes which lead to destabilisation and destruction of .......

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Posted by Dr Jennifer Robinson, Veterinarian (DE), CVE (IVAS) Melbourne Veterinary Acupuncture
 

12 Secret Sleuthing Steps to Successful Reference Checks

12 Secret Sleuthing Steps To Successful Reference Checks
Posted in Management at 06 June, 2019

Ahh reference checks, ok I admit it - I hate doing them. But there is NO way I would ever hire someone without doing at least two and sometimes three reference checks. Why? Well believe it or not but some people lie! Shocking I know .........

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Winter's HERE! It's time to change your veterinary social media images & posts

Winter Is Here Its Time To Update Your Veterinary Social Media Images Posts
Posted in Social Media at 30 May, 2019

Winter's here and offers a great opportunity to connect with your clients & freshen things up a bit on your website and social media accounts. It also offers more opportunities to educate your clients with tips on how to look after their pets durin...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... VETtalk tv

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 23 May, 2019

VETtalk tv offer personalised video & audio communications solutions for your veterinary business - whether online, on-hold, via email or in person! 1. They are absolute experts at creating compelling video stories about what really happens when a pet is...

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Posted by Kaye Browne, Co-Producer VETtalktv
 

Simple ideas to help you and your veterinary clinic become more eco-friendly

Simple Ideas To Become More Eco Friendly
Posted in Guest Blogger at 23 May, 2019

A few weeks ago, we welcomed AniPal to the Vetanswers Community. Founded by veterinarian Dr Stephanie Stubbs, AniPal uses waste to create beautiful, recycled and sustainable dog collars and leads. Stephanie is passionate about reducing our impact on the...

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Posted by Dr Stephanie Stubbe, AniPal
 

The person behind the business - Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice

The Person Behind The Business Turbo Charge Your Business
Posted in The Person Behind the Business.. at 22 May, 2019

Turbo Charge your Practice can help you to transform your Veterinary Practice into a powerful, profitable and effective investment. I'm endlessly curious about people and why they do what they do so I asked Diederik some questions......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 
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