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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Pet Care Pharmacy

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Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 25 January, 2019

1. They are absolute experts at..... Pet Care Pharmacy are the absolute experts at supplying affordable pet prescription medicines! 2. The one thing that makes them different from their competitors is.... The one thing that makes Pet Care Pharmacy differ...

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Posted by Janet Lieu, Pharmist In Charge, Pet Care Pharmacy
 

Essential Resources to help you get organised in your veterinary practice in 2019

Vetanswers 2019 Calendar Blog
Posted in Operations at 24 January, 2019

Updated and improved resources to help you get your social media and blogging planning off to a great start in 2018....

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Tips for self-care over the Christmas holidays...& every day

Tips For Self Care Over The Christmas Holidays Every Other Day
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 20 December, 2018

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
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 3 - After-Hours

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Posted in So Many Other Things... at 13 December, 2018

Holding a mirror to the veterinary industry... The challenges of after-hours work are known to many - trying to work out what's going on, determining correct drug doses, sometimes with little experience and often with no backup.......

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2 Comments   Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Warning! Be alert for the dreaded ‘End of Year Fatigue Syndrome’ in your veterinary team

Warning Be Alert For The Dreaded End Of Year Fatigue Syndrome In Your Veterinary Team
Posted in Guest Blogger at 06 December, 2018

Have you noticed any signs of fatigue, grumpiness, stress or a strange wild-eyed look in the eyes of any of your staff? If the staff in question also have children then they may already be suffering from the dreaded 'end of year fatigue syndrome' - a str...

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1 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 2 - Hustle & Bustle

So Many Other Things Part 2 Hustle And Bustle
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 06 December, 2018

The rhythm of a typical day at Brudine is dictated by an ongoing tussle between order and unpredictability. Setting order are the appointments schedule (for consultations) and the hospital board (for surgeries, diagnostics, observations and boarders). Lik...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice - Part 1

So Many Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Part 1
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 29 November, 2018

Holding a mirror to the veterinary industry to see the realities you work with every day. I came across Michael Weinhardt's 'So Many Other Things' photographic essay and accompanying articles a couple of weeks ago. I was drawn to the honesty in the photos...

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3 Comments   Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

6 tips to make 2019 the best year ever for your veterinary business

6 Tips To Make 2019 The Best Year Ever In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 November, 2018

There is more (veterinary and non-veterinary) competition out there it's getting tougher every month - and resting on your laurels will ensure that you fall behind. It's time to set your practice up for a fabulous 2019. Waiting until January 1, 2019, is t...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

How to simplify your veterinary writing to suit clients & the public

How To Simplify Your Veterinary Writing To Suit Clients And The Public
Posted in Client Service at 14 November, 2018

Quite often when I read veterinary posts, I ask myself, "How much of this post will the public understand?" As well as being a veterinarian, I am a medical writer. I am passionate about communicating health and medical information with the public.......

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Posted by Dr Meredith Crowhurst
 

Vettips from VetPrac: 3 top tips for gastrointestinal endoscopy in your veterinary clinic

Vettips From Vetprac 3 Top Tips For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy In Your Veterianry Practice
Posted in Operations at 07 November, 2018

Dr Richard Burchell lends us an insight into how to effectively undertake Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in your veterinary clinic. Tip 1: Know your equipment Understanding exactly how your equipment works, and what its capabilities are will greatly enhance...

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Posted by VetPrac
 

Hate performance reviews? What about using The Stay Interview with your veterinary team?

Hate Performance Reviews What About Using The Stay Interview Instead
Posted in Management at 01 November, 2018

Let's be honest - NO one really enjoys performance reviews but what if there was a better way to improve engagement and reduce turnover? We all know the dearth of good staff lately and so it's more important than ever to retain excellent team members...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

First Call For Dogs - Dr Alex Hynes new book for dog owners

Dr Alex Hynes First Call For Dogs 2
Posted in Our Community at 25 October, 2018

A fabulous new resource for Australian dog owners (your veterinary clients!) has just been published. We asked the author of First Call For Dogs, Dr Alex Hynes, to tell us what her new book is all about and how she hopes it will help pet owners.....

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Posted by Dr Alex Hynes, Animal Emergency Service
 

Sow's Ear to Silk Purse Episode 4: Welcoming change for both your veterinary team & clients!

Sows Ear To Silk Purse Episode 4 Accepting Change 4
Posted in Sows Ear to Silk Purse Challenge at 18 October, 2018

With overall growth at Highlands Veterinary Hospital, sitting at 45% (& 76% in September!) I had some questions to ask Dr Diederik Gelderman about how such massive change had been accepted by existing staff (& clients!) and what he felt were the key compo...

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2 Comments   Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Thinking of owning your own veterinary practice? What's stopping you?

Rouse Hill Family Vets 1
Posted in Management at 15 October, 2018

I've always admired Dr Belinda Parsons' use of social media & have often shared both her blog posts and vlogs so I was really pleased to find out that Belinda has recently opened her own mobile veterinary practice. But with all her other commitments - how...

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Posted by Dr Belinda Parsons, Rouse Hill Family Vets
 

Our Pets Health - helping to educate pet owners online

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 08 October, 2018

Our Pets Health - providing pet owners with quality, veterinarian created, online information A few months ago a new member Dr Alex Avery, joined Vetanswers and listed his business Our Pets Health under the Pet Care Education Business Type........

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Posted by Dr Alex Avery, Our Pets Health
 

10 things to say (& 10 not to say) to a friend suffering mental health problems

10 Things To Say And 10 Things Not To Say To A Friend Suffering Mental Health Problems
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 05 October, 2018

You may have a friend, family member or veterinary colleague suffering from mental health issues. But knowing what to say to offer help and support can be a challenge. You don&t want to say the wrong thing or something that may make them feel even worse....

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Posted by Rosie Overfield
 

Find purpose and you'll find your way in your veterinary career

Find Purpose And Youll Find Your Way In Your Veterinary Career V2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 27 September, 2018

There is no shortage of evidence that veterinarians the world over are struggling with their career. There is also no shortage of people with ideas and reasons why this is the case. Unsuitable university entry criteria, gender bias, and millennial work......

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Posted by Dr Dave Nicol, VetX
 

Sow's Ear to Silk Purse Episode 3: Week 19 where are we at?

From Sows Ear To Silk Purse Week 19 Where Are We At
Posted in Sows Ear to Silk Purse Challenge at 19 September, 2018

Welcome to the 3rd episode in our series: Turning a veterinary practice from a sow's ear into a silk purse. It's been a while since we checked in to see what's been happening at Highlands Veterinary Hospital so I contacted .......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

How do you move on and grow after leaving a long-term veterinary job?

How Do You Move On And Grow After Leaving A Long Term Veterinary Job
Posted in Our Community at 13 September, 2018

When you leave a long-term job because things no longer feel right - how do you move forward from the feelings of grief? How do you get back the motivation & spark? A difficult yet important question from a member of our Community......

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Posted by Anonymous
 

VetTips from VetPrac: How do you manage veterinary emergencies?

Vettip From Vetprac Tick
Posted in Operations at 07 September, 2018

3 quick tips for veterinary emergencies... Tip 1: In tick toxicity, respiratory failure can occur with or without the administration of tick antiserum In tick toxicity, respiratory failure can occur with or without administration of tick antiserum.......

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Posted by VetPrac
 

Spring has sprung! Time to connect with your veterinary clients

Spring Has Sprung Time To Connect With Your Veterinary Clients
Posted in Client Service at 06 September, 2018

Spring has sprung! And it offers another great opportunity to connect with your veterinary clients If you're looking for some new ideas to brighten up your website, social media or website, then the change of season is a great place to start ......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Ever had a colleague trash talk a veterinary client?

Ever Had A Colleague Trash Talk A Veterinary Client
Posted in Client Service at 30 August, 2018

Have you ever worked in a setting where staff would act one way towards clients, yet bag them out as soon as they leave? Telling them one thing to their face: "you're doing your best for Fluffy", but turning around and telling colleagues something differe...

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Posted by VetPrac
 

Australian Dog Lover - providing educational information for pet owners

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Posted in Our Community at 04 July, 2018

Where do your clients get their online pet information? Is it a reputable source? Have you heard of the Australian Dog Lover website and digital magazine? It's grown exponentially since its inception in October 2015 with over 845 articles on a wide range...

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Posted by Agnes Beugnon, Australian Dog Lover
 

Sow's Ear to Silk Purse Episode 2: Week 4 and there's change a trotter!

From Sows Ear To Silk Purse Episode 2 Theres Change A Trotter
Posted in Sows Ear to Silk Purse Challenge at 03 July, 2018

What's been achieved in the first four weeks? Three relatively small changes have led to a $20,000 increase in the last month......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie & Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Transparency builds trust in your veterinary practice

Transparency Builds Trust In Your Veterinary Practice 3
Posted in Client Service at 28 June, 2018

Every time I see a negative comment from a pet owner about their veterinarian, my heart drops. I know that almost everyone who works in a veterinary practice is there for the right reasons. Whether it's for the pure love for animals, to be an advocate......

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Why Don’t More Female Veterinarians Become Surgeons?

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Posted in Guest Blogger at 21 June, 2018

Ever wondered why there are so few female veterinary surgical specialists? Have you ever thought about why, despite veterinary science being a female-dominated profession, there are relatively few female veterinary surgical specialists .......

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Posted by VetPrac interviewing Dr Sue Gibbons
 

Turning a veterinary practice from a sow's ear to a silk purse

From Sows Ear To Silk Purse The Challenge
Posted in Sows Ear to Silk Purse Challenge at 21 June, 2018

Welcome to the first post in our new series: Turning a veterinary practice from a sow's ear into a silk purse. This week I received an email from Dr Diederik Gelderman which I have to admit, got me a little excited!...

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Improving the resilience of your veterinary team

Improving The Resilience Of Your Veterinary Team 2
Posted in Management at 07 June, 2018

Resilience is about overcoming challenges, managing change, dealing with adversity and reaching out for help. Recently, there seems to be more information and research available about improving the resilience of our veterinary teams and this is fantastic...

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Posted by Dr Natasha Wilks, BVSc Dip Coaching CAPP B3, High Performance Vets
 

Practicing focus in a world full of relentless demands

Practicing Focus In A World Full Of Relentless Demands
Posted in Management at 06 June, 2018

Multi-tasking isn't helping us - it's making us inefficient and unfocused. Few challenges seem greater today than delaying instant gratification and focusing on the activities that require greater effort but ultimately yield more enduring value........

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

Pizza punch cards & your veterinary practice culture & vision

Pizza Punch Cards Your Veterinary Practice 2
Posted in Client Service at 27 May, 2018

One night I went to pick up a pizza. I have a pizza punch card you know, so many punches, you get one free. This card had some spots for punching when you get a small pizza. I ordered a large pizza, so I asked the girl to punch my card and she did.......

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 
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