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“I found this on the internet” – how to deal with self-diagnosing

"I did some googling myself, and I think…" or "I found this on the internet" - it's common for many pet owners to turn to the internet to diagnose before they contact you. Owners turn to the internet as they think it's the most efficient way. Admit it - you've done the same for yourself - googling your symptoms before going to a doctor. But what does that search for answers yield? Simple - nothing at all! It's a terrible idea.

‘Roller coaster 2020’ – Why this was your year!

From the moment you join the queue, you are full of expectations. You've already had a good look at the roller coaster, and you have a good idea of how the ride will go... You probably thought precisely the same about the New Year in December 2019 - good intentions, all the plans, and goals set. But even before the 'waiting' was well and truly over, the 2020 'ride' started.

Never waste a good crisis…

Around mid-February it became clear that this was going to be a completely different year. In March, the 'crisis' started, and all plans went overboard as the country went into lockdown.

Believe in data, not opinions

Do you make decisions based on feelings or information? Typically our instinct is to follow our emotions, but the question is whether this is the best thing to do. After all, you always want to avoid the feeling of “what if” afterwards. As…

Do more with less

Communicating via text messages represents a challenge due to the length of text messages. So how do you effectively inform your customer using a limited number of characters?

How you have inspired us in two significant ways

In July 2019, you might have seen a message asking to help us out with our Learning & Knowledge Survey. Through the survey we aimed to understand what, when, and how you want to learn. We received many responses, and we would like to thank…

2020 – A Decade for Millennials

Should this be the year you make some significant changes to your practice? You're probably wondering "Why?" or "How?" - easy; your customer base is going to change! This year you'll start to see more 'millennials' or 'generation Y' (people born between 1981 and 2000) come to your practice for the first time as pet owners.

The best experience is the new standard

Are you a veterinary nurse, receptionist, accountant, cleaner, intern or the veterinarian in a veterinary practice? For the pet owner, 'The Veterinarian' is more than a single profession - it stands for the whole experience - a brand.

Cutting through the noise (5 tips for good customer service)

We know; you're most at home behind the scenes - whether it's in the operating room, or perhaps monitoring patients. It's not something to be ashamed of as most veterinary professionals are more comfortable with pets than with people - it's what you've trained to do. But let's be honest - we are in a sector that also revolves around people - pet owners. We must ensure that customer service remains high, as this immediately benefits the care of the pet, and in this modern-day, good experiences mean good business. Because we know it's not easy, here are our five tips to help you maintain customer service.

A guide to choosing a veterinary practice management system

A practice management system (PMS) is a significant investment for any veterinary clinic or hospital, so it’s essential to think it through and explore options before you commit to a specific vendor. Choosing veterinary software involves checking…