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Clear cut – the hairdresser’s secret

A beauty salon, restaurant, or hairdresser has a lot in common with your veterinary practice. All have recently adopted online tools to help them become expert planners - managing high demand and customer satisfaction.

Five tips for creating effective reminders

How do you ensure that an owner does not forget the next treatment or vaccination? How can you increase compliance? Before they even open the email, there are typically three things a pet owner sees when they receive an email. Based on what they see, they will decide to read the email (or not). Here are our tips for creating great reminder content.

Avoid holiday hassles – Five tips for the veterinary practice

Before you go on holiday, it's essential to assign your work as well as you can. Still, it sometimes happens that while you're away, things don't run smoothly - even the smallest things can impact practice productivity. We asked our colleagues from Customer Support for their most frequently asked questions relating to the absence of a colleague.

How to keep consultations running on time

A single consultation running overtime can have knock-on effects throughout your practice. We take a look at how to get reception working in harmony with consultations to ensure smooth running while maintaining excellent customer service.

How to improve patient no-show rates

There are many similarities and differences between human care and animal care. One attractive area to look at is patient 'no shows', where an appointment is made, but the patient does not attend. These are not only inconvenient but also expensive for your practice.

COVID-19; the last few months?

Yet another change in protocols can also create new challenges for your practice. People are also getting weary of anti-COVID-19 measures and becoming complacent, with a visible wafer-thin edge between willingness and frustration. But as well as being the most difficult, we know the last mile is also the most important, so here are our tips to help get through these (hopefully) final stages.

“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…