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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.

“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.

Our tips to work smarter, and reduce stress

According to Eurostat, the average UK employee works 42.5 hours a week, one of the highest in Europe. If you're like most veterinarians, you're probably clocking well over this figure, and with that comes stress - the feeling of being 'busy' can cause stress leading to burnout. So below are our tips to improve stress levels in the practice.

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?

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.

Armed to the teeth (with features)

The busy post-Christmas, health focussed January is now over, and for many, February brings your practices first chance to focus on marketing. And where better to start than to take a good look at your own arsenal of weapons. Arsenal of weapons?…

A flawless customer journey, it all starts in the waiting room! – Part 2

With Animana's waiting-time report, you can get insights into your clinics' performance from a customer perspective, and learn where resource and process adjustments need to be made. It starts with an appointment. Often the waiting room is…

A flawless customer journey, it all starts in the waiting room! – Part 1

Part 1: From valuation to expectation management Animana's waiting time report is designed to give you a better insight into how your clinic is performing, allowing you to make adjustments for a smoother customer-patient journey; where staff,…