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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.

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,…

5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Veterinary Practice Management System

Your practice management system touches every aspect of your practice, from the ease with which you can communicate with your customers to the quality of care you’re able to offer your patients. Are you considering switching practice management…

3 reasons why you should integrate your IDEXX analysers with Animana

What is two-way integration? When you implement two-way diagnostic integration, diagnostic order and result information flow seamlessly back and forth between your practice management software (where orders are placed and results are received),…