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Hi Member,

As I'm putting this eNews together, there's lots of chatter online about the severe outage experienced by Facebook, Instagram & Whatsapp... And this is the perfect example as to why you need your own blog AND email list (see the blog post from last week: I'm struggling to keep up with social media, now we need a veterinary blog??!! :()

At this stage we still don't know what caused the outage - but imagine if the problem was ongoing...and you didn't have a blog OR an email list? How would you keep in contact with your clients and followers? So yes, you need a blog, an email list AND social media.

Now for this week! We've got 3 big, beautiful, new, blog posts. :)

The first is from guest blogger Gillian Shippen who has recently become Fear Free Certified - and thinks you should too!

The next post is Part 6 in our ongoing series: So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 6 - For Love or Money. I love the wonderful photos and the honesty in Michael's posts (check out the lunch roster photo!).

The third post is one to help satisfy my endless curiousity about why people do what they do. We asked Liz Walden to tell us why she developed Pet Professional, what she wants to achieve and what that means for you as a business owner. Let's be honest - none of us wants to pay for insurance, but we also know it's a business necessity, so why not find out more about someone who actually wants to be the best?

Our aim is to help you - save time, connect & discover!

Enjoy your reading :)

Judy Signature

Vetanswers Blog Posts....

Fear Free: When veterinary clients are talking about it, it's time to get on board (Guest Post)

If you think Fear Free is going away, you may need to think again. Guest Blogger, Gillian Shippen explains why she believes it's time for everyone who works with animals to consider getting Fear Free certified.

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 6 - For Love or Money (Guest Post)

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 private business, with cost the friction point between the two....

The person behind the business - Professional Pet Insurance

The person behind the business... Liz Walden, Pet Professional (Guest Post)

I'm endlessly curious about people and why they do what they do. So when a company joins our Community, I'm always interested to find out more. This week Liz explains why she started Pet Professional, and most importantly, how she can help you.


Welcome to the Vetanswers Business Directory with our Free Membership.....

Veterinary Business Video Show

VeterinaryBusiness.org is a private, members-only resource rich website for everyone with an interest in the business of veterinary practice worldwide.
Click here to visit 'Veterinary Business Video Show' in the Vetanswers Business Directory

Woof Resources

Woof Resources are committed and passionate about providing Veterinary Nurses and students with affordable continued education of the highest quality.
Click here to visit 'Woof Resources' in the Vetanswers Business Directory


Provet Cloud

Provet Cloud veterinary software is a cloud-based, easy to use practice management solution for private veterinarians, clinics and hospitals. Try it now for free!
Click here to visit 'Provet Cloud' in the Vetanswers Business Directory


VNCA Conference: 3 - 5 April 2019, Brisbane

Reach For The Stars - there's still time to register!

Three international speakers have been invited to the 25th VNCA Conference, Kenchiro Yagi, Harold Davis Jr and Angel Rivera, and they'll be delivering a diverse range of sessions across the three days.

There are over 50 engaging sessions on offer click here to view the full program

2019 VNCA Conference


What does an exceptional leader look like? (HRD)

There are some interesting points in this post from the expected:

"Exceptional leaders have a strong sense of where the organisation is heading towards and where it needs to head towards,”

to the unexpected:

"Interestingly, the research found that every exceptional leader exercised on a regular basis and commented afterward as to how important this was to help them in their leadership role.

“They had learnt that the days that they did not exercise were the days that they were less effective,” said O’Sullivan.

“They also learnt over time that the days they were having a tough day at work were the days to increase their exercise."

"Moreover, exceptional leaders don’t always start off with the goal to become an exceptional leader..."


Resource: 2019 AAHA Dental Care Plan for Dogs & Cats

2019 AAHA Dental Plan

"The 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats outline a comprehensive approach to support companion animal practices in improving the oral health and often, the quality of life of their canine and feline patients. The guidelines are an update of the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats"

Click on the link below to download a 21 page pdf that includes "..photographically illustrated, 12-step protocol describes the essential steps in an oral health assessment, dental cleaning, and periodontal therapy. Recommendations are given for general anesthesia, pain management, facilities, and equipment necessary for safe and effective delivery of care. To promote the wellbeing of dogs and cats through decreasing the adverse effects and pain of periodontal disease, these guidelines emphasize the critical role of client education and effective, preventive oral healthcare."


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