Pets at Home is delighted to announce the acquisition of joint venture veterinary business, Vets4Pets. Following this acquisition Pets at Home will integrate Vets4Pets’ 93 stand-alone veterinary practices with its existing 116 in-store joint venture vet business, Companion Care. The integration of Vets4Pets and Companion Care will create a strong player in the small animal [...]
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Every fortnight Dr. John Sheridan releases an informative video series that covers a variety of issues in opening, running and maintaining a successful veterinary practice. The series is completely free and has a of detailed information you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Episode 56 explores creating an exceptional veterinary team, doing more for less stress and how you reach decisions. You can see the full episode at www.veterinarybusinessvideoshow.com.
To see a quick 5 minute teaser click the video below:
The late Mary Brancker has left a generous portion of her estate to the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, ensuring the care and promotion of wellbeing within the veterinary community.
Mary was one of few female veterinary surgeons when she qualified in 1937 and was a vet of great ambition and skill. Mary founded the Society of Women Veterinary Surgeons, served on the BVA Council and earnt an OBE serving as BVA President.
The Veterinary Benevolent Fund provides Vet Helplines for vets who are under stress or feel they need someone to talk to, and emergency services should they be needed. Many vets suffer from addiction, stress and mental illness and Vetlife is unique in providing a service allowing vets to speak, in confidence, to advisors who can help. The Veterinary Benevolent Fund can also provide financial aid to vets in need. You can access their services here.
This gift will go a long way in ensuring the best care is given to vets when they need it, and will serve as a reminder of Mary Brancker’s tremendous generosity and commitment to the veterinary community.
If you would like to donate to the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, click here.
Vets have very different experiences with social media. Some vets embrace social media for their practices and tweet/update personally, others realise the importance of this new marketing stream but don’t really understand it, and some have no idea whatsoever. So how about another social media site to manage!
Google+ is the latest social media venture released by Google as direct competition to Facebook and Twitter. Google+ incorporates features from both systems and has been heralded as the ‘next big thing’, with millions of users registered already.
Is it worth your practice getting ahead and getting on Google+ during this early stage? If so, how do you use it?
Amy Thorne RVN of NKR Vets has written a comprehensive guide on blood transfusions, including precise information as to volumes that should be collected, identifying markers and correct procedure.
It’s safe to say most vets know how to perform a blood transfusion correctly, but there is a lot of extra information here of genuine interest.
Take a look here.
March 14, 2011 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Avian, Biochemistry, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Exotics, Feline, Fish, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Human, Husbandry, Immunology, Lagomorph, Marine Mammal, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, Porcine, Poultry, Practice Management, Practice Management News, Practices, Primate, Public Health, Reproduction, Reptile / Amphibian, Respiratory, Rodent, Small Ruminants, State Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, UK, Urogenital, Veterinary Schools, Wildlife, Zoo species
The introduction of the new Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing has seen an increase in numbers of both students and training practices, according to statistics released by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Since January, the RCVS has approved over 30 more Training and Auxiliary Training Practices, bringing to a total of 1,559 [...]
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