It's not uncommon for vets, technicians, and hospital managers to decide to switch things up and start working in a different type of practice. Whether it's going from general practice to emergency medicine or vice versa, there are lots of things to consider while making the switch.
Feeding our hospitalized patients can be a challenge at times. From finicky felines to feeding tubes, we've determined the top 5 difficulties of feeding in-patients!
The very first person a client will likely communicate with in your practice is the receptionist. This interaction usually sets the tone for the client's visit to your clinic, so it doesn't surprise anyone that this really is a huge "make it or break it" part of your hospital!
Too often this crucial role is overlooked and undervalued, so we wanted to point out all of the fantastic reasons why we love veterinary receptionists (and why you should, too!).
Many people think that it takes grand gestures to make their team happy and feel appreciated. Working together year round to make everyone’s lives easier, and doing little day to day things for each other are just as important. So without further ado, here are the top six things you can do in the clinic to brighten someone’s day.
Vet techs: we love our job, but there are always frustrations when it comes to doing it! One of those things can be administering IV fluids. Here are some common issues we have with this part of the job (and some solutions).
Are you an ambitious veterinary practice owner with great plans for the future? We know that competition is tough with new veterinary clinics popping up all the time, but luckily there are few things you can do to help your practice stand out from the bunch (and they don't have to cost a fortune!).
We all know that as humans, we're programmed to make mistakes and (hopefully) learn from them after they realize we've committed one. But what if someone is continuously repeating the same mistake and doesn’t realize it? How badly affected a veterinary practice will be if this "someone" is the boss? Managing a veterinary practice and keeping everything in order is definitely tough, but there are few things to avoid so you won’t be that "someone".
If you follow this blog, you know that I was a general practice technician for 9 years before joining Smart Flow. While I love my new work outside of the clinic, I must admit it was a bit of a struggle at first. I moved to a new city after I transitioned from clinic work, and as I stood at the reception desk of the local vet clinic waiting to pay for my cat food and it hit me: I was officially a client. And let me tell you, life seemed a whole lot different from the other side of the counter.