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The Dreaded Task: 4 Important Tips When Firing a Veterinary Client

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 30, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Ah, the dreaded task. We do everything possible to provide excellent customer service to our clients and the best medical care to our patients. Although rare, the need to fire a veterinary client from the practice may arise at some point during your career.

I have seen thousands of clients, and as I mentioned in my recent blog post (5 types of Clients and How to Handle them), have only had to fire  a few in the past (almost 14 years). The circumstances were beyond repair, and I was faced with having to actually carry out this process myself. So, what happens?

Is there a right way to do this?

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Topics: Veterinary Clients

When a Veterinary Oncologist’s Work Really Hits Home

Posted by Ira Gordon on January 29, 2018 at 11:21 AM

I got the call on January 12th 2017 from my parents across the country in California that their/our 10.5 year-old Golden Doodle, “Yankee” had just experienced a generalized seizure, the first of his life. 

It lasted for what seemed like an eternity but was probably just a few minutes and my parents were extremely worried.  Fortunately, the episode subsided and no additional seizures occurred immediately after.  

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Topics: Veterinary Blogs, Cancer, Oncology

How Hard is it to Get Into Veterinary School? A Look at the Acceptance Rate

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 26, 2018 at 7:13 AM

You have heard that it is nearly impossible to get into veterinary school. But, what odds are you looking at? Have you already been accepted? If so, Congratulations!

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Topics: Vet School, Acceptance Rate

5 Types of Veterinary Clients and How to Handle Them

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 21, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Veterinary clients are just people like us. They all have different personalities, expectations, and pets with a variety of issues.

Identifying certain traits in clients can be helpful in how we manage their appointments, interaction, and also our stress levels, especially for new graduates.

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Topics: Veterinary Clients

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