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Delusional Parasitosis - What Should Veterinarians Do?

Posted by Lori Hehn on May 22, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Have you ever heard of Delusional Parasitosis? It isn't very common, but is a very real issue that you may come across in vet practice. 

This is a human disease or syndrome, where an owner believes that they or their pets are infested with a parasite or organism that isn't there.

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Topics: Clients, Client Situations, Veterinary Clients, Delusional Parasitosis

Increasing Social Media Reach For Your Vet Practice!

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Chances are, you are fluent in using social media in your daily life. The majority of Americans are on their phone on average of 5 hours per day. That number is staggering!

So, if you are looking for a great way to reach your clients, look no further than the device in your hand.

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Topics: Veterinary Clients, Vet Practice

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

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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