VetStrategy Celebrates RVT Month 2022

November 14, 2022

This October marked Canada’s 6th annual RVT Month. As the leading network of veterinary hospitals in the country, we celebrated our registered veterinary technicians by sharing their unique insights into the field. They put on many hats throughout the day and have a perspective of their own when it comes to veterinary medicine. RVTs help ensure patients receive proper care, …

TIPS TO EXERCISE WITH YOUR DOG

September 14, 2022

Love working out from home, but find your dog is always getting in the way by jumping up or licking your face? At VetStrategy we know how you feel!   For our health and wellbeing, it’s important to incorporate exercise regularly, and we came up with some handy tips to help you hit your exercise goals while helping to settle them …

Butter Yourself Up for a Better You!

August 3, 2022

You give your life to your patients. You work around the clock for your practice. But what about you? When do you actually pause to practice self-care? Omitting to take a moment for yourself can not only impact your personal well-being, it can also affect the way you do your job. Dr. Heidi Hulon, DVM, CCFP, Regional Consulting Veterinarian at …

The Psychologically Safe Co-Worker: Teamwork, Not Silos

May 31, 2022

Coral has appreciated the opportunity to consult various workplaces looking for a new way of looking at mistakes. She has discovered a continuous improvement mindset has built up her resilience and helped her to be better able to overcome problems and use them to improve her approaches to workplace improvement, communication, and project management. Coral Doherty, RVT Certified Psychological Health …

Stepping Away From Practice Ownership: Three Things to Keep in Mind

April 27, 2022

Dr. Saye Clement was the co-owner for over 18 years of a 7,577 sq. ft. practice, Carling Animal Hospital, located in Ottawa, ON. In addition to being a practicing DVM, she often lectures about practice management and sits as an advisor on several veterinary councils. In September 2021, she and her co-owner made the decision to partner with VetStrategy. Dr. …

Parasite Season

April 13, 2022

Days are longer, spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. With the COVID-19 pandemic making everything more complex, this usually busy season for clinics and hospitals poses even more challenges to animal health professionals and practice owners. From preparing your team to improving communication with clients, Senani Ratnayake, Director of Learning and Engagement at Vet Alliance/GlobalVet, answers …

How to Approach the Nutrition Conversation With Your Clients

March 15, 2022

Nutrition can be a touchy subject for some pet parents, as it has ties into something emotional – their pet! We know that good nutrition can increase the health and longevity of pets so how can we overcome the barriers that may stop us from having this important conversation? In this article Robin Saar RVT, VTS (Nutrition), Nutrition Education and …

Happiness at Work

March 11, 2022

Coral has appreciated the opportunity to consult various workplaces looking for a new way of looking at mistakes. She has discovered a continuous improvement mindset has built up her resilience and helped her to be better able to overcome problems and use them to improve her approaches to workplace improvement, communication, and project management. She has developed a Continuous Improvement …

Making Mental Health a Priority

January 25, 2022

Mental health affects many, including veterinary professionals Wednesday, January 26, 2022 marks the 12th annual #BellLetsTalk Day campaign. This year’s theme is “Supporting ourselves and each other”. Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5 cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, and use of their …

Improving Operational Efficiencies in Veterinary Practices

December 1, 2021

Time is a finite resource! Time is precious! Time is money! As part of a good practice management strategy, we should regularly review established protocols and processes and ensure we are improving our work flows. Here are three potential “high pay-off’ areas according to Heather Lowe AHT, MBA. Heather Lowe AHT, MBA  Is increasing the use of technology for client …