The personal experience of a dedicated veterinary practice owner
So you’ve toiled away for 20 years and built the practice to be busy, and at times, a chaotic business. You’ve purchased rental properties with the income and financially supported your family (if your partner has stuck around and raised the kids by themselves). You’ve tried to sneak away for short holidays with the family (especially when the kids wereRead more
Do you hate dentistry? Do you hide when a dental comes through the front door at your clinic? Read on to learn how you can transform yourself into a vet with a passion for dentistry!
Many children have dreams of becoming a vet when they grow up; not many of them have the same childhood view of veterinary science once they are qualified vets! Except for Dr Christine Hawke- a love ofRead more
No, not the movie and I promise John Candy won’t be sharing his stories today. This is simply a helping hand from VetPrac to make your travels a little less stressful.
A few weeks ago, as I was traveling on other business, I had the opportunity to test out the travel routes to our upcoming Navigating Difficult Clinical Encounters Conference. Having never been a city girl, coming to Sydney forRead more
How do you maximise the best return on your education? Both culturally AND financially…
What key leadership principles are required to successfully implement lasting change?
What changes do YOU need to make in order for your practice to reach its full potential??
Dr Gary Turnbull from Lincoln Institute, a boutique leadership company, is here with Vlog 2 to discuss how to set expectations and apply the skills you’ve learnt to your advantage. Curious about howRead more
Dr Peter Delisser has always been interested in using his hands to make and fix things, so it wasn’t surprising that within a few years of graduating, his interest in veterinary science quickly turned to all things surgical. He particularly likes the surgeries he can do and immediately see a difference, like urogenital surgery.
Pete is joining the VetPrac education team this year at the Perineal and Urogenital Surgery Workshop
Cathy wrote about why someone would need a wellbeing coach on our blog in December 2016. Recently I caught up with Cathy and found out what she’s been doing in both work and play. I discovered that Cathy is a huge giver; she believes that personal achievements are great, but helping others whilst growing yourself is even better.
The first hint I got about Cathy’s giving nature was when IRead more
The integument is one of the largest body organs, comprising approximately 12% of an adult dog’s body weight. The viscoelastic properties of skin are determined by the combination of its fluid viscosity and the elastic properties of the dermal proteins; collagenous, reticular and elastic fibres (Pavletic, 2003). These dermal fibres are surrounded by a mucopolysaccharide ground substance made up of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfuric acid.
Understanding WoundRead more
Tip 1: Dental X-Ray Machines
You don’t need a special machine! but you will need to work out a chart of settings. A starting point might be: kVp of 65 (small/toy breed dog and cats), 70 (15kg dog), 75 (25kg dog) and 85 (large breed dogs), mA of 100. Time depends on the film used, of course. If you are using standard cassettes, a time of 0.05 seconds is required,Read more
Dr Penny Tisdall
Qualifications: BSc (Vet) BVSc MVetClinStuds FANZCVS
Position/ Specialty: Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and Senior lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at University Of Adelaide
Penny graduated in 1994 and spent 3 years in private practice before starting a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Sydney that was completed in 2000. Since this Penny has been in private referral surgical and specialist practice, and locum surgical practice including positionsRead more
Less than two years into my veterinary career, I found myself the Practice Principal of a busy, sole charge practice. The experience was invaluable. I found myself managing a busy caseload and a small team of support staff when I was barely in my mid 20’s and I thrived on it. The downside was that while more senior veterinarians were just a phone call away, for the most partRead more
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