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How to make Furloughing work for you and your practice

March 25th, 2020 · Comments

Elaine Fisher is Senior HR Consultant for HR4Vets, delivered by Eagle HR in conjunction with HCR Law.  In this podcast, she shares the latest information she has had with regards to the government support offered to employees and employers via the Furlough scheme, including how it might work with split teams working one week on; one week off.   She also discusses other HR issues arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Peace in a War Zone: Managing conflict in the workplace Tracey Morley Jewkes

March 25th, 2020 · Comments

Peace in a War Zone: Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Tracey Morley Jewkes, Willows Referral Services & Veterinary Centre

Peace and harmony at work are things we all want. Occasionally things go wrong. How do you handle the heat? How do you carve a new path to turn the raging torrent into a stream of serenity and synergy with a few simple questions?
How do you transform handbags (or manbags) at dawn into harmony and happiness? Join Tracey for a few easy tools to add to your kit bag to take some of the more stressful elements of management into a calmer, more effective
place… fast!

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Sophie Aylett - Meadow Farm Vets

March 25th, 2020 · Comments

Sophie Aylett set up Meadow Farm Vets with her husband Richard ten years ago.  They cover Worcestershire and have expanded into neighbouring Shropshire.  Meadow Farm Vets were winners of the Small Practice Category in the SPVS Wellbeing Awards two years ago. Keeping her five permanent vets and the locums who join them during the busy spring period, happy and safe is Sophie’s key priority.

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A Small Vet Practice in the Pandemic

March 24th, 2020 · Comments

Dr Sarah Aldridge, Daventry Veterinary Clinic, UK. 

Sarah Aldridge founded Daventry Vets in 2001, a two woman, small animal practice. Sarah is likely to be typical of many small independent practices trying to make sense of the rapid and extraordinary changes facing her, her team and her clients. This podcast was recorded on Monday 23 March as Sarah took in the messages from the BVA webinar the day before.

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Vets, The Pandemic and America

March 24th, 2020 · Comments

Bash Harlow, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and a Licensed Veterinary Technician, New York and Pennsylvania, USA.

Bash Halow is a certified practice manager and licensed veterinary technician, based in New York . He is a veterinary business advisor with clients who are practice owners across the US. He describes the mood among vet practices he is talking to in the US and paints a vivid and sobering picture of his native New York as of Monday 23 March.

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Plastic and other Waste: Are you Compliant

March 22nd, 2020 · Comments

Anne Woolridge, Independent Safety Services (ISSL)

Are you confident that you are compliant in waste management? If so, whose advice are you taking?

You have legal, moral and professional obligations in terms of waste management and they are not always in complete alignment. Rules and regulations also change regularly. And even if you are putting all the correct waste into the correctly coloured disposal bins and bags, do you know what happens to it once it is collected?

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Greening up the Vet Profession: The case for a professional approach

March 22nd, 2020 · Comments

Ellie West, Davies Veterinary Specialists and April Sotomayor, Investors in the Environment

What exactly is sustainability? Is it carbon or waste or both? And what could and should veterinary practices be focusing on to make the biggest impact? Ellie West is a leading light in veterinary sustainability, campaigning within the wider profession as well as leading by example in her own role at Davies Veterinary Specialists. She has worked with and been advised by April Sotomayor from Investors in the Environment. Quite apart from the ethical obligations, they believe that sustainability makes good business sense.

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How we did it… and won an award!

March 22nd, 2020 · Comments

Ellie West, Davies Veterinary Specialists

Ellie will share her journey towards putting the principles of environmental sustainability into practice. She will explain how she brought the team and her bosses at a top referral practice with her and the benefits they have seen, from recruitment and retention of staff to customer approval.

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Sustainability Saves Money

March 22nd, 2020 · Comments

Clare Topping, Northampton General Hospital, is a Chartered Environmentalist and self-styled ‘Eco Ninja’ who works for Northampton General Hospital as Energy and Sustainability Manager and has saved hundreds of thousands of pounds, and won environmental awards with her campaign to green up the hospital.

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Civility in Practice

March 15th, 2020 · Comments

Dan Tipney, VetLed
It is likely that at some point everyone will encounter difficult people at work, but when that person is in a position of authority or seniority and their behaviour is not challenged, they can become a risk. Not only can their behaviour impact on the Wellbeing of others, it can put clients, the team and animals in danger. Dan Tipney will share the evidence from within the NHS and campaigns such as ‘Civility Saves Lives’ and considers how best to apply this learning to the veterinary profession.

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