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Small things can have big effects on your practice
The veterinary world is constantly evolving and for your practice to be successful within such a demanding marketplace you need to gain as much competitive edge as possible. 

It may surprise you but when it comes to business, even small things such as your email address or not having a website can be the difference between a client choosing you or the practice down the road.

Many practices have long enjoyed the benefits of email and it has revolutionised the way we work. Access to instant, paperless communication, which can reach audiences anywhere and at any time, has proved to be an invaluable business tool.

However, it isn’t just businesses that have become more technically minded, clients now have higher expectations when it comes to the use of the Internet and emails.

Having a web presence is important if you want to engage with new and existing clients. Many people run searches on Google when looking for a vet in a certain locality and if your practice doesn’t appear but your competitor does, then who will be more likely to get the business?

Many practices have long enjoyed the benefits of email and it has revolutionised the way we work.
The same can be said for email addresses. If one practice has an email address ending in, for example  @yahoo.co.uk or @gmail.com and a competitor ends in @mypractice.co.uk, will a client form a judgment about the practices?

Using practice email addresses on a dedicated practice email system arguably looks more professional and with a suitable practice mail set-up, all email records will remain the property of the practice, multiple mailboxes can be created for different personnel and data storage can be as much or as little as you need.

The Vision Email Solution available from AT Veterinary Systems can assist you in registering your desired domain name and offers a complete email solution for the whole practice that is easy to set up, use and administer. It can be used alongside any practice management system. If you would like more information regarding emails or websites then please email enquiries@vetsystems.com.

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Bristol uni celebrates 75 years of teaching vets

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 The University of Bristol's veterinary school is celebrating 75 years of educating veterinary students.

Since the first group of students were admitted in October 1949, the school has seen more than 5,000 veterinary students graduate.

Professor Jeremy Tavare, pro vice-chancellor and executive dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said: "I'm delighted to be celebrating Bristol Veterinary School's 75 years.

"Its excellence in teaching and research has resulted in greater understanding and some real-world changes benefiting the health and welfare of both animals and humans, which is testament to the school's remarkable staff, students and graduates." 

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RCVS HQ to temporarily relocate

The headquarters of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is to move temporarily, ahead of its permanent relocation later in the year.

From Monday, 26 February 2024, RCVS' temporary headquarters will be at 2 Waterhouse Square, Holborn, London. This is within walking distance of its current rented offices at The Cursitor, Chancery Lane.

RCVS have been based at The Cursitor since February 2022, following the sale of its Westminster premises the previous March.

However, unforeseen circumstances relating to workspace rental company WeWork filing for bankruptcy means The Cursitor will no longer operate as a WeWork space. The new temporary location is still owned by WeWork.

RCVS anticipates that it will move into its permanent location at Hardwick Street, Clerkenwell, later on in the year.