The Veterinary Receptionist - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702029288, 9780702033032

The Veterinary Receptionist

2nd Edition

Essential Skills for Client Care

Authors: John Corsan Adrian Mackay
eBook ISBN: 9780702033032
Paperback ISBN: 9780702029288
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th May 2008
Page Count: 176

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As the first person that many people encounter in their contact with the veterinary practice, the veterinary receptionist has an important part to play in inspiring confidence in clients. The new edition of this popular book remains a unique guide specifically for the veterinary receptionist, providing practical, easily accessible information on how to fulfill this role professionally and efficiently. It advocates an understanding of the role of the receptionist as integral to the practice and supplies the basic information that every veterinary receptionist needs to function effectively. The new edition includes fully updated information on client service and dispensing as well as first aid along with 2 new chapters. The start of each chapter now has a summary outcome identifying specific objectives. The authors have included more scenario cases so the readers can identify more closely with the text.

Key Features

  • The first UK book specifically written for the veterinary receptionist, providing quick access to the information most requested by clients
  • Provides practical guidelines to improve professional practice - learn how to become more effective in your role as the 'face of the practice'
  • Learn how to deflect and deal with complaints from angry clients, as well as coping with the distress caused by a pet's illness
  • Case studies used to help the reader identify and learn about specific issues and situations
  • The authors provide highly practical tips, checklists and quizzes throughout the book, promoting reader interactivity

Table of Contents

1 Client service defined

2 Make your first impressions count

3 Focus on your client

4 Making the client feel special

5 Telephone skills

6 Professional under pressure

7 Profit from complaints

8 Client service solutions

9 Fundamentals of first aid

10 Labelling and dispensing

Appendix: Action Plan



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About the Author

John Corsan

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Vetlink Ltd, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Adrian Mackay

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Partner, Duncan Alexander & Wilmshurst Ltd, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK Managing Partner of Duncan Alexander & Wilmshurst marketing & training consultancy, on the Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a former Senior ISBA trainer, UK