Best UK Vets 2018 - the winner is...

Best UK Vets 2018 - the winner is...

As many of you will know the Best UK Vet awards are based on genuine client reviews; we know good reviews are vitally important for a practice’s reputation, which is why this is our sixth year of sponsoring the awards. Pet owners are encouraged to leave reviews on VetHelpDirect.com and Any-UK-Vet.co.uk, using a star system to rank the practice (one star for abysmal and five for excellent), plus any comments. We then total all of the four and five star reviews for participating practices, from the past 12 months, to find our winners. 

Winners receive publicity from us, through our Facebook pages, blogs and press releases, as well as their own marketing packs to promote the win themselves. We also provide a certificate, trophy, banner, an awards ceremony and a party budget to allow them to thank all of their staff.

The 2018 results are finally in….and….the winners are…

We’re in the final countdown…

We’re in the final countdown…

Yes, it’s that time of year again… We’ve got just one month to go before the Best UK Vet 2018 is announced! And as usual at this time of year, the competition is tight, with several practices neck and neck...

So we’re suggesting a big drive on client reviews in the next three to four weeks - remember, the award goes to the practice with the most positive client reviews on VetHelpDirect or Any-UK-Vet over the previous 12 months.

Client Education Posts - Words into Action

Client Education Posts - Words into Action

It’s New Year again… and almost every practice in the country is pushing weight control, obesity awareness, and preventative health. Which is of course a sensible and solid strategy - good marketing typically comes from riding an existing wave in awareness. Of course, all the media have “New Year Resolutions” and “Get healthier in 2018” features running at the moment, so extending that to pets is a logical extension. It also links nicely into the One Health movement, but we’ll look at that in a future blog!

However, is this focus actually helping your practice? And how can you ride that wave to maximise the benefit?

The importance of keeping security up to date on WordPress (and other website platforms)

WordPress is the biggest platform used for websites globally, with its constantly evolving updates, thousands of plugins and theme development, websites can be made to look stunning using this software. WordPress is open source – allowing developers to collaborate, modify and build for it, and therefore security should be taken very seriously, from less scrupulous coders i.e. hackers.

Do your clients know what is classed as an emergency?

Do your clients know what is classed as an emergency?

It can be really hard to persuade a client that “a spot of bother weeing” is an emergency for a neutered tomcat, or equally that “five drops of blood!” from a Great Dane isn’t. While it is often sensible to “play it safe” and get every “emergency” in to be seen, there may be situations where it isn’t appropriate - or even possible. For example, if you’ve got sole charge on a weekend, you’re going to have to triage the cases or your staff will be overloaded - full stop.

Time is Ticking on the Best UK Vets Award…

And it could be your practice receiving a massive marketing boost in 2018…


What is BUKV?
For those who don’t yet know, the Best UK Vet Awards, sponsored by VetHelpDirect, are intended to reward excellence in customer service. The award is based on the number of positive reviews left by clients on either VetHelpDirect.com or Any-UK-Vet.co.uk from February to February every year. The awards give the winning practices a lot of local press exposure, boosting their positive reputation to potential clients.