More veterinary clinics and hospitals are now using computers for day-to-day operations, and computer software companies are continuously developing and upgrading programs for use in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary clinics and hospitals are now using computers
PAPER 1: VETERINARY COMPUTER SOFTWARE
More veterinary clinics and hospitals are now using computers for day-to-day operations, and computer software companies are continuously developing and upgrading programs for use in veterinary medicine. Knowledge of computers and computer software is becoming necessary for all hospital staff: the receptionists, hospital and office managers, the veterinarians, vet technicians, assistants, and kennel workers. Computers and specialized veterinary management software can improve efficiency by keeping up with inventory, printing labels and certificates, performing accounting, storing patient files, and so on. You’ll research three (3) different brands of veterinary management software. Compare and contrast these brands and write a research paper that includes, but isn’t limited to, the following information:
1. Firstly, Names of the three brands of software that you’ve chosen and a brief description of each of them
2. Secondly, Information about the companies who make the software
3. Thirdly, Pros and cons of each software package— what does each program do or not do?
4. Fourthly, How are technical support issues handle d?
5. Further, Discuss what kind of contingency plan each company has to handle system failure/recovery
6. Is installation of the server and other hardware provided?
7. Are updates to software automatic, or do they need to be requested?
8. Include office functions, like reminders, accounting, billing, inventory control, and so on
9. Is the system able to import lab results directly from the laboratory into the medical record?
10. If describing a cloud-based software system, you’re still required to provide all of the information above as it relates to the cloud-based system.
PAPER 2: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Veterinary technicians are inundated with questions every day. These questions come from clients and co-workers. Because of this, veterinary technicians need to be good listeners and good communicators. In your own words, describe techniques for being a good listener. What would you do to clarify what a client or co-worker is saying to you? Also, describe some ways that you can communicate so that a client or co-worker will listen to and fully understand what you’re saying. Give examples that relate to dealing with clients/co-workers in a hospital setting: discharging a surgical patient, euthanasia, and so on.