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The AfriCanis Dog & The co-production of veterinary services

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SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2021 | 14h00-16h00

The AfriCanis dog: Truth and myth - an illustrated origin and history of the traditional African dog

The co-production of veterinary services: Practical communication tips for the whole practice

Join the SA Veterinary Foundation and Afrivet for the last in a three part webinar series on Saturday 16 January 2021, at 2pm.

Our topics for this webinar will include:

The AfriCanis dog: Truth and myth - an illustrated origin and history of the traditional African dog, by Edith Gallant

  • Come and learn about the difference between a township dog and an AfriCanis.
  • Can an AfriCanis dog have a pedigree?
  • What is the difference between a landrace and a pure breed dog?
  • Do all AfriCanis dogs look the same?
  • What do we know about the genetic background of AfriCanis dogs?

The co-production of veterinary services: Practical communication tips for the whole practice, by Drs Alison Pyatt, Kate May and Quixi Sonntag

  • How can we create consistency in the way the practice communicates with clients, and how staff communicate with one another?
  • Pick up some good one-liners to win your clients over!
  • We will provide tips for all practice staff to provide our clients with a great experience.
  • How to make your practice your client's favourite business to visit through effective communication.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

The SA Veterinary Foundation & Afrivet

If you require any assistance with registration, please contact Corné at corne@savetcon.co.za

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    Quixi Sonntag

    She is passionate about developing OP students to their full potential so that they can cope with the realities of work life. Her clinical interest, which is currently on hold, is veterinary behaviour medicine, and her research interests involve community engagement and animal welfare.

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    Katie May Senior lecturer & Director of the Clinical Skills Laboratory @ Faculty of Veterinary Science

    She is passionate about student learning and how to teach more effectively and has become very involved in the Veterinary Professional Life modules where she teaches wellness and communication.

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    Dr Alison Pyatt PhD, BSc (Hons), PGCE, PgD, SFHEA

    Dr Pyatt is a Principal Lecturer in Veterinary Services at Hartpury University and Harper Adams University. She delivers professional practice, client communication, and interdisciplinary skills-based training to animal health professionals and veterinarians.

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    Didi Claassen Chairperson @ SAVF

    Didi is currently the Chairperson of the SAVF. She is a specialist veterinary pathologist and has a special interest in rabies control.

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    Edith Gallant

    In 1996, Edith and her late husband started their research on the Aboriginal, traditional rural, tribal land African dogs. She is the co-author of the book: “SOS DOG” - The purebred dog hobby re-examined.

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    Joubert Viljoen CEO @ The Code Co

    Dr Viljoen is the chief servant, supporter and fan of the teams in his four veterinary practices, IT and E-commerce businesses, and VetProtect. Dr Viljoen has served on the Board of Directors of the South African Veterinary Foundation for 15 years, and chaired the organisation for 8 years.