Yes, our new, updated website is finally up and running. Below is a description of all the features of our website. Be sure to visit at www.nilesanimalhospital.com.
ALSO.....follow us on twitter "@nilesanimalhosp," become a follower on this blog, become a subscriber on our youtube channel "nilesanimalhospital," and if you are on facebook, visit our page "Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center" and it would be very much appreciated if you LIKE us on facebook! Thanks.
The New Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center Website is Up!
We are very excited about our new website. It looks great, is easy to
navigate, is chock full of features, and has a wealth of educational
material, including articles as well as videos. In addition, it is
optimized for smartphone display!
To make you familiar with the
myriad of features available on our new website, the discussion below
will describe many of the areas on our site, all present for easy access
on our home page screen.
There is a "New Client" section where
new clients are able to register on line, fill out their information
before you come into the hospital which saves time upon check in. There
are history forms where you can describe your pet's health issues and
why the appointment is being made. There are also forms where you can
provide your pet's vaccination history. In addition, through the website
you can request appointment times and we will try to provide you with
the preferred times, if available. Another section is the "What to
Expect" portion, where we describe what typically happens when you come
in with your pet for an appointment. There is also the "Take a Tour"
area of the website, where you will be able to take a virtual tour of
the hospital, where you can see the various areas and a description of
these areas (this is still being worked on at this time).
existing clients, you can access all the hospital online forms under the
"New Client" section or under the "Forms" button at the top of the home
page. You can update your information such as, address, phone number,
email, and so forth. It would be well appreciated that you keep your
information current and updated so we can continue to keep in contact
with you, informing you of hospital happenings or specials. In both
sections, "New Client" and "Forms," there is a form so you can request medication/prescription refills as well as order prescription dog food online....how convenient is that!
The "About Us" section has a wealth of information about our
hospital in particular. There is a history of Niles Animal Hospital,
discussion about our AAHA accreditation and its importance, our location
(with a map so you can print out directions), our hours, emergency
information (where to take your pet in case of an emergency when our
hospital is closed), and a listing of our hospital team, which includes a
short bio and photo of each member. Additionally, we have included a
"Join Our Team" area where you can contact us and submit a resume to
show your interest in becoming part of our staff. Of course, we will
contact individuals who have submitted resumes for positions when they
are available. Also included in the "About Us" section is veterinary
career information, where we have provided articles discussing various
career opportunities in veterinary medicine. These include many types of
positions in an animal hospital setting, so that you may find one that
suits you if you desire to work in this field. Links to career sites are
in our "Links" section, including links to the University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician Programs (where
you can become a certified veterinary technician), and other
professional organizations which may provide further information. We
have a question/answer section, whereby you can submit questions which
will be answered by one of our veterinarians (the form will also appear
on other pages other than the home page as well.) We receive a large
number of positive comments which share on our "Testimonial" section so
you can view what people are saying. Feel free to provide your input as
well through email@example.com. The final portion of this
section is our FAQ (frequently asked questions) where we address
concerns that may arise pertaining to our hospital and policies.
next section we will discuss is "Services" where we describe some of
the services which we provide at the hospital. They include services
under the headings of "Preventive Care," "Diagnostic/Laboratory
Services," "Exotic Pet Medicine/Surgery," "Pet Bird Medicine," "Surgical
Services," and "Additional Services." Under each of these headings are a
number of the services we perform with a brief description of each and
you can then click on the service to get more detailed information (in
many cases a redirection to an actual article about the topic.) We pride
ourselves on client education and providing information like this helps
to achieve our goal, as well as providing you with more insight of what
is available at Niles Animal Hospital.
Under the "Pet Health"
heading is where there is a multitude of educational articles and
videos. On our website there are more than 1,250 articles in our client
education library, and more than 50+ educational videos. The educational
articles cover a wide variety of pet-related issues and are set up in a
very organized and easily retrievable manner. The videos include a
number of "How To Videos," such as how to give your pet a pill or brush
their teeth, for example. There are also both educational presentations
and educational videos. The aforementioned articles are provided by
LifeLearn. There is another heading under "Pet Health" called "NAH
Articles" which are articles that were created by Niles Animal Hospital.
These articles cover the healthcare and nutrition of dogs and cats.
There are also a number of articles pertaining at a variety of bird
health and husbandry issues. There is a "News" section, where topical
animal related items are posted by LifeLearn, and the news items are
also visible on the home page itself. Another FAQ section is present
here, the questions relating to pet health issues in particular.
very interesting and useful feature, listed under the "Pet Health"
listing is the "Sick Pet Helper." This is a unique aid where you select
you type of pet, input the breed, age, and then the symptoms. As you
work though the helper it will ask additional questions to fine tune a
response for you as to what action to take for your pet. The helper will
also help to indicate how urgent it is for you to obtain veterinary
assistance for the condition. Obviously, it is no substitute for
speaking with a veterinarian directly, but it can serve as a guide in
the evaluation of the seriousness of the condition of your pet.
along, there is a heading "Avian Articles" which is another location
where you can access articles related to birds written by Dr. Sakas, on a
wide range of topics. (you can also access them under the "Pet Health"
heading, section "NAH Articles" and look for the avian articles).
the "Links" heading there are a variety of useful links. The links
include sites for general pet health, veterinary career educational
sites (veterinary colleges and veterinary technician programs),
veterinary professional organization sites, local bird clubs, pet
dog/cat rescue organizations, pet bird rescue organizations, pet product
recall website (FDA), and wildlife rehabilitation organizations.
heading "NAH Videos" includes a number of videos created by Dr. Sakas
or educational videos featuring the hospital. Dr. Sakas has taken a
group of animal photos pertaining to various topics and then produced a
slideshow put to the appropriate music. These videos are all posted on
youtube but can be accessed directly from our website. There are puppy
shows, dogs shows, cat shows, birds shows, shows about various holidays
(Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day), and other topics.
They are pretty entertaining and are safe for all ages! We have a
youtube channel, "nilesanimalhospital" where these are all posted. There
is also a button on our home page where you go directly to our youtube
channel. Watch for more videos to appear on our site as they are
The heading "My Pet" contains the link to epethealth,
where you can access you pet's medical records, vaccination history, as
well as other useful features. You must sign in, set up a user name and
password so you can be able to take advantage of this useful site. You
can also access epethealth from a button on the home page.
top of the home page there are a series of headings including "Contact"
(which has the location, hours, and contact information), "Forms" (which
includes all the hospital forms which you can fill out online to help
ease check in for your appointment), and "News" (which is another way of
accessing the news posted by LifeLearn).
The heading "NAH Blog"
is the place to watch for frequent postings about what is happening at
the hospital and updates as well. Obviously, this first posting on the
blog is introducing you to our website. Come back and visit often so you
can keep on top of the goings on at the hospital. You will note on the
homepage (and other locations on the website) is a link to another blog.
This blog was the original blog Dr. Sakas created for the hospital at
blog.nilesanimalhospital.com. There have been nearly 130 postings and
17,000 views. Do visit that blog as well, as the topics tend to be less
specific about the animal hospital, but many issues of great importance
to pet owners (such as food recalls, disease outbreaks) as well as items
of general interest. Please visit that site as well and become a
follower so you can check out the blog postings as they are put up!
heading "Poems, Quotes, Stories" is a collection of animal related
literature. There are famous quotes from noted historical figures
related to animals, poems, heart-warming stories, and a section "Words
of Comfort" which are items related to pet loss and can be an aid in
coping as you read the stories/poems/quotes.
There are various
locations on the webpage and home page where you can access other social
media sites related to Niles Animal Hospital. As mentioned above, you
can access the Niles Animal Hospital Blog at
blog.nilesanimalhospital.com by clicking the blog button. Become a
follower! There is a button to access our youtube channel
nilesanimalhospital where you will find all the animal related
slideshows created by Dr. Sakas. Become a subscriber to our youtube
channel! We also have a facebook page "Niles Animal Hospital and Bird
Medical Center." Click the facebook button and you will be taken
directly to the page. Videos and interesting photo albums are present on
our page as well as all sorts of interesting postings. If you are a
facebook member, visit our page and if you do, LIKE US....it would be
appreciated! Finally, we also have a twitter account, @nilesanimalhosp
which can be accessed by the twitter button. Become a follower so you
can receive the wide variety of tweets from Dr. Sakas!
feature to be discussed is our ONLINE STORE. You now have the capability
to order medication directly from our online store and have it
delivered directly to your door! The prices are very competitive with
the other online sites, but the advantage to buying from us is the
products are top quality and carry a guarantee from the
supplier/manufacturer. So instead of purchasing suspect materials of
unknown origin, deal with a source you can trust, your veterinarian!
that is a blow by blow description of our new website. We do hope you
do enjoy it and take advantage of all the features available. We
appreciate any feedback, positive as well as negative about the site or about the hospital. Please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog was created for Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center by Peter S. Sakas DVM in an effort to provide information & discussion about animal related issues. It may move into some eccentric directions on occasion if the mood strikes me as I get more comfortable in this form of communication. I am open to suggestions & comments about the blog. Also view our hospital website www.nilesanimalhospital.com or Facebook page Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The New Niles Animal Hospital Website is Up!
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Useful and interesting which we talk about with you so i think so it is very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the projects. I am tiring the same best execute from me later on as well and Business communicationReplyDelete