Alternatively to finding available free appointment slots through the visual appointment calendar, the appointment finder functionality can be used. The appointment finder specifies available appointment slots for a specific or all veterinarians, wards or teams based on defined dates and duration.
The appointment finder tab can be located from within the appointment calendar section of Provet Cloud. An example screen is shown below.
To use the appointment finder, first define the veterinarian, ward, or team you wish to find appointment availability for. Next, define the start and end dates you wish to search within. And finally, define the time duration needed for the desired appointment scheduling. Then click "Search".
Please note, you are able to modify how results are shown to display all results, only days with free times, or only free times (hide all empty result rows). You will use the "Shown results" drop menu to modify your results display.
An example screen with available appointment slots is shown below.
To schedule for an available time slot, simply click the desired time which will open the new appointment prompt. Complete the appointment scheduling as you normally would.
If no appointment slots are available based on search parameters, and/or the searched veterinarian does not have scheduled shifts on a particular day, you returned results will display as shown below.
Please note, veterinarian staff must have shifts previously scheduled on the shift calendar in order for the appointment finder to be able to recognize the staff member is available for appointments within a designated time period.