fbpx
  • NAVC Brands

Keith Loria

Keith Loria is an award-winning journalist who has written for major publications on topics as diverse as veterinary medicine, travel and entertainment. He started his career with The Associated Press and has held editorial positions at publications aimed at health care, sports and technology.

Keith Loria is an award-winning journalist who has written for major publications on topics as diverse as veterinary medicine, travel and entertainment. He started his career with The Associated Press and has held editorial positions at publications aimed at health care, sports and technology.

Shawl Wilkie Talkatoo

Talkatoo Wins 2021 Pet Pitch Competition

The Canadian company’s dictation software is designed to save time throughout the veterinary practice.

Talkatoo, a dictation tool designed for veterinarians and other pet health professionals, won the Startup Circle’s Pet Pitch Competition at VMX 2021. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, company’s CEO, Shawn Wilkie, calls Talkatoo a game-changer for veterinarians, cutting their documentation time. The subscription-based, HIPAA-compliant dictation software utilizes artificial intelligence. In the Beginning As a technology guy, […]

GPO

Crowd Pleasers

Group purchasing organizations provide independent practice owners with discounts on products and services, along with other benefits. 

Viviana Burgos, the practice manager and co-owner of Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada, Oregon, knows that running a large clinic is expensive, but she instantly cut some bills when she joined The Veterinary Club about a decade ago. “I had just purchased the practice and was trying to save every penny I could, but […]

mobile

Vetmobiles

Seeing patients at or inside client homes provides veterinarians with a business model that is often cheaper and less stressful than owning a traditional hospital. Clients leery of transporting an anxious pet or more than one animal also benefit.   

Pet owners don’t always have time to take their cat or dog to you for an annual checkup or to investigate a medical matter. That means fewer client visits and less business for brick-and-mortar practices. The challenge, however, is being answered by veterinarians who forgo a fixed building and try their luck with a mobile […]

credit cards

Play your cards right

Take care when choosing a credit card processor or switching to another one. Fees, rates and contracts vary by company.

Just about all veterinary practices, regardless of size, accept credit cards in the tech-centric 21st century, and most take debit cards. But point-of-sale systems are not simple to set up. You see, credit and debit card transactions are not just a relationship between a business and a bank. A processor is needed to act as […]

Make your hospital a household name

Some veterinarians turn to clinic-branded products to keep initial and recurring sales within the practice.

Something that used to irk David Buelna, DVM, co-owner of Circle B Veterinary Hospital in Katy, Texas, was recommending a brand-name product to pet owners and then seeing them bypass him and purchase the item online or at a superstore. He decided that something needed to be done. He found the solution with private labeling. “Now they […]

How to double your dentistry business

A short educational program generated tens of thousands of dollars in additional revenue for practices.

Banfield Pet Hospital’s “2016 State of Pet Health Report” estimated that periodontal disease could be found in 76 percent of dogs and 68 percent of cats. A great opportunity to grow a clinic’s dentistry business, right? The problem: Only a small percentage of pet owners choose dentistry work, and too few veterinarians push it. One […]

[2
[2
2]
2]
MENU