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Tips for purchasing in-house veterinary diagnostic equipment

Factors to consider when purchasing new diagnostic equipment for your veterinary clinic.

Diagnostics is one of the fastest-growing profit centers in veterinary hospitals and clinics. These tests represent a huge opportunity for a practice to give pet owners and pets the best care possible. Appropriate diagnostic tools are critical for identifying the presence and cause of disease and for determining an appropriate course of treatment for your […]

Innovations to watch in veterinary medicine

Wearable medical devices, biomarker and genetic testing, 3D printing and virtual care are among the advancements impacting the veterinary industry.

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA, americanpetproducts.org). With the increasing number of pet owners, the demand for quality veterinary services is also experiencing strong growth. Keeping up to date on the latest […]

Tips for sharing clinic space with a veterinary specialist

A multitude of specialty services can generate revenue, build stronger client relationships and provide better care for your veterinary patients.

A thriving veterinary practice is one that continually evolves. Do you have some underutilized space in your facility and wish it could be leveraged to generate more revenue? Consider a creative arrangement with a specialist where you provide the overhead and the radiologist, surgeon, dermatologist or fill-in-the-blank-specialist provides the services. You both could be on […]

trends in veterinary medicine

Experts weigh in on the biggest changes coming to the veterinary industry

Artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine and an increasing minimum wage ranked among our experts’ movers and shakers.

Change is the only constant for anyone working in a veterinary practice or related business. While this is true for many industries in a technology driven world, it hits veterinary professionals particularly hard as they feel the pressure to not only stay up to date on the latest tools and techniques for treating patients, but […]

The value of integrative veterinary medicine

This field benefits patients and improves the clinic’s bottom line.

As most veterinary professionals know, the health of a patient is more than the sum of its various parts and systems. Besides absence of illness or injury, a pet’s well-being encompasses lifestyle, nutrition, behavior and exercise. Nobody understands this like veterinarians who take an integrative approach to patient care. Treatments and services such as acupuncture, […]

nutraceuticals

Cash in on the opportunity

Clients want veterinarians to provide advice and recommendations about nutraceuticals. If you’re not part of the discussion and not stocking supplements, pet owners will look somewhere else.

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard that clients have an ever-increasing number of sources of pet health products, services and information. And you’ve probably seen a steady decrease in your bottom line as your clients turn to those external sources, leading to the sense that […]

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The first-time practice owner

Legal Lingo

Opening a veterinary clinic is a fabulous opportunity, but planning for it is best done one step at a time.

Starting a veterinary practice is an exciting endeavor for any clinician, but trials and tribulations are a normal part of the process. I’ve found that the following seven steps will help establish the foundation for a successful start-up. 1. Develop an Airtight Business Plan Creating a business plan — the framework for opening a practice […]

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