An inside job
Preventing embezzlement, or at least lowering the risk, starts with the practice owner and entails strict adherence to policies and procedures.
The latest statistics indicate that 1 in 10 veterinary hospitals loses at least $10,000 to embezzlement in a given year. Have you taken precautions so you don’t become a victim, too? Whenever I or one of my firm’s consultants assist a veterinary hospital, we perform a minor audit of the practice’s end-of-day procedures to look […]
Marking down prices on veterinary services is the bane of our profession, so consider an alternative approach.
I don’t understand why the veterinary profession discounts its services. To my way of thinking, a business that discounts services is basically saying that customers are being overcharged the rest of the time, so now the services are being charged appropriately. When was the last time you got a discount from your physician, dentist, surgeon […]
Free download: pre-exam canine and feline checklists
I recommend using pre-exam canine and feline checklists during annual wellness visits. Download the canine checklist here. Download the feline checklist here.
Watch and learn
Observing what happens in the exam room, possibly through videotaping, can improve communication, customer service and patient care.
What does an effective exam room visit look like in your veterinary practice? Ideally, the client does not have to wait for the appointment. During her visit, she is educated about all she needs to do to provide optimum care for her pet. Appropriate services are rendered and the pet appears to have had a […]