Blood pressure fees

May 01, 2006

Q. Should we charge separately for blood pressure evaluations or incorporate these fees into our annual exam fees for pets 5 and older and ill pets?

Denise Tumblin
"Charge separately for the blood pressure evaluation, but be sure to educate clients about the medical reasons for taking blood pressure," says Denise Tumblin, CPA, co-owner and vice president of Wutchiett Tumblin and Associates in Columbus, Ohio. "Use human medicine as an analogy—relate the need for blood pressure evaluations to your clients' health. Then explain how their pets will benefit from them, too."