Q: A new mobile, free-or-almost-free nonprofit on wheels opens up shop once a week in my working-middle-class-to-upper-class neighborhood. As a practice owner, what can I do to deal with this situation and avoid losing business?
To prepare for a meeting with your veterinary team manager, write down your thoughts. State the problem in one or two sentences. Next, list two or three specific examples with approximate dates and times. Finally, offer a positive solution. "Fire Mary" isn't what most managers want to hear. Bosses want constructive steps that can help heal your team. Start your conversation with a request that respects your manager's time:
Seeing too many overweight pets in practice, but having a hard time getting clients on board with your weight reduction recommendations? Put some mass behind your message with this informational client handout.