Oh no! The "brrrrr" is here! Is winter keeping veterinary clients away? Use your down time as a practice manager or practice owner for something not so fun but super useful: improving your drug inventory processes.
Our veterinary specialty and emergency hospital was calling in technicians for work they weren't ready for, work that didn't need to be urgently done, and after proverbial fires were already out. My protocol helped fix it.
Veterinary practice managers and team members also benefit from more friendly, more informative referrals to and from emergency and specialists and the general practitioners who manage patients through their lives. Compassion-First Pet Hospitals hired liaisons and built a process to inform referring general practice veterinarians when patients visit, how they're doing and what happened.
When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)
"The Banfield Effect" is what CVC educator John Volk called it in a recent session. That’s when Banfield does it, so your veterinary practice won’t. That may be a thing of the past if wellness plans are one growing wave of future medical care. So, y’know, if you want to know what to put in your wellness plan, why not take a gander at what we saw on Banfield’s website right now in their offerings?