Why are veterinary visits declining, and what can I do about it?

Why are veterinary visits declining, and what can I do about it?

Chapter 4 of a nine-part video series about the Veterinary Care Usage Study by Dr. Karen Felsted, CEO of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues.
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May 06, 2011

In this nine-part video series from Dr. Karen Felsted, CEO of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues, you’ll learn about the issues contributing to the decline in veterinary visits. How can we reverse this disturbing trend?

In Chapter 4, Dr. Felsted identifies strategies that pet owners say would prompt them to bring their pets into a veterinary practice more often. She examines these topics:

  • How can I persuade owners to visit my practice more often?
  • What can I do to increase canine visits?
  • What can I do to increase feline visits?

Back: Results of the study | Next: Solution #1—Track metrics >

 

View the entire video series:
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: About the Veterinary Care Usage Study
Chapter 3: Results of the Veterinary Care Usage Study
Chapter 4: Why are visits declining, and what can I do about it?
Chapter 5: Solution #1 to increase visits—Track metrics monthly
Chapter 6: Solution #2 to increase visits—Communicate a need for exams
Chapter 7: Solution #3 to increase visits—Avoid sticker shock
Chapter 8: Solution #4 to increase visits—"Friend" the cats
Chapter 9: Solution #5 to increase visits—Simplify scheduling

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