Beyond the Numbers Blog Thoughts & Advice on Veterinary Practice Management

Pet health “data” isn’t a four-letter word: Why—and how—we all need to help

  I admit it: I’m that person who says things like, “Excel is the most powerful tool in the office.” I’m also one who thinks the right data—and the right approach to data—can help us achieve amazing things for animals, for their caretakers, for veterinarians, and for our industry. What I’m not is...Read More

State-by-state veterinary salary comparison: Plus how the pros recruit for top talent nationwide

  Recruiting new veterinarians is a challenge. Do the economic factors in your state help or hinder attracting veterinarians from other states? How can you take advantage of conditions in neighboring states to attract more and better candidates? Read on for a state-by-state comparison of veterinary salaries, plus tips on how to recruit...Read More

Facebook for Veterinary Practices: the ever-changing and constantly evolving way to engage with pet owners online

  According to Statista, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide, with roughly 2.85 billion monthly active users. And while your veterinary practice may only serve a fraction of those billions of users, you can guarantee that the vast majority of your clients use Facebook. If your veterinary practice is not on...Read More

In-house or online? 4 questions to help you determine whether your veterinary practice needs an online pharmacy

  The last year has changed the way most of us shop, whether that’s for groceries, clothing, or the supplies we need for our pets. That’s why now—more than ever—many practice managers and owners are asking themselves if their veterinary practice needs an online pharmacy to satisfy client needs.  If you’re on the...Read More

CVPM consultant sheds light on the real value of outsourced veterinary practice reporting

  As a veterinary consultant, I have had the privilege of working with numerous hospitals to help them get a better understanding of their finances and areas of their hospitals that need tweaking for better performance and patient compliance. As a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM), I also acted in a consultant role...Read More

Myth-busting: Shelter pet adoption and owner surrender stats dispel false assumptions

A note from VetSuccess:We’ve all heard and perhaps even made assumptions about pet adoptions increasing during the pandemic and now the media has also been touting an increase in owner surrenders as more Americans return to work. As a data company, we were thrilled to find actual stats and data on the matter...Read More

Build or buy? Your questions answered about custom veterinary practice apps

  So you’re looking for better, more efficient ways to communicate with your clients and to streamline your veterinary practice’s workflows, and you’ve stumbled across a multitude of companies touting their app services designed to make chatting with clients a breeze. But, as you take a closer look, you’re overwhelmed with options and...Read More

June is Pride Month: 10 ways to honor and celebrate PRIDE at your veterinary practice

  Not only is June the official start of summer in the States, it’s also Pride Month: a month-long celebration of all things LGBTQ+. Pride Month first began in 1970 as a way to pay homage to the Stonewall Riots in New York City, an uprising that is considered by many to have...Read More

Buying vs. building custom veterinary practice reporting and analytics

  During my early days at VetSuccess, I would speak with veterinary practice owners and managers on a regular basis about the nature of their Practice Information Management System (PIMS) reporting. Common language I heard included, “it takes me hours to pull the PIMS reports I actually want” or “sometimes I think I’m...Read More

4 ways data and practice reporting can help combat veterinary compassion fatigue and burnout

  As children, many of us dreamed of becoming veterinarians or working with animals in some way. If only we had known about the long hours, low salaries, the balance (or lack thereof) between practicing medicine and running a business, high staff turnover, and the difficult financial conversations that also affect a patient’s...Read More