Beyond the Numbers Blog Thoughts & Advice on Veterinary Practice Management

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

AVMA Webinar Recap: Key veterinary industry trends and U.S. economic insights from April 2021 presentation

  You know that one friend you have who shares your same passion—maybe it’s cats, craft beer, or even pickleball? You get together and can talk for hours about your passion because they just get it. That’s what it’s like when the AVMA and VetSuccess come together for a webinar on veterinary industry...Read More

Survey says: Revenue—and competition—growing for animal hospitals, plus 4 key takeaways from IndeVets

  The forthcoming end of the pandemic is creating vast power shifts in animal health, as hospitals report seeing massive upswings in client demand and revenue—with a good deal of that new volume coming from competitors down the block. In a new survey by IndeVets of more than 100 animal hospitals, mostly clustered...Read More

2020 year in review: Veterinary practices perform well despite the pandemic

  When you look at the overall numbers for 2020 you might be lulled into thinking it was a fairly normal year for the veterinary industry. But those grinding away in practices across the country and those of us analyzing the data know better; 2020 was anything but ordinary thanks to the COVID-19...Read More

Top 5 veterinary articles of 2020: Best of the best from an unprecedented year

  After the particularly challenging and unprecedented year that was 2020, I know I’m not alone in welcoming 2021 with open arms. Between the global pandemic, racial injustices, and a heated presidential election, 2020 has left most of us exhausted and overwhelmed. This is especially true for veterinary professionals who were busier than...Read More

ICYMI Key takeaways from the VHMA 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference

  We’ve all had to pivot this year due to COVID-19 and the VHMA 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference is no exception. This year’s conference seamlessly shifted from your typical in-person event to an online, virtual experience spanning nearly the full month of September. Attendees had around 18 sessions to choose from and,...Read More

4 veterinary inventory trends to watch in 2020: Is your practice ahead of the curve?

  Years and years ago, when I first began my journey in veterinary medicine, managing inventory was more of an afterthought and focused on product replenishment rather than maintaining a critical operation, a business inside of a business. I vividly recall my practice manager scouring through every item in the practice and diligently...Read More

New veterinary revenue model indicates visits per year have greater impact than higher ACT

One of the best things about math, specifically data analysis, is its ability to tease out truth from speculation. There are a lot of schools of thought on the best way to increase veterinary revenue, with Average Client Transaction (ACT) historically reigning supreme across the industry. Well, thanks to a new statistical model,...Read More

What veterinary practices are doing to manage COVID-19

  1. Develop a Plan Across the globe, we’re seeing a clear need for practices to set a COVID-19 operation plan. This isn’t business as usual and many practices are adjusting procedures and responding quickly to the shifting environment. We’re seeing practices implement the following measures:   Curbside service & vehicle waiting roomPractices...Read More

How veterinary professionals can break free from the dreaded national pet dental health month

  Sometime in the early 2000’s, veterinary practice consultants began advising that veterinarians could increase their dental compliance and keep busy during the slowest month of the year if they offered a discount during one month… alas, the concept of “National Pet Dental Health Month” was born.  I’ll be honest, it seemed like...Read More