Beyond the Numbers Blog Thoughts & Advice on Veterinary Practice Management

2021 year in review: Are veterinary practices back to normal yet or is there a new normal?

  What does the year after the beginning of a pandemic look like? Are practices inching closer to back to normal or leaning more into a new normal? In the same way veterinary practices were still enduring shocks and adjustments to daily life in 2021, veterinary data in 2021 has COVID-19’s fingerprints all...Read More

8 examples of how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in veterinary medicine

  As per a survey by Statista, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry was fully functional by 2021. Hence, the usage of artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine is growing across a range of applications such as imaging, disease predictions, cancer treatments, and radiology.  This article highlights various applications and...Read More

Top 5 veterinary articles of 2021: Stats, salaries, and other hot topics from a challenging yet prosperous year

  While many had hoped for more of a return to normal, the pandemic, labor shortages, and other factors kept the veterinary industry on its toes in 2021. Veterinary practices across the U.S. experienced strong growth in revenue and visits year-over-year, while much of the country dealt with the Capitol riot, new COVID...Read More

Let’s separate facts from feelings: The data behind emerging veterinary trends

  There’s no doubt that the predominant narrative in the veterinary industry today is that practices are overburdened, understaffed, and quite frankly struggling. As a veterinary data analytics company, we’re always curious about the data behind these emerging veterinary trends. Since VetSuccess is connected to thousands of veterinary practices nationwide, we’re able to...Read More

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

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