Beyond the Numbers Blog Thoughts & Advice on Veterinary Practice Management

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

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

Veterinary self-care quiz: How do you rank? Do you need “SHOTS” to feel better?

  My high school coach would say “That which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” For those in the veterinary profession, that’s definitely not what you want to hear when your stress level has hit the stratosphere and your team needs your help with their issues. While consultants in the veterinary industry look...Read More