Did you know there were 78,717 U.S. veterinarian clinical practices in 2022?
According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, the total number of vets in the country came in at 124,069 last year.
How is your vet practice performing? If your practice isn’t doing as well as it could be, the good news is that there are some things you can do to improve.
Here are some tips that’ll help you boost the efficiency of your vet practice.
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Do Lab Surgery Lab Work Done Ahead of Time
Performing lab work on the same day as routine surgeries can lower productivity and efficiency. It can also adversely impact patient experience due to excessive wait times.
During an appointment where you recommend surgery, let the pet owner know that advance testing will ensure a smoother process on the day of the procedure. It’ll improve efficiency and require less time on the surgery date.
So, you should consider getting bloodwork completed ahead of the surgery date. The patient is less likely to back out of the scheduled surgery if they’ve already committed to doing lab work.
Take Control of Inventory Management
Another way to increase your vet practice efficiency is to manage your inventory better. Your business must keep tabs on inventory if it’s to operate like a well-oiled machine. And it doesn’t have to be complicated.
All you need is a veterinary inventory management service. You’ll have the tools to optimize your vet practice’s inventory and ordering system. And that’ll help you to stay on top of expenses and maximize long-term value.
If you desire vet practice efficiency, tackling inventory management is necessary. But the right tool will make doing so as easy as A-B-C.
Migrate to the Cloud
Did you know that almost half of all businesses (48%) opt to store their most essential data in the cloud? And 60% of all corporate data was stored in the cloud last year. Is your business in the cloud? If not, why not?
Buying, updating, maintaining, and fixing physical IT infrastructure can cost a ton.
Moving to the cloud means you’ll have access to the software and tools you need. But those things will be housed and serviced offsite by a third-party service provider. Cloud computing offers benefits such as the following:
- Cost savings
- Easier disaster recovery
- Stronger security
- More mobility
- Increased scalability
Do you want to grow your practice? It’ll take money to do so. If you’re able to cut expenses by migrating at least some of your operations to the cloud, you’ll have more money to invest in other things.
You Can Boost Efficiency at Your Vet Practice
If you believe your vet practice could be operating more efficiently, consider some of the suggestions above to turn things around.
When you boost efficiency, you’ll improve productivity. And vet practice growth will result from improving your operations’ efficiency.
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Last Updated on April 18, 2023