Investing in your practice
Start investing in your practice by first investing in yourself
- Join a veterinary business mastermind group; attend a veterinary conference; develop a network of colleagues and friends outside of veterinary; learn how to improve your time management; go on a holiday; get outdoors; play golf; finish reading a new book; make time for a new hobby.
- You will work more effectively and efficiently by starting with yourself. Be the leader that your staff expect you to be and your success in business will follow.
Leadership and Communication in veterinary practice:
At VetCon 2021, Zoe Duggan, director of operations at Village Vets, Dublin, will guide delegates attending the business stream on how to improve their consulting and communication skills as well as how to be a better leader.
Zoe loves to promote the veterinary industry as a secure and fulfilling career through effective leadership and team building. Zoe holds Diplomas in Leadership, Management & Strategic Innovation and completed a Masters of Business in June 2020.
When you come to the VetCon 2021 business stream you are investing in promoting effective communication in your practice. Your clients, staff, and patients will thank you for attending VetCon 2020.
Invest in your staff:
- CPD – the greatest asset in your practice is the vets, vet nurses and support staff that work for you and represent your practice. Invest in their continuing veterinary education and continuing professional development and they will reward you with improved morale, productivity and efficiency.
- Attending a conference or a CPD event is for the benefit of your practice as well as for the veterinary team’s own benefit. Have members of your team attend CPD events during the working week and they will be more thankful that their weekends and time off are their own.
What more can you do to ensure a Fear Free visit to the vet for your patients? Critically appraise the approach you and your staff take when welcoming, consulting, handling, treating and operating on the pets visiting your clinic. Can you do more to improve this experience? Invest the time that your clients and their pets require and deserve when visiting your clinic. Invest in training for your front-of-house staff, vets and vet nurses if you feel your practice could do more to improve the pet experience at your practice.
Do you need to update or invest in more advanced equipment that will allow you provide more advanced veterinary care? You will find a range of companies at the VetCon 2021 exhibition to suit your needs and requirements.
Efficiency – IT systems:
Whether you run a mixed, small animal, or equine clinic or hospital, you need an IT system that is suited to requirements and needs.
At Ireland’s largest veterinary trade exhibition, there are a variety of veterinary software and IT system providers there to discuss the system that will improve efficiency at your practice.