Unlocking the Secrets to a Profitable Veterinary Practice

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About the course


This one day programme will provide you with the specific steps to ensure that your practice's success in service delivery and professional terms is matched by its success as a healthy business.

Find out exactly why your numbers are higher or lower than you would wish and how to determine the specific strategic, resource management, operational or other policies designed specifically to get back on track and to achieve your own personal, professional and business aspirations for your veterinary practice.

This course is aimed at veterinary practice owners, practice managers and veterinarians, veterinary nurses and other clinicians or non-clinicians with an interest in the business of veterinary practice.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • How successful is your practice? - How practice owners, employees, clients and other stakeholders measure success in a number of different ways
  • How to work smarter (not harder) and own or manage a much more profitable veterinary practice, worth considerably more than its current value
  • Long term solutions - not relying on the latest quick-fix management options
  • Why every veterinary practice operates at least two (and frequently many more) businesses
  • How to find the balance that's right for you between working in your practice as a clinician and working on your practice as a business
  • How to take a step-by-step approach to understanding why your practice might not be as successful in financial terms as you and your team members deserve
  • How to identify and to implement specific strategic, resource management, operational or other policies designed specifically to get your business back on track and achieve your objectives
  • Commercial profit whilst still being concerned with animal welfare
  • How to deal with conflict between professional standards and the systems and discipline needed in a business
  • The importance of five Key Performance Indicators for your practice and generic data from other practices participating in the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and other veterinary specific benchmark services

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons does not accredit any specific CPD courses but this programme may be recorded as a 6 hour contribution to the annual RCVS CPD requirement under the heading 'Veterinary Business' as an appropriate activity.

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