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New Veterinary Clinic Setup: 3 Tips for Success

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Medical & Veterinary Equipment Blog

If you’ve recently decided to start your own veterinary clinic, it’s essential to set up your new facility to maximize efficiency while helping pets and their owners feel comfortable. Here at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp., we have assisted with the new veterinary clinic setup process numerous times, and we would love to offer our professional insights to help you begin your journey on the right foot.

The new veterinary clinic setup process includes more than choosing the right equipment for your practice (although we offer a broad range of high-quality products to keep your clinic well-stocked). To increase your chances of success, we recommend following these key tips as you build and design your veterinary practice:

  • Use scheduling software. As a veterinarian, the last thing you want is to be bogged down by no-show clients and last-minute cancellations. Using online scheduling software allows pet owners to efficiently set up appointments and get automatic reminders, freeing up your staff from constant phone calls.
  • Transition to digital record-keeping systems. If you haven’t yet transitioned from paper record-keeping to digital records, your new veterinary clinic setup plan should include making this change. This will cut down on the time you need to spend on filing and paperwork, and it will make it far easier to quickly track down information for each patient.
  • Put both pets and owners at ease. Offer small healthy treats for pets in the waiting room, and consider adding a small coffee bar to give nervous pet owners a little extra comfort as they wait. After the appointment, you can make the experience a bit more special by giving the owner a bandana, small toy, or other accessory for their furry friend to enjoy.