Yelp doesn’t have to be a 4 letter word: Why Yelp is a necessary evil and how to embrace it Ask any small business owner their feelings on Yelp and you will likely be on the receiving end of some impassioned and largely negative opinions. In fact, many of the practice owners and managers we’ve talked … Continue reading Why Yelp is a Necessary Evil

As we partner with practices across the country, we’ve noticed significant deviations in the way employees are compensated depending on many factors. We’ve also noticed some “unorthodox” compensation solutions, including a new trend toward offering student loan repayment programs. In this post, we’ll try to unpack what all these different options mean, how to understand … Continue reading Student Loan Re-payment Programs: What’s the Catch?

Like everyone else in the veterinary market today, we’ve struggled with the challenges of hiring the people we need, especially doctors, to provide the services our patients demand. We generally have a pretty good understanding of what’s happening in clinical practice from our own experience, managing our 46 partner practices. However, we like to look … Continue reading Conquering a Tough Job Market

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an enterprising practice owner or a young veterinary associate saddled with debt – you want to optimize your earnings. Good clinical practice should do that for you, but it has to be holistic, in that you can’t thrive financially if you provide the lower value services while your colleagues spend … Continue reading The importance of surgery in general practice – it’s more than medicine

This piece is intended to highlight companies that deserve attention from individual, independent veterinary practice owners. No compensation was provided in return for inclusion in this series of posts; in fact, none of them knew ahead of this article’s writing that they would be featured. At present, VPP only does business with Petdesk, though we … Continue reading Best of VMX 2018: Marketing & Technology Tools pt. 2 – PetDesk

This piece is intended to highlight companies that deserve attention from individual, independent veterinary practice owners. No compensation was provided in return for inclusion in this series of articles; in fact, none of them knew ahead of this article’s writing that they would be featured. At present, VPP only does business with Petdesk, though we … Continue reading Best of VMX 2018: Marketing & Technology Tools pt. 4 – Vetstoria

This piece is intended to highlight companies that deserve attention from individual, independent veterinary practice owners. No compensation was provided in return for inclusion in this series of articles; in fact, none of them knew ahead of this article’s writing that they would be featured. At present, VPP only does business with Petdesk, though we … Continue reading Best of VMX 2018: Marketing & Technology Tools pt. 3 – FuturePet

There is a lot to take in when you walk the floor of a convention like NAVC (now known as VMX) or Western. Exhibitors of all kinds are hawking their wares; each trying to outdo the others with their glitzy booths and free giveaways. Quite frankly, there is a lot of nonsense to cut through … Continue reading Best of VMX 2018: Marketing & Technology Tools

Attending a large CE meeting (and there are so many good ones available these days, spread all across the calendar) is always an exciting break from your clinical routines. They offer almost too many choices on ways to spend your time: sitting through didactic CE sessions, catching up with friends and colleagues, trolling the cavernous … Continue reading Your 2018 CE Resolution

Consider this a public service announcement for veterinary practice owners (or small business owners in general actually): Have you ever gotten an “invoice” in the mail for a phone book advertisement that you either couldn’t remember placing or that looked awfully suspicious? We have. In fact, we estimate that our practices get them several times … Continue reading Don’t get conned by a yellow pages scam

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Veterinary Practice Partners (VPP) is a trusted business partner to veterinarians. We co-own practices in partnership with veterinarians, and work ...   Read More.