In veterinary medicine—as in human medicine—working in silos is counterproductive to achieving the best-possible patient outcomes. Whether you are a primary care veterinarian or a veterinary specialist, forging referral relationships with other veterinarians in your service area is a best practice that our research affirms can deliver real benefits, including:

  • Help the animals you care for live longer and better—Objective data proves that pets whose health is co-managed by primary care veterinarians and specialists do better than those managed by primary care veterinarians alone.
  • Build a more loyal client base—When their pets receive optimal care and live longer, clients are grateful and feel more bonded to you.
  • Strengthen your practice’s bottom line—When pets live longer and their owners are loyal to your practice, it translates into increased revenue for your practice.
  • Change the conversation—When you educate clients about all the care options that are available to their animals, conversations about their pets’ health shifts from a focus on finances to one of providing optimal care, and positions you as a trusted resource who puts patients first.
  • The entire industry wins, too—When pets thrive, practices do well—and so do all the companies providing veterinary products and services. Collaboration is good medicine—and good business.

If you would like to learn more about VetSOAP’s research, what it means, and how it can help your practice, members of our team are available to speak to your group. Simply fill out our speaker request form.

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