Starting Up Your Own Small Veterinarian Practice? 3 Tips To Help You Get Started


If you just graduated from college and ready to start up your own small veterinarian practice, you likely are excited to start treating animals as soon as you can. If so, below are some tips to help you get started so you can soon open your doors to your four-legged patients.


You cannot simply purchase a building and start practicing, but have to first obtain your veterinary licensing. Most states have veterinary licensing boards that will you to verify that you have graduated from college and have an accredited degree. What the requirements are for you will depend on the state that you live in. You will also have to be OSHA compliant. If not, it would cost you a lot of money as you would have to pay a fee for each rule that you break.


Besides the standard equipment, such as kennels, cages, examining tables, and treatment and surgical equipment, there may be other things you need. For example, depending on the type of veterinary practice you are planning to open, you may have to have specialty medical equipment, such as orthopedic and cardiac equipment.

Once you determine everything you need, you can find veterinary supplies stores in your area or online. Ask them about used equipment, as this can save you a lot of money. Used equipment will be as good as new and your patient's owners will not be able to tell the difference between the two.

Marketing Plan

Once you are ready to open your practice you need to let people know it is there. Consider placing an ad in newspapers in your area. Set up a website for your practice. If you are not experienced doing this, it is worth the money to hire a website designer. They will know how to set up your website to attract customers. In many cases, people look to the Internet when they want to find something, including a veterinarian. If your website shows up on the first page of the search engine, they are more apt to click on your link than if your website is past the first page.

Once you start attracting customers, have an open house, and hand out your business card and flyers for people to hand out. Have your pet or your employee's pets at your open house so people can see how well cared for they are. Hand out small gifts, such as dog biscuits or toys.

Once you get everything set up, you can grow your small veterinarian practice into a much larger one.


30 January 2017

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