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A quick Q&A with Tracy Dowdy
Tracy Dowdy is a veterinary practice consultant based in San Diego, CA. You can find more about her work at https://tracydowdy.com/.
What is the biggest challenge that vets face when running their veterinary practice?
The biggest challenge that veterinarians face when running their practice is they do not have a strong business plan and operational model to adopt and follow that will lead to them to a higher level of performance and profitability.
Based on your personal experiences, what is your best advice for new veterinarians?
The best advice I may give a new veterinarian is to focus on building relationships with their clients and the team. Many veterinarians go into this profession because of their love of animals. However, the animal never walks in the door alone. While having exceptional medical skills is necessary, I would argue exceptional interpersonal skills is critical to a veterinarian’s career success.
Inspired by: 15 Outrageous Pet Owner Requests of Vets
The blog post that inspired these two cartoons was written by Dr. Andy Roark for Vet Street.
Inspired by: Nine easy ways to improve your relationship with your cat
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