Study: Credentialed technicians do wonders for practice revenue

Study: Credentialed technicians do wonders for practice revenue

Need a motivational boost? If you're a licensed, registered, or certified veterinary technician, you could be worth big bucks to your practice.
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May 04, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

Veterinarians are known for generating revenue, but credentialed veterinary technicians also are extremely valuable to a practice, according to the recently released 2009 AVMA Report on Veterinary Practice Business Measures. The report says the average veterinarian’s gross revenue increases by $93,311 for each additional credentialed veterinary technician per veterinarian. Each noncredentialed technician brings in about $6,000 per technician per veterinarian.

To get these features, researchers analyzed data from the 2008 AVMA Biennial Economic Survey of 328 U.S. veterinarians in all work categories. According to the report, one of the biggest reasons for the revenue spike is that technicians with greater skill sets can take over certain tasks, freeing veterinarians to do other profit-generating work.

If you’d like to expand your skills—and your value to the practice—head to our veterinary CE center.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.