Every member of your team contributes to the client's experience, says Dr. Ernest E. Ward Jr., a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member and owner of Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C. Dr. Ward spoke at Firstline Live at CVC East in Baltimore and gave tips to help team members create an experience that builds the value of the service practices offer.
Use simple language and reinforce the benefits when you offer a recommendation, says Dr. Ernest E. Ward Jr., a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member and owner of Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C.
You can reduce infection rates by formulating a comprehensive parasite prevention program for your patients, a strategy recommended by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We might think pets have it easy. No calorie counting. No comparing their thighs with supermodels on television or perusing the latest issue of Vogue and wondering how the pouty face on the cover got so thin. Nope. For pets someone measures out their food daily and with just a meow or a faithful wag of the tail, they're adored no matter how rotund they become. What a life!
The next time clients refuse care, use this advice from Caitlin Rivers, a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and technician supervisor at Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pa.: Don't take it personally.