Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Keep Mobile Vets Moving Forward


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Whatever your level of experience in the mobile veterinary field, you must see this exciting webinar. The American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners (AAMVP) is pleased to host:

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Mobile Vets Moving Forward

This well-rounded webinar can benefit anyone in the industry:

• Veterinary students
• New mobile vets who are just getting their careers off the ground
• Seasoned mobile vets with years of field experience

This isn’t just another clichéd top 10 list—it’s an informative, relevant online seminar designed to help mobile veterinary practitioners achieve job security, financial stability, and professional fulfillment.

Led by renowned industry expert Dr. Dena D. Baker, this exciting webinar provides veterinarians of all levels with practical advice on how to:

• Work SMARTER, not harder
• Create a fee structure that will help them GET OUT OF DEBT
• Run a lean, HEALTHY practice
• Generate a thriving business regardless of the current market climate

The AAMVP is committed to advancing both the mobile practice as a whole and the individual professional.

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  • Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Keep Mobile Vets Moving Forward

    1. 1. The American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners is being launched to help support mobile veterinary practitioners across the nation, as well as veterinary students and the vendors who provide products and services for quality animal medicine. We strive to serve as the leading resource for mobile vets by creating a robust community for sharing information, ideas, and encouragement.
    2. 2. Dr. Dena Baker, DVM <ul><li>Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science - Stetson University </li></ul><ul><li>Opened first mobile veterinary practice in Naples, FL in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Neapolitan Gourmet Pet Food </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded Innovative Veterinary Products </li></ul><ul><li>Writes for local publications on pet care and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts vaccination clinics & low-cost spay & neuter services in Everglades City, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Works with Collier County’s Domestic Animal Services </li></ul><ul><li>American Veterinary Medical Society Member </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Veterinary Medical Society Member </li></ul><ul><li>Collier County Veterinary Society Member </li></ul><ul><li>American Animal Hospital Association Member </li></ul><ul><li>University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Council Member </li></ul><ul><li>Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Member </li></ul><ul><li>Recipient of 20+ awards and scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Believes in helping others build a foundation for their veterinary careers while making a difference in the lives those around her. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Dr. Ashley Geoghegan, DVM <ul><li>Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Louisiana State University </li></ul><ul><li>College of Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Miami </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Works with St. Tammany Humane Society </li></ul><ul><li>Past Chair of Spaymart Emergency Hotline </li></ul><ul><li>Humane Society of the United States Supporter </li></ul><ul><li>Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Member </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Sanctuary Member </li></ul><ul><li>Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine Member </li></ul><ul><li>In Defense of Animals Member </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association Member </li></ul><ul><li>American Veterinary Medical Association Member </li></ul><ul><li>Recipient of numerous military award, citations and Army ROTC scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Feels lucky to wake up each day & do what she loves most . . . care for pets. Provides excellence in veterinary medicine while caring for her patients & their families. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions To Keep Mobile Vets Moving Forward in 2010 Sponsored by the American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners Presented by renowned mobile veterinarian Dr. Dena D. Baker January 6, 2010
    5. 5. Poll Question
    6. 6. Spend more time with family & friends <ul><li>Work SMARTER, not harder </li></ul><ul><li>Structure business                                                              </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussed in previous teleconference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule time for yourself (just like business)  </li></ul></ul>1
    7. 7. <ul><li>Market & promote your business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics & driving/parking                                                            </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections with other vets in town                                                          </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other groups to look at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospice (some have pet programs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted living facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pet-friendly apartments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animal volunteer organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animal associations (ex. Dog clubs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pet stores </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grooming facilities & mobile groomers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boarding facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marinas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other mobile businesses (ex. Mobile auto repair, mobile car detailing) </li></ul></ul></ul>Get fit/exercise for a Healthier Practice 2
    8. 8. Get fit/exercise for a Healthier Practice 2
    9. 9. Lose weight <ul><li>Staffing decisions                                                       </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookkeeper/Accountant                                                          </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inventory                                                              </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will you carry?                                                            </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective inventory control </li></ul></ul></ul>3
    10. 10. Get out of debt <ul><li>Setting fees                                                             </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip fee  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinary fees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collecting money for services & product  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forms of payment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cash </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Checks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credit cards  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over the phone and/or online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payment expected at time of service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Euthanasia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emergencies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>4
    11. 11. Quit Drinking <ul><li>Decrease gas consumption     </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective scheduling  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do clients live?                                                             </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will your day look like? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technician trip appointments, use of another vehicle </li></ul></ul>5
    12. 12. Quit Smoking <ul><li>Maintenance on truck (so it doesn’t smoke)                                                               </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule maintenance                                                            </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will you do yourself/have others do?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housekeeping practices  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedules for tasks    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will you & your staff do/have others do? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Having procedures spelled out will save time </li></ul>6
    13. 13. Get Organized <ul><li>Organize & manage the paperwork                                                              </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical records                                                            </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSHA requirements                                                          </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSDS forms                                                          </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee records/handbook/tasks </li></ul></ul>7
    14. 14. Poll Question
    15. 15. Enjoy Life More <ul><li>Fun with staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crazy things happen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vacations       </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to manage coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relief vet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refer to stationary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff to answer phone & transport if needed </li></ul></ul></ul>8
    16. 16. Help Others <ul><li>Service in your community                                                              </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spay/Neuter groups                                                           </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-serviced areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other veterinary hospitals                                                              </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals from them  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referring back to them </li></ul></ul>9
    17. 17. Learn something new <ul><li>AAMVP membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinarians dealing with the same things you are who share your same hope, dreams, & goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send ideas to AAMVP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New techniques and tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinar survey follow-up </li></ul></ul>10
    18. 18. What’s Next <ul><li>January membership promo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>START BY GETTING ON OUR LIST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upcoming meetings & gatherings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NAVC (let us know if you’ll be there – </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next webinar in February 3 rd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having a practice you love! Creating Vision & Mission – how to create a business around that. </li></ul></ul>