DR. DENA BAKER, DVM
•    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Florida College of
     Veterinary Medicine
•    Ba...
DR. ASHLEY GEOGHEGAN, DVM

•    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Louisiana State University
•    College of Veterinary Medi...
FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER
Building the Practice You’ve Always Wanted
Presented by renowned mobile veterinarian Dr. Dena D. Ba...
TONIGHT’S INTENT
  To   help you create a Mission & Vision for your practice
IT’S POSSIBLE TO
           RECREATE YOUR PRACTICE
IT’S YOUR BUSINESS


  Define who you’re going to be   who
  Define what you are about       what
SAMPLE STATEMENTS:
NOW, FOR THE EXPLORATION INTO WHAT YOU
      REALLY
   lly
                 WANT IN A PRACTICE

rea




                  ...
WHAT IS NOT NEGOTIABLE IN YOUR PRACTICE?

       1. ___________________
           blood machine
       2. _______________...
DIFFERENT WAYS TO RUN A MOBILE PRACTICE
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP?
WHAT KEEPS YOU UNDER THE COVERS?
YOUR PERFECT PRACTICE


  What  does it look like?
  Write it all down

  Don’t leave anything off your list




      ...
Puppies

C-section Bulldog
LIST WHAT YOU LOVE & DON’T LOVE
                                       No
       I love:                        love:
1. _...
WHAT DO YOU NEED
         THAT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WITH?

                                 r w hat
       1. ______________...
WHAT DO YOU NEED
     FOR WHAT YOU’RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH?

        1. ___________________
           Internists come to ...
PARTNERSHIPS
    fill the gap in the services you don’t want to do



                  Create
              Relationships...
WHAT ANIMALS DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH?

  Exotic animals
  Horses

  Cows

  Ruminants

  Small Animals
             ...
WHAT ANIMALS DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH?




     What is your expertise? 	


    Where is your comfort   level?
READY FOR SOME QUESTIONS?
WHAT TECHNOLOGY?


  Website
                                               How will you
                                ...
WHAT OFFICE EQUIPMENT?


  Label printer
  Printer

  Fax machine

  Scanner

  Time clock
WHAT NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEMS


  MapQuest

  GPS

  Map

  Trust   client’s directions
SYSTEMS & PROCESSES


  Credit   card processing
       Sync data back at your house
       Run data through client’s p...
  Spending  time with family
  Exercising

  Reading something other than veterinary journals

  Are you a morning per...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE


  Spay  / Neuters
  Services in rural area

  Work with university
      Work with externs
  Hi...
BACK TO YOUR LIST

                                No
    I love:
                               love:
1. ________________...
BACK TO YOUR LIST
1. ___________________
2. ___________________
3. ___________________
4. ___________________
5. _________...
YOUR MOBILE PRACTICE


  Yourdream practice
  What is stopping you?

  What support do you need to make it happen?

  ...
YOUR MOBILE PRACTICE


  Focus   on what’s important to you
      Build around that
  What’s   your commitment?
      ...
EMPOWERMENT


  Great     sense of empowerment with staff
      They work inside the framework of YOUR vision &
       m...
HOMEWORK

  Who
      Define your business.

  What
      What is your business dedicated to?

  How
      What are y...
OPEN DISCUSSION
WHAT’S NEXT
AAMVP: Build The Practice You Love
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Great presentation by Dr. Dena Baker to the members of the American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners. This month's topic focuses on building a practice you love - the practice you've always wanted.

Feel like you're spinning your wheels in a practice that's low on motivation and momentum?

Not sure how to break through your professional plateau to achieve the success and fulfillment you've always dreamed of?

Thinking about launching your own practice but not sure where to start?

This webinar is for you!

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

Create a vision & mission for your practice
Identify your strengths & comfort zones so you can shape your practice around them

Build a network of trusted affiliates to help you grow your business

Spend more time focusing on what you love to do, & less time on what you could live without

Develop strong, rewarding relationships with customers through reliable, ethical treatment
Embrace new technologies-computers, GPS systems, credit card processing, & more--to boost productivity & service levels

Find ways to give back to your community

Watch this webinar to learn how.

And for more information about the American Association of Veterinary Practitioners, visit www.AAMVP.org.

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AAMVP: Build The Practice You Love

  1. 1. DR. DENA BAKER, DVM •  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine •  Bachelor of Science - Stetson University •  Opened first mobile veterinary practice in Naples, FL in 2003 •  Co-founded American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners •  Founded Neapolitan Gourmet Pet Food •  Co-founded Innovative Veterinary Products •  Writes for local publications on pet care and safety •  Conducts vaccination clinics & low-cost spay & neuter services in Everglades City, FL •  Works with Collier County’s Domestic Animal Services •  American Veterinary Medical Society Member •  Florida Veterinary Medical Society Member •  Collier County Veterinary Society Member American Animal Hospital Association Member University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Council Member Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Member Recipient of 20+ awards and scholarships Believes in helping others build a foundation for their veterinary careers while making a difference in the lives those around her.
  2. 2. DR. ASHLEY GEOGHEGAN, DVM •  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Louisiana State University •  College of Veterinary Medicine •  Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Miami •  Co-founded American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners •  Works with St. Tammany Humane Society •  Past Chair of Spaymart Emergency Hotline •  Humane Society of the United States Supporter •  Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Member •  Farm Sanctuary Member •  Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine Member •  In Defense of Animals Member •  Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association Member American Veterinary Medical Association Member Recipient of numerous military award, citations and Army ROTC scholarship 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.
  3. 3. FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER Building the Practice You’ve Always Wanted Presented by renowned mobile veterinarian Dr. Dena D. Baker February 3, 2010 Sponsored by the American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners
  4. 4. TONIGHT’S INTENT   To help you create a Mission & Vision for your practice
  5. 5. IT’S POSSIBLE TO RECREATE YOUR PRACTICE
  6. 6. IT’S YOUR BUSINESS   Define who you’re going to be who   Define what you are about what
  7. 7. SAMPLE STATEMENTS:
  8. 8. NOW, FOR THE EXPLORATION INTO WHAT YOU REALLY lly WANT IN A PRACTICE rea rea lly
  9. 9. WHAT IS NOT NEGOTIABLE IN YOUR PRACTICE? 1. ___________________ blood machine 2. ___________________ X-ray 3. ___________________ surgical capabilities 4. ___________________ dental machine 5. ___________________ ultrasound 6. ___________________ endoscopy 7. ___________________ laser therapy 8. ___________________ other modalities 9. ___________________ 10. __________________
  10. 10. DIFFERENT WAYS TO RUN A MOBILE PRACTICE
  11. 11. WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP?
  12. 12. WHAT KEEPS YOU UNDER THE COVERS?
  13. 13. YOUR PERFECT PRACTICE   What does it look like?   Write it all down   Don’t leave anything off your list You can really have FREEDOM with your mobile practice
  14. 14. Puppies C-section Bulldog
  15. 15. LIST WHAT YOU LOVE & DON’T LOVE No I love: love: 1. ___________________ Creating relationships 1. ___________________ Oncology 2. ___________________ Educating clients 2. ___________________ Internal medicine 3. ___________________ Watching kitties grow 3. ___________________ Recurrent dermatology 4. ___________________ Spays & Neuters 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ Surgeries 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 10. __________________ 10. __________________
  16. 16. WHAT DO YOU NEED THAT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WITH? r w hat 1. ___________________ fo o ve Staff 2. ___________________ Equipment I l 3. ___________________ Supplies 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 10. __________________
  17. 17. WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR WHAT YOU’RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH? 1. ___________________ Internists come to client home No 2. ___________________ Specialists in oncology love: 3. ___________________ Refer to dermatologist 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 10. __________________
  18. 18. PARTNERSHIPS fill the gap in the services you don’t want to do Create Relationships: to allow your patients to have the highest standard of care & meet the ethical standards of veterinary medicine (without YOU being the one who has to do it all) Do what you love 95% of the time
  19. 19. WHAT ANIMALS DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH?   Exotic animals   Horses   Cows   Ruminants   Small Animals What is your expertise?   Birds   Just dogs & cats   Who in your area can help other animals?   Will your focus be on small animals & occasionally work on something else?
  20. 20. WHAT ANIMALS DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH? What is your expertise? Where is your comfort level?
  21. 21. READY FOR SOME QUESTIONS?
  22. 22. WHAT TECHNOLOGY?   Website How will you communicate to   Email clients?   Text Messaging   Social Networking   Snail Mail   Internet connection on the road   What type of reminder system do you want?   Online   Postcards Are you tech savvy?   Emails   Whatever my practice management software tells me
  23. 23. WHAT OFFICE EQUIPMENT?   Label printer   Printer   Fax machine   Scanner   Time clock
  24. 24. WHAT NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEMS   MapQuest   GPS   Map   Trust client’s directions
  25. 25. SYSTEMS & PROCESSES   Credit card processing   Sync data back at your house   Run data through client’s phone lines   Mobile system using cell signal   Check payments   Write deposit & take to bank   Check scanning system   Telecheck
  26. 26.   Spending time with family   Exercising   Reading something other than veterinary journals   Are you a morning person?   How do you like to work?   Work 8 hours, non-stop, fast paced   Spend more time to be with patients; bond   Doyou like your weekends?   One day off in the middle of the week
  27. 27. MAKING A DIFFERENCE   Spay / Neuters   Services in rural area   Work with university   Work with externs   High school students   Career days   Preschools   Disaster Relief
  28. 28. BACK TO YOUR LIST No I love: love: 1. ___________________ 1. ___________________ 2. ___________________ 2. ___________________ 3. ___________________ 3. ___________________ 4. ___________________ 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 10. __________________ 10. __________________
  29. 29. BACK TO YOUR LIST 1. ___________________ 2. ___________________ 3. ___________________ 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ No 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ love: 9. ___________________ 1. ___________________ 10. __________________ 2. ___________________ 3. ___________________ 4. ___________________ 5. ___________________ 6. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 8. ___________________ 9. ___________________ 10. __________________
  30. 30. YOUR MOBILE PRACTICE   Yourdream practice   What is stopping you?   What support do you need to make it happen?   Seek the help of a consultant
  31. 31. YOUR MOBILE PRACTICE   Focus on what’s important to you   Build around that   What’s your commitment?   Create your mission & vision from your commitment Create the culture of your practice.
  32. 32. EMPOWERMENT   Great sense of empowerment with staff   They work inside the framework of YOUR vision & mission   Able to make more decisions on the own   Independence within the practice design YOU created “Is this a fit for the practice?”
  33. 33. HOMEWORK   Who   Define your business.   What   What is your business dedicated to?   How   What are your quality, cost, service requirements?   How do you do business?   For   To Whom are you dedicated?   Who are your clients?   Where   Where are you geographically located?   How does that relate to your business?   Why   Why are you in business?   ho benefits from what you do?
  34. 34. OPEN DISCUSSION
  35. 35. WHAT’S NEXT

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