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The Evolution of Veterinary Practices Post-COVID-19

April 01, 2021

Veterinary practices across the country continue to face challenges brought on by the pandemic, and practice owners have been forced to adjust how they do business.

They have had to implement new procedures to ensure the health and safety of employees and clients – procedures that have complicated their business processes and proved to be logistically challenging at times. From asking clients to wait in their vehicles during appointments to installing contactless payment methods, taking patient history virtually, and even offering drive-thru and pick-up options. Some challenges have had a direct impact on revenue as they’ve had to turn away emergency visits, face decreased client visits, and the consumer behavioral change to purchasing pet products online.

Some Vermont practices have come up with innovative solutions to their post-pandemic challenges. Some have turned to conducting checkups and procedures in mobile vans while others are using labeled parking spots to create efficiencies with animal pickups and drop offs. Many vets have adopted a telehealth approach through an app called Televet. A client can download the app, send in photos and then talk with the provider through video chat or messaging for their consultation. It has allowed them to maintain business and expand their reach. Others have partnered with online veterinary prescription retailers to meet the client demand for secure online purchasing options.

Although many have found ways to adapt as a result of the pandemic, the challenges are ongoing.

You need a clear, strategic plan for your future and the future of your veterinary practice to give you peace of mind.

Do any of the following stand in between you and your peace of mind?

  • Cash flow or expense management
  • Future financial needs being met in retirement
  • Up to date records to make informed decisions
  • Business transition plan
  • Unexpected surprises at tax time

If you said “yes” to any of the above, you need a business partner to take care of the details and lighten your workload so you can focus on what really matters!

Davis & Hodgdon offers proactive tax planning to ensure all potential tax credits and deductions are identified.

Our affiliated financial planning firm, Copper Leaf Financial, can help create a personalized financial and retirement plan that integrates every aspect of your life. This way you can focus on what matters and have peace of mind surrounding your financial success.

Davis & Hodgdon Exit Planning services can help you identify the best type of transition for you. We help you put a plan in place that incorporates tax strategies and value acceleration.

Our expert RAD client accounting services will handle your accounting and bookkeeping tasks for better, more streamlined, financial management which can result in improved cash flow management, accurate record-keeping, and meaningful data reporting.

You deserve peace of mind. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and find out how we can help you and your practice.

As your business partner we can help you thrive in the new normal!

With offices in Williston and Rutland Vermont, Davis & Hodgdon Advisory Group has served business owners and individuals for more than 30 years by providing progressive, proactive tax and business services through expert staff, high-end technology, and unparalleled efficiency.