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How a Modern Personal Touch Can Bring Clients Back to Your Pet Care Business

Posted by Geoffrey Berz on 5/16/18 3:55 PM

After pet parents choose which veterinary clinic or grooming salon is best for their pet companions, the answer to one question is sure to decide if they keep coming back: “Does it feel good interacting with this pet care business?”

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Topics: Mobile Strategy, Veterinary Practice Growth, Messaging, Client Retention, Loyalty, Client Engagement

PetDesk: The Unexpected Life Preserver

Posted by Sara Richardson on 11/10/17 11:03 AM

In late August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey pommeled Houston, Texas and left only destruction for the coastal city. Businesses and homes were flooded beyond any prediction, including two veterinary practices utilizing the PetDesk system. Stuebner Airlines Veterinary Hospital (& SA Champions Veterinary Hospital) staff didn’t realize the role that PetDesk would play in the life of their businesses.

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Topics: Cats, Dogs, PetDesk, Pet Health, Client Retention, success

Loyalty as a Revenue Generator: A Clinic's Story of App-Based Loyalty

Posted by Rose Ynohuye on 10/11/17 7:45 AM

How can you differentiate your practice, boost client loyalty, and increase revenue? 

Simple. Spend half an hour on the phone with PetDesk. Our Implementation Team will work with you to customize a synced, PetDesk app-based Loyalty Program for your vet practice. Here's a true story about one of our customers and their journey to success through Loyalty. 

Want to print out the infographic below and share it with the rest of the veterinary staff? Download the printer-friendly infographic PDF here.

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Topics: Mobile Strategy, Fun, PetDesk, Client Retention, Veterinary Practice Management, Loyalty

Reaching Clients: Checking the Gas Tank for Leaks

Posted by John Martin on 8/4/17 12:04 PM

My brother is a miles-per-gallon nerd, it’s one of his (endearing?) quirks. In a tiny book, he marks the number on his odometer religiously at each fill-up station he’s been to. He does some quick math on the number of gallons he’s filling up, and then writes down the money spent per mile driven. Long story short, he does math.

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Topics: Client Acquisition, Client Retention, Veterinary Practice Management

Loyalty: It's What Brings Your Clients Back in Time and Time Again

Posted by Sean O'Connor on 3/31/17 10:31 AM

 

Repeat business and customer loyalty are important foundations of any successful business. Without repeat business, the sheer cost of acquiring new clients quickly overwhelms any opportunity to generate profits. Put another way -- it's significantly cheaper to retain what you've got than it is to acquire something new.

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Topics: Client Retention

Client Reach: A Tale of Two Clinics

Posted by Sean O'Connor on 3/20/17 11:26 AM

If you know anything about PetDesk, then you're familiar with our mantra of client reach being the most important thing (well, second behind providing medical care) a veterinary practice can do. If you don't reach clients, they don't know when to come in. It's that simple. And with so many tools, options, and services out there, you might be wondering if what you're currently doing works.

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Topics: Client Retention

3 Reasons Why Forward Booking Benefits Your Veterinary Practice

Posted by Sean O'Connor on 12/21/16 9:17 AM

 

How do you make sure your appointment book is full? Do you offer promotions when you anticipate slower-than-usual months? Do you send out additional reminders for annual checkups and vaccinations? Or, do you prefer to sit back and appreciate some downtime at work? 

While more downtime is nice, it's doesn't beat having a full appointment book. For veterinary clinic owners out there, a full schedule means your practice is operating at maximum capacity. Work the same hours, bring in more revenue. Sounds like a good deal.

How do you get there? Forward booking

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Topics: Tips, Revenue, Client Retention

Client Acquisition vs Client Retention: Which Should Your Veterinary Practice Focus On?

Posted by Sean O'Connor on 12/14/16 11:46 AM

In my time here at PetDesk, I've heard countless practice managers and veterinary clinic owners ask which is the better option: Client acquisition or client retention?

Great question!

We're all attracted by the allure of fancy marketing packages -- radio spots, feature pieces in local publications, billboards towering over highways. They're all nice things to have.

On the other side of things, marketing with a focus on client retention is decidedly less glamorous. But which of these two should you focus on? Should you market to your existing clients or should you focus on marketing aimed at acquiring new clients?  

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Topics: Revenue, Client Acquisition, PetDesk, Client Retention

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