What Owning a Veterinary Practice is Really Like
Owning a veterinary practice can be like drinking water from a fire hose. It completely consumes you physically, emotionally, and intellectually. You not only wear the hat of a veterinarian, but you have to also play the role of human resources, accountant, marketing, public relations, lease negotiator, salesman, supply management, janitor, referee, etc. Whoever believes there is a 40 hour work week as a practice owner has not owned a veterinary practice. Yet, all the public ever sees of you are running in and out of the door telling them their furry friend needs treatment. They don’t see or appreciate your countless hours refereeing staff disputes, negotiating a new lease, fixing broken equipment, or installing a new light. They think you are gone fishing or at your lake house every weekend.
Many of you have recognized the power and need to delegate. You have people you can trust – your knowledgeable service rep now fixes your equipment, a skilled plumber who fixes the leaky sink, and an expert commercial broker who takes care of your lease. By delegating you have freed up your time, reduced your stress and let the experts use their skills to do what they do best.
When it comes time for your veterinary transition, you can try doing it yourself, but that’s like giving the patient a sharp veterinary instrument to spay their own pet. They don’t have the knowledge, experience, or skills to do it right and may end up bleeding in the end. Or, you can entrust your veterinary transition to the people at OMNI Veterinary Practice Group who have the experience, knowledge, and track record to help you achieve your goal giving you peace of mind, freedom, and more happiness.