One way or another I’ve been involved in the business of veterinary practice for well over fifty years. For most of that time I have been self-employed and I, like you have enjoyed the good times and coped with the not so good times in a career owning, managing and leading the practice team. It’s a challenging role and for a practice owner who is also a clinician there never seems to be enough time to look after your patients and clients, seek the information necessary to make those business decisions which can only be determined by the owner, cope with the unexpected ‘people’, financial and other crises which seem to be typical for veterinary practice – and give sufficient time to home and family and enjoy a reasonable work/life balance.
The VeterinaryBusiness.org community was established fifteen years ago to provide a range of practical resources to help practice owners and managers match their success in delivering professional services with the financial rewards they deserve.
But sometimes, business tools, articles and video clips aren’t enough. Leading the practice team and managing practice resources can be lonely – especially when times get tough – and sometimes we just need to seek help from someone who understands some of the unique problems which can arise in veterinary practice, and can share your concern.
That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to ‘Ask John’ – that’s me – if you’re facing a business related problem in your practice I’m not suggesting that I have all the answers, certainly not - but I have probably experienced or know someone who has experienced, the same or a similar problem that may be challenging you.
So here’s my suggestion
Complete and submit the 'Ask John' form. It will come straight to my e.mail in box and I guarantee that I will read it and respond as soon as I am able. You can be sure that it will be regarded in the strictest of confidence and if I feel I’m in a position to offer some advice, I will be delighted to help. If I feel unqualified or unable to assist I will let you know and perhaps put you in touch with someone who may be able to help
If you are a paid up subscriber to the VeterinaryBusiness.org community I will be happy to spend an hour or so to help. No charge will be involved and I will regard my costs as being covered by your subscription.
If I feel able to help but the task will take longer than that, I will let you know, estimate what time might be involved and at what cost. In any event rest assured you will incur no fee unless and until, we agree a price
If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to select your most appropriate membership option – but are facing a challenge I may be able to help with – just let me know, complete the form (using as much text as you need) and I’ll see what I can do.