The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company as they decrease stress, enhance heart health, and even help children with their social and emotional skills. Families in the U.S., EU, and China alone account for over half a billion cats and dogs as pets, and this figure just keeps rising.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) survey showed that 76% of pet owners waited less than a week to take their pets to the veterinarian for routine care or an injury, and 60% conveyed seeing a veterinarian within three days. When a pet needed emergency care, 78% of pet owners were met with a veterinarian within a couple of hours. With many veterinary hospitals facing a high number of visits, often on the same day, they have to tackle their daily operations while severely managing the concerns of veterinary staff shortage. Here comes the aiding partner, a veterinary practice management software.
It has simplified business and treatment tasks, improved veterinarian productivity, and eased communication with clients. As the industry continues to innovate and understand the importance of the mental health of pets, the software has also grown to meet these needs. In December 2022, Shepherd Veterinary Software put into use a custom-built Emotional Medical Record workflow for Fear Free Certified practices.
As AI & ML take the upper hand in today’s technological world, their importance in personalized veterinary care, along with practice management software, will be the new move to look forward to!