VetPartners in conjunction with Partners for Healthy Pets has developed the “Veterinary Practice Management Essentials.” This booklet outlines standards for successful management of a veterinary practice and includes a list of good quality resources that provide more information regarding the various topics. The booklet also contains a questionnaire to help you determine your readiness for outside assistance. The VPME is intended to be used as a checklist by both consultants and practices to help determine where they are doing well from a management perspective and which areas they should focus on improving. No other such document exists; not only should the VPME be of use to VetPartners members but it is also meant to showcase the knowledge and experience of the VetPartners organization and its members to the veterinary profession.
We’d like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their time, efforts and support of this project:
A big round of applause to all of the contributors—thank you!