THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

With Membership Comes Great Rewards.
With Membership Comes Great Rewards.

When you become a member of Veterinary Growth Partners, you gain immediate access to a host of benefits proven to deliver a better bottom line, a stronger client base, a more robust practice – and fewer demands on your time and energy.
It's easy to enjoy advantages of discounts on equipment, medical supplies, reference lab and pharmaceuticals or of the smart marketing tools we provide. The important elements we can bring to your success are our practice coaches, educational opportunities and the advanced tools that will help you define your professional and personal success.

Look at Everything You Get

We use our negotiating expertise and keep it simple.

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Thanks to the buying power of more than 1750 independent hospitals, we're able to negotiate with our partners to provide you with exclusive savings on the things you buy most often: pharmaceuticals, reference lab, equipment and medical supplies. The preferred prices we achieve for our members are based on long term agreements with best in class companies- they are not one-off discounts or limited-time-only deals. Instead, we forge long-term partnerships that are simple and straightforward for our members. And the savings add up. Our research with numerous members has shown an average savings of $26,500 per year for every million dollars in annual sales- which equates to an average 10 percent savings in total cost of goods sold (COGS). In this scenario, you add approximately $150,000 of enterprise value to your business simply by aligning with the majority of our partners. To get a better idea of how that kind of savings is possible, check out these quick-look summaries:

Abaxis is a global diagnostics company. Thousands of human-health and animal-health customers around the world have come to rely on Abaxis for diagnostics that are easy to use, accurate, cost-effective, compact, and portable. The Abaxis veterinary product line offers comprehensive onsite diagnostics and single-use rapid tests.

Infiniti Medical is our partner for ALICAM, a revolutionary GI diagnostic imaging pill that allows you to solve complex GI cases that aren’t responding well to traditional therapies. ALICAM takes thousands of 360-degree-view photographs as it moves through the GI tract.

Increase your profits with Antech Diagnostics. Antech offers incredible local service with 54 local labs nationwide and the benefits of the world’s largest veterinary diagnostic network. Antech employs 120 veterinary specialists for consultations in every discipline of veterinary medicine.

Datamars is one of the largest international suppliers for companion animal microchips and scanners. Compared to other reputable microchip providers, the revolutionary Slim microchips are available at a lower cost and have NO annual fees or extra charges for the pet owner.

MWI Animal Health serves as the core of the animal health division at AmerisourceBergen, distributing more than 50,000 products and providing related business management services. Contact MWI to order all of your pharmaceuticals, supplies, equipment and more – including the VetOne® and Securos Surgical® brands.

Founded in 1968, Royal Canin is a pet food company grounded in science based on the principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, and creating advanced cat food and dog food made to satisfy the needs of the pet. Royal Canin produces a full line of healthy pet diets including size health nutrition and formulas designed to meet the individual needs of many popular breeds, sizes, lifestyles and therapeutic conditions.

The SECUROS line of surgical instrumentation and orthopedic implants are recognized worldwide for our innovative designs, excellent quality, reliability and craftsmanship.

Sound provides high-quality ultrasound and digital radiography equipment. The company produces the most widely accepted and widely used digital radiography and picture archive and communication system (PACS) in the veterinary industry.

Stokes Pharmacy has 40 years of experience as a full-service compounding pharmacy and delivers to patients nationwide. Stokes specializes in the art and science of custom formulation of prescription medicines for humans and animals. Stokes Pharmacy employs rigorous standards and processes well surpassing both current and proposed standards to ensure only quality preparations reach their patients. Every formulation is evaluated to ensure consistency and our service is unsurpassed.

Stratford Pharmaceuticals is one of the industry’s largest custom/private label suppliers. Add your practice logo to your products for an effective tool to combat loss of business to retailers or the Internet. Stratford offers Veterinary Growth Partners members substantial discounts on its dermatology and nutritional products which can be ordered directly through MWI Animal Health.

Terumo Medical Products manufactures superior quality hypodermics, IV catheters, micro-collection tubes and needle sets, with over 91 years in the business. Terumo is focused on safety and comfort for patients, as well as improving efficiency and effectiveness in your daily routines.

The VetOne brand offers clinic supplies, retail products, equipment, and high volume-high profile FDA approved pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of veterinary clinics and their customers. Every product is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

VetStem Biopharma, stem-cell and platelet enhancement therapeutic service provider, pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells in veterinary medicine. Stem-cell therapy is a service that meets patients’ needs and differentiates your practice, because it’s a medical service that only veterinarians can offer.

Zoetis is the world’s largest Veterinary Pharmaceutical company,with over 300 quality products. Our members receive substantial rebates on popular Zoetis products including: all small animal Vaccines, Simparica, ProHeart6, Revolution, Rimadyl, Simplicef and more.

Continuing education, made simple and valuable.

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With continuing education in veterinary medicine a requirement in virtually every state, there's no shortage of medical courses available. What isn't as readily available is training and education on all the critical components of running a successful practice- except, that is, through Veterinary Growth Partners. Our training and education programs are wide-ranging and robust (and complimentary for VGP members). We have frequent workshops, exclusively for VGP members, on practice assessment and improvement. We offer substantive online courses that have been tested and proven in numerous practices. We also provide web-based, peer-reviewed continuing education for veterinarians and paraprofessionals.

Management Webinars

Our monthly practice management webinars are 30-45 minutes seminars on practice management topics that provide guidance and resources on how to implement our recommendations at your hospital. Topics include budgeting, inventory management, accountability for your team, improving morale and your staff culture, and implementing marketing plans for your business.

Pathway Planning Seminars

Most veterinary practice owners and administrators can identify their company's problems pretty easily. It's a lot more challenging to develop and follow a plan to remedy the issues. And that's the purpose of Pathway Planning.

Pathway Planning seminars, sponsored by Veterinary Growth Partners, are held several times a year in various locations at no charge to Veterinary Growth Partners members. Over the course of a weekend, attendees are engaged in building specific skills that help them operate their practices in ways that are more efficient, more profitable and more satisfying.

Most come away with a whole new level of confidence and enthusiasm.

Pathway to Success online courses

Our online training program, fittingly named Pathway to Success, is a series of web-based courses created by Veterinary Growth Partners specifically for our members. It includes training programs for owners, managers and staff in key areas such as strategic planning, operations, patient care and customer service. Access the courses at your convenience, use the templates that are included, and watch your efficiency and profitability soar.

Commando Conversations Seminar

How often do you face conflict at work? If you dread it, you’re not alone! Bolster your confidence and learn how to deal gracefully with conflict and difficult conversations by attending this three-day intensive, interactive program. You will develop specific skills that allow you to productively manage conflict—one of the most critical leadership skills. You’ll take a comprehensive conflict-competence assessment, build new skills, and walk away with a personalized development plan.

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence Seminar

This program is designed to help you understand how you best contribute to your practice using emotional intelligence as the language to assess your leadership strengths and challenges. Lead with greater impact and apply emotional intelligence to manage and drive peak performance in your direct reports and team. Recent studies indicate that emotional intelligence is a powerful key to effective leadership. This valuable program delivers the in-depth knowledge and practical emotional intelligence skills you need to ensure that you are a strong, emotionally intelligent leader.These skills allow you to transform your primary challenges at work.

VETgirl is a subscription-based podcast and webinar service that provides continuing education to busy veterinarians and technicians. The company offers RACE-approved, clinically relevant CE and continuously adds new content.

Get the right message to the right people.

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You can take an educated guess at what to say in your marketing messages. You can assume the audience you reach is the one you want. You can cross your fingers and pray you're not wasting time, money and effort on a program that delivers marginal returns. Or you can use VGP's unique, proven, data-based tools that virtually ensure your marketing is an investment that pays for itself many times over. Tough choice, huh? There are three marketing tools, each with a number of features and benefits. They are available only to VGP members.

BVK Direct is a full service direct media placement agency, specializing in completeness and accuracy of your hospital listing to Google+, Yahoo!, Yelp, Yellow Pages, and 100’s of other places your clients search. Customize a plan that works with the needs of your practice with options such as: print ads, digital ads, and call tracking.

iVET360 is a unique, high-touch company that works hand-in-hand with you to develop and implement best marketing practices in your hospital. The company puts the power of multiple marketing tools to work for you while saving you time and money. VGP members save even more with exclusive discounts.

When a potential client visits your website, social media page, or lobby, you want them to see and hear a message you can be proud of. Video is one of the most effective ways to influence a pet owner’s decision to use your services—a decision often based on emotion. Veteos provides customized, high-quality, affordable, promotional videos for your practice.

Patient Pursuit can show you how every call to your practice gets handled and give you the tools to improve your client experience. Get the metrics to show your owners, doctors, and practice managers the issues that are present, and give you the tools to correct performance.

Run your practice instead of letting it run you.

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You worked really hard to become a veterinarian, but you may not have realized just how challenging it can be to manage a small business. Your focus has always been patient care, not spreadsheets, price negotiations or employee benefit packages. But someone has to manage the business, after all, so why take advantage of the tools and resources we can provide to realize an optimally managed practice? At the heart of VGP's management services is a Practice Health Assessment, which systematically evaluates business practices and helps you map a clear path to success by establishing and meeting key business metrics. Add to that our practice coaches and partner offerings so you can ensure that your practice runs smoothly, efficiently and profitably- without forcing you to develop systems from scratch and continually reinvent the wheel.

Practice Health Assessment

Most veterinary practices face challenges in areas such as strategic planning, human resources and inventory management. Veterinary Growth Partnerss Practice Health Assessment is designed to lead practices down a Pathway to Success through a process of diagnostics, action plans and goal-setting, using a comprehensive inventory of business practices that Veterinary Growth Partners considers essential.

Your assessment will be done in collaboration with a Veterinary Growth Partners practice coach who will guide you through every step of the process.

Pathway Planner Online Tool

Pathway Planner is an online tool that enables you to immediately turn your strategic plan into an action plan. It allows you to easily share the vital elements of your operating plan online, gives you a place to organize and report on your quarterly milestones—the goals that put you and your team on a 90-day accountability cycle.

With more than 30 years of background screening experience and industry-specific best practices, HireRight is the best in class. The company has quick turnaround times, makes the process comfortable for your candidates, and offers easy-to-use online tools. It takes time to stay up-to-date on the local, state, and federal laws, but HireRight will do all of the work for you.

KindHealth helps you manage your practice’s HR benefits, health insurance, payroll administration, workers comp insurance, and more. Plus, the firm stays on top of the ever-changing laws and regulations, ensuring compliance and freedom from worry.

Additional services for additional revenue.

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As new products and services make their way into the veterinary marketplace—whether for taking care of patients or taking care of your practice—Veterinary Growth Partners will be studying the results, researching partners, negotiating terms, and making them available to our members. Two relatively recent additions—pet insurance and stem-cell therapy for severe osteoarthritis—are good examples.

Founded solely as a lending bank for veterinarians, Live Oak Bank offers refinancing, funds to acquire a practice, and a discount on new construction loans. Seasoned lenders understand the challenges of the veterinary service industry and can streamline the process, making your interactions smooth and efficient.

Credit card processing, debit card processing, check services, gift cards, loyalty card programs: Redstone handles all of it for you (with a discount on processing fees for Veterinary Growth Partners members). They even provide the necessary credit card terminals and PIN pads.

Trupanion is the fastest-growing pet insurance company in North America. Trupanion offers a superior product; one simple plan covers 90% of the cost of care with no annual or lifetime limits. Building an insured base of pets means better care for your patients, and higher profits for your practice.

Veterinary Credit Plans is a wellness-focused financial industry leader offering a comprehensive financial services platform. Veterinary Credit Plans Wellness Packages provide flexibility, allowing each practice to customize plan terms and down payment options, and much more.