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Open The Doors In Your Community

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We believe all pets & people

should have access to veterinary care.

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 Our concept for opening our two veterinary hospitals was simple:

To develop a replicable business model where a private practice can provide access to care and be sustainable with a net positive revenue. Clinics in Toledo, Ohio and Asheville, North Carolina have proven this successful model. 

Why is access to care so important?

  • 59 million pets live in homes making under $20,000 a year.
  • 29 million pets live in homes on SNAP benefits.
  • 78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck including 1 in 10 making $100,000.
  • One out of four households has experienced a barrier to care in last two years.
  • 1 in 3 households are considered "financially fragile" including 30% of middle income and 20% of
    high income (They would have difficulty coming up with $2,000 within 30 days in the event of an
    emergency.)
  • 15.8% of counties in the U.S. do not have a veterinarian practice. That impacts over 1.5 million households.

Data from Access to Care Coalition report, Best Friends/AVMA, or Forbes

Veterinary practices around the country are experiencing more clients with financial constraints making care out of their reach without financial payment support options. Yet operating costs are increasing.  Practices need tools that work for the veterinarian and the client.

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This is where we come in! We started Open Door Veterinary Collective, a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to veterinary care nationwide by sharing what has worked at our two private practice hospitals that can easily be implemented in existing practices.

Training available for non-profit or private practice and any size practice.

LEARN HOW TO IMPLEMENT THESE PRINCIPLES IN YOUR PRACTICE

  • Patient centered Incremental care focused on a problem solving approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for the family and pet in the context of limited resources
  • Creating operating efficiencies with scheduling, staffing and inventory
  • Budgeting and Leadership to a create sustainable business model 
  • Staff support and well-being. Tips for keeping staff happy and engaged.
  • Offering multiple financial assistance options to meet the needs of your clients
  • Building partnerships with non-profits, human health services and private practices for a one health approach in your community.

10 modules with learnings over 8 weeks

  • Each module includes written support materials for you to use
  • Not too much, not too little - just right amount of content for busy change leaders
  • Access to support via phone or email
  • Be part of a national network with benefits for members

By the end of this program, you will…

  • Feel like you have the tools you need to successful manage your clinic and analyze your data
  • Maximize your efficiencies
  • Free up your time from constantly feeling like everything is on fire so you can focus on fun, creative projects
  • Have a support network so you can breathe
Open Door Veterinary Collective