Today, our guest contributor, Dr. Amanda Chin from VetCheck, highlights the top 10 ways to improve pet owner communication.

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As our patients become part of the family for many of our clients, the expectations will increase as well as their demand for information, consideration and time.  Generalized lack of communication and poor customer service is no longer acceptable.

Besides their demands, good communication forms the basis of good veterinary practice. It can improve the client’s understanding, increase compliance and result in happier clients and good pet health outcomes.

Effective communication skills consists of:

  1. The ability to listen to clients
  2.  The ability to understand their concerns
  3.  The ability to explain the diagnosis and treatment plan in everyday language
  4.  The ability to obtain informed consent particularly when dealing with prolonged, expensive, difficult treatment plans

The following infographic highlights the top 10 ways to improve pet owner communication and meet the expectations of today’s pet owners.

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About VetCheck

Designed for busy veterinary teams, VetCheck is a time-saving client communication platform designed for busy veterinary teams. With over 1400 beautiful templates, videos and diagrams, VetCheck has you covered when it comes to client education, treatment plans and discharge instructions to increase compliance and improve patient outcomes. Simply share to individual pet owners straight to their mobile phone, on social media, in newsletters or automate through your practice management and online appointment systems. VetCheck organizes all your communications in one place to reduce your workload and help you deliver high quality care every time. For more information, visit www.vetcheck.it 

Resources:

Ospina et al. Eliciting the Patient’s Agenda- Secondary Analysis of Recorded Clinical Encounters Journal of General Internal Medicine Journal of General Internal Medicine January 2019, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 36–40