Monday, March 27, 2017
Your AzVMA is a proud Associate Member of Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) and we are very pleased to announce a collaborative program of PHP, Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and our association to implement the concept of Forward Booking in all veterinary practice in Arizona. The AzVMA is partners with 45 other veterinary medical associations in the United States and Canada on this initiative.
Forward Booking simply means scheduling ALL patients’ next appointments after their current visit before they leave the practice. This include medical progress exams and preventative healthcare exams. Forward Booking ensures your patients receive the highest quality care at the right time.
We believe this initiative will have a significant impact on the health of your patience and your practice.
The traditional way to schedule appointments for your clients is costly, time-consuming, and only 30% of your clients will respond. According to the 2015 AAHA State of the Union Report, 6 out of 10 pet owners said they would forward book their next appointment before leaving the practice.
You have probably been hearing about, and maybe even considering, implementing forward booking in your practice, but maybe you are not quite sure how to get started. With this program, you will have a straightforward, step-by-step process that provides the entire practice team with the skills necessary to be successful.
The AzVMA is very excited to provide this opportunity to our members. Whether you are a practice owner or an associate veterinarian, we hope that you will help to carry the message forward about forward booking in your veterinary practice. The results will be healthier patients and a healthier practice!
Visit AzVMA’s Forward Booking page for tools and resources to get started.