Even with the rising cost of living and the economic factors facing our country, people are still pampering their pets and in some cases taking on multiple pets to care for in their homes. This surge in the number of pets’ people own has caused a growth in the need for veterinary care. Many veterinarians have chosen to expand their veterinary practice due to higher demand. Deciding to either expand your current location or adding additional office sites are two of the ways to grow the veterinary business. Maybe neither of these options suits your needs and you may expand by relocating your current practice. Whichever choice you make you will need to let your customers and suppliers or vendors know your choice. Opening an additional site or expanding by relocating your office will change the way you do business. A mailing announcing your new services can be accomplished by using a we’ve moved postcard. This type of correspondence can be personalized to reflect the nature of your business and the expanded services or new location(s) you are offering your valued customers. You will want to retain old customers and encourage new business to defray the cost of expanding.
Location is Everything
Knowing the needs of your targeted area, when considering expansion is a determining factor for any business. Traditionally pet owners want their veterinarian to be close by, especially in the case of an emergency. When you consider expanding your veterinary practice you might want to survey your current clients and allow them to have input on their future needs. Of course you will not be able to meet everyone’s wants, but you will be able to access how you can improve your ability to meet most of their needs. Maybe expanding services in your current location will be enough to provide adequate services, or you may have to consider larger quarters or additional locations. Keeping customers up to date on your services will encourage return business and hopefully generate new business.