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Virtual VetTechs Vs. an Employee

Updated: Aug 11

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As a business owner, you think about expenses every day. You want to make sure that the money you invest in yourself, in your business and in your employees is well-spent. When you choose to work with Virtual VetTechs, how can you ensure that?


First, let's talk briefly about the person behind the name. Jenica Veley grew up in northern Ontario helping her Veterinarian mother out from a young age. She has been working as a Registered Vet Tech since graduating in 2008 and loves it. Making the shift into working as a virtual Vet Tech allows her to focus on her favourite aspects of her career; Enhancing the vet-client relationship with education and making sure every client feels heard, respected and more confident in their bond with their pet.


Now let's talk about how working with Virtual VetTechs will save your practice money. Working with us, your only expense is your monthly invoice. When you hire an employee, you are responsible for all the expenses of payroll costs, training, taxes, paid vacations and sick leave etc. It isn't a simple $/hour expense. Talk with your accountant to find out what you're really paying to hire a new staff member.


There are also the 'soft costs' to figure out. These are the expenses that are difficult to define. It includes your time spent finding, hiring, training and managing an employee. The water cooler time (that time employees are being paid but not working) and retaining employees longer than they are needed. When you consider working with Virtual VetTechs, you are minimizing or eliminating those costs altogether.


A virtual reception service can add support to your existing reception staff or become your primary reception service if you have a mobile practice. It's a great way to add a skilled member to your team without the same expense, space or time investment as an employee.


I've seen over the years how hard it can be to find the right receptionist, someone with both an understanding of the veterinary field and compassion for your clients. Let Virtual VetTechs fill that need for you. Click here to contact me and find out how we can help your practice today!

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