What's This Episode About?
This week on the podcast, Dr. Andy Roark and veterinary practice management consultant Stephanie Goss wade into the wage discussion that is rapidly gaining traction in veterinary medicine. The minimum wage is quickly rising in places all over the country and we have a note from the mailbag asking how one manager's clinic can possibly compete.
Discussion Points We Cover:
- The discussion and pressure on wages are a good thing for veterinary medicine. We have needed to raise the wage base to a living wage for a long time. It will get messy. We will need to work together to figure out the answers. But this is a good thing for our practices in the long run.
- Can we raise wages without passing the entirety of the rise on to our clients?
- How in the heck do we stay within industry benchmarks when those were built on wages that were, in some locations, less than ½ of the rising minimum wage?
- Minimum wage is going up but social security isn’t. What do we do about elderly clients or clients on fixed incomes? Is pet care only going to be easily accessible for the financially elite clients?
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