Denver-Despite corporate layoffs, reduced consumer spending and hints of a recession in the national economy, the small animal practice slice of the economy remains bright, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Denver-Despite corporate layoffs, reduced consumer spending andhints of a recession in the national economy, the small animal practiceslice of the economy remains bright, according to the American Animal HospitalAssociation (AAHA).
The AAHA Leading Practice Report reveals that the majority of small animalpractices surveyed report growth for the first half of the year comparedto the same period in 2000, AAHA says.
Dr. John Albers, executive director of AAHA, says, "The spiralingU.S. economy doesn't seem to have a tremendous impact on small animal practice.Most practices that we surveyed report growth, and many have plans for majorequipment purchases and an increase in staff size this year."
The AAHA Leading Practice Report surveyed more than 900 AAHA members.The detailed report provides actual practice revenue changes, forecastsspending plans for the practice, summarizes gross revenue changes for outpatientservices, surgery, hospitalization, laboratory, radiography/diagnostic testing,heartworm/flea product sales, therapeutic diet sales and non-therapeuticdiet sales.
For more information or to purchase a copy ($1,950 apiece), contact AAHAat (303) 986-2800, ext. 249.