Do you really want to save your pharmacy?
Although the veterinary pharmacy offers convenience for clients, provides immediate medication for the pet, and is a dependable source of income, it can be challenging to maintain. A dedicated staff member must spend time contacting distributors to find the best pricing, then place the order. The orders need to be unpacked, inventoried, and placed on shelves. Filling prescriptions takes time and needs to be done accurately, and eventually refilled in most cases. Then there’s the ever-present reality of employee theft.
Would it be a better and more profitable use of your time to not have to deal with being a pharmacist and devote more time to practicing medicine? I want you to ponder whether you’re relying too much on pharmacy income. Maybe having a few commonly used medications and practicing better medicine would alleviate some of the headaches associated with the pharmacy but still allow you to conveniently serve your clients and retain a small portion of pharmacy income.