Practice tip: Take the red-dot challenge

November 18, 2019
Tracy Sheffield, BS, LVT, CVPM

Tracy Sheffield is practice manager at Wimberley Veterinary Clinic in Wimberly, Texas.

Try this easy challenge to help keep your veterinary practice in order.

kustvideo/stock.adobe.comHere's an inventory quick fix I've used: the Mark Opperman red-dot challenge.

Pick a week to put a red sticky dot on every inventory item in your veterinary practice. Then check at 30, 60 and 90 days to see what items with a red dot are still sitting on the shelf.

This helps you determine benchmark levels and identify items that should be special-order only, and not wasting away on your shelves.

Tracy Sheffield, BS, LVT, CVPM, is practice administrator at Wimberley Veterinary Clinic in (you guessed it) Wimberley, Texas, as well as co-owner of T&L Veterinary Business Consulting. She was a dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year finalist in 2016.