This has been a banner year for the Shepherd team. From the early moments we introduced the software into our first hospital in February to our official Beta practice journey throughout the year, 2017 has been an incredible rocket ship ride!
Did You Know?
Did you know that Shepherd is the only veterinary software with a female CEO that is a practicing veterinarian? Dr. Cindy Barnes and Kirk Castro, Shepherd’s co-founders, started with the vision to make a better experience for the veterinary software industry and have grown the Shepherd team into a well oiled machine of nine passionate team members! We have everything from sales and customer service to product management, development, finance, and operations all running at full speed,
Our favorite quote that sums up 2017:
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
We’d like to send out a special thank you to our beta practices who could see the vision of Shepherd Software in its early stages and eagerly joined to provide valuable insight and ideas to get us to the development of VET. As a result, there is no longer a need for practice management software (PMS). You and your peers now have a choice, and the ability to focus on what’s most important and your “why” patients and your clients
Our favorite Shepherd experience to date was an intensive workshop in Seattle with our entire team. As a result, the collaboration of our team evaluating Shepherd as a whole we identified the creation of Veterinary Experience Technology (VET), this triumph eliminates the need for Practice Management Software (PMS).
We’ve listened to our customers and been hard at work creating the easiest to use software period. We’ve heard so many of you say that other companies just don’t deliver on improvements to the software, and we know how you feel! During 2017 we worked hard to introduce time saving workflow features to further enhance the Veterinary Experience Technology. In fact, we released over 500 new features and updates in 2017 and we aren’t slowing down!
Our team works to produce new features and enhancements to existing features every two weeks. Your feedback and continued support is key to making a software that is the best in the world, we couldn’t do it without YOU!
2017 New Shepherd Features
We also added two offices to support our team. Headquarters/Development office seriously the most incredible Ballard district in Seattle, WA. Our executive team and customer support staff are located in our beautiful historic office space in beautiful downtown Prescott, AZ. If you’re ever in the neighborhood be sure to look us up!
Ask The Team
Your favorite thing about the Shepherd Team:
This is the most professional and collaborative team I have ever had the honor of building and working with.
Your favorite “to be launched” 2018 Shepherd feature:
I’m really excited about the treatment whiteboard. I haven’t seen this type of feature in any practice management software (including several human medicine ones I’ve seen).
Your favorite 2017 Development team accomplishment:
The addition to our development team has been incredible.
Your favorite veterinary conference of 2017?
PNWVC in Tacoma, our entire Development team attended and was able to survey attendees as to their veterinary technology expectations.
Your favorite thing about Shepherd Software:
It’s the first full featured software created by practicing vets that are passionate about their industry and their community.
Something you’ve done or a hobby that is super unique:
Your favorite 2017 event: Becoming a dad, my beautiful wife and I welcomed our daughter. –
Coming up in 2018
Shepherd Referral Program
Introducing our Shepherd referral program!
Love Shepherd? Want your peers to also reap the benefits of implementing Veterinary Experience Technology reach out from your Shepherd support chat and we will provide you the details.
2018 will be another big year for new features so be on watch for:
- Shepherd Scheduling
- Shepherd Whiteboard
- Shepherd Payments
- Treatment Bundles
- Abaxis Integration
- Heska Integration
- MWI Integration
- Victor Medical Integration
- and so much more!
Exciting New Content
We will be rolling out the blog and it will be chalk full of insights, training and other resources to help you become an ultra successful practice. It will have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about running a successful, positive, and profitable practice. You can be an excellent DVM, leader, practice owner and inspiration to your team.
Veterinarians have what it takes to be incredible business owners and entrepreneurs we’re committed to providing the tools to support your vision.
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