The Veterinary Experience

Tips on running your practice, updates about Shepherd, and success stories of Veterinarians that are raising the bar in medicine.

Minimizing Your Inventory Costs, Minimizing Your Time

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) represents one of the largest expenses in any veterinary practice. Therefore, closely managing this expense is critical to overall financial success of the business. AAHA and other well-managed practices report average Costs of Goods Sold...

Employee Incentive Programs: Do It Right

Since employee incentive plans do not motivate all employees equally, it is often difficult for practice owners to implement simple incentive plans that will motivate all staff while still protecting practice profitability. Just as each practice is unique in its...

What’s Trending in Veterinary Medicine

Our team was at Western Veterinary Conference recently, and afterwards I was thinking about the changes our industry has seen. I wanted to share my top three picks for what is trending in the veterinary field. I have spent over two decades working in the field and...

Startup Spotlight – Shepherd Featured on Geekwire

We are honored and excited to be featured in Geekwire's most recent Startup Spotlight! Geekwire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the...

Veterinary Recruiting – The Best Way to Hire Hands Down

Veterinary recruiting, those two words that can spiral a Veterinarian into an instant state of migraine. There is a whole industry created simply for “Recruiting” yet for the Veterinary Industry little seems to work.   What if you could harness all of the reasons you...

Missed Charges: How Much Money are You Leaving on the Table?

According to a survey conducted by Veterinary Economics, veterinary practices miss $64,000 in fees per full-time veterinarian each year. Think about that! For a two-doctor practice, that’s another full-time veterinarian that could be hired! Or a diagnostic ultrasound!...

What is Veterinary Experience Technology™ – V.E.T.?

Shepherd Software is disrupting the veterinary PiMS space with intuitive new Veterinary Experience Technology™ – V.E.T. Improving every aspect of the veterinary hospital flow by streamlining the SOAP process, and auto-capturing charges to increase revenues. Cindy...

2017 Year in Review

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! ...

The Path to Veterinary Medicine

Cindy Barnes, DVM, CVSMT Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a wife, a mother of five, a veterinarian, an emergency animal practice owner, and an entrepreneur. I’m 45 years old, and life is really good. It hasn’t always been. Let me share with you a bit of...

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