"Antech's partnership allows us to focus on what we love most - more time caring for patients."
Nicole Sheehan, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, Veterinarian and Founder, Whole Pet Veterinary Hospitals
You can experience the impact of our reference lab, right in your practice.
If you had told Dr. Nicole Sheehan ten years ago that she would create and run her own practice, she might not have believed you — but she did! In 2013, Dr. Sheehan founded Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital in Davidson, North Carolina. In 2020 and 2021, she expanded into Wilmington and Charlotte, creating three practices renowned for their quality of care, efficiency, and a team of dedicated hearts.
Dr. Sheehan and her team at Whole Pet Veterinary Hospitals run annual bloodwork on all of her patients. They work with Antech as their reference lab partner to help with all of their routine and specialty diagnostics.
A comprehensive approach was taken
Many veterinarians and their staff believe that the value of same-day results is not worth the hidden stress (and cost) it places on an already stressed system.
78% of respondents confirmed staffing shortages in at least one role type
(Vet Nurses & Vets)
In a staff shortage environment, placing greater focus on staff retention becomes important
In-house diagnostics are a requirement for urgent and critical care workups.
This is not necessarily the case for pre-anesthetic and general wellness testing.
In-house fecal flotations were reported by technicians as the least satisfying diagnostic workflow
Sending fecals out makes for a better practice
Leaning more heavily on send-out labs unlocks “found capacity” which could translate to:
A. Up to $120k per vet per year
B. A lower stress work enviroment
Adding 30+ minutes of wait time to a patient visit is stressful for the patient and the practice
Time/motion studies unexpectedly revealed that running comprehensive wellness testing in-house adds 30+ minutes to the patient visit.
Why not capture 2 – 5 new appointments per vet per day, yielding:
Revenue per vet / per year
Why not use the found capacity to slow the pace of the practice while proving a boost to staff morale and retention