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How to improve your salary
  1. Adrian Pratt, BVSc, MRCVS

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Adrian Pratt runs The Veterinary Business Consultancy, which offers business development support, coaching, mentoring and leadership training to the profession.

There's only so much money in the veterinary system. That is basically the money in our consumers’ pockets, less the cost of running a vet business.

So, how can we take our fair share out of the system and improve animal health and welfare at the same time? These five approaches are not an exhaustive list but should help address salary improvement with your employer.

1. Optimise business performance

Your salary is paid out of the money you charge clients, so the first requisite is to understand how much money you generate for your clinic. Using the practice management system and ensuring you’re logged in properly as yourself, then all the fees you charge in a day should be easy to find. If you are worried about your employer wanting to share this data, I guarantee that any employer will rejoice in an employee …

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