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When is it Appropriate to Fire a Veterinary Client?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 20, 2020 at 12:14 PM

At its heart, veterinary medicine is a customer-focused business. Animals can’t drive themselves to the veterinary clinic for care; therefore, we must appeal to their owners to ensure that our patients receive the level of care that they need. 

In the name of client service, all members of the veterinary team are expected to tolerate a wide variety of client requests and behaviors. Sometimes, however, these requests or behaviors cross the line from merely annoying to downright hostile or abusive. 

What options does a veterinarian have in that case? Is it actually possible to fire a client?

Fortunately, it is!

Firing a client is a very rare occurrence, but it is an option in extreme cases.

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Topics: Clients, Client Situations, Veterinary Clients, Client Communications, Fire Client

 

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