How to Start a Veterinary Hospital. If you've always dreamed of starting a veterinary hospital and are in a position to do so, you should know a few things before getting started. Extensive preparation will determine how well your business operates. Here are a few tips on how to start a veterinary hospital.
Write a business plan for the veterinary hospital. Include things like anticipated costs and income projection. You will use this to show lenders and potential investors.
Choose a legal structure for your business. Decide whether it will be a limited liability corporation (LLC), partnership, incorporated or another structure. A lawyer can help you determine into which category your business fits.
Find a facility or land to operate your veterinary hospital. Find a location that is easily accessible to clients.
Hire a lawyer and a certified public accountant. Both of these people will help you get your business started on the right path. They can save you time and money when dealing with problems.
Find vendors from whom to get supplies and equipment. You will need a place to get large equipment and small items that you will use everyday.
Hire employees for your business. You can't run a veterinary hospital on your own. You will need a licensed veterinarian, a veterinarian technician and at least one secretary to keep track of clients and appointments.
Advertise your veterinary hospital. You can't just open your door and expect clients to come in. Begin advertising before you are open for business and continue for the life of your business.