July 1, 2016 (GREELEY, Colo.) – Patterson Veterinary has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Vet2Pet, a practice-specific, customizable app that allows veterinarians to communicate with clients through new and efficient channels. The app’s function and appearance is easily modified with the branding of each individual practice, creating a unique and specific app for practices.
The Vet2Pet app features a loyalty program that rewards clients for their business and has shown a return on investment between 21 and 75 percent. The program was designed to help practices retain their top 20 percent of clients, usually accounting for 80 percent of revenue.
“The idea for this app came from my own practice,” said Stacee Santi, DVM, Vet2Pet founder and CEO. “As a working veterinarian, I knew I wanted to be able to connect with my clients in a new way, and to take patient care to the next level.”
Vet2Pet also benefits clients, as the free app allows them to contact the veterinary practice to request refills of pet food and prescriptions, upload a selfie of their pet and receive instant messages from the practice.
“Vet2Pet is part of our Signature Solutions for veterinarians, a portfolio of technology, services and education opportunities found only through Patterson,” said George Henriques, Chief Commercial Officer of Patterson Animal Health. “Our goal is to help veterinarians run the business side of their practice so they can focus more of their efforts on patient healthcare.”
Vet2Pet will be offered independently or in conjunction with Patterson’s client communications platform, ePetHealth, as a comprehensive marketing solution. Practices may also add on PetSync, which pairs information from your practice management software with the app. PetSync automatically imports pet information into the app, including upcoming services and appointments, in order to send automated reminder notifications.
Vet2Pet custom veterinary practice apps are inspired and developed by working veterinarians, hospital managers, techs and receptionists to provide easy-to-implement technology solutions for practices. Their mission is to help veterinary practices connect with clients using smart, simple and innovative smartphone applications that enhance client compliance and patient care.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.