Tips on How You Can Avail of Discounted Veterinarian Services
Are you sick and tired of paying for the entire price of your pet’s veterinary care? Fortunately, you are not obliged to pay the full retail price anymore if your veterinarian will grant you a discount. And so, what do you have to do to be able to avail the discount? Here are the five steps you can take to be able to avail.
1. Search for it.
The first step you should take is to call different veterinary clinics near you or log onto your computer and search for these clinics. You inquire about their price breaks that they offer to particular clients. For instance, discounts are usually offered to police officers, active and retired military personnels, students, senior citizens, firefighters, and multi-pet owners. There are other clinics also that give discounts to kennels, rescue organizations, and to those people who foster pets.
2. Ask for a discount
Let us say your veterinarian is not offering any formal price concessions to any of his/her products or services but you do not want to change your veterinarian. What you need to do is simply ask for a discount. You will be surprised at how many veterinarians will agree to your deal.
3. Work for it.
If you are desperate for big discounts, consider working for part-time or full-time at veterinary clinics. Many hospitals and clinics offer huge discounts to their staffs who have been working with them in their practice for quite some time already. For instance, there are clinics that offer 50% disocunt on heartworm preventative and vaccinations to their staffs who worked for them for three months, and after five years working together, almost all services become free for these staffs.
4. Trade for the discounts.
There are two ways to trade veterinary services for discount. The first approach is by bartering. If you think you have skills that could be very useful to your veterinarian, then think of bartering arrangements you can make with him/her. For example, do you possess excellent skills in terms of sales and marketing? If like you are capable of giving assistance to your veterinarian on how he/she can promote his/her products and services, then a barter arrangement is probably one handshake away from you. There are endless possibilties on what you could offer your veterinarian, you just have to ask.
Another way you can trade for discounts is through volunteering in a veterinary clinic. It is quite common to veterinary clinics to offer the same discounts to volunteers and their employees. Volunteer work can evolve around technician work, accounting, general practice maintenance, kennel help, or front office assistant.
5. Plan on getting a discount.
The nation, state, and local municipalities promote discounted veterinary services on specific periods and so to avail discounted services, you can schedule services for your pet’s health care during these periods.