When it comes to caring for pets, veterinarians can all agree that good grooming is an essential part of maintaining health. So it’s a natural choice to add a grooming service as an extension of your core clinic services. Offering an automated self-serve dog wash is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to offer grooming as an extended service at an attractive price. It is an excellent complement to your veterinary services with endless revenue generating potential.
The advantage of a self serve dog wash service for pet owners is that they can enjoy the convenience of grooming their dog on a regular basis and while at the clinic can also book their regular appointments, pick up food and check in with you on any concerns they may have.
Some animals need grooming every 4-8 weeks which means frequent visits to the clinic. You can now regularly connect with existing customers to ensure that they are on top of their checkups. It is also an excellent way to meet new customers (and potential new lifetime patients) who are just visiting your clinic to wash their dog. While customers are washing their dogs you can promote several of your services like teeth cleaning and therapy. You can also offer free dog washes as part of a promotional offer eg. puppy care or dental checkup. Pet owners usually treat their dogs after a bath so you should see increases in sales of treat and dog food as well.
Install a K9000 and you’ll quickly transform your business from a veterinary practice to a destination for dog lovers. One of our Vet Clinic owners described her machine as a “pampered pooch magnet” due to the increase in foot traffic it had driven for her business.
The K9000 often results in new clients for a practice, with owners who stop by to give their pup a wash often booking in for a check up at a later date.
As the machine is so complimentary to your Vet Clinic, the benefits will be wide ranging. Dog owners also tend to pick up treats and food after a wash, so over time your machine will actually generate more than just income from the wash.
In 2008, Dr. Scott Tinson identified the K9000 as a great add on to his already busy Vet Clinic in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.
Being one of the first Vet Clinics to jump in and install a K9000 meant that Dr. Tinson was one of the first to see the real benefits of the K9000 presence at his site.
“Not only did we start to see additional revenue directly from the dogwash, we also began to see new clients in our clinic- who had visited the dogwash.” stated Dr. Tinson “On the other side, we found our existing clients were now visiting the dogwash- increasing their overall spend at the site.” Dr. Tinson’s machines are now 11 years old and still performing as well as the day they were installed. The only major service was completed at the 10 year mark and the K9000 team were on hand to complete the task, even upgrading some of the parts to current spec to improve performance of the machine.
Dr Scott Tinson, Owner
The life of a veterinarian is very rewarding and enjoyable. Still it does have its challenges. Pricing is a critical component that can make or break your veterinary practice. You want to remain competitive as well as attract new customers....