Optimization & Automation for the Rapidly-Changing Veterinary Landscape

We’re busy, overbooked, stressed, mentally exhausted and – on top of it all – we’ve fallen behind on our practice management tasks. Instead of focusing on the obstacles we currently face in the veterinary industry, let’s shift the conversation towards strategies, solutions and new approaches that we can use to create a more sustainable work-life balance.

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The week after next, I’m delighted to invite you to a discussion about current thinking around best practices and tools that can help you reclaim some invaluable me-time on Wednesday, October 27 at 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT, entitled “Optimization & Automation for the Rapidly-Changing Veterinary Landscape.”

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sikka.ai Presents Insightful Newsletter #5: Growth Spikes After Holiday Break

Insightful” Newsletter #5, August 2021

In the last Veterinary Insights, we were tracking Memorial Day Holiday travel and wondering if Veterinary practices were going to get a summer break. The 4th of July Holiday certainly did not slow down travel, with 47.7 million Americans traveling over the holiday. Similarly, we saw a decline in the number of patient visits and production – which was immediately followed by a sharp spike in production. The week of July 18th saw the 2nd highest production week in 2021.

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Animal Health Workers Need a Break! and Other Data Insights from Sikka

Insightful” Newsletter #3, June 2021

Will veterinarians get a summer break this year? Owing to the explosive growth in pet ownership starting during the initial lockdowns over a year ago, many practices have been feeling the pressure of significantly increased visits and production. This is readily apparent in this chart from our Industry Trends portal, which contains averages of practices across all 50 U.S. states.

With AAA estimating 37 million Americans traveling for Memorial Day weekend, veterinary visits may decline for the next two weeks. This could be a blessing in disguise, providing a much needed break for overworked veterinarians and their team members, who have been pushing to keep up with pet patient demand. We will continue to monitor the “summer shift” and report back after the July 4th holiday weekend. 

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Delight Your Customers and Save Money – How Two Practices Are Winning with SikkaPay

Please join our webinar hosted by Rory Byrne, GM of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Roy Reynolds, Business Manager of Nova Family Dentistry of Tyrone, and Edward Hartzog, GM of Denmark Dentistry. Our guest speakers will share their experiences of SikkaPay and how it has helped them to delight their customers, grow revenues, and save money during these challenging times. Learn how text2pay and web2pay have increased collections by over 15% over the last 6 months. In addition, we will demo some of the new product features of SikkaPay with personalized strategies for helping your customers to migrate to mobile payment channels and pay you faster.

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Going to the Dogs? Sikka Says Pet Parents Invest Heavily in Health of Their Pets

Despite COVID-19, U.S. Spending on Animals – Especially for Dental Procedures – Races Forward

Santa Clara, August 18, 2020: Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, today announced the results of a months-long study into the veterinary industry about animal health during the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the devastating economic impact created by the pandemic across industries in the U.S., pet parents are investing in the health of their pets at a record pace.

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Guidance for Veterinary Practices through the COVID-19 Environment

Please join us for our Part II of our series of webinars on the COVID-19 impact of the veterinary industry, hosted by Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Dr. Matthew Salois, Director of the AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Division.

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We will present the latest data on veterinary practices production and procedures as the crisis continues and help guide veterinary practices through these challenging times.

Dr. Salois comes from the AVMA from Elanco Animal Health, where he served as director of global scientific affairs and policy since 2016, and as an economic research and policy adviser from 2014-16. Prior to joining Elanco, he worked as the chief economist for the Florida Department of Citrus and as an assistant professor in economics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

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COVID-19 Impact on the Veterinary Industry

Join us for an insight-packed webinar, hosted by Christina Lopes, CEO and co-founder of The One Health Company, expert in precision medicine for dogs with cancer, in conversation with Benjamin Lewis, CSO of The One Health Company, expert in veterinary medicine. Also joining will be Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they shed light on the economic impact on U.S. veterinary practices. We will be providing an in-depth analysis of Sikka’s interactive U.S. heat map and discuss ways that practices can stay productive during this downtime and prepare when the shelter in place orders are lifted.

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Why We Won the Best in Healthcare APIs at API World

Wow! Our API was again judged the best in Healthcare by the folks at API World. For the second time in the last 3 years. And, our company also made it into the top 300 innovators – across all categories. It did take a moment for that to sink in. The first time, perhaps a lucky strike. But that’s twice now. There’s no lobbying for those awards, and they had fancy criteria to go by when judging the winner. Clearly, we did well on them.

To us, however, it comes down to just one thing. We let you – our API partners – scale. We understand what you mean when you say, I want to serve all dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, audiologists, oral and orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons and I don’t want to be limited by the software they use to manage their hospital/practice and record the patient’s medical records. Without us, you would need to connect individually to the different software platforms used by each of the retail healthcare providers. It would be like learning 12 languages that are continuously changing. Actually, about 500 languages. You’d have to speak the language of each individual practice management software in the market. We cut it down to one. That’s what the One in Sikka One API is for. Your code for One API and you open yourself to a vast expanse of the market.

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Sikka Software again wins Best in Health APIs from API World Awards, recognized for developer friendly platform

October 22, 2019 – Sikka Software, the leading platform and marketplace for retail healthcare, was awarded Best in Health APIs from the 2019 API World Awards. This is the second time Sikka Software has won this recognition for the company’s work in the booming health API industry.

Sikka, with its One API, is enabling retail healthcare providers to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt new and innovative solutions that enable them to better manage their practices. Sikka’s secure platform cloud connects to over 90% of practice management systems and provides a single access point where partners can build their apps. There are now over 50 unique apps powered by Sikka’s One API including apps that help practitioners increase productivity, patient retention, profitability and more.

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