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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Using Data To Get the Most Out of Your 2021

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so supposedly we’re in for another six weeks of winter. While we at Sikka enjoy this yearly forecasting ritual as much as anyone, the best forecasting requires a lot more than a shadow. It takes hard data…and lots of it. Luckily for you, we’re specialists in data.

Watch the webinar.

Please join us for a webinar entitled “Using Data To Get the Most Out of Your 2021”. Sikka experts Rory Byrne, GM of Fintech, and Venesa Lewis, Customer Success Manager, will be deep-diving into last year’s data within the retail healthcare industry to forecast and predict trends for what looks to be a promising 2021. Learn best practices and tools that utilize data from your own practice as well as nearby competitors and industry benchmarks.

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