veterinarian checking patient history on veterinary practice management software

Many formerly time-intensive manual administrative tasks can be automated with practice management software (PMS). The right software solution can help a veterinary clinic achieve cost efficiencies through streamlined administrative and billing functions.

Choosing and integrating a suitable, compliant, and adequately supported PMS requires significant investment—so it’s essential to explore your options and do your research before committing to a vendor.

The process can be daunting, but we’ve created this quick guide to help you navigate the process and pick the best software for your practice.

1. Type of Veterinary Practice

A closer look at your own needs will help narrow down the list quickly. Depending on your requirements, you might need custom software development services or an existing solution like Global Vet™ practice management software.

For instance, if you’re running a companion animal practice, then you’ll need an easy solution to integrate clinic admittance plans with medical history. Similarly, x-rays are an essential component of care in any equine practice, so you may need a system that can save images and share them with clients.

Here are some basic features that most veterinary practices need:

  • Billing and invoicing
  • Appointment scheduling and reminders
  • Financial reporting
  • Data migration capabilities
  • Refill tracking mechanisms
  • Integrations with internal/external labs

2. Training and Availability

A critical element of the implementation phase is helping employees understand the use and application of the new software. Reputable PMS vendors will offer support and training for your employees to overcome any software challenges.

For example, at Galalee Software Solutions, we offer complete and comprehensive support to our clients. We have a team of experienced IT professionals available 24/7 for immediate support in case of any queries or technical difficulties.

3. Security

Cybersecurity is a major concern for small medical practices; weak security safeguards coupled with a lot of sensitive client information, makes them an easy target for security breaches.

Safe handling of patient information, client information, and business data requires strict security protocols. Find out what security features your software vendor offers along with any security mechanisms that protect against viruses, malware infections, and hackers.

If you’re considering cloud server solutions, we also recommend checking out what security precautions your vendor offers for their cloud services, including data back-up and disaster recovery plans.

If you’re looking to implement a practice management software at your veterinary practice, consult with our experts. At Galalee Software Solutions, we offer custom mobile and software application development services that offer efficiency and security.

You can also check out our Global Vet™ practice management software that’s specifically designed for international Specialty, Emergency, Referral, and General veterinary practices.

Call us at (360) 876-5830 today!