Aussie vet supplies vet supply for pet vets
Aussie vets are offering a range of pet supplies to pet vets in the region in an effort to boost their business.
In Victoria, vets are currently only able to provide supplies through a number of vets, but these are being expanded by the NSW Government to include supplies from local suppliers.
A local vet will be able to supply supplies to vets on a case-by-case basis, but the NSW Vet Council says it is a great opportunity for vets to get a foothold in the pet industry in an area where they may not be used to.
Dr John Maitland, of the NSW Veterinary Council, said vets could get a foot in the door if they are able to establish themselves.
“Vets are going to be a really good source of revenue for us, and it is really about the supply side,” he said.
“And it is about people being able to access this as well as a sense of belonging to the industry.”
Dr Maitlands’ hope is that the supply of supplies will enable vets to find new customers.
“There is so much opportunity in the local veterinary sector, and so much potential to increase business,” he told 7.30.
“We have had a good run, we have had an amazing time, but we need to keep expanding, we need more people to come to us, so we need a lot more resources to come in.”
A number of the supplies currently in stock by local vets can be purchased through the NSW Pet Supplies website.
Dr Maimons advice to vets was to go for local suppliers first.
“If you can’t get to one of the larger suppliers, then look at the smaller suppliers, you might be able have a chance at getting the supplies that you need,” he explained.
“Once you get the bigger suppliers, make sure that you are doing it in a way that supports the business.”
They are the ones who are going out to vets and buying their supplies.
“For vets in WA, a vet supply may be a great chance to get into the local vet supply business.
A vet supply from a local vet is likely to cost $50-$100 more than a generic vet supply.
Dr Andrew White, CEO of the WA Veterinary Supplies Association, said the supplies could be a boost for vets and their patients.”
It’s great for the vets, it’s great to have the confidence that they’re going to get what they need and get the best veterinary supply,” he says.”
The supply can be a big plus to the vets as well, so it is good for the business as well.