My client base has grown substantially.
Dear Doctor; I have been practicing veterinary medicine in Phoenix, Arizona since 1976, at which time I opened my own facility, Aberdeen Animal Hospital. I joined the United Pet Care (UPC) providor network in June 1997 and have been extremely pleased with the results of my decision. UPC is an Arizona-based pet healthcare company founded in early 1996. This program is marketed primarily through several hundred employers, credit unions and associations who offer the program to their employees and/or members as a voluntary benefit. Pet healthcare is the third (3rd) most requested voluntary employee benefit across the country. UPC markets to the individual pet owner as well. As a participating veterinarian, I find the UPC program valuable for the following reasons:
- There is no cost to me.
- I receive a monthly roster listing all of the UPC clients in my office, their pets, effective dates and other pertinent information.
- Along with the roster, I receive a monthly check based upon the number of pets on my roster.
- My client base has grown substantially.
- The majority of UPC members are gainfully employed and therefore able to care for their pets
- UPC has an 85% renewal rate, which keeps my client base relatively secure.
- My practice is marketed by UPC to employers, credit unions and associations as well as through various publications, which saves me marketing dollars.
- UPC provides me with an audience which gives me the opportunity to market additional procedures.
United Pet Care Pet Healthcare Savings Program
Thom Myers DVM
(Dr. Myers sold his practice in 2005 and is no longer affiliated with Aberdeen Animal Hospital.)