The Franchising of Vet Medicine

In the olden days there used to be one out of 10 maybe one out of 15 vets that was predatory. And we all knew who they were in town. Now it’s kind of like the other statistic. There’s still one or two vets that practice by the golden rule.
It is. The supreme court made a decision in 1960, to allow corporations to own the businesses of what they called “the learned professions“ that his doctors and caregivers. One guy, on the Supreme Court swayed the vote to allow corporation to own eye doctors. That blew that industry completely apart. Now Eye doctors don’t have a reputation, you just get whoever you get. Pricing structure and support exist between corporations, price-fixing and a lot of things that were legally impossible for regular doctors to do. And opened the door for insurance to control the industries.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Solo practice human doctor. Veterinary medicine will be that way in less than 10 years. But I’ll be out by then.
Already, enrollment in vet school is down because the future salary of a veterinarian is looking worse and worse every year. And most kids don’t want to become veterinarians to chase a commission. So they elect to go into other areas of medicine. You will notice over the next 5 to 10 years that there will be no more smiths, and Jackson’s behind the counter in veterinary clinics. They will be very long Indian names, very strange Asian names and other people who have come to this country as immigrants and obtain a veterinary license.
Just 10 years ago, you could not migrate to the United States and practice veterinary medicine with your degree from another country because the quality was not what we expect in the US. Now, out of necessity, those veterinarians are coming out of microbiology fields in the Soviet union and becoming dog and cat surgeons. It’s a far cry even though the degree is the same.






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