Doc Johnson Do You Take Pet Insurance?

Doc Johnson, Do You Take or Provide Pet Insurance?

If it benefits the customer without hurting me, it would (on my side of the counter) smooth out the ‘seasonality’ of veterinary medicine and spread out the customer’s expenses.  But to be honest, it also means running a great big ‘receivables’ account and chasing people around who miss their premium? If you have ideas that work for everyone in this equation outside of the following, please share.

I am always considering how to do it, if it benefits me AND the customer. But so far it profits the vets and takes advantage of the customers:

The short answer isn’t short, and occurs in two parts.

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