clinics for their animals to do well and for their businesses to keep thriving. In effect, this shows the importance of vet clinics in the society and owning
one or starting up one in Nigeria is perfectly a good idea.
Now let's discuss a few things to consider while starting up a vet clinic business in Nigeria.
1... You need a License
In some places, animals are actually regarded as humans and as part of the society. In the US, you could legally be charged for assaulting a Dog on the streets. In Togo West Africa, you could go to jail for
killing someone's cat if they sue you for it. These are just a few examples to illustrate the symbolism of a license as per animal care. In Nigeria, to run a successful vet business, you need a license for legal operations which would definitely cost you some lot to acquire. Before this license is awarded, you must have passed some assessment tests which the body responsible for this would carry out in some sort of sensitive manner.
2... You need a veterinary doctor or doctors
So yes, you really may not be a veterinary doctor yourself but perhaps you're venturing into this for the love of it or for the perceived financial rewards it promises, that's not a problem. If this is the case, you may need a qualified and certified veterinary doctor to employ. Because just like conventional hospitals and clinics are entrusted with the responsibility of catering for human lives which is taken seriously, veterinary clinics are responsible for animal lives which is also a life form and should be considered sensitive. No guess work should be done on people's pets and farm animals, the person handling this
position of administering treatments and cure to these creatures must be one who is qualified to do so as incompetence wouldn't have a nice outcome. So there is need to hire professionals and even if you are one already, you might still require professional assistance.
3... You need a good location
In this instance, a good location can be anywhere, it could be in the middle of a market, it could be along an express lane, it could be by the street downtown, it
could be within an estate. Just wherever you're certain there are pet owners and a high possibility of animals around or farm animals around, that's where you need to be. However, pet treatments and care usually pay much higher because pet owners are usually people who have just more than enough to eat so they spend the rest, lavishing on pets and one thing they just don't want is seeing their pets get sick so they spend on maintenance and health care for them. Also, you would or might need banners and public sign posts to increase awareness and visibility in case you're in a somewhat secluded area or you're
new in a residential area.
4... You need a Management
The role of a management here is to make organisation easier. Your management should likely include an accountant, a salesman, a health officer (to check for substandard drugs or medication regularly) and veterinary doctors in addition to what more positions you might deem necessary. In Nigeria, a good management saves you the stress of having to run everything alone, it also inclines you to having
enough time to think about more ways to benefit and expand your business. Some countries or cities actually require you pay taxes, a good tax record keeper wouldn't be bad too, so that means besides an accountant, you might also need a secretary or clerk. Also be sure to have an insurance policy for yourself, your business and your staff, it has so many great advantages.
5... Outstanding facilities
In order to be able to serve these customers loyally and more satisfactorily, you do not need just equipments, you need outstanding facilities which would provide all related medical solutions to any problem that might arise. Insufficient facilities or equipments at your clinic, consciously reflects incompetence and these elites wouldn't dare to leave their Cherished pets in your care for fear of being told stories. I've seen a situation where an owner cried
bitterly because his dog was dead and it was the fault of a veterinary doctor, he even threatened to sue. So adequate faculties would be paramount. Also worthy to note is the fact that there are already a couple
existing veterinary clinics around, so in order to make a difference, excellent and above average facilities would be a good strategy.