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What do you think are the best parts about working for a private practice? And why?

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    What do you think are the best parts about working for a private practice? And why?

      How to Answer

      This question is asking for your personal opinion, however, prior to the interview, you should prepare for this question by researching the benefits of working for a private practice, so that you can gain an understanding of the differences between corporate and private workplaces.

      "Working in a private practice is appealing as you have more control and autonomy with decision making than in a corporate organization. You can also determine your pricing structure and treatment plans independently. Working for a private practice seems to cut out some of the paperwork that is involved with purchasing equipment, and you are often working in a more 'local', smaller team"

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      Anonymous Answer

      "The private practice may allow more freedom of choice for veterinarians to decide what direction their practice will take. Private practices also allow people to have more options in terms of the level of veterinary care they want."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Great! Choices are always important to have, for both sides; the clients/patients and the providers.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I think there are two main advantages. Firstly, there's more flexibility on procedures and pricing and treatment options since corporate vets must follow a variety of procedures. Therefore, you can feel as if you have more control and autonomy. Secondly, there is less paperwork and a less extensive approval process to purchase equipment or make changes to clinic procedures."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You offer strong insight in this reply - it's clear and to the point.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "You can have a more significant say in decision making and can provide a wider variety of treatment or focus on specific areas more. The amount of paperwork is reduced by working privately. The emphasis on the financial gain of each consultation is less. You are working as part of a smaller group, so perhaps it is more of a community or team."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds as though you have a clear vision of what private practice would offer you. Good perspective!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I feel that there are many benefits to working in private practice. One of the main benefits is that in private practices, there is more freedom to be able to make your own diagnosis and treat the way you would like to. Another advantage is the ability to form a close and personal relationship with your staff because most private practices are smaller than corporate. Also, if you are the owner of the practice, then you can adjust your prices or allow payment plans that you feel are necessary for your clients."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It seems you see many benefits! Do you have an interest in opening your own private practice in the future?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I think that private practice has the advantage of autonomy in creating new treatment plans and finding procedures that work best for them. I think this gives them the ability to choose more pioneering practices to offer the latest technology. It also gives them the freedom to reject certain practices that they do not agree with. It allows the veterinarian to follow their own moral practices."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You make an excellent case for private practice and its advantages. Great response!

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