Fun Facts About Veterinarians And Pets

TMGvets, a part of Trinity Merchant Group, exists to help veterinarians with the payment processing side of their business. Simply having a cash register with a credit card terminal isn’t enough anymore, as it’s 1998 no longer. These days, you must have more than a credit card machine at your practice. You need online payment gateways, virtual terminals, mobile places of sale (MPOS), and much more among your quickly evolving list of merchant services.

It can seem overwhelming at times, especially because you are likely busy trying to actually be a veterinarian as opposed to attempting to be an expert in payment processing for small businesses. That’s where we come in at TMGvets. Our credit card processing company is much more than just that descriptor. We’ve helped hundreds of veterinary practices across the country make the switch to TMGvets to have their payment processing handled by professionals who seek to understand the unique needs of your practice. Even in the world vets, no two clinics or practices are alike. That’s why our approach is to tailor your merchant services based on your individual requirements and desires. Here are a few reasons why so many practices are making the switch to TMGvets.

  • Exclusive Member Rates - we partner with state Veterinary Medical ASsociations to secure the best possible rates for you. That means you can enjoy exclusive member benefits through your VMA.
  • Free Yeti Cooler when you sign up (hey, it’s awesome, you’ll love it)
  • No Contract - As opposed to other providers, we do not hold you to a contract. And if you are already in a contract with a payment processing company that is being difficult, we will pay your early termination fee!
  • Guaranteed Savings - Our savings are guaranteed. On average, we are able to save our clients 25 percent on payment processing fees. Sometimes that percentage gets as high as 40 percent.
  • Free EMV Chip Card Terminal - We provide you with all the equipment you need to run your practice smoothly and efficiently. This includes FREE credit card terminal paper!

Here are some quick-fire stats about our vet customers.

  • 47 vets signed up last month
  • 187 Yeti Coolers have been given away in 2017
  • An average of $3600 saved annually by each client
  • 593 total veterinary customers

While we are listing off things today, we thought we’d get to the promised topic of today’s post. As a tribute to how much we appreciate our veterinary clients, we will be providing our readers with some fun facts about animals, veterinary practices, and the like. Keep reading if you are an animal lover, interested in payment processing for small businesses, or a veterinarian yourself (although you probably already know a few of these, since you are doctors, after all). Some of these might be fun, some might be dumb (subjective), and some might rock your world. But you need to read them to find out!

Fun Facts About Veterinarians And Other Animals!

  • Veterinarians can make more than $70k, annually. Veterinarians in the highest pay-bracket can make well over $150,000. Vets who work for the federal government can expect to make around six figures with little to no trouble. Of course, if you yourself are a veterinarian you might already have some knowledge of the industry in this regard. But if you are a someone looking into becoming a veterinarian and researching payment processing at the same time, consider yourself sufficiently educated.
  • Vets have to take an oath. Yes, that’s right, when a vet graduates from veterinary school in the USA, they must take an oath that holds them to use their knowledge of science and medicine for the protection and benefit of animal health and welfare. If you already own a practice, this might just be a trip down memory lane. Solemnly swearing to relieve animal suffering, promote public health, and practice their profession with dignity (among other things).
  • There are a variety of kinds of vets. There are companion animal veterinarians, who work in private clinics and hospitals. Essentially, these are veterinarians who treat pets like cats dogs, birds, rabbits, and the like. But there are also equine veterinarians who work with horses. Right around 6 percent of private veterinary practices are able to diagnose and treat horses. There are also research vets, food safety and inspection vets (related to livestock and animal products), and food animal veterinarians, who work primarily with pigs, cattle, and sheep.

Let’s get to some fun facts about animals, seeing as how the affection of them is the reason most vets get involved in the field in the first place!

  • Cats sleep for right around 2/3 of their lives. If your cat lives to be 18, it will likely have been awake for only 6 years total.
  • Getting your dog spayed or neutered can prevent some forms of cancer from developing.
  • Most pure-white, blue-eyed cats are deaf.
  • Cats have the ability to make over 100 different vocal sounds.
  • Skunks can spray up to 15 feet away!
  • Cats are able to jump up to five times their own height.
  • Dogs are able to see color, but not as many as humans can.
  • Dogs are able to catch yawns from humans just like humans do with one another.
  • There are 88 million pet cats in the US, weight against 74 million pet dogs.
  • Some breeds of dogs have the intellectual capacity to count up to four or five!
  • Cats have four unique rows of whiskers, and are able to move the top two rows independently from the bottom two.
  • Cats can hear many ultrasonic sounds that rodents utilize to communicate with each other.
  • Dogs are the only known species to look to where humans are pointing with their finger.
  • ⅓ of dog owners take their dogs with them when they go on vacation.
  • 80 percent of pet owners think their dogs can sense the mood that they are in.
  • 15 percent of pet owners buy new houses or a new car with their pet’s needs in mind.
  • 36 percent of dog owners give their dogs birthday presents
  • Over 25 percent of pet owners have had their pets get pictures of themselves taken by professional photographers!
  • Most hamsters only can blink one eye at a time.
  • The shell of a turtle is comprised of about 60 bones
  • Horses use their ears to talk with other horses. They specifically use ear-direction to indicate where their attention is.
  • Goldfish don’t have stomachs!
  • Guinea pigs display excitement by jumping around on all-fours. It’s adorable.
  • Male puppies sometimes let female puppies win when they are playing together.  
  • Each dog’s nose is as unique as your fingerprints are - no two are alike.
  • Cats only “meow” to humans. They must know we like it.

Consider TMGvets

That will probably be enough random pet and vet facts to get you through your week. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post as much as we did while compiling it. In our next post, we will continue our mini-tribute to veterinarians by going into further detail about the practice of vets, in addition to explaining why many veterinary practices across the nation are going with TMGvets for their payment processing and merchant service needs. Keep an eye out for that one, in which we will explain a bit more about us and why we love to highlight the veterinary industry in particular. In the meantime, you can reach out to us about getting your custom quote, today!

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