Has anyone ever done veterinary transcription? sm
Posted By: GLF on 2007-06-24
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I was talking to one of the veterinarians I take my oldest dog to. It's a small specialty clinic, and we've been going there for almost 2 years now, not long after they first opened up.
They are all very caring, highly professional people there. They value quality over quantity, and they really go above and beyond in their care and in spending time with each patient and owner. (I've actually joked that if I need surgery, I want to go there. LOL) Because of that, they don't see a large number of patients and plan to keep it that way, but their business is definitely thriving.
There are 2 full-time vets there, and 1 who is part-time. Their problem is that they are drowning in paperwork. They're all very meticulous and detail oriented, so they don't just scribble something down on a chart or dash off a letter or home care instructions and call it good. They like to document everything thoroughly, but it's becoming very time consuming for them.
They tried a speech recognition program, but it was terrible. They know I do MT, so we started talking. They're interested in whether I might want to do their reports and letters, *if* they were to start dictating this stuff (we were just talking, nothing has been decided).
The thing is, I've spent the last 10 years working for a national (the infamous, pay-cutting "Q" as a matter of fact), so I'm not at all set up to just jump right in. I have no idea what I would charge, whether I would work there or at home, what the work volume would be, what software I would use, whether I'd be an employee or IC, etc. And, of course, there are some differences between human vs. veterinary medicine.
I don't know. My head is kind of spinning right now. I think it would be such interesting work that I would love. It could be such a great opportunity, but I feel a little overwhelmed at the thought of all of it. Any thoughts, advice, recommendations...?
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