Veterinarian reviews are a practical solution for many people searching for the right healthcare provider for their pet. Although reading vet reviews before deciding which practice is the best solution can be extremely beneficial for pet owners, most veterinarians actually despise these online reviewing sites. However, because of their popularity, vets simply cannot ignore these online reviewing websites.
Most businesses and organizations, including vets and other healthcare providers, will have serviced a few customers or clients who walked away not enjoying their experience. Research shows that an angry customer/client is much more likely to leave a negative review of their experience, than a happy and satisfied customer/client is to leave a positive review. Because every organization is likely to have a few disgruntled clients, the chances of veterinarian reviews being polluted by a couple bad reviews is quite likely, thus creating a stressful situation for the vet.
Some veterinarians actually do provide poor-quality healthcare for pets, and they get what they deserve by the reflection of their quality in an abundance of negative reviews. However, other vets do not deserve any negative reviews as their practices are known for taking care of their clients and provide quality health treatments for pets. In some instances, negative reviews, for an otherwise quality veterinarian practice, can actually be fraudulent. Fraudulent online feedback has become a popular behavior for disgruntled ex-employees who chose to review veterinarians, as well as other industries, with flamingly negative feedback because they did not appreciate the way they were treated by the practice, typically because of their own wrong actions.
It is the undeserving instances like fraudulent and unreasonable feedback that causes veterinarians, and other professionals to really despise online reviewing outlets. Instead of ignoring these situations, veterinarians should actually embrace online reviews and work to improve their online image in an effort to bury the undeserving, and fraudulent feedback. Veterinarians who promote online reviewing sites with their clients at the end of each appointment have a better chance of those clients visiting and leaving a positive online review. The best solution for overcoming negative reviews is to bury it with a high concentration of positive reviews.