I have just finished presenting at the 1st Equine Business Management Strategies International meeting in Amsterdam. Along with Drs. Bob Magnus and Joop Loomans we presented the year in review in business, finance, lifestyle and technology/social media issues relevant to equine veterinarians. Follow this link to see the presentation. Dr. Magnus and I will present this again at the AAEP annual convention in Baltimore later this year with more news from now until then. In the meantime here is a link to the US version of this event Sept 11-15, 2010 in Delafield, Wisconsin. I welcome your comments.
I created McKee-Pownall Equine Services with my wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, in 2002. Since then we have grown to include 4 equine hospitals. Even as a veterinary student I have had a strong interest in the business side of veterinary practice. I realized that having a strong business foundation in a hospital or clinic will give the framework to hire the best vets and staff and provide the best medical care. You can’t do that if the veterinary owner hates the business side of things or if the veterinary hospital is struggling to pay its bills because of poor financial management.