Welcome to the first podcast from Equine Vet Business. In episode #1 we talk with Nikki Quenette about her upcoming presentations at the AAEP Business Education Workshop in November. Nikki is a rising presence in the field of veterinary practice management consulting. Click on this link to download the podcast directly or go to iTunes and subscribe to the Equine Vet Business podcast. Listen to new podcasts while on the road between calls. More podcasts from other presenters at the AAEP Business Education Workshop will follow as well as conversations with other equine vets.
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.