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The Veterinarian Success Podcast

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Welcome to the Veterinarian Success Podcast where you go in-depth with a veterinarian specific financial planner Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® to hear stories, opinions, and leading information about the world of veterinarian medicine from industry professionals. The podcast covers topics relating to t… read more

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#179 Paul Diaz - Offer First: Reducing Cost & Time for Veterinary Professionals

March 26th, 2023


On this episode, I welcome one of the most recognizable guests to return to the show Paul Diaz. Paul is the Founder of Hire Power Consulting and the …

#178 Keith True, DVM - Helping Veterinarians Reach Their True Potential

March 19th, 2023


In this episode, Dr. Keith True, a veterinarian, and entrepreneur joins me. He is a managing partner at the Animal Care Center of Downers Grove, a Member of the Board of AccessVet, and the Founder of True Vet Potential …

#177 - What is Happening? SVB Review & The Impacts

March 16th, 2023


In this midweek episode, I couldn't address the major issues going on in the financial system. The Silicon Valley Bank's (SVB) collapse has triggered …

#176 Cindy Trice, DVM - The Clinic is Your Client: Relief Work in Veterinary Medicine

March 12th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Cindy Trice, the founder, CEO, and expert at giving compliments at Relief rover. She’s known for being social, entrepreneurial, and easygoing – you will pick up on that as we go. Also …

#175 Adrian Valente - Payment Options Allow Clients to Say "Yes"

March 5th, 2023


In this episode, Adrian Valent of Sunbit joins me to discuss ensuring clients can cover care. Adrian is a director at Sunbit and is the training and enablement guru. We dig into Sunbit during this show. Simply put, …

#174 Radio Show - Are Signing Bonuses the New Non-Compete?

February 26th, 2023


In this radio, I'm joined by guests Meredith Jones, DVM, and Ryan Koopmans, DVM, to discuss Sign-On Bonuses or Signing Bonuses in veterinary medicine. We riff on the topic and discuss the trade-offs - as with anything, …

#173 Liz Barton, DVM - What is our purpose in veterinary medicine?

February 19th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Liz Barton. Dr. Barton is the Head Of Communications at VetCT - whose mission is to make the veterinary world a better place through trusted knowledge, support, and education at the …

#172 Dr. Jeff Rothstein, MBA - The Value Threshold & Exponential Growth

February 12th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jeff Rothstein. Dr. Rothstein is a DVM and MBA; he is the founder and Co-President of Mission Veterinary Partners, which operates over 320 clinics in 35 states. Dr. Rothstein has …

#171 Michael Shirley - Energizing & Growing a Veterinary Hospital

February 5th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Michael Shirley, the Chief Empowerment Officer at Family Pet Health in Murfreesboro, TN. Michael and his wife Dr. Amy Shirley, own the clinic. He's also a podcast host of The Family Pet …

#170 Dan Gray, DVM - Lessons from Practice Ownership: Sell the Experience

January 29th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Dan Gray of Gentle Vet Animal Hospital whose story is one that is unique, yet shares some of the challenges of …

#169 Meredith Jones, DVM - What Most Financial Advisors Miss When Working With Veterinarians

January 22nd, 2023


On this episode, I’m joined by a familiar face and voice, Dr. Meredith Jones. She is the founder of the Veterinary Financial Summit, The Debt Free Facebook Group for Veterinarians, and recently and excitingly started a …

#168 Radio Show - Big Picture, Investment Landscape, and 2022 Review

January 15th, 2023


Enjoy this solo episode where I share what I've been watching from a big-picture view, investment-oriented, and then work into other ancillary areas.

#167 Zach Coston, DVM - Overcoming Obstacles to become a Practice Owner

January 8th, 2023


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Zach Coston, the Fulton County Veterinary Clinic owner in Rochester, IN. Zach's story should encourage and inspire …

#166 Mike Petty, DVM and Thomas Kile - Using Pattern Recognition w/Gekkovet

January 1st, 2023


Today I'm joined by Dr. Mike Petty, the owner of The Animal Pain Center, a referral facility in Canton, MI, and author. Thomas Kile also joins me, a repeat guest; Thomas is a 4th-year veterinary student at Washington …

#165 Stuart Sutphin - Personal Finance: Circumstances, Opportunities, and Pursuing

December 25th, 2022


I’m joined by Stuart (Stu) Sutphin of Open Doors Financial Planning in this episode. Stu is a member of the Veterinarian Financial Advisor Network or VFAN. Stu is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and has some …

#164 Lucas Pantaleon, DVM and Wendy Hauser, DVM - Value Based Care & Beyond

December 18th, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by two guests, Dr. Wendy Hauser and Dr. Lucas Pantaleon. Dr. Houser is the found of Peak Veterinary Consulting, Speaker, …

#163 Isolde Baylor, DVM - When in Doubt Take the Picture

December 11th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Isolde "Iba" Baylor, DVM, who is a practicing veterinarian and owner of Images by Iba. We discuss her journey within …

#162 Intentional Business Leaders Society - Veterinary Cohort Announcement

December 4th, 2022


A special announcement for 2023 - a veterinary cohort of the Intentional Business Leaders Society. Tune in for more details and also visit

#161 Angela Hofmann, DVM - Autonomy & Independence as a Practice Owner

November 27th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Angela Hoffman, who is a practice owner in beautiful San Diego, California. Angela and I connected recently, and …

#160 Andy Schoonover - Community Funded Healthcare

November 20th, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by Andy Schoonover, CEO of CrowdHealth. Crowdhealth is a crowd-sharing solution to healthcare, allowing individuals and …

#159 Kevin Lowe, DVM - Low Time Preference Medicine

November 13th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Kevin Lowe joins me for a fantastic discussion. Dr. Lowe is the owner of Flint River Animal Hospital. Dr. Lowe has some non-consensus views on topics within veterinary medicine and life that we …

#158 Radio Show - Team Building Matters for Sustained Success

November 9th, 2022


In this radio show, I share an article by Michele Drake, DVM, CVA, on titled "Team building is crucial to a successful practice"

Job …

#157 Jason Coppens - Back to Basics & Bringing More Efficiency in Your Practice

October 30th, 2022


I am joined by Jason Coppens of Coppens Business Strategies in this episode. Jason is a return guest and has joined me on the show for episodes #17 and #129 - I highly recommend checking out those episodes. Jason's …

#156 Michael Jerkins, MD, M.Ed and Brandon Finazzo - A Common Sense Approach to Banking and Financing

October 24th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Michael Jerkins, MD, M.Ed, and Brandon Finazzo of Panacea Financial. Dr. Jerkins is the president and co-founder, and …

#155 Radio Show - Capturing Lost Revenue w/o More Appointments

October 17th, 2022


In this show, I break down Dr. Peter Weinstein's article in Today’s Veterinary Business called “Win Back the Drug Dollars.” Dr. Weinstein was a guest …

#154 Shannon Gregoire, DVM - Brainstorming Practice Ownership

October 9th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by a repeat guest, now officially Dr. Shannon Gregorie. Shannon was originally a guest in episode #70 as a veterinary student at Western. She's now an associate working at a general practice …

#153 Marie-Eve Allard: Building Better Veterinary Spaces by Building Relationships

October 3rd, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by Marie Allard, who is the Founder of Planimal. Who is Planimal, and what do they do? The short answer is they are Veterinary Architects who care. Planimal helps you build your project from …

#152 Dr. Jonathan Leicht - Conscientious Planning for What's Next in Life and Work

September 26th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jonathan Leicht, who is the CEO of Mosaic Veterinary Partners. Jonathan is someone I’ve been fortunate to get to know in his work with Dr. Michael Bugg on the veterinary podcast The …

#151 [Replay] Top Ten Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

September 19th, 2022


In this joint episode, I'm joined by Ryan Koopmans, DVM as we break down the ten questions to ask a Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, or anyone helping you with financial decisions.

We try to provide some context …

#150 The Time for Ownership has NEVER been better

September 12th, 2022


This past week the conversation around ownership was discussed by so many around me in various ways. I needed to get this off my chest - private practice ownership is a fantastic opportunity at the moment, and one I'd …

#149 Radio Show - Supercharge Rewards on ALL Spending (Yes, including Bills)

September 6th, 2022


In this episode, I share the incredible ways to earn rewards in bitcoin on almost everything you spend money on today. Yes, everything - credit card bill pay? Yes! Your mortgage? Yes! Tune in to learn about how I …

#148 Radio Show - Student Loan Update & What Actions You Should Take

August 28th, 2022


In this radio show, I review and share the update from the White House announcement on President Biden's Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most. I believe the decision's ramifications begin with a …

#147 Radio Show: Sales is not a dirty word

August 23rd, 2022


A recent article in Today’s Veterinary Business from Dr. Erine Ward titled “How

to Not Talk Like a Salesperson” prompted some good ideas for a quick conversation on how to think about sales and veterinary medicine.


#146 Radio Show Investing Series: Gold

August 15th, 2022


Gold - a barbarous relic or portfolio diversifier? I take on the idea of gold and portfolio construction and share and shatter some myths around the …

#145 Sustainability in Equine Medicine - Disrupting through Education and Collaboration

August 7th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Stacey Cordivano, Dr. Misty Gray, and Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian. This is a fun group conversation and the most guests in one episode so buckle up – Stacey, Misty, Kelly, and Dr. Cara Wright …

#144 Veterinary Student Takeover - Thomas Kile & Max Wunsche

July 31st, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Thomas Kile and Max Wunsche. Thomas is a DVM candidate at Washington State University Class of 2023. Thomas is the past marketing director for the National Veterinary Business Management …

#143 Paul Diaz - Non-Competes: A Mechanism for Control & Greed

July 24th, 2022


Today I’m joined by Paul Diaz of Founder and Principal Consultant at Hire Power Consulting. Paul is a former Marine who, post service found his way …

#142 Radio Show - The importance of bitcoin self custody

July 18th, 2022


Bitcoin is a bearer asset, meaning you can hold the keys to your bitcoin yourself. When you hold your own Bitcoin keys you are in direct control of …

#141 Radio Show - 15 things to do in a Recession

July 6th, 2022


Are we in a recession already? Spoiler alert - I think yes.

What is a recession? What should you do to get through it?

I share some sobering stats …

#140 Radio Show Investing Series: Commodities Good or Bad for your portfolio?

June 28th, 2022


In this episode, I dive into the world of commodity investing - share some insights into how you might want to approach investing and diversifying …

#139 Radio Show - The Housing Bubble is Bursting

June 20th, 2022


Housing is one of the most discussed topics in conversations lately with clients - here is a take on what the numbers are showing and what you can …

#138 Josh Vaisman - The Leadership Guiding Principles for Veterinary Medicine

June 12th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by a previous guest Josh Vaisman who is the Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting. Josh's experience and empathy …

#137 Radio Show Investing Series: Using Trends to minimizing losses and compound

June 6th, 2022


In this episode, I dive into a style of investing called Trend Following or Momentum. Designed to minimize portfolio drawdowns. Being rules-based, …

#136 Radio Show Investing Series: Bonds

May 22nd, 2022


In this episode, we continue the education deep dive into investing by talking about bonds. Often called fixed-income - bonds are more complex than stocks and require a more nuanced understanding to understand the …

#135 Radio Show - bitcoin not Crypto

May 17th, 2022


In this episode, I highlight why it's bitcoin and not crypto that you want to focus on. The recent price action and news have made it top of mind to highlight some important items and lessons to learn from others. At …

#134 Pawsibilites - Increasing the Veterinary Network

May 8th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Valerie Marcano and Dr. Seth Andrews of Pawsibilites Vet Med. Dr. Marcano is a University of Georgia College of Veterinary …

#133 Radio Show Investing Series: Retirement Accounts 101

May 1st, 2022


I've heard and felt a need from an investing standpoint to provide content to build up the knowledge veterinarians have - so I'll be doing more of these (as long as you listen and like them) to do what I can to educate. …

#132 Justin Weaver - Preparation for a Practice Sale: A Discussion

April 24th, 2022


In this episode, I'm rejoined by veterinary attorney Justin Weaver of Oberman Law Firm. Justin has an extremely high concentration of veterinary clients and is a well of knowledge on all things legal and veterinary …

#131 Radio Show Investing Series: What are stocks?

April 18th, 2022


I've heard and felt a need from an investing standpoint to provide content to build up the knowledge veterinarians have - so I'll be doing more of these (as long as you listen and like them) to do what I can to educate. …

#130 Michael Graham II, DVM - Building Confidence in Veterinary Medicine

April 10th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Michael Graham II. Dr. Graham, II is the owner of Premier Veterinary Consultants, LLC and a practicing …

#129 Jason Coppens - Every Veterinarian Undercharges for Their Services

April 3rd, 2022


In this episode, I am joined by Jason Coppens of Coppens Business Strategies. Jason is a return guest and first, come on the show for episode #17 back in 2019. Jason’s episode is one that has been highly listened to …

#128 Woody Mawhinney - Pet Insurance: Allowing Clients to say "Yes" to the best care

March 27th, 2022


In this episode, Christopher "Woody" Mawhinney the CEO and co-founder of Pawlicy joins the show. Pawlicy Advisor is a pet health platform, insurance marketplace, and employer benefits, provider. They make pet care …

#127 Dr. Mike Walker - Leveraging Authenticity & Relationships in a De Novo Start-Up

March 20th, 2022


In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Michael Walker – who is a small animal veterinarian practice owner of a clinic called Apollo Veterinary in …

#126 Radio Show - Upgrade how you collect payments to save $30,000 or more

March 14th, 2022


Credit card fees will be increasing in 2022, and you, the merchant, will be eating those costs. In this show, I walk through and explore how leveraging the bitcoin network can drastically save your practice money, and …

#125 Radio Show - Shockwaves: The Impacts of Russia & Ukraine on YOU

March 7th, 2022


In this episode, Isaiah shares insights and research from his learnings the past week plus into the impacts of the Russia and Ukraine situation. Why does it matter and what are actionable steps to take from here.

Links …

#124 Christina "Tina" Tran, DVM - Being Okay with I Don't Know

February 27th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Christina “Tina” Tran is an Associate professor of practice, Clinical relations lead veterinarian at the University of Arizona. She got her DVM at the University of Illinois. She has worked as the …

#123 Cindy Barnes, DVM - PIMs software that does not SUCK

February 20th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Cindy Barnes who is a veterinarian and founder of Shepherd Veterinary Software - she's bought, ran. and sold a GP …

#122 Carson Taylor - Are you leaving $$$$ on the table when exiting your practice?

February 13th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Carson Taylor of VetValue a digital veterinary practice valuation service. VetValue's focus is improving accuracy, efficiency, and providing actionable intelligence with valuations. We …

#121 Josh Bennett, CFP®, EA - The Tax Answers for YOUR questions

February 6th, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by a guest that I likely know better than any other – my partner at Vincere Wealth Josh Bennett. Josh founded Vincere back in 2018 and started Vincere Tax a separate but affiliated tax …

#120 Mike Sabatino - Veterinary team retention starts with financial stability

January 30th, 2022


In this episode, I'm joined by Mike Sabatino, CFP®, CSLP® owner and founder of Sabadoodle whose mission is to help veterinary practice owners and managers attract, retain and motivate employees. He offers financial …

#119 Austin Hair - Real Estate - Location, Location, Location

January 23rd, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by Austin Hair who is a managing partner at Leaders Real Estate and is the host of the Commercial Real Estate Secrets podcast – which is all about helping healthcare practitioners scale which …

#118 Andrew J. Langdon CFP®, EA, MBA - Creating financial options for Veterinarians

January 16th, 2022


In this episode, I’m joined by Andrew Langdon founder of VetWorth. Andrew is

a CFP and fee-only planner serving veterinarians locally within Georgia, but

also virtually around the country. He is a member of the …

#117 Top Ten Questions to ask a Financial Advisor - Ryan Koopmans, DVM

January 9th, 2022


In this joint episode, I'm joined by Ryan Koopmans, DVM as we break down the ten questions to ask a Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, or anyone helping you with financial decisions.

We try to provide some context …

#116 [Radio Show] - 2022 Predictions & Prognostications

January 3rd, 2022


In this radio show, I share the ten themes and predictions for 2022. Tune in and let me know what you think!

Links mentioned:

Rowan Veterinary School …

#115 John Dillon - Solving Burnout with Technology Solutions

December 20th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by John Dillion is the Founder and CEO of GuardianVets.  Now we’ll get into GuardianVets in-depth today but to set the stage they are an extension of your veterinary team to help you with …

#114 Serena Nayee, DVM - Personal & Professional Growth in Urgent Care

December 12th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Serena Nayee received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is …

#113 Radio Show - Bitcoin Rebuttal: An Honest Reply to The White Coat Investor

November 28th, 2021


In this episode, I offer a rebuttal and provide factual evidence to refute a recent White Coat Investor article called Bitcoin Is Just like AOL; It …

#112 Radio Show - Farmland as an investment

November 15th, 2021


In this episode I breakdown an overview on why Farmland should be a consideration for investors. I cover the industry today, the opportunity, the …

#111 Radio Show - Fire Fast and Hire Slow

November 1st, 2021


In this episode, we walk through the challenges of dealing with your team and why the adage of "hire slow and fire fast" makes sense with a recent …

#110 Ryan Koopmans, DVM - Pursuing a Passion in Financial Planning

October 24th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Ryan Koopmans who received his DVM from Iowa State in 2012 and has practiced in the companion health realm ever since. He is an Army Veterinary Corps officer. He has his Masters's in …

#109 [Replay] Tony Ferraro - Meeting Your Clients Where They Are Financially

October 17th, 2021


In today's episode, I'm joined by VetBilling's founder Tony Ferraro. We talk about the founding of VetBilling and what they do. As well as the …

#108 Radio Show: Student Loan Updates

October 10th, 2021


In this radio show, we discuss some big changes in the world of public student loan forgiveness and some changes for federal student loan processors, …

#107 Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ - Investing for Time Savings

October 3rd, 2021


Today I’m joined by a repeat guest Dr. Phil Zeltzman - a polymath and veterinary surgeon. You might know him from his work with Dr. Meredith Jones on …

#106 - [Radio Show] Inflation: The What, Why, and How You Should React

September 27th, 2021


In this Radio Show, I dive into inflation. I answer three key questions.

What is inflation? Why does it matter to you? How can you prepare yourself against inflation?

The tweet mentioned and read in the show

Swan Bitcoin

#105 [Replay] Bitcoin is for ALL

September 19th, 2021


In this radio episode, I rife on why Bitcoin matters and why veterinarians should educate themselves on the topic and strongly consider a deeper …

#104 Dr. Andrea Hernadez & Dr. Willie Bidot - Passions in Veterinary Medicine

September 12th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Willie Bidot and Dr. Andrea Hernández. Dr. Willie and Dr. Andrea are married – Willie is an Attending Veterinarian at Western University of Health Sciences and a Director of Animal …

#103 Rhys Giannarelli - Core Values Drive Growth

September 7th, 2021


In this episode, I’m joined by Rhys Giannarelli who is the owner of Point Grey Veterinary Hospital in British Columbia. Rhys and his wife Dr. Carmen …

#102 GetMotiVETed - Authenticity leads to opportunity

August 29th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Quincy Hawley and Renee Machel of GetMotiVETed. Dr. Hawley is a graduate of NC State’s College of Veterinary …

#101 Debbie Boone - Veterinary Medicine is a people business

August 23rd, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by industry veteran and fountain of knowledge Debbie Boone. Debbie is the owner of 2 Manage Vets which she started in 2008. She has been a hospital manager for 19 years. A COO for an 11 …

#100 Radio Show - Questions for Financial Advisors

August 15th, 2021


In this episode, we celebrated a milestone! I'm joined by Ashely Foster and Dan Routh as we address two questions.

  • What investment accounts should …

#99 Jamie O'Kane, CPA CTC - Employer Retention Credits (ERC)

August 8th, 2021


In this episode, Jamie O'Kane is back to address ERC's and your questions. Jamie is the owner and founder of Abundant Beans Tax & Accounting. We …

#98 Molly Cooper - Making P&C Insurance Understandable and Approachable

August 1st, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Molly Cooper of Cooper Insurance. Molly is a Risk Manager and works with individuals and business owners helping them …

#97 Philip Richmond, DVM - Gratitude can change your life

July 25th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Philip Richmond who is the Medical Director at Country Oaks Animal Hospital, a well-known veterinary speaker, …

#96 Brandon Boyd - The Marketing Process

July 18th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Brandon Boyd who is the founder of Vet and Pet SEO. Brandon helps veterinarians and vetrepreneurs implement and manage high return on investment marketing campaigns and strategies by using …

#95 Radio Show - How to attract and retain talent

July 11th, 2021


On this radio show, I take a Facebook question and share my thoughts and examples from my business and how we've navigated being a small fish in a world of massive corporate entities.

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#94 Alyssa Mages BS, CVT - Empowering Teams for Success & Longevity

July 5th, 2021


Today I’m joined by Alyssa Mages who is a credentialed Veterinary Technician and current co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Empowering Veterinary Teams, LLC or EVT. Alyssa is passionate about empowering teams, …

#93 [Replay] Jason Coppens - The Process Blueprint for Practice Growth

June 27th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Jason Coppens of Coppens Business Strategies. You might want to have a pen and paper handy or just come back and re-listen. The content moves fast, but has a lot of value. We talk about …

#92 Adam Greenbaum - Marketing: Make it BIG and BEAUTIFUL

June 20th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Adam Greenbaum CEO of WhiskerCloud. Adam’s passion for marketing and veterinary medicine will shine through in our discussion I’m sure. WhiskerCloud was launched in 2016 after Adam spent …

#91 Chris Meehan - The Guide to Financing

June 13th, 2021


In this episode I'm joined by Chris Meehan who is a Vice President for The Bancorp. The Bancorp is a business financing services company specializing in working with dental, veterinary and other medical professions. …

#90 Lillie Davis, DVM, DACVIM - Empathy & Change

June 6th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Lillie Davis, a Veterinary Oncologist, is focused on treating animal cancer and improving her patients' quality of life with a …

#89 Radio Show - The Life You Want: The Definition of Financial Planning

May 30th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Veterinarian Financial Advisor Network (VFAN) member Ashely Foster, CFP of Nxt: Gen Financial Planning to discuss a listener question. The question I want to understand what financial …

#88 Tiffany White - Merging Strategy & Technology to Improve Practice Management

May 23rd, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Tiffany White of Tip The Scales Consulting, LLC and SnoutID. Tiffany has hands-on experience with brand strategy, …

#87 Leni Kaplan, DVM - Practical & Pragmatic

May 16th, 2021


In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Leni Kaplan who is a veterinarian that has worked in private practice and emergency medicine for over 20 years. …

[Replay] #86 Dr. Sarah Fallow - The Science of Building Wealth

May 9th, 2021


In this episode I'm resharing an early episode that was recorded with Dr. Sarah Fallow, Ph.D. discussing the research behind The Millionaire Next Door and The Next Millionaire Next Door. The episode is timeless and if …

#85 Michael Bugg, DVM - Building Financial Freedom with Real Estate

May 2nd, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Michael Bugg who is a real estate investor, veterinarian, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of The Veterinary Project podcast which is fantastic for those that aren’t checking out …

#84 Radio Show- Bitcoin: Why it Matters for EVERYONE in Veterinary Medicine

April 25th, 2021


In this radio episode, I rife on why Bitcoin matters and why veterinarians should educate themselves on the topic and strongly consider a deeper …

#83 Melanie Bowden, DVM - What the F**k Is This Vet Med?

April 18th, 2021


Today I’m joined by Dr. Melanie Bowden, who is a veterinarian, speaker, author, and mentor living in Maine. She is passionate about many things as we’ll get into, but accessibility to care and quality medicine, …

#82 Jacqui Horner, DVM - Resilience & Reflection: Building a better future

April 11th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jacqui Horner she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from the University of Georgia. She currently practices small animal relief work part-time while building the …

#81 Paul Messino - Using Your Voice for Efficiency

April 4th, 2021


In this episode, Paul Messino who is the president of Talkingvet which is a business division of Business Technology Insight LLC joins me. Talkingvet …

#80 Siva Nalabotu, DVM,MS, PhD - Franchise Model in Veterinary Medicine

March 28th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Siva Nalabotu and Jeff Lafave of VetCheck Pet Urgent Care which is a unique veterinary care model that started in Fishers, IN and is now starting a franchise offering nationwide. Dr. …

#79 Jules Benson BVSc MRCVS - Being an Ally in Veterinary Medicine

March 21st, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Jules Benson joins the show. Dr. Benson is the chief veterinary officer at Nationwide Pet. Dr. Benson has had experience in the …

#78 Julie Squires - Rekindling Veterinary Well-being

March 14th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Julie Squires. Julie is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Certified Life Coach & Podcaster. She’s had …

#77 Rahul Chhajed - Veterinary Real Estate: A Hidden Gem

March 7th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Rahul Chhajed who heads up Matthew Real Estate’s healthcare division investment services. Rahul and the team work all …

#76 Legend Thurman - Governmental Roles within Vet Med

February 28th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Legend Thurman who is a third-year veterinary medicine student currently working towards her DVM at Royal Veterinary …

#75 Radio Show - Exit Planning: A Primer

February 21st, 2021


In this episode, I share and discuss one of the biggest topics not being talked about enough which is how to exit when you are a veterinarian that is a practice owner. If you are a veterinary practice owner this is a …

#74 Jamie O'Kane, CPA, CTC - Strategy & Advice on Taxes

February 14th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Jamie O'Kane, CPA, CTC owner founder of Abundant Beans Tax & Accounting, and the host of The Abundant Beans Podcast. Jamie shares why tax strategy and goals matter most when ensuring …

#73 David Bessler, DVM - Core Values are Discovered not Created

February 7th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. David Bessler of Veterinary Emergency Group or (VEG) which has exploded on the scene of ER/Critical Care since 2014. Dr. Bessler has grown VEG from a single location and 12 staff to a …

#72 Radio Show - Why GameStop Matters

January 31st, 2021


In this radio show, I had to talk about GameStop and what happened this week. Why it matters for everyone. Where we are going and what may happen. Why practice ownership and bitcoin are important. I am a little rawer in …

#71 Elaine Klemmensen, DVM - A Veterinarian's Journey

January 25th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Elaine Klemmensen joins me for a wide-ranging discussion full of stories and lessons learned over the course of her veterinary …

#70 Shannon Gregoire - Veterinarians are the MacGyver's of Medicine

January 17th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Shannon Gregoire. Shannon currently in her third year of veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences. …

#69 Jenni Rizzo, DVM - Adapting Your Career to Optimize for Happiness

January 10th, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jenni Rizzo. Dr. Rizzo is an ER veterinarian in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Rizzo founded  Lone Star Veterinary Academy (LSVA) because she wasn’t satisfied with the types of continuing …

#68 Bruce Johnstone - Creative Spaces: Construction in Vet Med

January 3rd, 2021


In this episode, I'm joined by Bruce Johnstone of Apex Build Design. Bruce is a fourth generation in the construction and architectural business and has carved a niche working in healthcare and grown a lot in veterinary …

#67 Radio Show - Ashley Foster CFP® Nxt:Gen Financial Planning

December 20th, 2020


In this episode, it's a bit of a hybrid with Dan Routh, CFP® and I talking with Ashley Foster CFP® founder of Nxt:Gen Financial Planning who works with veterinarians nationally. Ashley is the third founding member of …

#66 Kim Fish - The Best Medicine is Practiced with Data

December 13th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Kim Fish, VP of Veterinary Products of Rhapsody, Veterinary Consultant with AVCSuccess, and owner of Veterinary …

#65 Alex Kates - Saving Dollars & Time with Vetcove

December 6th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Alex Kates the cofounder of Vetcove. Vetcove launched in 2015 to bring transparency to ordering supplies and making it easier, faster, and cheaper. We cover the origin story and the …

#64 Elise Burns - Relief Work On Your Terms

November 30th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Elise Burns CEO of VetIQ Staffing whose mission is providing veterinarians the ability to work in relief services for their lifestyle. Whether you are wanting to travel or just aren't …

#63 Travis York - Ownership Opportunities: Economic AND/OR Entrepreneurial

November 23rd, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Travis York the managing director of Suveto whose mission is supporting veterinary ownership. Travis also works within the family companies of Calico and Harbor. Calico helps veterinarians …

#62 Danielle Lambert - Building a Brand and the Power of You

November 15th, 2020


In this episode, Danielle Lambert the founder of Snout School, Co-Founder of 7S Society, and business development VP for WhiskerCloud joins me to …

#61 Stacey Cordivano, DVM - The Whole Veterinarian

November 8th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Stacey Cordivano. Dr. Cordivano after a one-year internship opened Clay Creek Equine Veterinary Services, LLC in 2010. Her veterinary interests include performance issues in the sport …

#60 Blake Root - Collaboration brings success in veterinary medicine

November 1st, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by 2nd year veterinary medicine student Blake Root. Blake hosts the "Tails from Vet School" podcast, attends the …

#59 Carson Taylor - Maximizing Your Practice Sale Value

October 25th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Carson Taylor of VetValue a digital veterinary practice valuation service. VetValue's focus is improving the accuracy, efficiency, and providing actionable intelligence with valuations. …

#58 Radio Show - Retirement Plan Rollovers - A How To Guide

October 11th, 2020


In this episode, Isaiah has a solo radio show that he walks through what to consider when you leave an employer and have a retirement plan there. …

#57 VetMeasure - A veterinary monitor NOT a wearable

October 4th, 2020


In this episode, Kevin Maher Founder and President & Sydney See Operations Manager of VetMeasure join the show. VetMeasure is the first non-invasive pet health and vitals monitoring device designed to help …

#56 Tierra Price, DVM - Diversity Leads to Growth in Veterinary Medicine

September 27th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Tierra Price joins the show. We discuss her journey and diversity within veterinary medicine. She is a recent graduate of …

#55 Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ACVPM - Radically Authentic

September 20th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jenifer Chatfield. Dr. Chatfield is a sought after speaker seen at WVC, Fetch, VMX, and NAVC. She is the co-host …

#54 The Veterinarian Financial Advisor Network

September 13th, 2020


In this episode, I keep it short and sweet with a radio show to let you in on a project that I've been able to work on with Dan Routh, CFP® and Ashley Foster, CFP®.

After listening head on over to the website to see …

#53 Aaron Smiley, DVM - How COVID-19 Accelerated Telemedicine Growth & Adoption

September 6th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined again by the telemedicine evangelist Dr. Aaron Smiley. We talked in episode 24 and for those that don't know Dr. Smiley I'd recommend listening to that episode first. We touch on how he's …

#52 Tyrone Ross Jr. - Bitcoin & Digital Assets

August 31st, 2020


In this episode, I discuss Bitcoin and Digital Assets with Tyrone Ross Jr. CEO of Onramp Invest. I believe that Bitcoin will be the story of the 2020's and it's a topic that most in veterinary medicine likely haven't …

#51 Clint Latham - Why IT matters in Veterinary Medicine

August 23rd, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Clint Latham J.D. is a Purdue law graduate and has an undergraduate degree in information technology. He is the …

#50 Brad McMillan - Veterinarians in R&D

August 16th, 2020


In this episode , Brad McMillan of RPM Research Solutions talks about the opportunities veterinarians have working in industry roles for research and …

#49 Ivan Zakharenkov, DVM, MBA - The Vetprenuer

August 9th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Ivan Zak is a vet-prenuer. He’s worked in ER medicine, launched and sold a start-up SmartFlow Sheets, and is the current CEO of …

#48 Radio Show - Veterinary Student Takeover

August 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Dan Routh and I are joined by Aishwarya Chitnis and Jayden Roberts who are both veterinary students at Purdue and Cornell. The episode is structured to allow Ash and Jayden to ask their questions and …

#47 Meagan Landress - An Update On The Student Loan Landscape

July 26th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Meagan Landress, CSLP® who is a Certified Student Loan Professional. Meagan shares where we are, what the future of loans might look like, and what veterinarians need to think about in …

#46 Jimmy Bell & Mira Johnson - Business Strategy in Veterinary Medicine

July 19th, 2020


In this episode I'm joined by Jimmy Bell, CPA and Mira Johnson, CPA from JF Bell Group. Jimmy and Mira advise veterinarians throughout the country on better business strategy and processes to execute on those …

#45 Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA - DVM Compensation Conundrum

July 12th, 2020


In today's episode I'm joined by Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA of Shepherd Software to talk about her passionate stance around DVM compensation and why the …

#44 Jennifer Thompson - Marketing Strategy & Tactics

July 5th, 2020


In this episode, Jennifer Thompson of Insight Marketing Group joins the show to talk through how veterinary practices need to think about marketing …

#43 Robert Trimble, DVM - Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy

June 28th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Trimble executive director of the VETERINARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY (VEA) joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion. VEA's mission is to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship from within …

#42 Veterinary Financial Summit - Empowering Veterinarians About Finances

June 21st, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Meredith Jones, an emergency veterinarian in the Richmond, Virginia area, and Dr. Phil Zeltzman, a board-certified veterinary surgeon in Pennsylvania & New Jersey, share their new …

#41 Justin Weaver - Veterinary Practice Transitions

June 14th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Justin Weaver, Esq. from Your Vet Lawyer who naturally is an attorney serving veterinary medicine. We discuss selling your practice and the challenges and opportunities during that …

#40 Dan Markwalder, DVM - Practice Ownership & Leadership in Veterinary Medicine

June 7th, 2020


Dan Markwalder, DVM, is a veterinarian and a partner in Companion Animal Hospital Partners and Animal Care Clinic both in the Chicagoland area. He is …

#39 Radio Show - Investing 101

May 31st, 2020


In this episode, Dan Routh and Isaiah come back for a radio show to discuss investing 101. There has been a lot of interest and activity in investing …

#38 Jason Nicholas, DVM - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

May 24th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jason Nicholas, President and Chief Medical Officer of Preventive Vet. We talk about all things preventative …

#37 Peter Weinstein, DVM - Innovation and Inspiration for Veterinary Medicine

May 17th, 2020


In this episode, I’m joined by Peter Weinstein, DVM. He is the Owner of PAW Consulting, Executive Director of the Southern California Veterinary …

#36 Maggie G. Mortali, MPH - Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Veterinary Medicine

May 3rd, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Maggie G. Mortali, MPH Senior Director at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month this conversation dives deep into mental health and …

#35 Lauren Smith, DVM - Stop Being So Judgmental

April 26th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Lauren Smith a practicing small animal veterinarian and likely better known as the Vetitude. 

  • We learn about the …

#34 Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC - Results happen below the surface

April 19th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Jeff Thoren. Jeff is a veterinarian and coach working within the veterinary medicine community. He shares his experience and conversations about how coaching works in practice and …

#33 Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® - The One Year Interview

April 1st, 2020


In this episode, the tables are turned, and Dan Routh takes control of the microphone and interviews Isaiah. Dan digs into Isaiah’s story and his …

#32 Stacy Pursell - Industry insights from thousands of conversations

March 30th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Stacy Pursell Founder, CEO & President of The VET Recruiter. The VET Recruiter is an animal health recruiter; a veterinary recruiter is the source for finding animal health jobs, …

#31 Matthew Salois, PhD - Translating data into insights for veterinary medicine

March 15th, 2020


In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Matthew Salois, Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Division at AVMA. We discuss the following:

  • LinkedIn and …

#30 Andrew Rotz, CFP®, CCFC - Serving Students at NC State by Providing Financial Education

March 1st, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Rotz, CFP®, CCFC, as he shares his experience serving the future veterinarians from his position within NC State. The unique aspect of this interview is Andrew's experience and …

#29 VetPartners One Question | What is the one idea or concept you wish more veterinary professionals knew about?

February 28th, 2020


In this episode, I’m borrowing an idea from a friend who did a one question episode on his podcast. I recently was in Las Vegas for the 2020 …

#28 Simon Starkey, DVM, MBA, PhD, BVSc, D.AVBP – In the clinic with a data driven veterinarian

February 16th, 2020


In this episode, I'm joined by practicing veterinarian Dr. Simon Starkey. 

  • He answers what his favorite program is between his DVM, MBA, and Ph.D. …

#27 Radio Show - All About Health Insurance for Veterinarians

January 31st, 2020


In this radio show episode, we take a question that was left on a review and turned it into a show all about options for health insurance as a …

#26 Angela Demaree, DVM - Live the Life of Your Dreams

January 26th, 2020


In this episode, I talk with Angela DeMaree, DVM of PAWS Consulting. She retired as a MAJ in the US Army Reserves where she learned so much about …

#25 Josh Vaisman – Caring for those that provide veterinary care

January 13th, 2020


In this episode, Josh Vaisman Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting joins to talk about how a personal burnout crisis lead him to find his …

#24 Aaron Smiley, DVM - The Telemedicine Evangelist & Veterinarian Advocate

December 30th, 2019


In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Aaron Smiley, DVM. Dr. Smiley is a practicing veterinarian, public speaker, and advisor on the topic of veterinary telehealth. He is also Chief of Staff Advisor at VetCor, …

#23 Bobby Lind - Hidden Value: Real Estate Representation

December 1st, 2019


In this episode, I’m joined by Real Estate Broker Bobby Lind with Carr Healthcare Realty. In our discussion we talk about:

  • Bobby’s path to be a …

#22 Michael Burger - Legal Advice, Relationships, and Veterinary Medicine

November 11th, 2019


In this episode, I talk with Michael Burger partner and attorney at NC Planning. NC Planning focusing on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Business and Corporate Planning, Professional Practice Planning, Probate, …

#21 Radio Show - Disability Insurance 101 & AVMA Economic Summit Review

November 1st, 2019


In this episode, Isaiah and Dan talk about Dan's recent dvm360 post on disability insurance and why it's so crucial for veterinarians.

  • Dan's Article -

#20 Meredith Jones, DVM - The Vet Who Talks About Money

October 20th, 2019


In this episode, I talked with Dr. Meredith Jones, DVM, to share her vet med story and the passion she has for financial education.

  • Her veterinarian …

#19 Emily Dong - The Power of Data in Increasing the Standard of Care

October 6th, 2019


In this interview, I speak with Emily Dong, the founder of PawPrint. PawPrint is the official pet medical record company. 

  • The What and Why PawPrint …

#18 Radio Show - Mental Health & Work/Life Balance

September 23rd, 2019


In today's episode, Isaiah and Dan share some stories that begin the discussion around mental health and work-life balance. Your mental health is the biggest priority in all decisions.

Articles Reference:

#17 Jason Coppens - The Process Blueprint for Practice Growth

September 15th, 2019


In this episode, I'm joined by Jason Coppens of Coppens Business Strategies. You might want to have a pen and paper handy or just come back and re-listen. The content moves fast, but has a lot of value. We talk about …

#16 Sarah Rumple - The Power of Words

September 2nd, 2019


My guest on today's show is Sarah Rumple the Chief Creative Officer of Rumpus Writing and Editing. 

We talk about:

  • How her second career landed her a …

#15 Tony Ferraro - Meeting Your Clients Where They Are Financially

August 18th, 2019


In today's episode I'm joined by VetBilling's founder Tony Ferraro. We talk about the founding of VetBilling and what they do. As well as the …

# 14 Radio Show: I’m Out of Debt Now What? | The Landscape of Practice Ownership in Veterinary Medicine

August 11th, 2019


In this episode, Dan and I discuss a Veterinarian's submitted question.

Q: "As the total on my student loans is finally dwindling (under 7,000, whoo-hoo!); my husband and I hope to get a better idea on where to put the …

#13 Michael Linardi - Teamwork, Practice Dynamics, and Mentoring

August 4th, 2019


My guest on today's show is Michael Linardi of Halcyon Coaching. Michael's background is leadership training and coaching for executives and business owners. Michael's focus turned to veterinary medicine when he met his …

#12 Shea Cox, DVM - Addressing the Needs in End of Life Care

July 21st, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Dr. Shea Cox. Shea is the founder of PetHospice. Shea is also about to be a published author, which she humbly tries to sneak in at the end. Shea’s mission as you hear throughout is to make …

#11 Radio Show - What's the long term financial planning veterinarians need

July 12th, 2019


 On today’s radio show Dan and I tackle a  submitted question

“What about long-range financial planning, as most vets start out by struggling to pay …

#10 Robert Sanchez - Marketing, Philosophy, and The Power of Story Telling

July 7th, 2019


In this episode, I have the pleasure to talk with Robert Sanchez CEO and co-founder of Digital Empathy a marketing company focused on serving the …

#9 Jim Brindestine - All Things Construction & Being Your True Authentic Self

June 23rd, 2019


My guest on today's show is Jim Brindestine founder and owner of BuildSmart Construction. We talk about starting a construction business in the depths of the great financial crisis. How Veterinarians became a niche. How …

#8 Radio Show - Buying a home with debt & Jay-Z's Billionaire Status

June 21st, 2019


On today's show, we start the first of the "Radio Shows"

In the show Dan and Isaiah answer the question posed to Isaiah, "...information on buying a …

#7 Dan Routh , CFP® - Financial Planning for Veterinarians

June 9th, 2019


On this episode I'm joined by Dan Routh, CFP®. The episode is unique in the fact that Dan will be an on-going presence on the show, so I wanted to interview him first. Dan shares his story of why did he decide to be a …

#6 Grace Kim, DVM - A Richer Life DVM

June 2nd, 2019


My guest on today's show is Grace Kim, DVM or better know as A Richer Life DVM a financial blogger. 

We discuss her story of growing up as a child of …

#5 Christine Knjell - Medicine is the Easy Part

May 26th, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Christine Knjell. Christine’s passion for veterinary medicine started at a young age as she discusses, and that passion …

#4 Dr. Sarah Fallaw, PhD - The Science of Building Wealth

May 12th, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Dr. Sarah Fallaw. Dr. Fallaw and I’s discussion centers around her and her fathers work in The Next Millionaire Next Door. We discuss her interest in psychometrics and that’s what helped her …

#3 Jess Trimble, DVM - Telemedicine & The Future of Veterinary Medicine

April 28th, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Dr. Jess Trimble. Jess is the co-founder and Head of Health for Fuzzy Pet Health. Jess and I talk about her backstory on how a veterinarian and venture capitalist found each other. What is …

#2 Travis Hornsby - The Student Loan Expert

April 14th, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Travis Hornsby. Travis is the founder of The Student Loan Planner. The Student Loan Planner has consulted with over 1,800 …

#1 Mary Berg - Dentistry in Veterinary Medicine

April 1st, 2019


My guest on today’s show is Mary Berg. Mary is the founder of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education. Beyond the Crown’s goal is to help veterinarians take their dentistry to the next level. The unique thing about Mary …

Introduction to The Veterinarian Success Podcast

March 30th, 2019


A short clip to explain my "Why" for launching the podcast. 

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