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 the clinical, business, financial, and personal side of to help encourage, promote, and advocate for a healthy and happy standard of care for veterinarians, their families, their staff, and their businesses.
#119 Austin Hair - Real Estate - Location, Location, Location
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 includes veterinary medicine. Austin lives in Orlando, Fl with his family and works nationally. He also has been on American Ninja Warrior and is a retired professional wakeboarder.
So let’s start with the most difficult question – American Ninja Warrior – hardest aspect of the competition?
What Leaders Real Estate is doing today.
Buy vs. lease discussion - perhaps why buying your property doesn't make the most sense.
Drive to or drive-through locations.
Freestanding vs. retail strip locations.
Selecting a location - what matters most.
Co-investment in properties.
https://site.leadersre.com/ (Leaders Real Estate)
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/commercial-real-estate-secrets/id1514197060 (Commercial Real Estate Secrets podcast)
#118 Andrew J. Langdon CFP®, EA, MBA - Creating financial options for Veterinarians
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 Independent Veterinary
Practitioners Association or IVPA and a member of the Veterinarian Financial
Advisors Network or VFAN.
Why veterinarians and is there an origin story there?
What has been the hardest part of making a niche-specific business work? What has made it worth it?
What do you think are the major challenges that veterinarians face from a financial perspective?
What do you think about the notion that all private practices will be consumed by corporations?
Tell the listeners about your role in IVPA and why that’s important?
What is a belief that you hold that is non-consensus for most CFP’s
Andrew's thoughts on Bitcoin as a CFP.
https://vetworthfinancial.com/ (VetWorth Website)
https://entrepreneurial-vet.com/ (The Entrepreneurial Vet Content Site)
#117 Top Ten Questions to ask a Financial Advisor - Ryan Koopmans, DVM
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 and understanding as to the "why" behind these questions as we often hear from your peers when they call.
We hope this helps you make the best decision when you decide to talk to someone.
Some other great resources are below:
https://www.letsmakeaplan.org/how-to-choose-a-planner/10-questions-to-ask-your-financial-advisor (10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR - CFP Board)
http://s3.napfa.cql-aws.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/Consumer/ToughQuestionsToAskYourAdvisor-%202017.pdf (Tough Questions to ask your advisor - National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA))
#116 [Radio Show] - 2022 Predictions & Prognostications
In this radio show, I share the ten themes and predictions for 2022. Tune in and let me know what you think!
https://today.rowan.edu/news/2021/12/a-first-for-new-jersey.html (Rowan Veterinary School Announcement)
https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/episode/114-serena-nayee-dvm-personal-professional-growth-in-urgent-care (#114 Serena Nayee, DVM - Personal and Professional Growth in Urgent Care)
https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/episode/106-radio-show-inflation-the-what-why-and-how-you-should-react (#106 - [Radio Show] Inflation: The What, Why, and How You Should React)
https://www.swanbitcoin.com/isaiahD/ (Swan Bitcoin)
https://citadeldispatch.com/cd34/ (Citadel Dispatch e0.3.4 – mobile phone privacy with @sethforprivacy)
https://www.optoutpod.com/ (Opt Out Pod)
https://saifedean.com/fiatfood/ (Fiat Standard - Fiat Food Chapter (can read for free))
#115 John Dillon - Solving Burnout with Technology Solutions
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 telemedicine, after-hours teletriage, inbound communications, and curbside management. The goal is on virtual care solutions designed to help veterinary practices streamline operations, reduce burnout and elevate client service.
The origin story of GuardVets and solving his own problem.
The #1 issue hospitals face today.
The future of tele-offerings in veterinary medicine.
Delegation and building the right team - both internal and external.
Creating proper boundaries while leveraging technology.
How to strive to create marginal improvements within your business.
Providing solutions to problems today.
#114 Serena Nayee, DVM - Personal & Professional Growth in Urgent Care
In this episode, Dr. Serena Nayee received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is from Fishers, IN, and is the Medical Director at VetCheck Pet Urgent Care’s second location in Carmel, IN. Recently, she founded Chapter VIII: Veterinary Inclusion and Intersectionality Initiative to promote inclusive advocacy and education, intersectional art and story-sharing, communication workshops, community mentorship, and diversifying professional experience.
Dr. Serena's background and work history
How she's taken on more responsibility earlier than most in her veterinary career.
Training staff and the team that has limited existing veterinary knowledge.
The burden of care and staying together as a team.
VetCheck and the ownership and work opportunities.
The Ambassador Program within VetCheck.
Chapter VIII and the origin story and mission.
https://www.instagram.com/chapter_viii/ (Chapter VIII's Instagram)
https://www.instagram.com/recordsofarugratvet/ (Dr. Serena's Instagram)
http://www.vetcheckforpets.com/ (VetCheck for Pets)
One of the few unmissable podcasts
Isaiah is one of the smartest people I know. He is the perfect mix of street smart and thorough research. Not surprisingly, the end result is a super interesting podcast I listen to & learn from systematically.
PhilZeltzman DVM, DACVS, VetFinancialSummit.com
Thanks so much Isaiah for bringing the business side of veterinary medicine to a podcast medium. It is about time someone did it right. I have been a 20 doctor practice owner for many years and I am always looking for the latest business insights. This would often take me 2 or 3 major conferences to find the latest innovators and learn from them. Not anymore thanks to your podcast! Congratulations and keep up the good work!
I discovered this podcast right after I decided practice ownership was in my future. I’ve been glued to it since. Isaiah does an excellent job of covering relevant and interesting topics by interviewing a wide range of experts and industry professionals. He keeps the conversation engaging by asking pertinent questions, showing that he knows the intricacies of the industry well himself. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone seeking a solid intro to the business and finance management sides of veterinary medicine.