200 episodes

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.

The Veterinarian Success Podcast Isaiah Douglass

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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 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.

    #231 Stephanie Van Deynze-Snell, DVM - The Upward Spiral

    #231 Stephanie Van Deynze-Snell, DVM - The Upward Spiral

    On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Stephanie Van Deynze-Snell she is veterinarian business owner and High Flow Coach & Consultant. She talks about #business, #wellness, #flowstate, #leadership, and #teamculture. Her experience in the trenches and through growth and leadership as an owner make this a fun conversation to get into. We discuss the following:
    An overview of her personal and professional story how she got to where she is today?What’s high flow coaching and why is it important and not some RAH RAH thing.How can veterinarians be at peak performance?What is active recovery and why it matters. While not the most exciting item within a business - why are Handbook & Training Programs the building blocks to make things happen?Flexibility in life is key - she has seen that be a bigger item in vet med - how her team has embraced that?A deeper dive into culture and the workplace - and understanding the humans you work alongside and how the outside world will always come into the clinic. How as a leader she has gotten real feedback from the team to improve? What’s worked vs. not worked.What haven’t I asked about that is on your heart or mind?Her question for me.
    Guest Links
    Stephanie's LinkedInStephanie's Instagram
    Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #230 Jake Jensen, DVM - A Discussion Veterinary Medicine Needs To Have

    #230 Jake Jensen, DVM - A Discussion Veterinary Medicine Needs To Have

    In this episode, I'm joined by Jake Jensen, DVM, cVMA, cVSMT. Jake is a co-owner of Janssen Veterinary Clinic (JVC). JVC provides Equine & Small Animal preventative health care, lameness, reproductive, internal medicine, dentistry, and surgical appointments. Jake is local to Central Indiana and someone I've been fortunate enough to get to know personally over the years. Jake shared some great thoughts with me over coffee and wanted to ensure we recorded an episode about it.
    Jake's veterinary journey and career path. Moving into veterinary practice ownership and lessons learned.His take on using the term "Pet Parents" A deep dive on the impact of the term "pet parents" Why veterinary medicine should consider the language used. How he reframes or handles the term in his clinic.
    Guest Links
    Jake's LinkedIn
    Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 59 min
    #229 Meghan Bingham, CVPM - Obstacles for Veterinary Practice Growth

    #229 Meghan Bingham, CVPM - Obstacles for Veterinary Practice Growth

    In this episode, I'm joined by Meghan Bingham, CVPM. She worked in all areas of vet med, from Kennel to Technician to Receptionist, and eventually settled in as Practice Manager where she developed the business from just one vet to a 12-doctor practice. Then she transitioned to a Senior Operations Manager position where she helped 25 Emergency, Urgent, and General Practices to make then as efficient and effective as possible. She has served on the VHMA Board of Directors since 2021 and is currently the Vice President of the Houston Veterinary Practice Managers Alliance. Today, she is a Veterinary Consultant at Granite Peak Associates. We chat on the following:
    The one or two things from her story that she shares that helps explain her career in veterinary medicine best.What she thinks happens when veterinary clinics grow that’s most misunderstood?What is/are/was your favorite tool for training teams to keep the knowledge of the team consistent?Her role at Granite Peak and what has her excited about it.Her non-consensus view she holds about veterinary medicine.Her thoughts on what private practice veterinary owners need to know for success over the coming years.The soccer connection and interest shared.Her question for me and so much more!
    Guest Links
    Granite Peak Associates Meghan's LinkedIn
    Our Sponsors LifeLearn
    GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 51 min
    #228 Radio Show: Failure Sets the Stage for Success

    #228 Radio Show: Failure Sets the Stage for Success

    In this radio show, I discuss failure and use myself as a great example of how many shortcomings can set the stage for opportunities and "success." I call it a therapeutic session of a show. Let me know your thoughts!
    Our Sponsors LifeLearn
    GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 36 min
    #227 Emmitt Nantz - Inventory Management: Increase Predictability & Margins

    #227 Emmitt Nantz - Inventory Management: Increase Predictability & Margins

    In this episode, I’m joined by Emmitt Nantz. Emmitt’s been in veterinary medicine for almost 20 years, solving problems and building innovative solutions. Co-founder and visionary leader at Inventory Ally, a cutting-edge inventory management software solution designed specifically for veterinary hospitals. We’ll chat about this and a lot more.
    His background: how did you get to where he is today?How are they helping solve that with Inventory Ally?Can it help a de novo practice?What do the savings look like for a clinic?The issues with ONLY focuses on priceHow does Inventory Ally make money? How are you compensated?What’s most misunderstood about inventory?What’s a non-consensus view in veterinary medicine you hold - that others may disagree with?
    Guest Links
    Emmitt's LinkedInInventoryAlly WebsiteBook Recommendation - Theory of Constraints
    Our Sponsors LifeLearn
    GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 52 min
    #226 Kurt Phillips, DVM - Growth by Alignment of Core Values & Mission

    #226 Kurt Phillips, DVM - Growth by Alignment of Core Values & Mission

    In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Kurt Phillips. Kurt and I recently connected in person at WVC. Kurt owned City Way Animal Clinics until 2021 he sold the five practices. He’s also an entrepreneurial veterinarian and business owner outside of veterinary medicine. He’s always a Hoosier Native, although he calls Bend, Oregon home now. This was a great conversation about the entrepreneurial journey within veterinary medicine and the success and challenges of growing a team.
    Takeaways from WVC 2024.Dr. Kurt's early clinical experience & early practice ownership challenges. His first big mistake as a business owner.How confidence and independence helped mold him to be an owner. Early growth and the fracturing of his business partner relationship. How joining VMG and implementing EOS turned his practice growth up to 10.Building out the organizational leadership and processes. How he stayed connected to ALL the team as he grew to five practices. What he thinks is stopping veterinarians from wanting to own. And so much MORE!
    Guest Links
    Dr. Kurt Phillips LinkedIn
    Our Sponsors LifeLearn
    GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    OfferFirst (use code "VSP" for 20% off)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

dog 12335556 ,

Amazing

I love how they are so open about things

EagleBait ,

Great content!

I recently found this show and I am obsessed! My husband is a DVM and we have plans to open our own practice in the near future. Such great information and I appreciate the “hope” and information Isaiah gives for doctors who want to own their own practices.

Phil the surgeon ,

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

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