153 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.

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

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

    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 Veterinary Project. He is a strategic advisor to Vetsie. Jonathan has scaled and grown many practices and was responsible for some of the largest specialty hospitals in Western Canada. I consider Jonathan a polymath and is well versed in several disciplines, so our conversation goes in various directions. You'll enjoy this one!
    The backstory of how Dr. Leicht arrived at his position today and the experiences that shaped that journey.
    The "blue ocean" of veterinary medicine for veterinarians today.
    The corporate and non-corporate world of veterinary medicine - the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    Scaling to beyond oneself as the "doctor" of a clinic.
    How does ownership align interests?
    Staffing and payroll challenges as inflation heats up.
    How to think about price increases.
    Spending $ on facilities, equipment, and CE for the business.
    The public perception of veterinary medicine in terms of compensation.

    We have a fun riff on Ethereum and "The Merge" at the end - for those that have 0 interest, there is a good segment post that conversation as well!
    https://theveterinaryproject.com/ (The Veterinary Project)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjonathanleicht/ (Dr. Jonathan Leicht's LinkedIn)

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

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

    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))
    Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/vetcheck-pet (VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise)

    • 29 min
    #150 The Time for Ownership has NEVER been better

    #150 The Time for Ownership has NEVER been better

    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 say is golden. Tune in for the why and a special tease of an upcoming project.
    Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/vetcheck-pet (VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise)

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

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

    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 leverage tools to make this happen and how you can as well.
    Tools mentioned for you to maximize those savings!
    https://use.foldapp.com/sign-up?referral=HF3CVEYA (Fold)
    https://invite.strike.me/I0IASX (Strike)
    https://paywithmoon.com/ (Pay with Moon)
    https://www.bitrefill.com/signup?code=7u6posxe (Bitrefill )
    https://lolli.com/share/VWpoWFp5ve (Lolli)

    https://blog.foldapp.com/now-pay-your-mortgage-rent-and-more-with-your-fold-card/ (Article on Mortgage Repayment via Fold and PayPal )
    https://veterinarianfinancialadvisornetwork.com/2022/09/10/supercharge-rewards-on-all-spending-yes-including-bills/ (Article on the topic on the Veterinarian Financial Advisor Network)
    Articles referenced
    https://vijayboyapati.medium.com/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-part-1-of-4-94087a70d9e8 (The Bullish Case for Bitcoin – Vijay Boyapati)
    https://unchained.com/blog/dollar-crisis-to-bitcoin/ (Gradually, Then Suddenly – Parker Lewis )
    https://saifedean.com/thebitcoinstandard/ (The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking – Dr. Saifedean Ammous)
    https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/sites/default/files/documents/bitcoin-first.pdf (Bitcoin First: Why Investors need to consider bitcoin separately from other digital assets)
    https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/bitcoin-fundamentals/ (Bitcoin Fundamentals )

    Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
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    • 20 min
    #148 Radio Show - Student Loan Update & What Actions You Should Take

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

    In this radio show, I review and share the update from the White House announcement on https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/ (President Biden's Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most). I believe the decision's ramifications begin with a continued loss of the dollar's purchasing power (monetary debasement) and a general https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt_jubilee#:~:text=A%20debt%20jubilee%20is%20a,during%20the%20COVID%2D19%20recession. (debt jubilee). You have been told that you need to focus on acquiring assets and not prioritizing paying down debt. While that seems backward - we are in an interesting point in history. Please tune in for my entire thought process.https://www.financialcoachmeagan.com/ (Financial Coach Meagan)
    https://veterinarianfinancialadvisornetwork.com/ (Veterinarian Financial Advisor Network)
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/25/should-you-request-a-refund-on-student-loan-payments-made-during-pause.html (Should you request a refund on student loan payments made during the pause?) - my two cents are probably.
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6968295865895501824/ (Professor Kyle Welch's post)

    Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/vetcheck-pet (VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise)

    • 24 min
    #147 Radio Show: Sales is not a dirty word

    #147 Radio Show: Sales is not a dirty word

    A recent article in https://todaysveterinarybusiness.com/ (Today’s Veterinary Business) from Dr. Erine Ward titled https://todaysveterinarybusiness.com/pet-food-ward-0822/ (“How)
    https://todaysveterinarybusiness.com/pet-food-ward-0822/ (to Not Talk Like a Salesperson”) prompted some good ideas for a quick conversation on how to think about sales and veterinary medicine.
    Enjoy!
    Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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

Todd Hughes, DVM ,

Great Work!

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!

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