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.

    #236 Rhys Giannarelli - Working to Practice What You Preach

    #236 Rhys Giannarelli - Working to Practice What You Preach

    Rhys Giannarelli who is the owner of Point Grey Veterinary Hospital in British Columbia. Rhys and his wife Dr. Carmen Chan have three veterinary hospitals in a very competitive market but have thrived as a private business. He joined me in episode 103 back in 2021. We talked about competing and beating corporate practices - growing to multiple locations - building strong teams - and why start-ups make more sense than acquisitions. He recently pinged me on a topic that sounds fascinating and we’ll dig into that today.
    What’s the latest update on things at the clinics and what’s your take?Where have things changed since 2021 - positive or negative?How he has adjusted or adpted leadership and management since we last connected.The project he has been working on - why and what it is. And so much more!
    Guest Links
    https://www.ivmsolutions.org/about
    Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 47 min
    #235 Ryan Whitley - Building for Veterinary Medicine

    #235 Ryan Whitley - Building for Veterinary Medicine

    In this episode, I’m joining by Ryan Whitley VP of Business Development at RWE Design Build. RWE is #1 Animal Health Builder In U.S. with over 400 projects completed. Their projects have won several DVM 360 Merit Awards and Hospital Design of the Year. They have been in business over 25 years. So Ryan and team have seen, built, and consulted on a lot of projects.
    Ryan's path to joining RWE and the things he appreciates most about the team at RWE.Ryan's big picture view on where is veterinary medicine and design build at today. What’s is catching his eye.We discuss projects and the pitfalls he sees and what RWE works to prevent.Remodels vs. expansion - when is one the right or wrong decision and how do you approach each differently? We discuss “forever clinic” build/remodel and a 5-10 year then move project - how he helps veterinarians visualize and understand the difference in those projects?His question for me.And so much more!
    Guest Links
    https://rwedesignbuild.com/
    Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 37 min
    #234 - Veterinary Innovative Partners: Reimagining Veterinary Medicine

    #234 - Veterinary Innovative Partners: Reimagining Veterinary Medicine

    Alright today I’m joined by two guests from Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of 40+ veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states. Dr. Brett Shorenstein & Dr. Don Costlow. Dr. Shorenstein is a practicing veterinarian with 10+ years of experience. Previously an investment banker in NYC, he left the industry to follow his true passion of becoming a small animal veterinarian. Combining his financial expertise with veterinary training, Dr. Shorenstein focuses on cultivating a positive workplace culture and reigniting fellow veterinarians' passion for their work. Dr. Costlow draws on 30+ years of experience in veterinary medicine, practice ownership and business development to forge meaningful relationships with veterinarians. Dr. Costlow has owned and operated veterinary hospitals since 1997. We discuss:
    Brett's link between investment banking and veterinary medicine?What Don realized about his leadership style and changes he had to make as he grew hospitals? Their non-consensus views that the industry as a whole might disagree with them on?What do they think financially is still undervalued by most of the veterinary community? What VIP is doing to truly be different for veterinarians. Inflation and pricing and how they've approached it.What areas of veterinary medicine that they find the most interesting? Why? 
    Guest Links
    https://vip-vet.com
    Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
    Shepherd Veterinary Software
    Granite Peak Associates

    • 46 min
    #233 - US Consumer & Veterinary Conversations - Preparation

    #233 - US Consumer & Veterinary Conversations - Preparation

    In this radio show I review and update what the US Consumer looks like in regards to financial health. There were a variety of factors that lead to this being the focus of the week, but a recent conversation with an experienced practice owner was the ultimate push to ensure I recorded this episode. Links to the various links and data sources below.
    US Michigan Consumer Sentiment Article Credit Card Delinquency Total Debt Levels by Category Credit Card Debt Levels + GrowthIncome thresholds and spending IKEA warns of Economic Strain
    YOUTUBE LINK
    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

    • 30 min
    #232 Radio Show - The FIRE movement is BROKEN...

    #232 Radio Show - The FIRE movement is BROKEN...

    In this episode, I dig into the FIRE movement. Unless you live under a rock you likely know what FIRE is. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. It’s a movement that started back in 1992 when authors Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez used the term in their book, Your Money or Your Life. Their book asks readers to question how they think about their money and their values.
    I dig into the massive boom of FIRE writers, blogs, and resources. What FIRE gets right. What FIRE misses. What's happening to impact the idea of FIRE. Why bitcoin helps solve for the FIRE errors.
    How to Buy Bitcoin - https://www.swanbitcoin.com/isaiahD/
    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

    • 36 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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