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Episode 71

Published on:

24th Jan 2021

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

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 medicine career. Elaine has worked in both mixed and small animal practice in a variety of roles from associate, partner, locum, and practice owner. She sold her clinic she owned with her husband in British Columbia just over three years ago. She is passionate about coaching and giving back as a veterinarian. We cover a lot of ground talking about:

  • Tell me about why canaries and coalmines matter to veterinary medicine.
  • Where is vet med succeeding and falling short today in building culture?
  • The biggest asset today in veterinary medicine.
  • Being the "new owner" in a small town after purchasing a practice.
  • The ups and downs of practice ownership over 20 years.
  • How did they know the practice they bought was "the one"?
  • How they transitioned the business to an associate veterinarian, they hired and mentored.
  • Stories of volunteering efforts and traveling the world
  • What is one question you have for me? 

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About the Podcast

The Veterinarian Success Podcast
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.

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Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP®, CEPA

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I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Fee-Only advisor. I left a large national firm to found a solo financial planning firm in 2018 to pursue a planning approach dedicated to identifying ways to grow the net worth of veterinarians and dentists. In the summer of 2020, I merged with another financial advisor and became a partner in Vincere Wealth Management.

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Lendeavor is now Provide. We're the modern practice finance company, innovating for dentists, veterinarians, and other healthcare professionals like you. Today, more than ever — as our country perseveres through a global pandemic — we recognize the importance of healthcare providers. We call ourselves "Provide" in tribute to you.