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Stith Keiser

Column:VetPartners Corner

VetPartners member Stith Keiser is CEO of Blue Heron Consulting.

VetPartners member Stith Keiser is CEO of Blue Heron Consulting.

practice ownership

Follow the Money

Is practice ownership right for you? If it’s time, consider three options.

It’s 3 in the morning, cold, dark and rainy. I’m 3 or 4 years old and sitting in the backseat of my dad’s truck as he heads out to deliver another calf or fix another prolapsed uterus. Fast-forward a few years and dad has traded in the life of a mixed-animal practitioner to build a […]

A balancing act

VetPartners Corner

Use KPIs and financial smarts to drive your practice toward higher levels of profitability.

In case you missed my August/September article, “Uneasy Street,” I examined the difference between flying by the seat of our pants as practice owners versus leveraging financial statements and key performance indicators (KPIs) to make educated, intentional management decisions. For those readers ready for a structured, calculated management process and the benefits it brings, let’s […]

Uneasy street

VetPartners Corner

A seat-of-the-pants approach isn’t the way to run a practice. You need to construct a detailed strategic plan and then dedicate time to implementing it.

Daggers were shooting out of the eyes of the four veterinary hospital partners. You could have cut the tension with a butter knife. I was there as an impartial facilitator after the partners discovered through a professional valuation that the business representing their blood, sweat and tears was worth basically the ground it sat on […]

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