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Whit Cothern, DVM

Dr. Whit Cothern is the former managing partner of Orchard Park Animal Hospital in White House, Tennessee. He previously held sales or veterinary relations positions with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Novartis Animal Health US and Scil Animal Care Co. He was a clinical veterinarian in Tennessee and Florida following his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Whit Cothern is the former managing partner of Orchard Park Animal Hospital in White House, Tennessee. He previously held sales or veterinary relations positions with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Novartis Animal Health US and Scil Animal Care Co. He was a clinical veterinarian in Tennessee and Florida following his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Joint Custody

The early management of osteoarthritis can pay off for your patients and veterinary practice.

Never in my life as a practice owner or technical services veterinarian did I or any of my fellow doctors say, “Doggone it, I diagnosed osteoarthritis too soon.” If anything, the opposite happened. By the time clients mentioned that their dogs were having trouble getting up, the cartilage was long gone. Recently, I spoke with […]

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The Next Step of the Journey

Why my business partners and I sold our Tennessee veterinary practice after only 2½ years of ownership.

I left a long career in industry to become co-owner and managing partner of Orchard Park Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2018. My journey to that point was detailed in a previous issue. [Read “My Journey to Practice Ownership” at bit.ly/Orchard-Park.] My reasons for purchasing the practice were many, and one was the investment […]

My journey to practice ownership

What I learned about running a veterinary hospital and what my former colleagues in industry should consider.

I can’t say I always wanted to be a veterinarian, but I grew up on a farm in rural middle Tennessee and have been surrounded by animals all my life. Becoming a mixed-animal practitioner was my goal throughout veterinary school, and I accomplished it with my very first job. Quite early in my career, however, […]

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