Veterinary Medicine and Practice 25 Years in the Future and the Economic Steps to Get There, Tom Catanzaro and Terry Hall condense facts from recent studies, identify the social and technological long–term trends to watch, and supply an economic roadmap that will help veterinary professionals steer their practices through the next quarter of a century.
The insightful book
summarizes emerging trends in veterinary healthcare delivery.
offers financial planning priorities for veterinarians by career stage (priorities for new graduates, new buyers of a practice, practice owners nearing retirement, etc.).
stresses fundamental financial principles and life–balance needs.
outlines the steps and strategies veterinarians should follow to ensure financial well–being.
Chapter 1 The World of the New Millennium 3
Chapter 2 The Story of a Veterinarian s Search 29
Chapter 3 Emerging Practice Size Trends 73
Chapter 4 Mega Study Evolution 95
Chapter 5 Veterinary Transition from Control to Leadership 109
Chapter 6 The Consultant s Story 129
Chapter 7 Steps to Financial Success 157
Appendix A: Healthy People 2010, A New Focus for Veterinary Medicine 171
Appendix B: What is Facilitation? 185
Appendix C: Creating a Vision for Strategic Assessment 193
Appendix D: Debt Retirement in the New Millennium 217
Appendix E: The Financial Planning Process 221
Appendix F: Savings Accumulation Strategies 229
Appendix G: Retirement Plans and IRAs 235
Appendix H: Insights into Investing 243
Appendix I: Estate Planning Concepts 249
Appendix J: Charting a Practice Course 257
Appendix K: Our Future in Our Community 267
Appendix L: A Primer Glossary on Money 271
Terry H. Hall, DVM, CFP, is a former small animal clinician/multi–practice owner and one of few veterinarians to have achieved the Certified Financial Planner designation. He has provided telephone and on–site management assistance to more than 1,500 veterinarians and practice owners and owns a full–time financial planning practice that specializes in financial success strategies for veterinarians and practice owners.