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Veterinary Medicine and Practice. 25 Years in the Future and the Economic Steps to Get There

  • ID: 2223602
  • Book
  • 276 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Predicting 25 years out is no easy task – long term assessments have variable criteria such as sustainability, strategic relevance, and financial performance. In
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.
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Introduction xi

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

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Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA, FACHE, Diplomate, American College of Healthcare Executives, is the only veterinarian to have achieved board certification in this prestigious 30,000+ member organization and is a full–time veterinary consultant. In the past 10 years he has built the largest veterinary–exclusive, diplomate–led veterinary consulting team in the United States.

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.

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