UA-170695639-1 #234 - Veterinary Innovative Partners: Reimagining Veterinary Medicine - The Veterinarian Success Podcast

Episode 234

Published on:

9th Jun 2024

#234 - Veterinary Innovative Partners: Reimagining Veterinary Medicine

Alright today I’m joined by two guests from Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of 40+ veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states. Dr. Brett Shorenstein & Dr. Don Costlow. Dr. Shorenstein is a practicing veterinarian with 10+ years of experience. Previously an investment banker in NYC, he left the industry to follow his true passion of becoming a small animal veterinarian. Combining his financial expertise with veterinary training, Dr. Shorenstein focuses on cultivating a positive workplace culture and reigniting fellow veterinarians' passion for their work. Dr. Costlow draws on 30+ years of experience in veterinary medicine, practice ownership and business development to forge meaningful relationships with veterinarians. Dr. Costlow has owned and operated veterinary hospitals since 1997. We discuss:

  • Brett's link between investment banking and veterinary medicine?
  • What Don realized about his leadership style and changes he had to make as he grew hospitals? 
  • Their non-consensus views that the industry as a whole might disagree with them on?
  • What do they think financially is still undervalued by most of the veterinary community? 
  • What VIP is doing to truly be different for veterinarians.
  • Inflation and pricing and how they've approached it.
  • What areas of veterinary medicine that they find the most interesting? Why? 

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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

I am a former CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Fee-Only advisor.