In this episode, Dr. Mike Pownall talks to Dr. Marie Holowaychuk. It is Dr. Holowaychuk’s mission to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. Marie dedicates her time and energy to spreading the word regarding wellbeing and inspire veterinary professionals to make lasting changes in their lives. She shares her knowledge and personal practices to help veterinary professionals cope with the chaos of COVID-19.
I created McKee-Pownall Equine Services with my wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, in 2002. Since then we have grown to include 4 equine hospitals. Even as a veterinary student I have had a strong interest in the business side of veterinary practice. I realized that having a strong business foundation in a hospital or clinic will give the framework to hire the best vets and staff and provide the best medical care. You can’t do that if the veterinary owner hates the business side of things or if the veterinary hospital is struggling to pay its bills because of poor financial management.