In this episode, the tables are turned and Dr. Mike Pownall becomes the guest. Regular guest and Oculus Insights Human Resource Specialist, Katie Ardeline talks to Dr. Pownall about his experience owning and running a vet practice during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.