EquiManagement is happy to offer our users a new way to get business education: Podcasts! We have partnered with experienced podcaster Dr. Mike Pownall (see bio below) to bring you interviews with important people on critical topics in the equine veterinary industry. We plan to provide a new podcast each month that you can listen to (or download to) your computer, tablet or smart phone. You can take these podcasts with you in your practice vehicle to give yourself an “education break” while driving, or you can take time to listen to them in your home or office.
If you have suggestions for future podcasts, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope you enjoy these podcasts!
Kimberly S. Brown
Photo Courtesy AAEP
Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA, worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College. He graduated in 2001. In 2002 his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, and he started McKee-Pownall Equine Services.
Their organization takes in two equine veterinary clinics with 10 vets and 20 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area. Pownall is also a partner with Oculus Insights, which offers business education to veterinarians throughout the world.
Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and he was the class valedictorian. In addition, he has presented internationally on business management topics and has contributed to numerous journals on practice management topics.
Pownall has a blog and podcast on veterinary business management at www.veterinarybusinessmatters.com. You can follow him on Twitter @dvmbusiness and the Veterinary Business Matters Facebook page. The website for McKee-Pownall Equine Services is www.mpequine.com and for Oculus Insights at www.oculus-insights.com.