Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA
Dr. Felsted is a CPA as well as a veterinarian and has spent the last 15 years working as a financial and operational consultant to veterinary practices and the animal health industry. She also spent three years with the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues as CEO. She has written an extensive number of articles for a wide range of veterinary publications and speaks regularly at national and international veterinary meetings. She is the current treasurer of VetPartners, a member of the Veterinary Economics’ Editorial Advisory Board, a member of the CVPM board of directors and the current treasurer of the CATalyst Council. In 2011, she was awarded the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Continuing Educator of the Year and in 2014, the VetPartners Distinguished Life Member Award. Dr. Felsted enjoys exotic international travel, and when the dvm360 team last heard from her, she was headed to the Galapagos.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 19, 2018
Veterinary managers: Sometime you'll have to terminate an employee (if you haven't already). Do it in a professional, respectful way.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jan 04, 2018
Find out whether a practice owner looking to switch careers can fetch a nice price tag for patient records.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Dec 19, 2017
Patient and pet deserve a better experience—and it will pay off in increased cat traffic.
VETTED - Dec 09, 2017
Are you committed to launching a practice? Dr. Karen Felsted has some advice that just might save you.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 04, 2017
A veterinary practice owner who wants more than "fair market value" and an associate veterinarian who wants to buy in slowly and receive mentorship will want to consider this plan.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 04, 2017
Turns out, maybe everybody—eager veterinary associate and practice owner veteran alike. It's just not usually a big fight, says veterinary practice management guru Dr. Karen Felsted.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 23, 2017
In years of evaluating no-value, low-value veterinary hospitals and practice sales that have fallen through, I've seen my share of these problems. Don't make them yours.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 21, 2017
When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Mar 10, 2017
An overview of the costs, the benefits and the basics involved in joining forces with another veterinary practice (including a checklist of key issues that need to be considered for the best shot at success).
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 16, 2017
With changes in the tax code over the years, S corporation status is more attractive than C corporations for veterinary hospitals these days. Here's why.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 31, 2016
CVC educator Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM lays out the need to explain fully the value of the medicine you provide and the ways to pay for it.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 26, 2016
It's a real problem. Long-time veterinary expert Dr. Karen Felsted sympathizes with veterinary team members and has a big piece of constructive advice.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 14, 2016
A reminder that what works in life also works in the veterinary clinic.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 28, 2016
And ... we wouldn't leave you hanging just with the problems! Here's advice to tackle this trio of Dr. Karen Felsted-identified roadblocks at your veterinary practice in this new video from CVC.