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.

Articles

What is your veterinary clinic worth?

Understanding how to calculate your practice’s value will help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

Cash is king: Tips to elevate your practice’s cash flow

When the going gets tough and the money gets tight, focus on cash flow and crack down on additional spending.

Make it happen: Personal and practice financial growth for veterinarians

For veterinary practice owners, professional and personal goals and growth go hand in hand. Success is achieved through time, effort, discipline, and sacrifice—and a little professional guidance.

Decision Data: Satisfied with Cat-Friendly Practice?

A data dive yields insights on becoming a Cat-Friendly Practice through the American Association of Feline Practitioners—and how satisfied veterinary hospital owners and managers are with the results.