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Veterinary money matters: A resource list
Tools, articles, videos and handouts to make your personal finances as a veterinarian a little easier to manage.
The VPI-Veterinary Economics Financial Health Study gave veterinary practice owners, veterinary associates and veterinary team members plenty to think about. You can see more about the study as well as resources built around the study here.
Now, as an ongoing service and resource to veterinarians struggling with their own finances, we've developed this page with an ever-growing list of interactive tools, insightful articles, video tips and more—all centered on helping you to the financially stable life and career you deserve.
Sample personal budget
Mark McGaunn, CPA, CFP, is managing member of McGaunn & Schwadron CPAs in Needham Heights, Mass., and one of his specialties is personal and business finance for dentists and, yes, veterinarians. He provided us with three sample personal finance budgets:
> One uses numbers from an average Gen Y associate as seen in the recent VPI-Veterinary Economics Financial Health Study.
> One uses numbers from a married couple of two veterinarians.
Compare yourself and email us at email@example.com with questions. We'll share answers in print in Veterinary Economics and online here on dvm360.com!
Why you won't spend less, save more: 5 big barriers to veterinarians' financial well-being
Financial consultant Gary Glassman, CPA, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member, and financial therapist Denise Kautzer, MA, CPA, detail the obstacles that keep veterinary team members from making smarter financial decisions.
Could you pay off your veterinary student loan in 26 months?
This practitioner offers his family's plan for budgeting and working to pay down $110,000 in school debt.
How I paid off my veterinary student debt in four years
Some veterinary associates don't like to negotiate or budget, but both skills helped me find the career and lifestyle I always wanted.