mark-mcgaunnMark J. McGaunn, CPA/PFS, CFP® was recently featured on dvm360.com and in the Veterinary Economics February article “An Ailing Profession: Money Matters”.

The article touches on the financial health of veterinarians and emphasizes how some veterinarians may be hurting because they don’t properly take care of their personal finances. 44% of associates say they are interested in owning a practice, but only 34% say they have the financial means to do so.

Mark notes in the article: “I hear people say they can’t open a practice because they have so much debt. But I tell them not to count themselves out. That’s one way to pay off your debt. We have vets maxed out [in salary] at $80,000 a year. We have people with modest practices who bring in $130,000 a year. That makes a big difference.”

Mark further explains: “A lot of people don’t keep track of their financing-as long as they have a cash balance to their iPhone, it’s OK to spend. The budget is a starting point for framing a discussion about your spending, your income, what’s left to invest, what’s left to spend.”

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Mark J. McGaunn, CPA/PFS, CFP® leads the veterinary/dental/financial planning divisions at McGaunn & Schwadron, CPA’s, LLC and can be reached via mark@mcgaunnschwadron.com or (781) 489-6651.