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E-Myth Veterinarian: Why Most Veterinary Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It

The E-Myth Veterinarian offers you a road map to create a veterinary practice that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable.


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Prodigy Business Books

Leading a veterinary practice can seem like a daunting task, with too few hours in the day, too many petty management issues, and problems veterinarians at large practices don't seem to face. The E-Myth Veterinarian offers you a road map to create a veterinary practice that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable. Take your practice to levels you didn't think possible with this unique guide!


Michael E. Gerber is a small-business guru, bestselling author, and the cofounder and chairman of Michael E. Gerber Companies, which transforms the way small business owners grow their companies, and has evolved into an empire over its history of nearly three decades. Michael E. Gerber’s passion and genius for understanding entrepreneurs and the workings of small business is the crux of his tremendous global appeal and success.
Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA, pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian, then discovered The E-Myth and Michael Gerber, learned how to grow his practice, and eventually sold it. Through his company, PAW Consulting, and other ventures, he works all over the world, speaking and writing about practice success. He is also an advocate for the veterinary profession in Southern California and throughout the United States. He lives with his wife, Sharon, two daughters, Brianna and Brooke, two dogs, and a bird in Tustin, California.


1. The Story of Steve and Peggy

2. Been There, Done That

3. On the Subject of Money

4. Money Makes the World Go Round

5. On the Subject of Planning

6. Do You Know Where You Are Going?
7. On the Subject of Management

8. Don’t Worry, We’ll Manage

9. On the Subject of People

10. Your Staff: Herding Cats

11. On the Subject of Associates

12. A Pain in the Ass-ociate . . . or Not

13. On the Subject of Estimating

14. A System Is the Solution

15. On the Subject of Patients and Clients

16. Clients Require Patience

17. On the Subject of Growth

18. Growing Pains and Pleasures

19. On the Subject of Change

20. Time for a Change

21. On the Subject of Time

22. Just Killing Time

23. On the Subject of Work

24. Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Work I Go

25. On the Subject of Taking Action

26. First Act of Last Act—Your Choice

“I consider this book as a landmark synergy effort and a must-read for every practice owner/manager/leader.”
—Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA, LFACHE, DACHE, and CEO, Veterinary Consulting International
“Work in your practice or work on your practice? This book is not only a thump between the eyes on why to change, it is also a guide on how to make the change. . . . This should be mandatory reading for all current and future practice owners.”
—David McCormick, MS, CVA, Simmons and Associates
“Peter’s wide breadth of experience in our profession has certainly paid dividends in this book. As an associate, owner, consultant, and leader in organized veterinary medicine, he brings a point of view that is unique. The E-Myth Veterinarian is a wonderful book.”
—Tom Carpenter, DVM, Newport Harbor Animal Hospital
“I highly recommend you read this book if you are a practice owner or [are] in any way involved in helping veterinary practice leaders. It will inspire you to make changes to have the career and life you want and deserve.”
—Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA, President and Owner, ALD Veterinary Consulting, LLC