Advocating for Yourself In Vet Med with Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian


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Kelly Zeytoonian, DVM, MBA, CERP joins me this week as we discuss everything from contract negotiations to setting boundaries with clients to how to grow your veterinary business. Although it sounds business-focused, my overall takeaway is that in order to stay happy and healthy in veterinary medicine, you need to learn to advocate for yourself. Be sure to check out the free resources she provided to us in the links below!
About Dr. Zeytoonian!
Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian is the owner of Starwood Equine Veterinary Service and Starwood Veterinary Consulting. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Zeytoonian is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and is also on the Board of Directors of The Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners
In 2013, Dr. Zeytoonian established Starwood Equine, an ambulatory practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has since grown the business to include five doctors and two locations. As a veterinarian and practice owner, Dr. Zeytoonian experiences the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of both veterinary medicine and business ownership. In addition, as faculty at Foothill Community College, she contributes to the future of the veterinary field by educating RVT candidates.
In an effort to support her practice’s growth without compromising the culture of work-life balance that was its cornerstone, Dr. Zeytoonian earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business in 2020. Now, she uses her combined experience in veterinary medicine and business administration to empower veterinarians to create and maintain a career and practice culture tailored to their individual needs. She has been privileged to collaborate with industry partners and veterinary thought leaders to advance the business acumen of veterinarians.
Contact her here!
Starwood Veterinary Consulting
Starwood Equine Veterinary Services
IG: @starwoodequine and @starwoodconsulting
Exclusive Resources shared by Dr. Zeytoonian:
-Managing Innovation exercise
-Pre-Mortem exercise (see downloadable file HERE)
We love to GO GREEN!
Kelly's favorite sustainable tools/products:
Clean the office using Seventh Generation!
Get yourself some reusable straws!
Stacey's favorite sustainable tools/products:
Recycle anything with TerraCycle!
Plastic-free oral care from Humankind!
Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!
Instagram: @thewholeveterinarian
Music Credit: Journey of Hope by Alexander Nakarada

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