Denise Tumblin, CPA, is president and owner of Wutchiett Tumblin and Associates, a Columbus, Ohio, firm offering management advice as well as valuation and acquisition services to equine and companion-animal practices. Tumblin merges her business skills, farm background, and personal interest in companion, equine, and food animals to assist clients in achieving their goals.
In addition to her consulting work, Tumblin is a featured speaker, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member, and she directs the annual Benchmarks Study of Well-Managed Practices.
With forethought and planning, you can smooth a path to practice ownership that helps you feel prepared as you face this dramatic career transition. Here's a look at an ideal situation, so you can think about early steps to take and skills that will ensure your success.