About the Business Vet
Karen Bolten, DVM
Business Management & Marketing Student
Founder of Myrtle Beach Equine Clinic
Special Medical Interest in Equine Dentistry
Graduate of Ohio State CVM
Equine Internship at Missouri CVM
Licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina
My goals for this site
I want this to be a collection of high-quality, scientific-based resources for veterinary business owners, professionals working in our industry, and anyone else who might find the information useful!
I intend to focus on quality over quantity, and all articles will be based on research-proven techniques. As I have entered my business education, I have realized I was clueless about general business topics, and that is what I want to do here - help bring general business techniques to the veterinary world.
I am a large animal veterinarian, with a main focus on equine, especially equine dentistry. (I also secretly developed a passion for goats during my time in practice - don't tell.) I founded Myrtle Beach Equine Clinic in 2010, and during that time I found that I truly enjoyed the business management side of our field, that it spoke to many of my strengths and interests. I chose to sell my practice in 2018 to pursue a full education in business. I am currently double majoring in Business Management and Marketing, while still providing relief work to my former business.
On the business side, I am interested in finding solutions for small-scale large animal practices that have difficulties in producing a reasonable profit, which is the situation I found myself in as a practice owner in a rural area. If you are in a similar situation, do not hesitate to reach out - I would love to talk to you and hear about your experience!