Prior to becoming a veterinarian Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001. In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services.
Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 10 vets and 20 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area. He is also a partner with Oculus Insights offering business education to veterinarians throughout the world.
Dr. Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and was the class valedictorian. He presents internationally on business strategy, pricing, digital marketing and technology for veterinarians. He also contributes to numerous journals on business management topics.
Dr. Pownall has a blog and podcast on veterinary business management at www.veterinarybusinessmatters.com. You can follow him on twitter @dvmbusiness and the Veterinary Business Matters Facebook page. The website for McKee-Pownall Equine Services is www.mpequine.com and the website for Oculus Insights is www.oculusinsights.net