Episode #4

Journey through veterinary medicine through the eyes of a veterinarian

Host: Veterinary Business Institute | Published Date: October 26, 2023

In this engaging show, Dr Mark Roozen, a seasoned Veterinarian and Business advisor teams up with Naren Arulrajah, CEO of Ekwa Marketing, to explore the world of veterinary medicine.

Drawing from years of expertise, Dr. Roozen guides listeners on a compelling journey, shedding light on the delicate equilibrium between being a compassionate veterinarian and a thriving professional. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice and insights on overcoming challenges in running a veterinary practice. Join us for a deep dive into the life and experiences of a veterinarian!


  • 00:02:40 – Dr. Roozens transition from a veterinarian to an international business advisor
  • 00:06:05 – Key lessons from his experience as a practitioner and a practice owner and the influence it has as a business advisor
  • 00:07:45 – How to strike a balance between being an empathetic veterinarian and a successful business owner
  • 00:09:39 – Challenges faced when young veterinarian starting a new practice and tips to overcome these hurdles
  • 00:12:20 – Common growth strategies when employed by established practice
  • 00:15:16 – How to build a brand for yourself as a veterinarian?
  • 00:18:29 – The role of effective clinic management
  • 00:24:30 – Personal experience as a business advisor and its impact
Mark Roozen, DVM, MBA

Veterinarian and International Business Advisor

Mark Roozen is an experienced and dedicated International Veterinary Business Advisor with a passion for the veterinary industry. With a background in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Kentucky, Mark brings a unique blend of medical expertise and business acumen to the table.

Having successfully owned a mixed practice, built a state-of-the-art equine facility in Kentucky and led it to great success, Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive for excellence have been evident throughout his career. His experience in clinic management and strategic leadership have honed his ability to identify growth opportunities and guide veterinary practitioners towards prosperity.

After his successful tenure at the equine facility, Mark decided to embark on a new journey, fueled by his desire to help veterinarians thrive in the industry. As an independent Business Advisor, he specializes in providing friendly and insightful guidance to new veterinary practitioners as they start their careers. Additionally, Mark offers seasoned advice and support to established practice owners and solo practitioners seeking to enhance their business strategies and development.

Mark’s love for animals and dedication to the veterinary field shine through in his work, making him a trusted advisor and partner to clients worldwide. He is committed to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of industry trends, always seeking innovative solutions to empower veterinary practices for long-term success.

Connect with Mark Roozen today and explore how his expertise and friendly approach can elevate your veterinary business to new heights. 

Connect with Dr. Mark Roozen

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/markroozendvm