Phone: 519-820-1045

A Few Words About Me




  • BSc: 1982, University of Guelph
  • MS Finance: 2001, University of Toronto
  • DVM: 1986, Ontario Veterinary College
  • MBA: 1995, McMaster University; Major in Health Services Management
  • Certified in Business Valuation 1997
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner): 2001, University of Toronto
  • Certified: 2006, Mediation and Negotiation, Harvard University




Private practitioner
9 years; owned and managed 2 hospitals
Vice President, Veterinary Centers of America (VCA)
3 ½ years; VCA is the largest acquisition and consolidation group in U.S. Accountable for 40+ practices in US Midwest. Responsible for evaluation of and purchase planning and integration of new practices.
Lecturer Professor, Michigan State University, Atlantic Veterinary College, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University and Mississippi State University
3 ½ years; Taught business/financial planning and practice management in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), Ontario Veterinary College
5 year term; Responsible for all aspects of VTH operations.
Board of Directors, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Practice Management Editor, Canadian Veterinary Journal



Past President, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Served as President in 2009-2010; Treasurer in 2005-2006; Board of Directors member since 2003.
Board of Directors, National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI)
The NCVEI is a non-profit organization formed in 2000 by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in order to ensure the economic future of veterinary medicine.
Member, VetPartners
VetPartners promotes veterinary practice development.
Part-Time Faculty, Ontario Veterinary College
Responsible for economics and business management curriculum.
Published, AAHA Trends
(numerous articles)
Speaker, international conferences
Conferences include AAHA, North American, AVMA, OVMA, Canadian VMA, Australian VMA, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, numerous regional VMA’s.
Primary Author, “The First Bite: A Guide to Establishing and Growing Your Career in Veterinary Medicine”
Originally published in 2007, 2nd Canadian Edition released in 2009; Now distributed to all Canadian veterinary students, four vet schools in South America, and in preparation for U.S. version.
Vice-President, Veterinary Management Groups


John Tait Veterinary Consulting was founded in 1999 by Dr. John Tait to serve the needs of veterinary clients in all aspects of veterinary business development.

We recognize that many veterinarians do not have the expertise to confidently tackle business-related issues. With degrees in both veterinary medicine and business management, John Tait Veterinary Consulting is ideally suited to helping veterinarians with all aspects of their business’ development cycle.


John Tait Veterinary Consulting offers a variety of veterinary business services and resources to help veterinarians in all fields of practice.

If you would like more information, please feel free to CONTACT US.