Dr. Karen E. Felsted MS, CVPM, CPA, is the founder and president of PantheraT (formerly known as Felsted Veterinary Consultants, Inc.).
Dr. Felsted graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in marketing. She spent 12 years in accounting and business management, six of it with the “Big-8” accounting firm of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young.) During this time, she also obtained an MS degree in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Felsted attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M University and graduated in 1996. After returning to Dallas, she practiced both small animal and emergency medicine on a full-time basis while maintaining a veterinary accounting and consulting practice. In 1999 she opened and became Manager-in-Charge of the Dallas office of Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, Inc., a national public accounting firm specializing in tax, accounting, and practice management services for veterinarians. During this time she received her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager certificate.
In June of 2001, Dr. Felsted opened her own accounting firm specializing in financial services for veterinarians and also joined Brakke Consulting, Inc. where she continued to offer practice management consulting services to veterinarians. In January of 2007, Dr. Felsted relocated to Los Angeles and joined Gatto McFerson CPAs, a veterinary-focused financial and consulting firm.
In 2008 Dr. Felsted joined the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) as Chief Executive Officer and spent over three years there before returning to business consulting, both with private practices and the animal health industry. Most recently she became a Certified Valuation Analyst.
Dr. Felsted is currently a member of the Veterinary Economics’ Editorial Advisory Board and has also served on the boards of VetPartners, the CATalyst Council and the CVPM Board of Directors. She has been published in numerous national and international veterinary journals and has also spoken at many local, national and international veterinary meetings. In 2011, she was given the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Continuing Educator of the Year award and in 2014, the VetPartners Distinguished Life Member Award.
For more information, please contact Dr. Felsted.