Dr. Jim Guenther is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1970. Upon graduation he was an associate at Randall Veterinary Hospital (owned by Drs. Joe Solomon and Ron Genovese) in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1973 Dr. Guenther moved from Ohio to Asheville, NC where he set up an equine/companion animal practice. He successfully managed the practice until the mid nineties when the rigors of equine work and his desire to pursue an MBA led to a career change. In the summer of 1999 he graduated from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC with a dual degree (MBA/MHA). As part of his course work Dr. Guenther laid the foundation for an Emergency/Critical Care 24/7 facility in Asheville, and at the same time he joined Brakke Consulting, Inc.
As administrator of the 24/7 Dr. Guenther began to work with local veterinarians to aid them in recognizing and developing their plans for practice improvement through a better understanding of practice management strategies. Dr. Guenther is a charter member and past Treasurer of the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors (AVPMCA) now known as VetPartners, a national organization of individuals interested in educating and promoting practice management to veterinarians. He is currently the VP for VetPartners.
Dr. Guenther is presently a principle in Strategic Veterinary Consulting, Inc. (SVC). Dr. Guenther and the other members of Strategic offer a full range of practice management, marketing, and valuations services to veterinarians. Dr. Guenther's main focus in practice management has been practice valuation, financial analysis, and practice operations. In 2009, he became certified as an Accredited Valuation Analysis (AVA). He has performed countless full valuations and feasibility analyses for buyers.