VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Practice Management

Associate Editor

Thom Haig

Thom Haig


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 1975

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner of a three doctor small animal hospital in Powell (Knoxville) Tennessee.
  • Practice management consultation specializing in staff utilization, doctor production, staff doctor and client scheduling, associate mentoring, production and buy-ins.
  • Co-Editor VIN Practice Management Boards

Past Professional Activities

  • Partner in an 8 doctor Small Animal practice that takes calls 24/7 and is open 7 days a week.
  • Veterinary Practice Management Consultant - Catanzaro and Associates (1991 - 2004)
  • Lake Mead Animal Hospital, owner (1982 - 1992)
  • US Army (1975 - 1980)

Marital Status

  • Married to Pam Haig, the number one Pharaoh Hound breeder ever. Hence the e-mail address pharaohdoc. Lots of fun with three grandsons.

Four-Legged Children

  • Too many to count: besides 10-15 Pharaoh Hounds and several Whippets, we have horses, miniature horses, pygmy goats, pot-bellied pigs, cockatiels, finches, parakeets, an African Grey named “Alfie,” chickens, ducks, pea cocks and hens, Llamas, and of course, cats!


  • Lure coursing
  • Hiking
  • Riding
  • Running
  • Drinking wine!

Favorite Quote

"Things will get worse before they get worse."
-- Lilly Tomlin

What I Like Most About VIN

The interaction with all of the veterinarians from all the states, countries, and disciplines.

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