VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Practice Management

Associate Editor

Bill Kearley

Bill Kearley


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1977
  • Master of Business Administration, Boise State University, 1995

Current Professional Activities

  • Self-employed business management consultant, Kearley Consulting, since 1996

Past Professional Activities

  • Clinic Director, Boise Animal Emergency Clinic, 1999-2000
  • Chief, Bureau of Animal Health, Idaho Dept. of Agriculture, 1992 - 1996
  • Co-Owner Dairy Health Services/Mastitis Prevention Services, Inc. 1992 - 2001
  • Owner-Manager of Dairy Health Services, a three-person veterinary practice, 1985 - 1992
  • Operated a mobile food animal practice, 1981 - 1985
  • Owned and operated an irrigated crop and livestock farm, 1973 - 1992
  • Employed by the Buhl Animal Clinic, a mixed veterinary practice, 1977 - 1979

Professional Memberships and Community Activities

  • Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants & Advisors, member, Program Committee, Career Development Committee
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, member, past chairman Council on Public Relations
  • Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, member, past president and board chairman
  • South West Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, member
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners, member, past chairman of Public Relations Committee
  • Leadership Idaho Agriculture Foundation, member, past program chairman and board of directors chairman
  • Boise & Meridian St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, board of directors, treasurer
  • Capitol Club Toastmasters, member, president

Marital Status

  • Married to Sue since 1972


  • Joe
  • Allison


  • Dixie, a spoiled rotten Dachshund
  • Molly, a lab-setter X


  • Reading almost anything
  • Learning anything new
  • Gardening (I'm a recovering farmer)
  • Camping & Hiking

Favorite Quote

"You can have everything you want in life, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
Zig Ziglar

What I Like Most About VIN

Being able to constantly learn new ideas, tips, and perspectives from sharing with colleagues around the world.

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .