You can’t always control what happens to you in your lifetime, but you can always control how you respond.
Dr. Hunter Finn is a well-known veterinarian who is dedicated to helping both his patients and his humans live healthier lives. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Dr. Finn is now based out of Arlington, Texas. He has been practicing veterinary care for 6 months and has entered this field with a vision and the drive to see it to fruition.
Dr. Finn’s main goal is to teach owners the importance of preventative care. This will help prevent a number of injuries and illnesses, as well as help the pet to recover quickly if an injury or illness does occur. Dr. Finn also wants to focus on making sure the owners are as informed as possible, ensuring that they have an abundance of up to date information at their disposal.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
My desire to become a veterinarian began when I got my first puppy at 7 years old.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My day varies, I never know what’s going to walk through that door. You’d be surprised how often that “wellness exam and update vaccines” can turn into something serious extremely fast. Preventive care is the best care.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I am constantly thinking of how I can improve the quality of care I provide patients. One of the best features of veterinary medicine is that we are always changing, and you will absolutely never know it all.
What’s one trend that excites you?
One trend that excites me is pet insurance. I know that sounds lame, but in the real world, finances limit the care I can provide more than anything else. Pet insurance is a way to allow me to provide the best possible care for your beloved pets in a more affordable manner.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
The maintenance of my physical health is what makes me more productive. The three pillars that help me do so are proper nutrition, consistent physical fitness, and quality sleep.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Enjoy the process and everything it brings. You are precisely where you were meant to be at this time.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
One of the most important aspects of healthcare for both humans and animals alike is proper nutrition.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Begin each day with gratitude and be thankful for what you have achieved thus far. Then, write down a list of 3 things you want to accomplish that day and make sure to get them done.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Building relationships is the key to any successful business.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I honestly cannot think of one. I have been very blessed and fortunate thus far.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Dog car seats. I’m not sure if anyone has invented this yet, but anytime I’m on the road I bring my dogs my with me and one wreck could change everything, so any way we can make these guys safer during car rides would be a great invention.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Groceries. I absolutely love to cook because I know exactly what is in my food and it’s therapeutic for me.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Google calendar syncs my work schedule with my regular life obligations. I would be lost without the structure it provides.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
For inspiration on what can be achieved in a lifetime, you should read, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins.
What is your favorite quote?
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right”
- You can’t always control what happens to you in your lifetime, but you can always control how you respond.
- Take care of yourself mentally and physically.
- Prevention is the absolute best medicine.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.