Dr. Phil Zeltzman is a traveling board-certified surgeon in Pennsylvania.

He is a serial entrepreneur with a severe case of Shiny Object Syndrome, international speaker, consultant, columnist, blogger, podcaster and a ridiculously long list of other fun stuff.

He is the co-founder of the Vet Financial Summit, which is an online community and financial conference that is coming up on September 18-19, 2021.

In this wide-ranging conversation with the ever-interesting Dr. Zeltzman, we cover:

  • Blog writing and sharing stories
  • What exactly is a traveling surgeon?
  • How veterinarians can establish freedom by moving to a mobile work lifestyle
  • A typical day in the life of a traveling surgeon
  • Learning how to say no in transitioning from being on-call 24/7 to only doing surgeries from Monday-Wednesday
  • Coping with Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) and how Phil identifies opportunities worth pursuing
  • How Chronos is solving the front-desk problems and overwhelm many clinics face
  • Dr. Zeltzman’s reason for creating multiple streams of income . . . and it’s not the reason you think!
  • The moment when Dr. Zeltzman realized the power of passive income
  • Phil’s first passive income stream
  • What the Veterinary Financial Summit is and why people should attend
  • Phil’s Impact Round!


Thanks to Phil and his Co-Founder Meredith, listeners of The Veterinary Project Podcast will receive 25% off tickets to The Veterinary Financial Summit, taking place virtually this September 18-19, 2021!

Use our exclusive promo code and get 25% off!

Promo Code: VFSTVP


The summit is also approved for up to 14 hours of RACE approved CE credit.

For more information on the Veterinary Financial Summit visit:


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