Dr. Chuck Keiser is a graduate of Centre College and Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
His career in Veterinarian medicine started with ownership of 3 mixed animal practices and ended with the sale of 3, million dollar plus, small animal, AAHA accredited practices. In between were the buying, selling, and managing of several more hospitals. The sale was to three young doctors that had been mentored and coached by him and who then retained him to continue as a consultant to them and to actively find and assist with the purchase of additional hospitals.
Beyond the practice and management of veterinary hospitals, Dr. Keiser has been involved in other aspects of veterinary medicine and business in general. He chaired the large animal advisory council that raised over 33 million dollars for the new Auburn University large animal teaching hospital, is a member of AAHA since 1988, and serves chair on the Practice Management Advisory Committee for AAHA. He is one of the founders of the North American Business Association which is a group of hospital owners and their practice administrators. The group serves as a board of directors and advisors for each member hospital and meets for two days of challenging discussions prior to each annual AAHA meeting sharing all financials and practice related data.
Dr. Keiser’s community involvement includes serving as an elder in his local Presbyterian church and on mission trips. He has served the AAHA as a past board member, and past chair of both the PMAG (Practice Management Advisory Group) and the LINC (Leadership Identification Nominating Committee). Dr. Keiser has also been past chair of the local chamber of commerce, Rotary club, and United Way campaign. He has been a board member of the health department board, multiple foundations, and several banks. He currently serves on the business development board of First Southern National Bank.
For fun, Dr. Keiser enjoys horseback riding, fishing, camping, and traveling with his wife, Evie, a retired counselor for the KY School for the Deaf.