Nick Biermaier and his wife, Dr. Taylor Biermaier, a veterinarian, live in central Minnesota where she practices full-time. Aside from hours spent hosting study nights for Dr. Biermaier and her classmates during veterinary school and more than just a few nights assisting with emergencies at the clinic, Nick’s first ‘official’ foray into veterinary medicine occurred through a company the two started, CheckPoint Veterinary (CPV). CPV revolves around a traveling veterinary exam trailer providing a heated, clean area for veterinary care at sled dog races across the Midwest. Experience working closely with veterinarians during races, coupled with watching his wife navigate the rewards and challenges of her career, helped him realize the impact of a practice’s quality of medicine, client service, culture and profitability.
Nick began his tenure with Blue Heron in the fall of 2017 when he combined his passion for veterinary medicine with his love of the outdoors through Blue Heron’s ‘Wilderness CE’ program. During the fall in the mountains, Nick immersed himself in not only in providing attendees a once in a life-time experience in the River of No Return Wilderness Area of Idaho, but also in discussions around strategies for sustainable practice profitability.
In his spare time Nick loves spending time on his hobby farm with his bride surrounded by their menagerie of pets – 20 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 garage cats, 1 indoor cat, and a 1-year old springer spaniel named Evie. They also love spending time in the outdoors with their families pursuing a range of activities. Most recently, Nick and his wife have begun preparing for their first child (the human kind!) due in November of 2018.