Parker County Today December 2016 - Page 52

our biz: PROFESSIONAL WISDOM Talk with the Business Titans RANDY LANGERHANS, DVM BY ABIGAIL GIEGER DECEMBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY OWNER, FOUNDER, CEO, CFO and VETERINARIAN I-20 Animal Hospital PCT: What is your primary title?  LANGERHANS: Being open and staffed 24/7, I have to wear many hats in this growing practice. We have doctors and staff at the hospital around-the-clock for our patients and clients.    PCT: How long have you been in business? LANGERHANS: I have been in business at I-20 Animal Hospital six years since opening in September 2010. Previously, I practiced in west Fort Worth for 35 years where I founded Fort Worth Animal Medical Center – a 24-hour hospital. I have been practicing veterinary medicine since 1975 – general medicine and surgery as well as emergency and critical care my entire career. I was one of the founding members of the Fort Worth Small Animal Emergency Clinic in 1975 (not in existence today). I worked there several nights each week as well as at my “day job.” I opened my first clinic in 1977, and merged it with Ridgmar Animal Hospital in 1982. During the 1980s, my partners and I owned and operated five veterinary clinics in Tarrant County. You might say I learned the lesson of spreading yourself too thin back then with so many clinics to manage. After dissolution of our partnership, I concentrated on my own practice in west Fort Worth and transformed it into a 24-hour hospital 50 in 1992. It was the first around-theclock, fully staffed veterinary hospital in Fort Worth and the third in the D/ FW Metroplex. After selling the practice to a major veterinary corpora- tion, I spent most of the first decade of the new millennium practicing corporate-owned veterinary medicine. Since my wife and I had been living in Parker County since 2000, I