Camala C. Bailey, CPA, CVA
As a kid in rural Idaho, Cammi decided to become a veterinarian to help animals. However, in college she realized science was not her strength; numbers and analytics were. Instead, Cammi excelled in accounting. She channeled her love of companion animals into breeding and showing world-famous Affenpinscher, and traveling the country winning championship titles for her monkey dogs. Then, she had an epiphany; shift her accounting practice to help the people who help animals: veterinarians. So, in 1999 she dedicated her life and CPA practice exclusively to helping veterinarians nationwide become more successful.
Today, Cammi and her team focus exclusively on serving veterinary practices throughout the United States. Cammi is known nationally for her expertise in veterinary accounting and tax planning – as well as her coaching and consulting services, which go well beyond the spreadsheet.
For veterinarians looking to buy or sell a practice, she offers a depth of experience in conducting due diligence and practice valuations. Meanwhile, throughout the buy/sell process (which can be overwhelming), she guides veterinarians to make sound business decisions.
As a financial mentor and leadership coach, Cammi consults with veterinarians and practice managers to:
- Clarify the business vision and goals
- Understand and learn how to use financial reports, benchmarks, and KPIs
- Identify and implement strategies to improve revenue and profit
- Shore up leadership skills
- Develop and train employees
- Reduce stress and improve work/life balance
- Meet business and personal financial goals
A Certified Public Accountant with a BS degree in accounting, Cammi is also a Certified Valuation Analyst. She holds four certifications in DISC and deftly applies this assessment tool to shed insight on her clients’ leadership training, teambuilding, and employee engagement strengths and challenges.
Cammi speaks nationally and is frequently published in veterinary publications including Arizona Veterinary News, Veterinary Team Brief, and the Southern California VMA Pulse.
Cammi is married, has two adult sons, and a pack of monkey dogs!
Andrew Jones, MBA
I’m Andrew Jones, and I’m working towards my CPA certification, while simultaneously doing my best here at Camala C. Bailey, CPA, PC.
I’ve watched Cammi (or as I call her: “Mom”) manage this business from its first day and have learned a lot from watching it grow. That experience, coupled with my education, has led me to want to help others find the same success with their own businesses. After graduating with my MBA from Northern Arizona University I came here hoping to help others do the same, taking their business, whether start-up or acquisition, and achieving financial and personal goals
Outside of work I’m a pretty simple guy. I have a few close friends and enjoy games, we have game nights, or I’ll turn on a PC and play online with faraway friends. I’m also an avid reader (from engineering manuals to science fiction), and, as per company policy, a pet lover. While I enjoy my mom’s dogs, my house is home to a lovely Husky named Sylo who can usually be found behind whatever door you’re trying to open.
I look forward to working with all of you!
Hi, I’m Donna Traylor and I have been with Cammi’s team since January 2013.
My background includes bookkeeping, hospitality, office management, branch manager of a Credit Union, and now I am back to my ‘roots’ (and I am not referring to my hair color!). My first job out of high school was a bookkeeping job for a livestock trucking company. With a desire to increase my people skills I continued my life’s journey spending 15+ years working in the hospitality industry in the Sales and Catering Sales in Colorado and Northern California.
I have always had a love for animals, I even did volunteer work through Girl Scouts (okay it was many, many years ago) at a local Veterinary Hospital in my home town of Longmont, Colorado. Now I have the pleasure of using my talent for detail and desire to learn, to work with a firm who specializes in helping veterinary clinics and hospital succeed at the highest level.
This life’s journey has brought me to here – a great place where dogs run free (my two cats are okay with this) and people who believe in a mission to help our clients and each other.
Director of First Impressions
Kirstie Scharr is one of the few natives to the great state of Arizona. She was born in Prescott and moved shortly after to Tempe where she has spent most of her life.
Kirstie studied art and elementary education at MCC and while she didn’t envision working in an accounting office, she’s found out that she loves it! She’s been with Camala C. Bailey for 8 months and helps keep the office running smoothly as the Director of First Impressions. She is excited to be working with her awesome coworkers and in such a specialized field!
In her spare time, Kirstie enjoys reading, drawing and being in the great outdoors. She loves spending time with family, friends and her boyfriend Tyler. Kirstie has two rescue Chihuahuas, Mac and Minnie whom she absolutely adores!
Randy joined the firm after a career in journalism and marketing. His experience ranges from startups to a decade of leadership with a Fortune 500 company and marketing director at the nation’s largest public university. He is best known for his application of 1:1 Marketing for Veterinarians. This is the application of technology and staff to build stronger relationships with existing clients and attracting the “right” new clients to build the practice.
Randy consults exclusively with clients of Camala C. Bailey, CPA, PC. He is another reason our firm is The Veterinary Practice Doctor®.