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Veterinary Innovation Podcast

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The Veterinary Innovation Podcast covers the most interesting, exciting, and controversial topics in the industry today. Veterinary technology entrepreneurs Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov chat with industry leaders and innovators about the biggest challenges they’re facing - and how they’re overcoming them.

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Canada

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The Veterinary Innovation Podcast covers the most interesting, exciting, and controversial topics in the industry today. Veterinary technology entrepreneurs Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov chat with industry leaders and innovators about the biggest challenges they’re facing - and how they’re overcoming them.

Language:

English


Episodes
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253 - Dr. Brett Shorenstein | Veterinary Innovative Partners

5/23/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak chat with Dr. Brett Shorenstein, a practicing veterinarian and co-founder of Veterinary Innovative Partners, a network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals, about how they focus on positive workplace culture, high standards of care, and the use of technology to enhance efficiency and reduce burnout. Dr. Shorenstein introduces Viva, a new mentorship program offering structured support and personalized training for new veterinarians. Learn more about the Viva mentorship program. Discover how innovations can increase efficiency with the Vet Tech Development Program. Dr Brett Shorenstein recommends “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek.

Duration:00:19:05

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252 - Dr. Faith Banks | Midtown Mobile Veterinary Hospice Services

5/16/2024
This week, Shawn and Ivan discuss end-of-life care and aquamation with Dr. Faith Banks from Midtown Mobile Veterinary Hospice Services. Dr. Banks explains the benefits of aquamation services over traditional cremation and addresses various aspects of her business, including how it operates, its relationship with local veterinarians, and the positive reception it has received from the veterinary community. Learn more about the aquamation services at mmvhs.ca. Dr. Banks recommends "The Art of Racing In the Rain" by Garth Stein.

Duration:00:21:20

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251 - Johnna Devereaux | Bow Wow Labs

5/9/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Johnna Devereaux, the Chief Nutrition Officer at Bow Wow Labs, to talk about the Bow Wow Buddy safety product, its core customers, what was the point of launching it, and customer feedback. They also discuss the new Epic Chew Supplement that provides all the benefits of chewing for oral health plus the added benefits of antioxidants for immune support. Learn more about Bow Wow Labs at bowwowlabs.com. Shop Epic Chew and The Bow Wow Buddy. Johnna recommends "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz.

Duration:00:17:56

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250 - Sebastian Gabor | Digitail

5/2/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak are joined by Sebastian Gabor, co-founder of Digitail, to chat about the state of artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine. They discuss the findings from the 2024 study, a collaborative effort with AAHA that delved into the perspectives of the veterinary community regarding AI. Additionally, Sebastian introduces Tails AI, Digitail's new AI-powered veterinary assistant, highlighting its transformative impact on veterinary workflows. Learn more about the AI Survey with AAHA. Discover how your practice can save time and optimize workflows with Digitail's AI capabilities. Sebastian recommends "How To Change" by Katy Milkman.

Duration:00:21:37

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249 - Derrick Garrett | Zoundz Therapeutic

4/25/2024
This week Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Derrick Garrett, the visionary behind Zoundz: Therapeutic Sounds For Pet Anxiety, an app-based solution for reducing pet anxiety through sound therapy. Derrick explains how certain music parameters can positively impact dogs and cats and what role Zoundz plays in stressful pet professional environments and pet parent’s homes. Learn more about Zoundz at zoundzforpets.com.

Duration:00:20:42

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248 - Dr. Neil Shaw | SignalPET

4/18/2024
This week, Dr. Neil Shaw joins Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast to discuss SignalPET's approach to veterinary diagnostics, offering rapid radiographic interpretations and integrating AI technology to deliver comprehensive reports quickly and affordably. Learn more about SignalPET at signalpet.com. Dr. Shaw recommends Clinical Signs In Small Animal Medicine by Dr. Michael Schaer.

Duration:00:20:59

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247 - Dr. Jason Balara | Lark Capital Group

4/11/2024
In this episode of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak interview Dr. Jason Balara, a veterinary surgeon and co-founder of Lark Capital Group. Dr. Balara shares insights into his journey from veterinary surgery to real estate ownership, highlighting the parallels between being a vet and a real estate investor and emphasizing the importance of creating alternative streams of income. Learn more about Lark Capital Group at larkcapital.com. Dr. Balara recommends "Who Not How" by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy.

Duration:00:23:09

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246 - Coleen Ellis | Two Hearts Pet Loss Center

4/4/2024
This week, Dr. Ivan Zak and Shawn Wilkie speak with Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center. Coleen discusses her journey and passion for providing meaningful end-of-life care for pets. She highlights the importance of educating professionals and pet owners on end-of-life care. Learn more about The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care at iaahpc.org. Coleen recommends From Strength to Strength by Arthur Brooks.

Duration:00:20:19

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245 - Joey Campagna | CUBEX

3/28/2024
This week, Joey Campagna from CUBEX joined Dr. Ivan Zak and Shawn Wilkie to discuss CUBEX's role in transforming inventory management in veterinary clinics, and its recent innovations, including its involvement in the Safe Handling framework, which sets new standards for managing dangerous drugs. Learn more about CUBEX's solutions at cubex.com.

Duration:00:21:12

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244 - Dr. Sharon French | VetAvailability.com

3/21/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak interview Dr. Sharon French about the creation of VetAvailability.com, its role in helping people find veterinary care, and its impact on expediting patient care. Learn more about VetAvailability.com.

Duration:00:20:22

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243 - Ashley Koll | Lemon Collaborative

3/14/2024
In this episode of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak talk with Ashley Koll, CEO of Lemon Collaborative, about influencer marketing in the veterinary industry, and how they help both creators and businesses. Learn more about Lemon Collaborative at lemoncollaborative.com. Ashley recommends watching CNN Hero of the Year, Dr.Kwane's speech.

Duration:00:19:19

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242 - Dr. Sarah Machell | PetPath

3/7/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak chat with Dr. Sarah Machell of PetPath about the advantages of using digital care management tools in clinics and their positive impact on client experience, team workload, and financial performance. Learn more about PetPath at mypetpath.com. Dr. Machell recommends the TED Talk - Clay Christensen: The Jobs to be Done Theory.

Duration:00:18:39

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241 - Dr. Kenneth Pierce | VESPECON

2/29/2024
In this episode of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak speak to Dr. Kenneth Pierce from VESPECON about bridging the gap between specialty vet consultants and general veterinary practices and improving patient outcomes. Learn more about VESPECON at vespecon.com. Dr. Pierce recommends Failing Forward by John Maxwell.

Duration:00:20:17

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240 - Matt Russell | Petszel

2/22/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Matt Russell from Petszel, to discuss how their platform streamlines the post-adoption workflow by connecting animal shelters, new pet parents, and pet/vet services. Learn more about Petszel at petszel.com. Mr. Russell recommends WSJ Podcast - OpenAI, Sam Altman & Mira Murati (10/20/23).

Duration:00:19:50

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239 - Emmitt Nantz | Inventory Ally

2/15/2024
Emmitt Nantz, co-founder of Inventory Ally, discusses how veterinary hospitals can reduce costs and take control of their inventory management on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast with Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak. Learn more about Inventory Ally at inventoryally.com. Emmitt recommends ‘The Goal’ by Eliyahu Goldratt.

Duration:00:23:58

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238 - Dr. Caleb Frankel | Instinct

2/8/2024
This week, Shawn and Ivan interview Dr. Caleb Frankel, the CEO of Instinct, discussing the Instinct’s recent acquisition of VetMedux and their vision for integrating their software products to optimize veterinary practice management. Dr. Frankel recommends founder biographies by Walter Isaacson.

Duration:00:20:37

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237 - Dr. Richard Markell | Altano Group-North America

1/25/2024
In this episode of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak are joined by Dr. Richard Markell, the VP of Strategy-M&A at Altano Group-North America, to discuss the unique aspects of equine practice and explore how consolidation in vet med can create a professional collaboration with a focus on maintaining the individual culture of each practice. Dr. Markell recommends The Medical Futurist newsletter.

Duration:00:21:46

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236 - Dr. Alejandro Bernal | PetDx

1/18/2024
Unfortunately, cancer is one of the leading causes of death for dogs in veterinary medicine. This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak hear from Dr. Alejandro Bernal of PetDx about how they are addressing the challenge of early cancer detection by providing veterinary professionals with special tests. Learn more about OncoK9 at oncok9.com. Dr. Bernal recommends "The One Truth" by Jon Gordon.

Duration:00:22:45

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235 - Yang Shi | VetSnap

1/11/2024
This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Yang Shi from VetSnap to talk about their achievement of reaching 1000 customers and their recent entry into the hardware business, and explore the trends in controlled drug logging compliance. Learn more about VetSnap at www.vetsnap.com

Duration:00:21:22

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234 - Pierce Dargan | Equine MediRecord

1/4/2024
The equine industry struggles with paper-based record-keeping, which is inefficient, inaccurate, and risky. Equine MediRecord's founder, Pierce Dargan, discusses the digitization of veterinary compliance documentation for racehorses with Shawn Wilkie and Ivan Zak. Learn more about EMR at equinemedirecord.com.

Duration:00:25:26