52 episodes

Hosted by Dr. Ivan Zak and Ryan Leech, Consolidate That! focuses on critical corporate topics in the veterinary business. The episodes center on improving clinical care, customer and employee experience, combining proven processes with modern technology, and ways to expand shareholder value using clear performance metrics.

Find beneficial knowledge that you can apply in the rapidly growing veterinary consolidation market.

Consolidate That‪!‬ Consolidate That!

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Hosted by Dr. Ivan Zak and Ryan Leech, Consolidate That! focuses on critical corporate topics in the veterinary business. The episodes center on improving clinical care, customer and employee experience, combining proven processes with modern technology, and ways to expand shareholder value using clear performance metrics.

Find beneficial knowledge that you can apply in the rapidly growing veterinary consolidation market.

    Effective Way of Implementing Processes in a Practice

    Effective Way of Implementing Processes in a Practice

    Our guest Shawn McVey of Pathway Vet Alliance joins us to cover the keys to effective process implementation in a veterinary hospital, the importance of structure in the workplace, and the five main issues experienced in veterinary practices.

    • 41 min
    Payments Innovations To Drive Revenue

    Payments Innovations To Drive Revenue

    Today we are joined by Angela Morisette from Scratchpay. She walks us through Scratchpay's various services and pivots and how they go to market with large consolidators.
    We also hear a detailed description of the user's experience and some interesting findings when working with veterinary groups.

    • 21 min
    Growing People and Relationships to Grow an Independent Practice Group

    Growing People and Relationships to Grow an Independent Practice Group

    Dr. Tom Bankstahl, CEO at Veterinary United, joined us for this inspiring conversation about his aspirations for a long-term veterinary-owned group and keeping a safe space for veterinary medicine.
    Tom also runs us through how he implements his People First policy, how he is creating spaces for people to grow as people as well as professionals.

    • 26 min
    Continuous Learning over CE

    Continuous Learning over CE

    Today on Consolidate That! with Dr. Ivan Zak and Ryan Leech, we discuss continuous improvement in the veterinary world. Ivan talks about the difference between continuous education and continuous learning cultures, and how many veterinarians experience burnout once they’ve completed their studies and find themselves in a repetitive practice environment.

    • 22 min
    Success Series: Shawn McVey, Pathway Vet Alliance

    Success Series: Shawn McVey, Pathway Vet Alliance

    In this fascinating episode, we are talking to Shawn McVey, co-founder of Pathway Vet Alliance. Shawn has had phenomenal success with helping veterinary businesses move from reactive and inconsistent practices to successful, profitable, and fully integrated workspaces.
    Providing real-world examples from his many years of experience, he also talks us through his journey with numerous clinics and associations that formed and benefited his journey to conceptualizing and implementing Pathway.

    • 41 min
    Credit Card Processing for the Modern Vet Practice

    Credit Card Processing for the Modern Vet Practice

    Our guest, Kevin Burke of VetPay, introduces us to the payment processing industry and how it has evolved over time. We've touched on why consolidators should be looking at their payment processing statements every month and how VetPay has made sure to keep up with the changes, while at the same time providing their customers with lower prices, a high degree of transparency, and personal customer service.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 ,

Great guests who dive deep on good topics!

Listened to episode “Evolution of Consolidation in the Vet Sector”. Enjoy the humor and banter between you two! Great chemistry and timing. In this pod, we are joined by Richard Blann. Learned a lot about the veterinary domain.

Burnout and career satisfaction are big topics and should be talked about more often. You provide great questions that dig deep and give more insight. Richard is so thorough when answering.

Would recommend this podcast to anyone interested in all things surrounding the market for veterinary businesses.

😘😋Tikiarialasaran ,

This Podcast is a Breath of Fresh Air! ✨

I listened to the “Outlook for the future: evolution for consolidation” episode and it was quite intriguing! Before listening, I didn’t know or pay much attention to the veterinary industry. I was completely unaware of how demanding the field can be as well as how ignored the burnout rates are. However, I love how professional, calm, clear, and short this podcast is! It is highly informative and I left this podcast feeling aware of the issues and well informed! It was also interesting to learn that consolidators are actively working to create platforms to appease the issue of burnout which also can help at the same time, to grow these practices. Learning more about this topic as well as your theses, was a blessing. The conversations flowed effortlessly and this podcast is a breath of fresh air in all! I would HIGHLY recommend this podcast!!✨They did a great job of keeping the audience engaged while still dropping an abundance of gems/information! PLEASE KEEP POSTING!!!

LadyAltaD ,

A Great Podcast for Veterinary Professionals!

If you are interested in the business side of the veterinary world, this podcast is for you. I listened to Ep 25, where hosts Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak interviewed the CEO of CityVet, David Boguslawski. This fairly concise, but impactful, episode discusses David's career path in the veterinary field and both Ryan and Dr. Zak are engaging and thoughtful hosts/interviewers. I especially liked the insightful questions about CityVet’s business model, which is clearly rooted in the positive support and development of the company’s veterinary partners. I also appreciated practical questions like the software and books that David recommends. I highly suggest this for any vet professional who looks to grow their business!

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