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.
Behind the Scenes of Consolidation
Ivan and Ryan are thrilled to be returning with this first episode of our second season, where they discuss the formation and insights into Galaxy Vets, including strategy, leaders, practices, and more.
Results: Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study 2021
Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak cover the most recent burnout survey results. This year's survey looks at the change and dynamics of burnout from 1,600 veterinarians across different demographics, including gender and work-life balance.
Our hosts share the innovative techniques and experiments that Galaxy Vets will be implementing that support the ultimate goal: preserving the mental health of each of employees to mitigate the high rates of burnout and suicide in the industry.
Building People & Culture in Consolidation
Today we are doing one of our first dives into Galaxy Vets by bringing in a special guest from inside the organization, Dr. Lauren Catenacci, our Head of People and Culture.
The conversation starts off with a brief understanding of what culture is and its relationship to core values. Hear about the three levels of analysis used to assess the cultural fit of potential clinics and some practical examples of culture within an organization.
Employee Benefits Consulting
Cory Friedman, Managing Director of the Veterinary Division at Alera Group, joined to talk about how consolidators approach health insurance and other benefits.
We tackled the question of benefits from an acquisition and integration standpoint and the inevitable challenges within consolidation. Cory shared some of the best practices when it comes to the delicate balance of consolidating benefits post-acquisition.
Keep Process Improvement Simple
Galaxy Vets COO Emmitt Nantz talks about the theory of constraints, value stream mapping, subjective-objective assessment plans (SOAP), and “the five why’s.” For each of these concepts, Emmitt provides an example of how they can be applied in a veterinary clinic setting in order to reduce bottlenecks, improve employee and client experiences, and ultimately make your organization run as efficiently as possible.
M&A Value Stream Mapping
Galaxy Vets’ Head of Finance, RJ Peters, joins us to discuss M&A value stream mapping, creating a people-first culture and his early impressions of Kanban methodology.
RJ shines a light on what pawnshops, childcare, and the veterinary industry have in common!
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.
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!!!
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!