100 episodes

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.

Veterinary Innovation Podcast Veterinary Innovation Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

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.

    Dr. Kenneth Pierce | VESPECON

    Dr. Kenneth Pierce | VESPECON

    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.

    • 20 min
    Matt Russell | Petszel

    Matt Russell | Petszel

    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).

    • 19 min
    Emmitt Nantz | Inventory Ally

    Emmitt Nantz | Inventory Ally

    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.

    • 23 min
    Dr. Caleb Frankel | Instinct

    Dr. Caleb Frankel | Instinct

    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.

    • 20 min
    Dr. Richard Markell | Altano Group-North America

    Dr. Richard Markell | Altano Group-North America

    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.

    • 21 min
    Dr. Alejandro Bernal | PetDx

    Dr. Alejandro Bernal | PetDx

    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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Howard loves dogs ,

The top podcast for the vet care field

This is the top podcast for the veterinary care field. It’s perfect for entrepreneurs, innovators, veterinarians, vet clinic admins, vet techs, etc.
Ivan and Shawn are great hosts and bring on the best guests.

TL2mad ,

Keeping track of veterinary startups

Love it so far, I do enjoy the light approach to the interviewees

We need to help these innovators as much as we can, and giving them a stage is a solid approach ⭐️

Irritadissima ,

Please expand!

Really enjoy the podcast and being exposed to ideas that show different aspects of veterinary medicine and business. Would love to see some episodes that include equine practices. I feel like they are usually behind in adopting strategies that are already old news for small animal, and therefore are facing so many challenges still in avoiding burnout, retaining employees, working more efficiently and leveraging the technical staff. Please bring people that maybe can talk on how to apply these concepts to equine practices and can address some of the concerns about in this area.
Keep up the good work!

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