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

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 13 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.

    Stacy Pursell | The VET Recruiter

    Stacy Pursell | The VET Recruiter

    Veterinary clinics need to be able to deliver the sort of culture they've promoted to new hires, or they run the risk of losing them.This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter about the hiring experience for veterinarians.

    Stacy recommends The Success Principles by Jack Canfield & Janet Switzer (amzn.to/3QFFWkW).
    Learn more about Stacy at thevetrecruiter.com.

    • 21 min
    Dr. Theresa Bernardo | University of Guelph

    Dr. Theresa Bernardo | University of Guelph

    Many organizations are focusing on veterinary data, but siloing that data can hinder its usefulness. This week, Shawn & Ivan welcome Dr. Theresa Bernardo of the University of Guelph for a conversation about unleashing the power of health data.

    Theresa recommends Daniel Kraft's Twitter (bit.ly/3NYEXum) & Deep Medicine by Eric Topol (amzn.to/3MUyqjk).
    Learn more about Theresa at uoguelph.ca.

    • 18 min
    Kenichiro Yagi | Veterinary Emergency Group

    Kenichiro Yagi | Veterinary Emergency Group

    There is very little standardization for veterinary nurses or technicians, including credentialing or even the name of the role. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Kenichiro Yagi of VEG: Veterinary Emergency Group about reimagining veterinary nursing.

    Kenichiro recommends Start With Why by Simon Sinek (amzn.to/395vGBN), The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes & Barry Posner (amzn.to/3NCQMpV), & High Conflict by Amanda Ripley (amzn.to/394ApU7).
    Learn more about Kenichiro at veterinaryemergencygroup.com.

    • 21 min
    Trey Steidle | Breed Science

    Trey Steidle | Breed Science

    Proper nutrition is essential if we want our pets to live long and healthy lives, but we can't rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Trey Steidle of Breed Science for a discussion about nutrition as a wellness tool.

    Trey recommends Customer Centricity by Peter Fader (amzn.to/3PU4A10) & The Forever Dog by Hodney Habib & Dr. Karen Shaw Becker (amzn.to/3x2oPRr).
    Learn more about Trey at breedscience.com.

    • 20 min
    Adrian Valente | Sunbit

    Adrian Valente | Sunbit

    Few things are more stressful to pet parents than needing to discuss or consider how they are going to pay for veterinary care while at the clinic. This week, Shawn & Ivan welcome Adrian Valente of Sunbit for a discussion about veterinary finance options.

    Adrian recommends Want to Get Great at Something? Get a Coach by Atul Gawande (bit.ly/3LValbG).
    Learn more about Adrian at sunbit.com.

    • 22 min
    Dr. Rachel Venable | Pet Cancer Care Consulting

    Dr. Rachel Venable | Pet Cancer Care Consulting

    Six million dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year, but there are fewer than 450 boarded oncologists in the US. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Dr. Rachel Venable of Pet Cancer Care Consulting about oncology teleconsulting.

    Rachel recommends The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile (amzn.to/3NpudVu).
    Learn more about Rachel at petcancercareconsulting.com.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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