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.
Chelsea Rhoads | IVEE
Pet records can be a useful source of information to help veterinary clinics make business decisions, but this data is often just siloed off and not acted upon. We chat with Chelsea Rhoads of IVEE about data consolidation platforms.
Chelsea recommends Let's Revive the Golden Rule by Karen Armstrong (bit.ly/3znDC8V), Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Graves (amzn.to/36RYt81) & Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (amzn.to/36RrmkH).
Learn more about Chelsea at iveesoftware.com.
Dr. Philippe Moreau | Medi-Productions
Video content can not only be used to entertain within the veterinary clinic; there's also a huge opportunity for education. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Philippe Moreau of Medi-Productions about engaging pet owners with video content.
Philippe recommends To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink (amzn.to/3wFvVct) & The No A*****e Rule by Robert Sutton (amzn.to/36zAdYa).
Learn more about Philippe at mediproductions.com.
Sajna Massey | Sylvester AI
Cats are far less likely than other animals to be brought into veterinary clinics, but they still need to have their health looked after. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Sajna Massey of Sylvester AI about AI-based remote patient monitoring.
Sajna recommends Working Backwards by Colin Bryar & Bill Carr (amzn.to/36zjIvr).
Learn more about Sajna at sylvester.ai.
Jason Scott | Google
Startups present innovative solutions to challenging problems, but there are many challenges in developing both a successful product and company. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Jason Scott of Google about trends in the startup ecosystem.
Jason recommends Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi & Tahl Raz (amzn.to/3Ab9miV) & Building For Everyone by Annie Jean-Baptiste (amzn.to/3AeZTqx).
Learn more about Jason at startup.google.com.
Alan Robinson | VetDynamics
A recent study has found that there can be a negative correlation between client satisfaction and mental health in vets. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Alan Robinson of VetDynamics about how having high levels of empathy can lead to burnout.
Alan recommends The Self-Worth Safari by John Niland (amzn.to/3gQQttJ).
Learn more about Alan at vetdynamics.co.uk.
Dr. Kemba Marshall | Marshall Recruiting Consortium
Having diverse teams creates an opportunity to take advantage of different perspectives and experiences. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Dr. Kemba Marshall of Marshall Recruiting Consortium about diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary medicine.
Kemba recommends Becoming by Michelle Obama (amzn.to/3cL6EGs).
Learn more about Kemba at marshallrecruitingconsortium.com.
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 ⭐️
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!
Fantastic place to keep up with vet innovation
So happy this was created! It’s great to learn about the innovation entering our industry. Shawn and Ivan host an excellent podcast with brilliant guests. Thanks for doing this!