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
    • 4.7 • 17 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. Ryan Appleby | Obi Veterinary Education

    Dr. Ryan Appleby | Obi Veterinary Education

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak are joined by Dr. Ryan Appleby, co-founder of Obi Veterinary Education, to discuss the transformative role of microlearning in veterinary education. Dr. Appleby explains how delivering educational content in short, manageable segments can significantly enhance retention and better fit into the busy schedules of veterinary professionals.
     
    Learn more about Obi Veterinary Education.
    Try the free certificate course on Foundational Concepts in Thoracic Radiology.
    Dr. Appleby recommends “Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI” by Ethan Mollick and “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” by Michael Lewis.

    • 19 min
    Luke Feldman | VetCheck

    Luke Feldman | VetCheck

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak chat with Luke Feldman, the Co-Founder and Director of Product at VetCheck, about optimizing practice workflow using tools such as electronic consent forms with e-signature capabilities, advanced anesthesia management, and comprehensive dental charting. Luke also explains how VetCheck uses AI to analyze data, create predictive analytics, and enhance decision-making within veterinary practices.
     
    Learn more about VetCheck.
    Discover VetCheck’s digital veterinary tools and hospital whiteboard with a 15-minute demo.
    Luke Feldman recommends the Apple Vehicle Motion Cues feature.

    • 21 min
    Dr. Ryan King | ACVR

    Dr. Ryan King | ACVR

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak explore the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in veterinary radiology with Dr. Ryan King, President of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and board-certified clinical radiologist. Dr. King discusses the current state of veterinary radiology, highlighting the shortage of specialists, and addresses the challenges and concerns related to AI. While optimistic about AI's potential to enhance efficiency and patient care, he underscores the lack of regulatory frameworks governing AI in veterinary medicine.
     
    Artificial Intelligence in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology.
    Discover the importance of regulatory standards for AI in veterinary practice with AVMA Publications.
    Dr. Ryan King recommends "Seeing Further" by Bill Bryson.

    • 23 min
    Chris Kelly | Antelligence

    Chris Kelly | Antelligence

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak chat with Chris Kelly, Managing Partner and Publisher for Antelligence. Chris discusses the evolution of veterinary publishing, industry trends, including generational changes, inflation and financial pressures, challenges and opportunities in managing large veterinary groups, and the current state of the veterinary market.
     
    Learn more about Antelligence, which publishes The Fountain Report, the Veterinary Student Insider, Pet Care Weekly, the Enterprise Practice Directory, and sponsors the Bird Bath Podcast.

    • 20 min
    Dr. Karen Whala | CodaPet

    Dr. Karen Whala | CodaPet

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Dr. Karen Whala, co-founder of CodaPet, to discuss how her platform connects pet owners with freelance veterinarians to provide in-home euthanasia services. Dr. Whala shares her journey from the burnout of traditional veterinary practice to founding CodaPet  - At Home Pet Euthanasia.
     
    Learn more about CodaPet by visiting codapet.com/vets. 
    Dr. Whala recommends “Telling Yourself the Truth” by William Backus and Marie Chapian.

    • 19 min
    Dori Fussmann | The Pawsitivity Network

    Dori Fussmann | The Pawsitivity Network

    This week, Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zak are joined by Dori Fussmann, Founder of “The Vets”, and most recently, of “The Pawsitivity Network”. Dori shares his journey into veterinary medicine and how The Pawsitivity Network aims to address mental well-being challenges within the industry.
     
    Discover how focusing on mental health can improve team dynamics and overall clinic success with The Pawsitivity Network.
    Dori recommends "The Creative Act" by Rick Rubin.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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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