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The Vetpodcast. A mixture of interesting animal health related topics discussed by animal health experts from around the world. Brought to you by veterinarian Dr Bryan Gregor from New Zealand, if you are a pet owner, an animal lover or in the veterinary industry there will sure to be something for you! Visit us at https://vetpodcast.weebly.com for links to topics discussed or contact us via https://vetpodcast.weebly.com/contact for topics you would like to discuss or just to say hi!!
 
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There's a veterinary app for every aspect of a pet's health, but it's not convenient at all to split your attention between multiple platforms. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Roy Stein of BabelBark about consolidating apps into one ecosystem. Roy recommends The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (amzn.to/3jZWgMX). Learn more about Roy …
 
Cultured meat products have gained significant popularity in the past few years, but how might that science be applied to pet nutrition? Dr. Shannon Falconer of Because Animals joins Shawn & Ivan to discuss the advantages of serving pets cultured meat. Learn more about Shannon at becauseanimals.com.By Veterinary Innovation Podcast
 
Cytology has long been a diagnostic tool that takes days to produce results. This week on the show Shawn & Ivan chat with Asher Fink, the President of ScopioVet, a digital microscopy company that is turning cytology into a point-of-care diagnostic tool for veterinarians. Asher recommends Blitzscaling by Reed Hoffman (amzn.to/33gbKGs). Learn more ab…
 
In an era of physical distancing, with workshops and trade shows cancelled or postponed, where are veterinarians turning to grow their skills and learn? This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Megan Kelly of OnlinePetHealth about online education. Megan recommends Purple Cow by Seth Godin (amzn.to/2FYhhZk). Learn more about Megan at onlinepethealth.c…
 
Teleconsulting gives veterinarians an easy way to get a second opinion if they're not sure about an illness or injury. This week, Dr. Kristin Welch of DVM Stat Consulting joins Shawn & Ivan to talk about teleconsulting and incorporating it in clinics. Kiristin recommends Elevate by Robert Glazer (amzn.to/3iF8fi1). Learn more about Kristin at dvmsta…
 
Telemedicine may be relatively new for veterinary clinics, but it is an essential part of supporting veterinary workers in remote areas. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Apryle Horbal of VetNOW about providing diagnostic support for native species. Apryle recommends A Story of Conflict, Renewal, & Hope by Emmanuel De Merode (bit.ly/32gXDQW) & …
 
Despite the importance of pet insurance, only 2% of pets in North America are insured. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Christopher "Woody" Mahwinney of Pawlicy Advisor about the need for greater education around exactly what pet insurance is and does. Woody recommends What Being a Veterinarian Really Takes by Dr. Melanie Bowden (bit.ly/3hyTgG3). …
 
Opening a new chain of veterinary clinics is a massive and difficult undertaking - especially during a global pandemic. This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Paul Camilo of Your Pets Vets to chat about scaling a clinic's culture and choosing a tech stack. Paul recommends 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed by Ric Elias (bit.ly/31drOrr). Learn…
 
When many companies approach the sales process in the same way, there's an opportunity to offer a model that is better suited to specific veterinary clinics. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Michael Hyman of Rhapsody about innovation in business models. Michael recommends Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake (amzn.to/3kGQwsb). Learn more about Mich…
 
One of the most important things in life is knowing how to handle money, but it can be a huge blind spot. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Isaiah Douglass of ID Financial Planning and Wealth Management about financial planning for veterinarians. Isaiah recommends Atomic Habits (amzn.to/3fxYMXm) & the 3-2-1 newsletter (bit.ly/39Y7Cg9) by James Clea…
 
Microscope slides are famously fragile. What if you could digitize them and instantly send them to a licensed pathologist for review? This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Dr. Aaron Wallace of Lacuna Diagnostics to talk about digital cytology. Aaron recommends Deep Work by Cal Newport (amzn.to/3eOOfGU) & The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman (am…
 
Why would you spend your marketing budget convincing people to come to your clinic when others are already willing to do so? This week, Shawn & Ivan sit down with Rivers Morrell to dig into marketing automation, ROI, and the power of Google. Rivers recommends The Future We're Building - and Boring by Elon Musk (bit.ly/2ZKTxiE). Learn more about Riv…
 
Many organizations offer platforms to connect relief veterinarians with clinics, but what might an alternative look like? This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Dr. Andrew Heller of Independent Vets to chat about building a company of relief workers. Andrew recommends Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss (amzn.to/2CiEOCt). Learn more about Andrew at indep…
 
Veterinarians are happy to buy software that does useful things, but they may be too busy to learn to actually use it. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with John Craig of EponaTech about applying artificial intelligence to their veterinary imaging platform. John recommends Deep Medicine by Eric Topol (amzn.to/2VWbrws). Learn more about John at eponami…
 
How can we use technology to make veterinary clinics more efficient with less work? This week, Shawn & Ivan sit down with Dr. Caleb Frankel of Instinct Science to discuss his approach to workflow optimization and the importance of user experience. Caleb recommends the blogs of Paul Graham (bit.ly/2Bx0zy1) & Seth Godin (bit.ly/2YRobXe). Learn more a…
 
Discovering the specific breed of a cat by swabbing its cheek may seem like a fun curiosity, but that knowledge may have long-term effects. This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Chris Menges of Basepaws about genetic testing and applying it in-clinic. Chris recommends Thing Explainer by Randall Monroe (amzn.to/31gVFQc). Learn more about Chris at ba…
 
You can have all of the data in the world, but it's not going to do any good unless you can apply what it teaches. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten of VCA about veterinary informatics and using data to answer questions. Jonathan recommends The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (bit.ly/37GnAKA). Learn more about Jonathan at vc…
 
Today's world is more connected than ever, but are we actually connecting with others? This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Catherine Haskins, co-founder of The Bridge Club, about building a veterinary community with a focus on relationships and engagement. Catherine recommends Work Like a Producer by Bonnie Curtis (bit.ly/2MN43P3). Learn more about …
 
There has been so much technological change in the world over the past few decades. The veterinary profession has not been immune to these changes so what progress have we made, where are we now and where are we heading? This episode we talk to Shawn Wilkie, co-presenter of The Veterinary Innovation Podcast.…
 
Every veterinary clinic is different, so how can a consolidator manage disparate clinics? This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Ethan Ott and Dr. Jay Price of Southern Veterinary Partners to discuss the innovations in overseeing a consolidated network. Jay recommends Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman (bit.ly/2AA4KbM). Learn more about Ethan & Jay at…
 
What you do for a living and how you do it doesn't need to consist of the same thing everyday. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Dr. Courtney Campbell about finding new opportunities and directions for your career within the veterinary space. Courtney recommends Wildhood by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz & Kathryn Bowers (amzn.to/2zHhz3E) & What Being…
 
There is no sugar coating it, Covid-19 is causing major issues worldwide both to human health and peoples livelyhoods. A lot of buisnesses have been able to turn off the lights, close the doors and self isolate. Not quite that easy for zoos, you cannot really turn the animals off. How are zoos faring at the moment? - Are zoos still open?- What has …
 
Being examined by veterinarians can make dogs anxious, and that might lead to an unsafe situation. This week on the show, Shawn & Ivan speak with Karla Engel of Pet Pawse about the process of developing a product to reduce pet anxiety during examination. Karla recommends Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (amzn.to/2WQPhN3). Learn more about Karla at petp…
 
Can veterinary trade shows flourish, even with the restrictions of Covid-19? This week on the show, Shawn & Ivan welcome Julie Legred & Beckie Mossor of this weekend's Vet Team Global Stream conference to discuss creating a virtual veterinary trade show. Beckie recommends Unlocking Us by Brené Brown (bit.ly/2T2B5yk). Learn more about Julie & Beckie…
 
We often forget how dangerous veterinary medicine can be - that even just taking the vitals of an uncooperative animal can carry risks. This week, Shawn & Ivan sit down with Scott Ijaz of VetGuardian to talk about developments in remote health monitoring. Scott recommends Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow (amzn.to/2A08zqa). Learn more about Scott at …
 
Wearables have seen a surge of adoption over the past several years, with many companies researching the medical applications for humans. Kevin Maher of VetMeasure joins Shawn & Ivan this week to talk about wearable devices in the veterinary sphere. Kevin recommends The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (amzn.to/39rZN0L). Learn more about Kevin …
 
In the age of COVID-19, veterinary practices are rushing to deploy telehealth solutions and curbside care, but is there a right way? Shawn & Ivan speak with John Dillon of GuardianVets about the importance of integrating telehealth into your practice. John recommends How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek (bit.ly/2IGGXHI). Learn more about…
 
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how can veterinary clinics continue to give animals care without putting their staff at risk? This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Dr. Ericka Carroll to discuss clinic workflow in a time of social distancing. Ericka recommends Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (amzn.to/2xyKm9G) and All Creatures Great …
 
There really is only one topic on everybody’s mind at the moment. Covid-19. The question of whether you can catch the virus from your pet is still being asked. We present the latest information and is your pet “prepared” if you have to leave it in a hurry? Please everybody, keep safe.
 
As important as it is to a clinic's finances, many employees are not fans of inventory management. This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Nicole Clausen of the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network to talk about the difference that enthusiasm can make. Nicole recommends The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. (amzn.to/39W2ZkQ). Learn more about Nic…
 
Can we apply advancements in human medicine to animals, and what does it mean to be innovative in diagnostics? This week, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Stephanie Morley of Zomedica about how to fill gaps in veterinary medicine using existing products. Stephanie recommends Start With Why by Simon Sinek (amzn.to/2UYfszn) and First Follower by Derek Sive…
 
Hospice care has long been a staple care of human medicine, so why hasn't there been widespread adoption in the veterinary world? This week on the podcast, Shawn & Ivan chat with Dr. Shea Cox of PetHospice about the need for, and utility of, hospice care. Shea recommends Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy (bit.ly/2UItPHY). Learn …
 
In these crazy times let’s remove one stress. I have been asked a number of times “can I catch COVID-19 from my dog”. WASAVA (The World Small Animal Veterinary Association)gives a definitive NO! Let’s also spare a thought for our veterinarians, techs, nurses and other animal health professionals putting their health at risk for your pets.…
 
Radiology is one of the most important functions of any veterinary hospital, but the need for a second opinion can make it highly inefficient. This week, Shawn & Ivan speak with Lior Kuyer of SignalPET about using artificial intelligence in radiology. Lior recommends Sapiens by Yuval Noah Hirari (amzn.to/3aeeV2k). Learn more about Lior at signalpet…
 
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