A podcast for veterinarians, veterinary owners, practice managers, nurses and students.


Veterinary leaders, PIMS founders & innovators discuss the industry and where it is going.


Hosted by technology entrepreneurs Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov, the Veterinary Innovation Podcast features discussions with industry leaders and innovators about the challenges they’re facing and how to address them. With topics ranging from cannabis use to industry burnout, you won’t learn this in vet school.


Season 1


EPISODE 14: Dr. Chip Ponsford | Banfield Pet Hospital

“Lean Vets”

The lean methodology has been used to revolutionize operations in manufacturing and health care, but can it be used in the veterinary world? This week, Dr. Chip Ponsford joins Shawn & Ivan to discuss the value of continuous improvement.


EPISODE 13: William Griffin

“Innovation in People Management Platforms”

Veterinary clinics are not often thought of as businesses, but as with everything else they need to be managed. This week on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn & Ivan speak with Dr. William Griffin about systems and processes for people management.


EPISODE 12: Stephen Cital

“Marijuana In Veterinary Space”

The negative reputation of cannabis has long prevented innovation in alternative medical applications. This week on the show, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Stephen Cital of ElleVet Sciences for a crash course in cannabinoids.


EPISODE 11: Dr. Aaron Smiley | VetCor

“Veterinary Mentorship”

Having a mentor - someone with experience that you can learn from - is important in any field. This week, Dr. Aaron Smiley joins Shawn & Ivan to talk about the importance of veterinary mentorship, and an innovative new approach for connecting people.


EPISODE 10: DR. BARRY MACEACHERN | Burnside Veterinary Hospital

“Alternative Marketing Approaches”

The goal of veterinary marketing is to drive more business to your clinic - but can there be too much of a good thing? This week, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Dr. Barry MacEachern, who speaks about his adventures in television.


Episode 9: Brendan Lynch | VCA

“Innovation Within a Large Organization”

There's a perception of large companies as slow to adapt to change and not in search of innovation, but is this actually the case? Brendan Lynch, VP of Digital Strategy for VCA, is on the show this week to chat about innovation within large organizations.