UA-170695639-1 Ivan Zakharenkov, DVM, MBA - The Vetprenuer - The Veterinarian Success Podcast

Episode 49

Published on:

9th Aug 2020

#49 Ivan Zakharenkov, DVM, MBA - The Vetprenuer

In this episode, Dr. Ivan Zak is a vet-prenuer. He’s worked in ER medicine, launched and sold a start-up SmartFlow Sheets, and is the current CEO of Veterinary Integration Solutions. Oh and he’s a co-host of a great veterinary podcast called Veterinary Innovation Podcast. We discuss

  • The story of how he attended vet school twice, and what the differences were.
  • The idea, building, and sale of SmartFlow Sheets.
  • Lessons learned when he sold to IDEXX.
  • Why his passion is building vs. managing.
  • The Veterinary Innovation Podcast and the journey with his co-host Shawn Wilkie.
  • His latest venture Veterinary Integration Solutions and what the mission is.
  • How to transform data into actionable insights.
  • The burnout challenges within veterinary medicine and the research Dr. Zak's is working on.

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The Veterinary Innovation Podcast

Veterinary Integration Solutions

Burnout investigation using Professional Fulfillment Index (PFI) in the Veterinary domain

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About the Podcast

The Veterinarian Success Podcast
Welcome to the Veterinarian Success Podcast where you go in-depth with a veterinarian specific financial planner Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® to hear stories, opinions, and leading information about the world of veterinarian medicine from industry professionals. The podcast covers topics relating to the clinical, business, financial, and personal side of to help encourage, promote, and advocate for a healthy and happy standard of care for veterinarians, their families, their staff, and their businesses.

About your hosts

Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP®, CEPA

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I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Fee-Only advisor. I left a large national firm to found a solo financial planning firm in 2018 to pursue a planning approach dedicated to identifying ways to grow the net worth of veterinarians and dentists. In the summer of 2020, I merged with another financial advisor and became a partner in Vincere Wealth Management.

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Lendeavor is now Provide. We're the modern practice finance company, innovating for dentists, veterinarians, and other healthcare professionals like you. Today, more than ever — as our country perseveres through a global pandemic — we recognize the importance of healthcare providers. We call ourselves "Provide" in tribute to you.