Evolution and New Beginnings
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9M ago
For this finale episode of Consolidate That, Ivan and Ryan take a moment to look back on their nearly three-year podcast journey discussing the veterinary industry and consolidation. They also introduce two new podcasts: "The Bird Bath," covering veterinary industry news, and "The Bark Side," exploring how independent practices can apply corporate strategies. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Podcast Milestone and Gratitude Reflection on Past Topics and Notable Guests Introduction of New Podcasts ..read more
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Navigating Veterinary Clinic Mergers and Acquisitions
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9M ago
In this episode, Bill Snow, an experienced M&A professional with over 30 years of experience in investment banking and M&A, discusses various aspects of mergers and acquisitions with Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak, particularly in the context of veterinary practices. They cover a range of topics, including the difficulties of sourcing deals, conducting due diligence, negotiating with sellers, and successfully integrating acquired businesses. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Finding suitable veterinary practices for the ac ..read more
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Pet Resort Success: Enhancing Client Loyalty and Revenue for Veterinary Clinics
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10M ago
In this episode of Consolidate That! Ryan and Ivan are joined by Sarah Hale, Pet Resort Manager at Danville Family Vet, to talk about the successful model of integrating grooming, daycare, and boarding services with veterinary care, creating a 'one-stop shop' for pet owners while boosting revenue and client loyalty. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Successful integration of grooming, daycare, and boarding with veterinary care Building strong client relationships and offering pet-beneficial services Positive impact of offering ..read more
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Real Estate Challenges in Veterinary Practice Negotiations
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10M ago
In this episode, Ryan and Ivan invite Colin Carr, Founder and CEO of CARR, to discuss the role of real estate in veterinary practice negotiations and the challenges consolidators face when acquiring multiple clinics. The conversation delves into various aspects of real estate, including negotiations during acquisitions, dealing with existing leases, and the benefits of involving both an attorney and a real estate agent in the process. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Understanding the real estate market and its value Assisting ..read more
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Unlocking the Benefits: The Power of Employee Assistance Programs
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11M ago
In this episode, Kathy Joling, Sr. Manager of Benefits Strategy at Galaxy Vets, joins Ivan and Ryan to discuss the significance of educating employees about their benefits package. They chat about the importance of employees having a complete understanding of accessible benefits, the value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and how EAPs contribute to improving work-life balance. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm ..read more
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The Great Game of Business and Employee Ownership
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11M ago
Bo Burlingham, an author who has written about entrepreneurship and small businesses for many years, joins Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak to discuss the concept of The Great Game of Business, the employee ownership business model, open book management, and the importance of building great businesses through relationships and shared outcomes. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: The concept of The Great Game of Business The role of shared ownership The significance of building strong internal and external relationships within an organ ..read more
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The Evolution of Veterinary Practice Consolidation
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1y ago
Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak welcome Dr. Richard Gebhart, a veterinarian and entrepreneur, to discuss the dynamics of veterinary practice consolidation and highlight opportunities for independent practices. Dr. Gebhart shares his journey as a veterinarian-turned-entrepreneur and his experience in selling his practice to VCA in 1986, emphasizing the benefits, challenges, and impact on the team.  Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: VCA's first acquisition of a veterinary clinic Dynamics of practice consolidation in the veterina ..read more
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Veterinary Burnout Study: Financial Security and Burnout
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1y ago
This week, Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak discuss the findings of the third annual burnout study in veterinary medicine. They delve into the divergent correlation between financial security and burnout, consider different compensation models, and explore alternative profit-sharing approaches that could benefit the entire veterinary hospital staff. They also highlight a research paper on burnout triggers in veterinary medicine, providing actionable frameworks for reducing burnout. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Burnout study goa ..read more
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The Astonishing Power in Front-line Ideas
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1y ago
Today's guest, Dr. Alan G. Robinson, shares insights on improving organizational performance through frontline employee ideas, emphasizing the need for thousands of small ideas over one big idea. He highlights the importance of a management approach that fosters creativity, psychological safety, and modern solutions. Additionally, we talk about the design thinking process and how it involves defining problems well, voting, having diverse opinions, and making it a daily part of the job. Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Small id ..read more
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Preventing and Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
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1y ago
In this episode, Dr. Katie Rohrig from Danville Family Vet shares her experience working in the veterinary medicine industry and her approach to managing burnout.  The discussion highlights the six triggers of burnout and how they apply to the veterinary domain. Dr. Rohrig also talks about challenges the industry faces, including client management and communication, and insufficient rewards for staff.  Donate: Official account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: https://bit.ly/3NvODNm Topics discussed: Dr. Rohrig's experience at Danville Family Vet Approaches to managing burnout in ve ..read more
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