Dr. Ivan “Zak” Zakharenkov
Dr. Zak is a veterinarian, an entrepreneur, and a passionate advocate for the well-being of veterinary professionals.
Twelve years as an ER vet inspired Ivan to create Smart Flow, a first-in-the-industry workflow optimization system, later acquired by Fortune 500 company IDEXX. In 2019, Ivan founded Veterinary Integration Solutions, an executive consulting firm where he helped veterinary groups systematize acquisition, integration, and improvement of practices with particular attention to burnout prevention.
Along the way, Ivan obtained an MBA degree in International Healthcare Management with a thesis, “Implementation of lean thinking to improve the employee experience.”