The Vet Detective

The Vet Detective

The Vet Detective With Kimberly Shaffer, LVT, PSIvet The Vet Detective is a quick and candid podcast series for independent veterinary practice owners and managers, where we uncover the underlying challenges that limit a business’ potential and provide a frontline, bottom-up perspective on how to overcome them. As an LVT with over 20 years of experience and a consultant to over 200 practices, Kimberly knows what works and what doesn’t. As the eyes and ears of the industry, she’s privy to the unfiltered conversations happening around your practice that you’re not hearing. Consider her your practice’s very own private eye. Want to be one of our first listeners? Sign up now for updates at


October 1, 2022 69 mins

Episode 12 – How NOMV Is Helping to Change the Industry

Dr. Erika Lin-Hendel (they/them/their) joins us in this episode of the Vet Detective. As a board member of Not One More Vet (NOMV), Dr. Lin-Hendel's advocacy efforts are centered on intersectionality and include BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and Neurodiversity. With veterinarians being two to three times more likely to commit suicide than any other profession, listen to find out what Not On...

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Episode 11 – Where Are All the Technicians with Walter Brown

In this month’s episode of the Vet Detective, we are joined by Walter Brown, BA, RVTg, VTS (ECC), and known as the comedian “Skinni GO LIVE.”


We will talk about what's happening with technicians in our industry as veterinary hospitals are struggling to fill these roles. Listen to this episode to hear why, and what you can do about it at

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Episode 10 – To Fear or Not to Fear

In this month’s episode, Kimberly Shaffer will discuss less fearful handling approaches and techniques for your pet patients.

Several years ago, there was a giant movement to take a different approach to handling techniques, and to this day, we still debate whether it is the right thing to do, or if we have the time to incorporate those changes. Join Kim Shaffer as she shares her experience a...

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Episode 09 - How to Get Unstuck with Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM

In this month’s episode, we will be chatting with Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, and the founder of Halow Consulting on how to get unstuck. Many veterinary practice owners and managers get stuck and resist change in their practice. We will talk about how to incorporate that change to make things easier. Because isn’t that what we all want in the end anyway?

Find out how to get unst...

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Episode 08 – Are You Covered? with Rod Finnegan, founder of Vetinsure

In this month’s episode, we talk with Rod Finnegan, founder of Vetinsure, about how veterinary practice owners can get proper insurance coverage for their practice and their teams. We’ll spend this episode discussing how to ensure practice owners are adequately insured when considering what carrier and broker is the best fit for their practice.

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Episode 07 – Compassion Fatigue with Julie Squires, CCFS, CLC

Today we are discussing compassion fatigue with expert Julie Squires, CCFS, CLC, and founder of Rekindle, LLC, and host of the Rekindling podcast.

Compassion fatigue is a critical concern among veterinary professionals. Suicide rates among veterinarians are high and many veterinary professionals report burnout and compassion fatigue. This PSIvet edu...

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Episode 06 – Turnover...Not the Apple Pie Kind

Kimberly will be discussing reasons for veterinary turnover and ideas on how to combat this nationwide issue.

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Episode 05 – Improving the Connection Between Veterinarians and Their Pet Owners

Joining us is guest Mark Olcott, MBA, DVM, and Vitus Vet Co-Founder discussing ways to improve the partnership between the vet and the pet owners.


Guest: Mark Olcott, MBA, DVM, and Vitus Vet Co-Founder

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June 21, 2021 31 mins

Episode 04 – A Calm Code

Joining us is guest speaker Julie Antonellis, LVT, VTS-ECC, and Recover trainer discussing critical care response with your team.


Guest: Julie Antonellis, LVT, VTS-ECC

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June 21, 2021 24 mins

Episode 03 – Sharing Numbers

Kimberly will be discussing the importance of sharing metrics with your veterinary team.

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June 21, 2021 26 mins

Episode 02 – WONJI and More! Part 2

Joining us again for the second half of our interview is Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA, owner of PAW Consulting and co-author of "The E-Myth Veterinarian", discussing ways to work on, not just in your practice.


Guest: Peter Weinstein, DVM

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June 21, 2021 33 mins

Episode 01 – WONJI and More! Part 1

Joining us for our very first episode of The Vet Detective is guest speaker Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA, owner of PAW Consulting and co-author of "The E-Myth Veterinarian", discussing ways to work on, not just in your practice.


Guest: Peter Weinstein, DVM

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