I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with Cal Lai of My Pet Doc and Ask.Vet on the subject of Artificial Intelligence in veterinary medicine. I was very impressed in his vision and creativity in terms of how technology and vet med meet. I knew I had to chat with him and I’m so glad I did. I am sure you will enjoy our conversation. We discuss his company Ask.Vet, as well as being an entrepreneur in the vet space and his thoughts on the future of veterinary medicine.
I created McKee-Pownall Equine Services with my wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, in 2002. Since then we have grown to include 4 equine hospitals. Even as a veterinary student I have had a strong interest in the business side of veterinary practice. I realized that having a strong business foundation in a hospital or clinic will give the framework to hire the best vets and staff and provide the best medical care. You can’t do that if the veterinary owner hates the business side of things or if the veterinary hospital is struggling to pay its bills because of poor financial management.