Lean Blog Interviews — 254: Lean in Veterinary Medicine

Episode #254 is interesting to me for a number of reasons. For one, I have a “guest co-host” joining me for the first time. He’s Chip Ponsford, DVM, a doctor of veterinary medicine and former practice owner who I’ve gotten to know here in Texas over the past few years. Chip has been a great student of Lean, following a path similar to that of Sami Bahri, DDS (“The World’s First Lean Dentist”) in reading the “classic” Lean books from industry because there had been nothing written about Lean in VetMed. I’ve been helping Chip with his “Lean Vets” blog and we’ve collaborated in a few other ways to promote Lean in veterinary medicine. Our guest is Samantha (Sam) Parrett, the Director of Business & Administrative Services at North Carolina State University Veterinary Health Complex. Chip and I ran across Sam’s name in one of the few articles we’ve found on Lean in VetMed: NC Vet College Dives Into Lean Training In the podcast, we’ll discuss their story at NC State and the potential for Lean to make the jump into veterinary medicine more broadly. We hope you enjoy the discussion.