VIS Team

At Veterinary Integration Solutions we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow.

VIS is developing business and operational systems that empower the profession to better serve the HealthCare Team and the patients they care for. We believe there is a better way, and achieving it is what drives VIS.

VIS is powered by a team of experienced professionals representing the very best in data science and analytics, software development, marketing, support, and system and process development.

VIS engineers bring years of strategic planning and technical expertise to deliver results. We oversee and execute on every phase of development, from ideation through end-user testing. Our agile approach enables you to deliver solutions quickly and efficiently.

Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov


Dr. Ivan “Zak” Zakharenkov has earned multiple accreditations in veterinary medicine. After graduating, he worked in 35 veterinary hospitals across Canada, where he was inspired to create Smart Flow, a first-in-the-industry workflow optimization system. Smart Flow was subsequently acquired by Fortune 500 company IDEXX, where he became General Manager of the Software division. After consulting 500+ practices worldwide on workflow optimization, he decided it was time for a new adventure.

Dr. Ivan has a holistic view of the whole veterinary business market and he’s making his next step the creation of a more cohesive, unified platform that will ultimately benefit the veterinary professionals.

Ryan Leech, Head of Veterinary Partnerships

Ryan Leech is an experienced sales leader with a history of growing multiple businesses through highly scalable sales models.

As the former Director of Business Development of Hippo Manager Software, Ryan began his education in the veterinary industry learning from his family of two veterinarians and the amazing veterinary community. His desire is always to help clients use technology to spend less time in front of a screen and more time doing what they love.

Ryan spends his free time with his wonderful wife, Marmie, and their two golden retrievers 🐕‍🦺, Walter and Rosie.

Alex Balabanov, Head of Marketing

Alex Balabanov is the Head of Marketing at VIS. His extensive experience in B2B SaaS space drives VIS platform adoption and awareness forward.

As a former marketing agency owner, software outsourcing company CEO, and marketing manager of Smart Flow, he combines veterinary domain knowledge with a modern marketing strategy to create a successful adoption process for the VIS platform.

Alex’s passions are his family, his 🐶 Brussels Griffon, Mango, and video games.

Bernie Smith, founder of Made to Measure KPIs, Advisor

Bernie has worked with major clients from HSBC through to Airbus and has written 20 books on KPI selection and dashboard design. He lives in Sheffield, UK, with his wife, two children, and some under-used exercise equipment.

I believe that KPIs do not have to be confusing or complex and have developed a number of simple tools and methods to help any organization find the most valuable and effective KPIs for their business.

I discovered that VIS share this belief too and I am thrilled to be able to help them on their journey to make good quality management information available to their clients.