Episode #13

We Have Issues. Can We Find The Answers?

Host: Veterinary Business Institute | Published Date: January 04, 2024

As we step into the New year, let us have a look back at the challenges of 2023 and brainstorm innovative approaches for 2024! In this inaugural podcast episode for 2024, we’re thrilled to have the incredible Dr. Michael Bailey on board – a trailblazer in the field, serving as the Medical Director at IDEXX and wielding expertise as a board-certified radiologist.

Together, we’re plunging into the heart of the matter, tackling the hottest topics head-on. From the exciting journey of diversifying the veterinary workforce to the groundbreaking potential of AI in diagnostics, we’re not just scratching the surface – we’re diving deep.

Join us for an engaging discussion where we’ll not only uncover solutions but also ignite those essential conversations that have the power to shape the future!


  • 00:02:54 – A glimpse into Dr. Bailey’s formative years 
  • 00:09:59 – Embracing the Uncharted: Embarking on Veterinary Radiology and the challenges faced
  • 00:24:30 – AI’s Impact on Veterinary Radiology and Beyond
  • 00:30:13 – From Diagnostics to Diplomacy: Dr. Bailey’s Transition from a Radiologist to a Veterinary Advocate and how he makes a difference through his involvement in AVMA.
  • 00:42:01 – Challenges and Solutions in the Veterinary Workforce: Insights from Dr. Bailey
  • 00:48:27 – Telemedicine and its effect on VCPR (Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship)
  • 00:52:15 – Addressing terminology challenges in the Veterinary Workforce and Enhancing soft skills through Veterinary Education
  • 01:02:50 – Vision for the Future of Veterinary Education
  • 01:06:32 – Economics of the future Veterinary industry – costs and accessibility of Veterinary care
  • 01:11:19 – Critical aspects to prioritize that will influence the future of the Veterinary Profession.
Michael Q. Bailey DVM, DACVR

Medical Director at IDEXX, Radiologist, Veterinary Thought Leader, Educator, Innovator, Author

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bailey-23440821/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AVMADistrictIIRep/

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey is a board–certified veterinary radiologist and The Medical director IDEXX.
He began his career on the faculty at Michigan State University and The Ohio State University. He then opened a veterinary imaging center in central Ohio, which provided the first veterinary-specific CT scanner and advanced veterinary imaging services in that state.

Dr. Bailey returned to Tuskegee University, his alma mater, where he became head of diagnostic imaging services and director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During that time, he completed an AVMA/American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. House of Representatives. After returning to private practice in an ER/referral specialty hospital, Dr. Bailey developed a new imaging service in the eastern part of Pittsburgh. In 2009, he joined MARS/Banfield Pet Hospital as lead radiologist. During his experience as an educator and radiologist, he has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on imaging, radiation safety, and therapeutic radiology.
A longtime supporter and member of organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Bailey has served in the AVMA House of Delegates as an alternate delegate for Pennsylvania. He has also been a member of the board of trustees for the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and is an active diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Dr. Bailey received his veterinary degree from the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.