Produced and presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Fully Vetted is a podcast for members of the veterinary community who want to take a closer look at issues impacting the profession, both in Ohio and nationwide. Every other week, host Mia Cunningham and producer Krysten Bennett bring new guests on the show to discuss a multitude of topics important to veterinarians, students, and other veterinary professionals. For additional information and show notes, please visit www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
39. Just Keep Swimming: How Water Quality Affects Fish Health
2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE PREVIEW SERIES Aquaculture is a growing area of veterinary medicine, but few veterinarians have extensive experience treating fish patients, making an already tricky science even trickier. According to Dr. Kevin Neves, almost everything related to fish health comes back to one thing: Water quality. In this episode, Dr. Neves—self-described marine biologist, fish nutritionist, aquatic toxicologist, and fish physiologist—joins us as we continue our 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference Preview Series. He gives us a glimpse into what he's learned about fish medicine during his two decades of aquaculture research and shares a sneak peek at his upcoming MVC sessions. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= For show notes and to learn more about today's guest, please visit www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference will be the best of both worlds! Featuring 345+ hours of continuing education with 70+ expert speakers, attendees have the option of attending live and in person or virtually from the comfort of their own homes. Enjoy everything the MVC has to offer by signing up for the hybrid event! To learn more and register, please visit www.mvcinfo.org.
November 29, 2021
38. In Case of Emergency: Gaining Confidence for Critical Care Cases
2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE PREVIEW SERIES When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions. A large part of that is knowing how to identify and interpret clinical signs, but feeling confident enough to do so accurately and quickly also has a big impact on case outcomes. In this episode, we continue our 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference Preview Series with Dr. Christopher Byers, board-certified veterinary emergency, critical care, and small animal internal medicine specialist. He shares a sneak peek at his MVC sessions, which are aimed at providing practical approaches to some of the most common small animal emergencies the everyday practitioner encounters—and boosting their confidence in treating these cases. To up your critical care game, sign up for Dr. Byers' Pet Animal Critical Care sessions on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. This track will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing as part of MVC Virtual. Special thanks to Dechra Veterinary Products for supporting Dr. Byers' sessions. For show notes and to learn more about today's guest, please visit www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference will be the best of both worlds! Featuring 345+ hours of continuing education with 70+ expert speakers, attendees have the option of attending live and in person or virtually from the comfort of their own homes. Enjoy everything the MVC has to offer by signing up for the hybrid event! To learn more and register, please visit www.mvcinfo.org.
November 22, 2021
37. Taking Stock: Inventory Management for Veterinary Practices
2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE PREVIEW SERIES Inventory management is something that many veterinary practices struggle with, but when stock makes up the second-largest expense, learning how to properly manage your inventory is a necessary evil. In this episode, Nicole Clausen of Veterinary Care Logistics joins us to share insights into the beast that is inventory management. With a little dedication and strategic planning, it doesn't have to be scary! If you want to turn your inventory management system into a well-oiled machine, be sure to join Nicole on Friday, Feb. 18, at the 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference, where she'll dive deep into best practices, reducing inventory costs, and pricing strategies. For show notes and to learn more about today's guest, please visit www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference will be the best of both worlds! Featuring 345+ hours of continuing education with 70+ expert speakers, attendees have the option of attending live and in person or virtually from the comfort of their own homes. Enjoy everything the MVC has to offer by signing up for the hybrid event! To learn more and register, please visit www.mvcinfo.org.
November 16, 2021
36. Down on the Farm: The Life of a Rural Veterinarian
It's certainly not news: Rural veterinarians are in short supply, growing ever more scarce as new graduates opt to practice in a bustling metropolis, where pets are plentiful and pay is higher. But for a select few, serving in a rural area—where everyone knows everyone, life is simpler, and community is important—has infinitely more appeal. In this episode, Dr. Scott Pendleton of Heritage Veterinary Clinic in Hopewell, Ohio, recounts his experiences as a rural veterinarian, what's changed over his 30-year career, and has stayed—and might always stay—the same. He also explains some of the less-obvious differences between city life and country life, offers advice for individuals interested in working in an underserved area, and shares his predictions for the future of rural veterinary medicine. For show notes and more information on today's guest, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/36.html. WANT TO WIN A FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE? Listen to four FVP episodes and share your feedback for a chance to win a full ride! Deadline to enter is Sept. 1, 2021. LEARN MORE »
August 23, 2021
35. Finding Safe Harbor: Online Refuge for Veterinarians
They say it's a small world, but it's getting more and more difficult to stand out from the crowd. Small, independent business owners have to work harder than ever to set themselves apart from big corporations in order to attract not only clients, but staff members. And with ever-increasing demands on veterinary practices to manage both the medicine and the business itself, stress is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, veterinarians need a place to find shelter from the storm. That's exactly what Harbor—an online community for the veterinary profession—is designed to provide. In this episode, Harbor ambassador Thamires Nunes introduces us to this new platform for veterinary professionals and students. We explore Harbor's networking and mentorship capabilities, discuss how Harbor supports veterinary wellbeing, and find out how Harbor is giving back to the profession. In part two, we continue our Meet the Board series with Dr. Scott Pendleton, AVMA alternate delegate for Ohio. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/35.html. WANT TO WIN A FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE? Listen to four FVP episodes and share your feedback for a chance to win a full ride! Deadline to enter is Sept. 1, 2021. LEARN MORE »
August 9, 2021
34. Digital Footprints: Improved Tracking of Animal Movements
Like it or not, the world is becoming more digitized every day — and the veterinary profession is no exception. Advances in technology have elevated the level of care you can provide your patients, as well as making your day-to-day practice faster, easier, and more efficient. That too is the goal of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which is increasing its efforts to educate practitioners on the benefits of electronic certificates of veterinary inspection (eCVI). Despite the availability of simple-to-use apps and innovative software, most of Ohio's veterinarians continue to submit paper-based health certificates to ODA—a process that is time consuming and tedious for both sides, not to mention more prone to inaccuracies and errors. In this episode, Dr. Dennis Summers, interim state veterinarian at ODA, joins us to explain why eCVIs are not only easier to use, but vital to ensuring animal health. He describes the benefits of eCVI apps, talks about pain points and workarounds, and discusses how Ohio veterinarians can make the switch. In part two, we continue our Meet the Board series with OVMA District 1 Representative Dr. Suzanne Savage of Toledo. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/34.html. WANT TO WIN A FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE? Listen to four FVP episodes and share your feedback for a chance to win a full ride! Deadline to enter is Sept. 1, 2021. LEARN MORE »
July 26, 2021
33. Raise Your VOICE: Speaking Up for Diversity
AFFINITY GROUPS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE, PART II: VETERINARIANS AS ONE INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR EMPOWERMENT By now we know that the veterinary profession is arguably one of the least diverse fields in the nation. Students and faculty at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine are working hard to change that through student-run affinity groups, but the road ahead is long and difficult. In today's episode, we sit down with student leaders of the OSU chapter of VOICE to learn how the organization supports minority groups that have historically been overlooked and underrepresented. They share why diversity is so important, discuss the delicate process of responding to and reversing racism, and offer ways YOU can have a positive impact on the profession—now and in the future. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/33.html. =========================================== WANT TO WIN A FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE? Listen to four FVP episodes and share your feedback for a chance to win a full ride! Deadline to enter is Sept. 1, 2021. LEARN MORE » ===========================================
July 12, 2021
32. Safe Haven: Community for Black Veterinary Students
AFFINITY GROUPS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE, PART I: J.H. BIAS For minority groups, finding a community of peers in a highly homogenous profession can be difficult, but at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, inclusivity is all important. One of many student organizations at OSU CVM, the J.H. Bias Black Affinity Group was formed to provide a safe, supportive space for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. In this episode, we are joined by the president of the organization, Kayla Orso, who shares insights into the black student experience, explains how J.H. Bias supports the black veterinary community, and explores ways veterinarians can come together to change the profession. In part two, we continue our "Meet the Board" series with Dr. Michelle McFadden, District 7 Representative. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/32.html. WANT TO WIN A FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2022 MIDWEST VETERINARY CONFERENCE? Listen to four FVP episodes and share your feedback for a chance to win a full ride! Deadline to enter is Sept. 1, 2021. LEARN MORE » =========================================== Special thanks to Banfield Pet Hospital for supporting this episode. Learn more about Banfield's commitment to a diverse world and browse opportunities at jobs.banfield.com. ===========================================
June 28, 2021
31. Taking Pride: Establishing an Inclusive Veterinary Community
As you probably know by now, Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to recognize the LGBTQ+ community's fight for equality and to celebrate the freedom to be yourself. And, if you've been listening to the podcast regularly, you also know that veterinary medicine is considered to be one of the least diverse and perhaps one of the most conservative professions in the country. Dr. Mia Cary, CEO of Pride VMC, is one of many on a mission to change that. Over the past year, she's joined us on the show for some tough conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the veterinary field. In today's episode, we've collected highlights from those discussions to reinforce the importance of DEI in veterinary medicine and to raise awareness of the struggles minority groups face in a largely homogeneous profession. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/31.html.
June 14, 2021
30. Inside the Complaint Department: Common Licensing Board Cases
As part of their official duties, members of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board review a wide variety of complaints from pet owners and concerned citizens. Most are minor, some egregious, still others outside their jurisdiction—and don't forget the occasional absurd complaint. But if a veterinarian or technician is the subject of a complaint, no matter how big or small the grievance is, the situation is stressful. In this episode, OVMLB executive director Theresa Stir and board member Dr. Nancy O'Connor join us to explain what the most common violations are, how to respond to a notification from the board, and what the investigation process looks like. They also share some of the most outrageous complaints they've received during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part two, we resume our "Meet the Board" series with OVMA Student Representative, Hailey Bryan. For show notes and more information on today's guests, please visit https://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/30.html.
June 1, 2021
29. The Cost of Wellbeing: Who Pays the Price?
VETERINARY WELLBEING, PART II: PREVENTING & HANDLING CRISES Listen to the first installment in this series » 28. Wellness in the Veterinary Profession: The Perfect Storm? As we well know by now, myriad variables impact a person's mental health, and when mental health decreases, so too does physical health and overall wellbeing. Further, if someone doesn't have a support system or know how to deal with these variables, their problems can spiral out of control and affect all facets of life. And it doesn't just affect individuals: Companies are also hit hard by mental health issues in the form of lower productivity, poor staff morale, and increased absenteeism—not to mention a financial cost (to the tune of tens of billions of dollars annually, according to the CDC). On the flip side, healthy employees are happier, more productive and focused, and miss less work. If everyone pays a high price for poor wellbeing, the logical solution is, first, to prevent the problem from compounding, and second, to have a failsafe in place just in case it does. After all, we offer wellness plans and preventive care for our patients. Why not for ourselves and our colleagues as well? In this episode, we pick up where we left off with our Veterinary Wellbeing Series. Our panelists return to talk about inexpensive but effective ways employers can support their staff before a crisis arises. We also discuss what to do if the stress of the profession becomes toxic and how to know when it's time to move on. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Cost of Happiness: Boosting staff wellbeing affordable with an EAP (OVMA Observer article by Dr. Ken Brunson) Not One More Vet / Not One More Support Staff Uncharted Veterinary Community AVMA webinar: Suicide prevention and mental health National Institute of Mental Health: Suicide Prevention Resources Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces (AVMA) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= EPISODE GUESTS Kenneth Brunson, DVM Michelle Harcha, DVM, M.A. Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP
May 17, 2021
28. Wellness in the Veterinary Profession: The Perfect Storm?
What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm. At this point, we all know wellness is a big issue in the veterinary community. Compassion fatigue, burnout, and suicide are being discussed with increasing frequency, as are their causes: Working long hours, crippling loan debt, and demanding clients, just to name a few. But threats to mental health and overall wellbeing are much more nuanced than we may realize, and so too are their solutions. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Mia and Krysten kick off a new series tackling mental health in the veterinary profession. In this episode, our wellness advocates discuss factors that make this field so risky for highly empathic people, why common advice and coping strategies don't always work, and what unique threats they faced in their own professional lives. More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
May 3, 2021
27. Reporting Animal Abuse: From Ethical Responsibility to Legal Requirement
Earlier this month, Ohio veterinarians became mandatory reporters of animal abuse—but what does that mean, exactly? In this episode, we discuss specific provisions of the new law and tackle some of your burning questions. For links to relevant sections of Ohio law and other animal abuse resources, please see the show notes at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ARE YOU A NATURAL-BORN LEADER? OVMA's Power of 10 program can help you develop your innate leadership skills! More information and application online at www.ohiovma.org/powerof10.
April 19, 2021
26. Shades of Gray: How to Identify Reportable Cases of Abuse
Ohio's new law requiring veterinarians to report suspected companion animal abuse is about to go into effect. Sounds simple, but there are many shades of gray that can make reporting a complicated matter. In today's episode, Dr. Allison Lash of the Cleveland APL explains the process of reporting and what comes after, and shares examples of real-life cruelty cases she encountered during her career. To view photos of the cases referenced in this episode and access other resources, please see the show notes at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ARE YOU A NATURAL-BORN LEADER? OVMA's Power of 10 program can help you develop your innate leadership skills! More information and application online at www.ohiovma.org/powerof10.
April 5, 2021
25. Grassroots Roundup: Loan Assistance, Animal Abuse & Humane Law
In this episode, OVMA Government Relations Director Michael Guastella joins Mia to discuss three major bills that were recently signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine. More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
January 25, 2021
24. Old Dog, New Tricks: Virtual MVC Preview
For decades, the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference has offered an unparalleled experience for thousands of veterinary and animal care professionals from across the country and beyond: Hundreds of hours of cutting-edge education in a wide range of practice areas, the chance to learn from and connect with world-renowned experts, social and networking opportunities galore, and plenty of innovative new products in the Exhibit Hall. But in today's world, bringing together that many people in one place is not only unthinkable, it's a violation of state health orders. Enter the 2021 Virtual MVC. In this episode, host Mia Cunningham chats with OVMA Executive Director Jack Advent and Communications & Technology Director Krysten Bennett about the OVMA's annual conference, which for the first time ever, is going online in February 2021. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
January 11, 2021
23. Accident or Abuse? How to Differentiate
Animal cruelty: It's something no veterinarian wants to see but inevitably will at some point. That's why it's so important to learn how to recognize an abused animal and how to handle such a case before it shows up at your clinic. In this episode, Dr. Allison Lash shares some common red flags of abuse, how to report abuse, and why it's so important to speak up even if you're not 100% sure. More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
November 23, 2020
22. Log on for Learning: MVC 2021 Veers into Virtual
Though OVMA's decision to pivot its annual Midwest Veterinary Conference to a web-based platform was unlikely to surprise anyone, there are still many unknowns about the 2021 convention. In this episode, get a preview of what to expect at the first-ever virtual MVC as OVMA Executive Director Jack Advent and Mia discuss plans so far. In part two, Krysten introduces FVP listeners to OVMA's new Government Relations Director, Michael Guastella. More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
November 2, 2020
21. Radical Candor: Reflecting on Racism in Social Settings
As the old adage goes, you should never talk about politics at the dinner table—or should you? In this final installment to our DEI series, we discuss the sticky subject of dealing with racism from friends and family members. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who wants to learn how to better handle difficult conversations. Though the conversation centers around race, Dr. Cary’s techniques can be applied to other personal and professional situations. More information, show notes, and links to all resources mentioned in this episode are available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
October 19, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 21: Radical Candor
In the final installment to our DEI series, we discuss the sticky subject of handling racism from friends and family members. Tune in on Monday for the full conversation! Missed an episode? Catch up on our DEI series.
October 16, 2020
20. Diversity Discussions: Tough Talks with Family & Friends
Educating your staff about racism and setting practice policies around diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employer—that's one thing. But educating family and friends in a personal setting? That's something else entirely. How do you broach the subject? Do you need to prepare? What if someone doesn't want to participate, or an argument ensues? In this episode, part three of our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine series, Dr. Mia Cary returns to offer advice on how to host productive conversations around race and racism with family and friends—and why it's so important to do so. More information, show notes, and links to all resources mentioned in this episode are available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
October 5, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 20: Diversity Discussions
In the next episode, we continue our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series with Dr. Mia Cary. Join us on Monday to learn how to have open and productive conversations about race with family and friends. Missed an episode? Catch up on our DEI series.
October 1, 2020
19. Balancing Act: How to "Do it All" without Neglecting Yourself
Veterinary professionals are no strangers to burnout. With so many demands on your time and attention, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s hope! All you need is to get organized. But where do you start? In this episode, Mia is joined by fourth-year OSU CVM student Becca Makii, who has fine-tuned a process for managing the demands of school, work, extracurriculars, and personal commitments—while still finding time for self-care. Listen in as she shares simple ways to stay on top of everyday responsibilities, explains the skewed perspective that holds many people back from reaching their goals, and discusses the most important step of the process. More information and show notes available at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
September 21, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 19: A Juggling Act
Veterinary professionals are no stranger to burnout. With so many demands on your time and attention, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But there's hope! On the next episode, we'll share some simple ways for you to stay on top of everyday responsibilities—without neglecting your own needs.
September 18, 2020
18. College in the Age of COVID
When hands-on experiences are such an important part of the learning process, especially for fields like veterinary medicine, how can the education model be adapted to keep everyone safe without impacting quality? In this episode, Mia chats with two veterinary students, who share how their school has implemented a hybrid model and the effects it's having on their education, extracurriculars, and social activities. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/2020/09/08/18-college-in-the-age-of-covid/.
September 8, 2020
17. Veterinary Medicine: The Whitest of them All
The veterinary profession has historically been the least diverse field in the United States—a trend that endures even in 2020. Why do black people make up such a small fraction of the veterinary workforce (no more then 3 percent at any given time!), and what can we do to change centuries of racism and discrimination? In the second installment of Fully Vetted's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine series, Dr. Mia Cary joins us to break down how anyone in the veterinary profession—from individual practitioners all the way up to national leaders—can effect real, measurable change. More information, show notes, and links to all resources mentioned in this episode are available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
August 24, 2020
Sneak peek at Episode 17. DEI in the veterinary profession
Why is veterinary medicine one of the least diverse professions in the country? Find out next Monday as we continue our discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion with Dr. Mia Cary. Missed the first episode? Listen to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine, Part I — 16. Discussing Racism: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.
August 17, 2020
16. Discussing Racism: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
In the introduction to our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine Series, Mia and Krysten welcome Dr. Mia Cary back to the show to break down the complicated and layered subject of racism and discrimination. She explains what racism is (it's not as straightforward as you might think!), how to be an anti-racist, and what it means to be an ally. Dr. Cary also discusses why we must all "get comfortable with being uncomfortable" and explores the importance of self-education and self-assessment in the path to a diverse and inclusive world. More information, show notes, and links to all resources mentioned in this episode are available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
August 10, 2020
15. Full Speed Ahead: A Journey to End Cancer for All Species
One day, a cure for cancer will be discovered—but for Dr. Michelle Harcha, "one day" isn't soon enough. Since childhood, she's been fiercely determined to do everything her power to make that goal a reality. One way she supports the cause is by participating in the annual Pelotonia cycling event. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Harcha to learn more about the fundraiser, why it's so important to her, and how we can join her in the race to end cancer. In part two, we continue the Meet the Board segment with District 4 Representative Dr. Jamie Pursell. Finally, get a sneak peek of the July/August issue of the OVMA Observer, available for download now in the Members Only Center. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
July 27, 2020
14. For the Record: Patient Record Keeping Q&A
How long do you have to keep a patient’s records? With whom can you share records, and do you need a client’s permission? What if a client requests their records, but they have an outstanding balance on their account? These questions and more are answered in this episode, during which Mia drills OVMA Executive Director Jack Advent on Ohio veterinary record-keeping laws. In the final segment, we continue our Meet the Board series with District 5 Representative Dr. Michelle Harcha. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
July 13, 2020
13. Veterinary Forensic Files: Investigating & Prosecuting Animal Crimes
With the plethora of studies showing a link between animal abuse and violence against humans, the evolving field of forensic veterinary medicine has become an important part of today's criminal justice system. In this episode, recorded at the 2020 Midwest Veterinary Conference in February, Mia and David sit down with Dr. Melinda Merck, a trailblazer who literally wrote the book on forensic veterinary medicine. She talks about her 20+ years in the field and shares her #1 piece of advice for the veterinary community. In part two, we continue our Meet the Board series with OVMA District 3 Representative Dr. Diana Cron. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
June 29, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 13: Veterinary Forensic Files
Because animal abuse is often linked to violence against humans, veterinarians have a unique opportunity to save not only pets, but their people as well. Find out how in the next episode of Fully Vetted!
June 26, 2020
12. Care for the Caregiver: Wellness Resources for Veterinary Professionals
Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic, the mental health (or lack thereof) of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic in recent years—and even more so as the world slowly emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps the best way to de-stigmatize the topic is through open discussion—and a strong community of support. On this episode, find out what resources are available to veterinarians who are experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout, addiction, or even thoughts of suicide, as we sit down with Dr. Colleen Opremcak, wellness director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program. In the second segment, we continue our Meet the Board series with OVMA Secretary, Dr. Eric Gordon. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
June 15, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 12: Care for the Caregiver
There's a simple way you can improve your overall wellness. Learn about this technique, along with other strategies and resources, on next week's episode!
June 8, 2020
11. Emerging From Crisis: Finding the New "Normal"
In the final installment of our COVID-19 Survival Series, Dr. Ed Biggie of Feeder Creek Veterinary Services in Millersport joins us to reflect on the past three months. He talks about how his mixed-animal practice fared during the state's stay-at-home order, explains what the clinic's new "normal" looks like, and shares his plans for safeguarding its future in the wake of the pandemic. In part two, we continue our Meet the Board segment with OVMA Vice President Dr. Barbara Musolf. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
June 1, 2020
10. Putting it into Practice: A Telemedicine Case Study
In this episode, we continue our COVID-19 Survival Series with a real-life example of how veterinarians can benefit from expanding into telehealth. Mia and Krysten talk to OVMA Member Dr. Jessica Harriman, who explains how she went about launching telemedicine in her practice—from configuring the technology and pricing her services to acclimating her clients and adapting her diagnostics to this new modality. Find out how her clients have responded and get some tips for starting your own successful telemedicine practice! In part two, we resume our Meet the OVMA Board series, as Mia sits down with OVMA President-Elect Dr. Ed Biggie. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
May 18, 2020
09. Taking the Plunge: A Deep Dive into Telehealth
The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we do business—but not all of these changes are negative! In fact, now is the perfect time to dive in to telemedicine, but the process can be intimidating. In this episode, we continue our COVID-19 Survival Guide Series with tele-technology consultant Dr. Antoinette Martin, who will teach you how to swim in these uncharted waters. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
May 4, 2020
08. Money Matters: Financial Strategies in Uncertain Times
The coronavirus pandemic has hit humanity hard in every aspect of life, not the least of which is the economy. In this episode, the third in our COVID-19 Survival Series, we sit down with veterinary financial advisor Denise Tumblin to talk money and find out how practice owners can protect their staff and businesses during this crisis—and beyond. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
April 20, 2020
07. Weathering the Storm: Staying Well in Times of Crisis
When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling? In the second episode of our COVID-19 Survival Series, host Mia Cunningham talks to Dr. Jennifer Brandt, who heads the AVMA's wellbeing initiatives, about anxiety, where it comes from, and how to conquer it. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
April 6, 2020
06. Veterinary Telemedicine: Embracing the Technology
Even without a global public health emergency, telemedicine is an invaluable tool for any veterinarian to have in his or her arsenal. In this episode, the first in the COVID-19 Survival Series, Dr. Aaron Smiley joins Mia and David to discuss what telemedicine is, how to implement and use it effectively, and the wide range of benefits that persist beyond the current coronavirus pandemic. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
March 23, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 06: Veterinary Telemedicine
Now more than ever, businesses around the world—including veterinary practices—are worried about how to stay afloat during the uncertain and ever-changing climate. The answer? Telemedicine. Join us on Monday morning as we sit down with Dr. Aaron Smiley to learn how to implement and monetize telemedicine services.
March 21, 2020
05. Creating Community: Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary medicine is known to be one of the whitest professions in America, which can create fertile ground for discrimination and marginalization. In this episode, PRIDE Veterinary Medical Community's CEO, Dr. Mia Cary, joins us at the Midwest Veterinary Conference for an inspiring conversation about how that's changing and why diversity and inclusion are so important. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
March 9, 2020
04. Pay it Forward: Volunteers in Veterinary Medicine
Studies have shown that being an active member of a trade organization makes professionals more successful than their non-member colleagues. But how can you get involved? In this episode of Fully Vetted, Mia and David sit down with AVMA District V Representative and longtime OVMA volunteer, Dr. Robert Knapp, to learn about his commitment to "paying it forward" in the veterinary community. In the second part of the program, David talks with OVMA District 2 Representative, Dr. Amanda Wagner, to learn more about why she has taken on a leadership role in the Association. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
February 24, 2020
03. CBD Products in Veterinary Medicine: Clearing the Haze
CBD products seem to be everywhere—from beauty salons to grocery stores to the internet—and rumors of its virtues have spread from coast to coast. With this growing popularity, veterinarians have been fielding questions from curious clients who want an alternative method to cure Fluffy or Fido of their ailments. But with CBD's murky legal standing, how do you answer those questions? More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = This podcast is intended only for educational and informational purposes and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice, or as a substitute for individual legal research or obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. The information contained therein is current as of the date of publishing.
February 10, 2020
02. Buried Alive in Loans: Digging Your Way Out of Debt
It's a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community. A large part of tackling the problem is to give students the tools they need to understand and manage their finances. In this episode, Amanda Fark and third-year student Becca McKee from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine join Mia in studio to discuss the college's recent Financial Summit. In the part two, the hosts introduce Emma Ranney, OVMA Student Representative for the Class of 2022 who also serves on the Board of Directors. Finally, OVMA Communications Director Krysten Bennett offers listeners a preview of the latest issue of the OVMA Observer. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
January 27, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 02: Buried Alive in Loans
Crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community—as well as how to tackle the problem. Tune in to the next episode of Fully Vetted to find out how Ohio State is helping its students be proactive in managing their debt.
January 24, 2020
01. Sick as a Pig? Preparing for African Swine Fever
In the inaugural episode of Fully Vetted, hosts Mia Cunningham and David Frash sit down with OVMA President Dr. Ellen Yoakam to discuss African swine fever (ASF). Although it has not yet been detected in the United States, the possibility of its appearance has become a hot topic of conversation in the veterinary community. Dr. Yoakam explains the ramifications of the disease, as well as what is currently being done at a state and federal level to help mitigate the risk of ASF spreading. Also, as part of the recurring segment Meet the Board, David sits down with OVMA President-Elect Dr. Greg Hass to learn a little more about our incoming president. More information and show notes available at http://www.fullyvettedpodcast.com/episodes/.
January 13, 2020
Sneak Peek at Episode 01: Sick as a Pig
African swine fever is devastating pig populations in other countries, but has not yet spread to the United States. Tune in to the inaugural episode of Fully Vetted next week to find out what's being done in Ohio and across the country to ensure it stays that way.
January 8, 2020
Get a sneak peek at Fully Vetted!
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to present Fully Vetted, a brand-new podcast for OVMA members and the Ohio veterinary community. Get a sneak peek now, and tune in every other week starting Jan. 13, 2020, for a new episode! Learn more at www.fullyvettedpodcast.com.
December 31, 2019