Equipping veterinarians with the skills and knowledge to become confident and engaging storytellers through integrative discussions with the people that inspire, encourage and challenge the veterinary profession. Hosted by Dr. Moriah McCauley.
Today's patient is a 1 year old, bouncy Labrador puppy whose owner is at the end of her leash because this poor pup is so itchy and it's your job as the new grad vet to solve this mystery.
As the doctor you know what you need to do to work up this case, but how do you communicate your diagnostics and diagnosis to this frustrated client?
In today's episode I chat with dermatology resident, Dr. Jeff Tinsley about the storytelling skills you need to not only help this patient and client today, but set up a lasting relationship as you navigate this pup's chronic condition. We discuss the 'why' behind your diagnostics and how to set reasonable goals and expectations for this client moving forward. If you've ever wanted an easy to remember way of describing the skin barrier, Dr. Tinsley provides a great brick and mortar example you can use in daily practice.
Dr. Jeff Tinsley is a current dermatology resident who has a strong passion for connecting with his clients to provide outstanding medical care and advocating for his patients. You can connect with Dr. Tinsley on Instagram @dermdogtorjeff.
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Welcome to 2021!!!!!
For this week's episode I asked what you wanted to hear and y'all said you wanted to learn about how the last 6 months of working as a veterinarian has gone. To put it plainly, it's been a whirlwind, but I still love what I do.
In this episode I reflect on what I have learned personally in the last 6 months and walk you through how I structured my work schedule to set myself up for success in those first few months. I discuss how I struggled with toxic thoughts as a new grad and how I am working to overcome them.
I also take some time to talk about what vet school didn't (and honestly couldn't) prepare me for and what that means for you as a final year vet student.
While this episode was created for you, it was also a bit cathartic for myself to reflect on these last 6 months and identify my areas of growth and where I am looking to continue to grow.
Here's to 2021 and all that's to come.
Oh! and I have a new website!! www.thatvetlifepodcast.com It's here that you can find all of the recent episodes and join the mailing list so you never miss an episode!
Dr. Gary Marshall is a small animal veterinarian and practice owner of Island Cats Veterinary Hospital. Along with his position as an adjunct Professor for Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Marshall is deeply passionate about mentoring the next generation of veterinarians as he often has preceptor students shadowing at this clinic.
Keeping with the times, Dr. Marshall took to social media to further provide support to vet students and new grads through his presence on Instagram @it.might.get.weird where he shares his experience as a practitioner. At the start of lockdown Dr. Marshall saw the need in the veterinary student community for CE and collected some of the greatest minds in feline medicine to present Cat Class! The recordings can be found at vetredefined.com
Today's episode comes from our recent Instagram Live Q&A session where I talked with Dr. Marshall about Mentorship and what you need to consider when looking for a mentor.
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A few week's ago y'all asked some great questions about internships and residencies. Well, on today's episode I welcomed my friend Dr. Danny Sack to share his experience as an intern with AMC (Animal Medical Center) to answer all of your questions.
We discuss topics like:
the application process for internships to residencies
the structure of a rotating internship
the differences between general practice and internships
some of the decision factors you should consider if you are thinking about an internship
Danny is a fantastic resource if you have further questions about internships and residencies and you can contact him on Instagram @dr.dannysack or at his website .
You all sent in some incredible questions last week and in this episode I take some time to answer a few of them.
In this episode I answer questions about:
studying in vet school
how to learn information
what the transition from vet student to new grad vet looks like
how mentorship made all the difference in starting my new job
There are so many other questions about finding jobs and mentors as well as questions about internships and residencies which there just wasn't enough time to cover in today's episode. As such you can be on the lookout in the coming weeks for episodes on those exact topics.
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You asked so here is a full episode based on the conversations that have been developing on Instagram @thatvetlifepodcast.
In the last week I put out two posts about resentment and inadequacy in the veterinary profession. The responses were astounding and the level of conversation that occurred in the contents was wonderful to see. Everyone was so edifying and I feel we got to share our thoughts about these two topics.
In talking about Resentment in the profession I mostly focused on talking about the importance of good mentorship and I did this through the lens of this idea of + - = mentorship. This was an idea I first heard about on The Colin and Samir Podcast. It's an idea about the types of mentors you should be looking for and how YOU should be acting as a mentor to those around you that I think we should be modeling more in the profession.
The second idea I discuss in this episode is dealing with the feeling of inadequacy and our good ole nemesis 'imposter syndrome.' While no one is immune to it there is a purpose to it. I discuss my own recent experience with feeling inadequate and I explore some of the ways we can not only better identify this feeling of inadequacy but actually use it to become better veterinarians.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and continue the conversation. Leave your thoughts in the reviews on Itunes or comment on this post on Instagram or Facebook.
Last week on the pod I left you with the question of whether we can teach EMPATHY to medical professionals. The answer is a clear and resounding 'YES!'
This week I walk you through one method of teaching that breaks it down into 7 topics and how they each impact how EMPATHY is portrayed in the client-doctor relationship. You can read through this study here:
A Tool to Enhance Nonverbal Communication Between Clinicians and Their Patients,
My favorite quote is from the second sentence of the abstract which states
"Many articles do not address nonverbal interactions, instead focusing on “what to say” rather than “how to be.” This focus on verbal communication overlooks the essential role nonverbal signals play in the communication of emotions, which has significant effects on patient satisfaction, health outcomes, and malpractice claims."
While it can be difficult to incorporate much of this into today's in-school veterinary education due to time constraints they are inextricably related to improved paitient outcomes and client satisfaction and should not be overlooked by any medical professional.
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If you've ever visited a city or country you've probably found yourself people watching at some point. There is something entertaining about observing how people interact with their environment and the people around them. You could even say there is a different culture to their non-verbal communication with the facial expressions and body language they use.
In today's episode I discuss non-verbal communication through the lens of vet med and what it means for our veterinary-client relationships. I explore what non-verbal communication means and how it is intrinsically tied to Emotional Intelligence and thus EMPATHY and how we can be using it to improve patient outcomes and client satisfaction.
Next week we'll explore the question of how EMPATHY can be taught to veterinary and human practitioners by diving into the research that has been conducted in this area.
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Vet school has gone virtual and while hands on training has been minimized due to COVID, this isn't the only concern vet students have. Without in-person training their communication skills courses have also been put on the backburner leading to fear about when they start their careers in practice.
In today's episode I chat with Dr. Monica Tarantino from Vets on the Rise, about this challenge and what it means for students as they transition into practice life in the next 7-8 months. We breakdown the issue and approach it from the ground up as we discuss ways that vet students can be practicing the foundation skills of storytelling even though they can't be in person.
We also discuss one of the key factors you, as a veterinarian, need in the exam room and on the phone to establish trust with your client, EMPATHY. When you are able to communicate this essential ability patient outcomes and client satisfaction increase significantly.
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"The reason for doing it was two fold. One was to tell the story and hopefully inspire other people that they can do something, like what I'm doing, where they are living the way they really want to live... but also doing something to better the places they visit or better the places they live."
Sailing, surfing and saving pups. Sounds like a pretty epic way to live as a veterinarian, right? While Dr. Sheridan has created her ideal form of practice living in and working out of her 37ft. sail boat named Chuffed it's not without it's fair share of stressors and struggles which she shares with the world through her YouTube channel Vet Tails' Sailing Chuffed and on her blog vettails.com
In this week's episode I chat with Sheridan, aka Dr. Sheddy about the joys and challenges of working as a mobile veterinarian and sailor. We discuss what it looks like to operate a non-for profit to provide free medical care in a location where she doesn't look or sound like the locals in the communities she works with. I was inspired by Dr. Sheddy in how she spoke about the importance of developing trust and relationships with the local veterinary services in the communities. Her goal isn't to be the hero in these situations but to figure out how she can best empower and equip the individuals in the communities to care for themselves and their animals.
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It's September! How are y'all doing out there? . This week on the podcast we are talking about COMMUNITY.
More specifically what does community mean within the veterinary profession? We'll be taking a look at the VETstagram community we've developed over in Instagram and how it's actually revolutionizing the profession.
From providing a way to communicate with the wider human medical profession to creating an educational platform to provide mentorship, the VETstagram community is one cool group of humans, and it's all thanks to YOU!!
How then do we continue to support the community so it continues to be a place of Inspiring, Encouraging and Challenging content? Well it starts with relationships. Listen to this week's episode to learn more.
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In this episode of QuaranTALK I am joined by Dr Gerardo Poli and Dr. Hubert Hiemstra from The Vet Vault podcast. These two are absolute powerhouses in the veterinary profession and their podcast is proof to this.
You can learn more about their podcast here: https://thevetvault.com/
Here we go behind the scenes and talk about the all important "why?" they started the podcast and how this question is key if you are looking to start your own podcast. Additionally Hubert shares the origin story of how he and Gerardo met and brought this podcast to life!
Being the inspirations that they are, Hubert and Gerardo brought things full circle by talking about the important cross over that exists between being podcast hosts and great storytellers in the consult room. I learned so much from these two and I hope you enjoy today's episode of QuaranTALK: podcast edition.
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Scrubbed In is back!!!
Well at least it's back for one episode. It's been a while since Dani and I sat down in front of a microphone to talk about our veterinary experiences, but as we've both started working as REAL LIFE DOCTORS we figured now would be a the perfect opportunity for a REUNION episode of Scrubbed In.
So enjoy as we share the nitty gritty about what life as new grad veterinarians has been like.
In this episode we talk about:
The pros/cons of providing curbside service
dealing with imposter syndrome
the importance of mentorship
Annnnddd there may be something about a giveaway hidden in there for you, the amazing podcast gang!
Hosted by two incredible veterinarians, Dr. Marci Kirk and Dr. Anna Reddish, My Veterinary Life is a podcast which draws together inspiring stories from across the veterinary profession. In the short year and a half since it's inception, they have produced over 100 episodes with guests from all areas of vet med! If you've ever wondered what you can do with a veterinary degree this podcast shows you the possibilities are endless!
I am so excited to welcome Marci and Anna to the microphone for this special "getting to know you" episode as we take you behind the scenes to how My Veterinary Life came to be. In this episode you'll hear:
How Marci and Anna met
What their inspiration and motivations were to start the podcast
How they overcame the challenges they've faced in producing the podcast
AND Marci reveals who their guest will be next week.
It was an absolute delight getting to know Marci and Anna through today's episode. I encourage you to check out their podcast My Veterinary Life on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify and Spreaker.
Contact Anna and Marci at MVLpodcast@avma.org
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As a new graduate, one of the best and potentially terrifying things about practicing veterinary medicine is talking with clients. Throw in COVID and client communications gets kicked up a notch in that we now have to talk to clients entirely over the phone. Whether you are comfortable talking over the phone or not, this is a challenge. So much of what we do relies on building a relationship with our clients, but how are we supposed to do that when we can't even see them?
In today's episode I am excited to welcome my friend, Dr. Ashley Gray back to the microphone as we talk through the storytelling skills you can use to shine in your phone conversations with clients.
You'll hear us talk about:
How to set yourself up for success
What you can say to increase the value of your exam
How to earn your clients trust over the phone
COVID or not, you will have to talk with clients over the phone for the rest of your career. But, it doesn't have to be something to dread.
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I'm pulling this one from the archives.
Back in the early quarantine days I was able to virtually sit down with my friend Dr. Dave Nicol to go behind the scenes of his podcasts The Blundt Dissection and Freewheelin' !
Beyond being my favorite Scottish veterinary podcaster, Dave is an incredibly engaging storyteller and I always come away from recording sessions with him with a smile on my face.
In this episode you'll hear us talk about what's going on in the podcast world as well as Dave talking through his 'how' and 'why' behind his storytelling methods for his podcasts.
You can check out Dave's podcasts on any podcasting platform.
Are you a vet student or a new grad? Check out Dave's book "So you're a vet...now what?" This book helped to settle quite a few of my own fears about starting work as a new grad and I can't recommend it enough!
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It's been a hot minute since I've recorded a solo episode for y'all. A year ago I was entering the stressful season of NAVLE prep, and OH MY WORD! That was a long arduous exam. But I came out the other side rather un-scathed thanks to the amount of prep work that I put during the months leading up to the exam.
In today's episode I wanted to share some of what that work entailed by comparing it to one of my favorite things, running! Now being a year removed from when I first started studying I can say with 100% certainty that training for a long-distance race is very similar to prepping for the NAVLE and in this episode I go through the tips and tricks that I learned from my own long distance training and how to implement them in your own NAVLE prep.
This is NOT a "how-to" podcast, but rather a list of "things to consider" as you enter this season of NAVLE prep. I hope this is helpful and provides some encouragement.
Have a comment or a question? You can message me on Instagram and Facebook @thatvetlifepodcast . You can also send me a voice recording through the anchor.fm app.
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So you're the new grad in the practice and while you are already a bit nervous about all the things you don't know, you're client makes the statement of "aren't you a bit young to be the vet?"
How do you respond?
In this episode I talk with Dr. Kirsten Ronngren about how to approach these situations and how to advocate for ourselves even if we are the youngest vet in the practice.
What you'll hear:
-how to become an effective communicator
-dealing with internal judgement
-understanding the client's perspective
-how to build a client's trust
Have comments or questions from today's episode? Leave a voice message through the link below or drop a comment/ DM through social media @thatvetlifepodcast .
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Check out Kirsten's blog post How to Beat the Age Debate
End of life discussions can be a difficult subject to broach, especially as a new grad. In this episode I talk with Dr. Melanie Bowden about the storytelling skills new grads can use when approaching their first euthanasia.
What you'll hear in this episode:
-the importance of setting expectations
-how to prepare the environment
-how to communicate empathy through body language and tone of voice
-the beauty of the client - veterinarian bond
Have comments or questions from today's episode? Leave a voice message through the link below or drop a comment/ DM through social media @thatvetlifepodcast .
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We’re continuing our Telemedicine topic this week by chatting with 2 individuals who are very much in-the-know when it comes to the intricacies of how these platforms. If you remember last week we talked with Dr. Jessica Vogelsang about the how and why that veterinarians can be using Telemedicine not just during COVID but in the long run. This week we’ll dive further into how Telemedicine can be used as a Storytelling platform by evaluating one of the many platforms that are available. Joining me today from Guardian Vets I have John Dillon, the founder and CEO and Dr. Katherine Donahue, the Chief Veterinary Officer.
Find out more about Guardian Vets at guardianvets.com
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As a Veterinarian, Author and all around Telemedicine guru, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is the perfect person to be talking to on this episode.
With years of experience in the Telemedicine sector of vet med, Jessica has become the voice for Veterinary Telemedicine and supports veterinary professionals as they navigate the how-to's of integrating it into their practices.
In today's episode we talk about the role of Storytelling in Vet Med and how we can use Telemedicine to become better storytellers. We recorded this back in the beginning of the pandemic, so it'll be a nice reflection of how far we've come with using Telemedicine in the past 2 months.
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Danielle Lambert is the co-founder of Snout School, a marketing consulting firm dedicated to empowering veterinarians and helping them succeed in careers and life. Growing up in her family's vet practice Danielle saw first hand the importance of developing and growing relationships and brought this experience and knowledge of marketing in Snout School.
*A special note: we recorded this episode at the start of quarantine. Though much has changed in the last few months the core value of this episode remains the same. Stories are how we build relationships and right now this is of the upmost importance. So while we are talking about vet practices and vet students in this episode, the how and why remains the same. Tell your story.*
In this episode I talk with Danielle about digital storytelling and it's role in developing relationships. We answer the questions of:
-what is digital storytelling
-how do you get started?
-how to define your "why?"
Did you enjoy today's episode with Danielle Lambert?
Do you have any thoughts or questions?
Leave us a voice message through the anchor app, or through the link and let us hear your thoughts!
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"But how much does it cost?"
In this episode I talk with Dr. Melanie Bowden about how to have the dreaded "money talk" with clients when it comes to preventative medicine.
Talking about the value of preventative care to clients doesn't have to be a challenge and today we'll be providing you with the building blocks you can use in your next consult.
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Following vet school, Dr. Ashley Gray started into an internship and it is because of the experience that she had there that she found her passion for mentoring new veterinarians and eventually led to the publication of her book, Becoming a Millennial Veterinarian.
In today's episode I talk with Ashley about her book and she breaks down some of the big points from her book such as:
-negotiating a salary and advocating for yourself
-when should you start job search
-navigating the transition from vet student to Veterinarian
Recently alongside Dr. Monica Taratino, Ashley announced the formation of Vets on the Rise, a mentorship program geared towards vet students and new grads to provide the tools they need to succeed! Check it out at Vetsontherise.com
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Are you setting yourself up for success in this profession?
In this week's episode I'm talking with Dr. Dan Phillips from Vet Mentor Solutions about the 🔥🔥 topic of mentorship and how to set yourself up for success no only in your next interview, but in your career. We breakdown the importance of finding great mentorship in your career as a veterinarian and how to advocate for yourself in your next interview.
Stuck on what questions you should ask? In this episode we provide a list of key questions you should ask in your interviews to help you find the practice that's right for you.
Dan Phillips is the Co-founder of Vet Mentor Solutions, an online program directed at mentoring 'small animal veterinarians in to confident, high-performing clinicians' through video based resources.
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It's your first day as a vet taking consults. How exciting is that! But how do you become an effective storyteller in the consult room?
In this episode of Skill Set I talk with Dr. Tannetje Crocker about the storytelling skills you can work on to help establish a trusting relationship with your client from the very first moment you meet!
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Welcome to the introductory episode of Skill Set!
Starting your career as a veterinarian is tough and often times the hardest part isn't learning the medicine of how to do certain procedures. It's learning how to become an effective storyteller and developing your own voice as a practitioner.
In this mini series I'll be talking with different veterinarians to provide you with the storytelling building blocks you need to start your career off on the right foot. We'll breakdown how body language, facial expression and wording can be used to become an efficient storyteller as we explore different consult room scenarios.
Later this week I'll be talking with our first guest, Dr. Tannetje Crocker as we talk through the scenario of meeting a client for the first time.
In this week's episode I am excited to welcome Dr. Ross Henderson back to the podcast as we dive into the question of "what can music teach us about storytelling?"
A small animal veterinarian, Ross has the joy of working alongside his family at Fox Hollow animal hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Though in addition to being a vet, Ross’s other major passion in life in Music which he masterfully uses as a storytelling medium in his daily life and on social media.
So what can music teach us about storytelling in vet med? In this episode you'll hear Ross and I speak from our own experiences about how music in it's most fundamental form is a method of storytelling. Ross shares his story of how he came to see that his worlds of music and medicine were intricately woven and how this plays out in his daily life as a musician and veterinarian.
Fun Fact: Ross wrote the intro and outro music for this season of the podcast! You can listen to more of his music here drrosshenderson.com
Fun Fact #2: did you know Ross and I graduated from the same vet school (The Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland) You can hear more about our adventures in Scotland in episode 8 of Season 1 of That Vet Life.
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Impressive doesn’t even begin to describe today’s guest. Along with her many titles including RVT, LVT, practice manager, international speaker to name a few, Nicole Laforest is a powerhouse in the veterinary profession. Using her voice and unique method of storytelling, Nicole advocates for veterinary professionals and the patients we all care for, as well as educating the profession and general public. On Instagram under the handle of @veterinarytechnicians, she has amassed over 27,000 followers who actively engage in the community she has developed.
In this episode I talk with Nicole about how she uses her Instagram account to bridge the gap of scientific literacy, how her musical background helped prepare her for her speaking roles and we breakdown the style of storytelling she uses online.
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Normally, on the show we are talking about the role of storytelling within the walls of veterinary medicine, but that’s not to say it isn’t also important in our day to day lives.
Creating the space to share our human experience is intrinsically related to our relationships and wellbeing. And is why I am excited to welcome the host and creator of Thrive DVM podcast, Lo Curtis.
Outside of being a veterinary neurologist, Lo strives to empower women in the veterinary profession by equipping them with the tools to thrive both personally and professionally. Listening to her podcast you can hear how every word she says comes from the heart and I am excited to speak with her today about the how and why behind her storytelling.
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I am beyond excited to welcome my friend and colleague, Trusten Moore @drmoore.studentvet back to the microphone!
The topic: DECISION PARALYSIS .
👨⚕️👩🏼⚕️When we first set out to discuss this topic we were in the midst of looking at jobs and internships and the craziness that comes with finishing vet school. We also knew it would be a good topic since students may also be prepping for the spring NAVLE.
NEVER in our craziest imaginations could we have known we would be talking about decision paralysis during a freaking pandemic😱!
In today's episode we talk about our experiences with dealing with Decision Paralysis and what we did to not only manage it, but turn it into a powerful tool.
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Ashley is a board certified veterinary dermatologist working on the west coast. She is incredibly passionate about sharing her knowledge with vets and vet students through her Instagram @thedermvet and podcast, The Derm Vet, which you can find on any major podcasting platform.
In today's episode I chat with Ashley about the current state of veterinary medicine and what her clinic is doing to provide veterinary care to their patients amidst this pandemic. Equally, we talk about podcasting and the important role it has in disseminating information, now more than ever.
BONUS: I premiered the intro song for #quraranTALK at the beginning of this episode. Though ya'll will have to tell me if I should keep it or not. lol.
Seth @drseththevet is a small animal practioner in St. Louis, who is also the creator and host of his own podcast, Vet School Unleashed!
In today's episode I chat with Seth about what life looks like now that he has been in practice for nearly a year now! Additionally we talk about Telemedicine and what vet students can be doing in this time of uncertainty.
Check out Seth's podcast : http://www.vetschoolunleashed.com/
Maaike is a wildlife veterinarian working in Namibia. Though it presents its challenges, there is no job she would rather be doing and the excitement she has for it is absolutely clear.
In today's episode, Maaike shares her personal experiences of working as a wildlife vet. Additionally she talks about her passion project of working to stop animal poaching and the role vets play in working with the local communities to not only protect their livestock which is their livelihood, but the wild animals around them.
I had such a fun time talking with Maaike and learned more about wildlife veterinary medicine in the process.
You can follow Maaike's journey through her Instagram profile @the.desert.vet
To see the live recording of this episode, you can access it on Instagram for the next 24 hours @ThatVet_Life
Stay tuned for the next episode of #quranTALK where I'll be chatting with my friend, Trusten Moore! @drmoore.studentvet
Aviv is a final year vet student from Israel who has spent the last 6 1/2 years earning her veterinary degree in Italy! I had a lot of fun on today's episode learning about the Italian education system. Additionally, Aviv and I shared our experiences about studying as international students.
You can check out Aviv on Instagram @vivivetdoc. Besides being a wonderful human, Aviv is known for her the interviews she conducts and shares on her instagram profile, which you can see by clicking her IG handle listed earlier. There may even be an interview from yours truly being released in the near future!
Thanks for joining for another episode of #quaranTALK! Stay tuned for more daily episodes by following on Instagram @ThatVet_Life.
Dr. Gary Marshall is a veterinarian and owner of Island Cats Veterinary Hospital @islandcatsvet in Washington state. Over his dedicated years working as a feline practioner, Gary has found a love of mentoring and is constantly looking for new ways of supporting the next generation of vets such as through preceptorships or connecting on social media.
In today's episode Gary shares how he is hoping to support vet students through the COVID-19 crisis with the creation of Cat Class, a daily online course focused on discussing feline medicine. For more information you can contact Gary on Instagram @it.might.get.weird.
Listen along to the audio recording from our Instagram-Live session as we discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on veterinary practices and the role social media and Telemedicine have in all of this.
You can also watch the recording on Instagram for the next 24hours at @ThatVet_Life
Today I am excited to welcome, Danny Sack to QuaranTALK! A fourth year vet student at Cornell's vet school, Danny @Dr.dannysack is dealing with many of the same challenges that myself and other vet students have been faced with. From the cancellation of rotations and graduation, transitioning to online learning and wondering what our first few months in practice will looks like, there are a lot of unknowns ahead of us.
Thankfully we aren't alone in these challenges and today's chat is the perfect example of why I love our VETstagram community so much. In today's episode Danny and I cover these important topics along with what we as the next generation of veterinarians can be learning/bringing to the table in regards to media, marketing and telemedicine.
Want to SEE the interview? For the next 24hours this conversation will be available on Instagram @ThatVet_Life .
Tune in tomorrow as I talk with Dr. Gary Marshall about; how this is affecting business owners, what new grads can be doing to help, and Gary will announce his new online CAT CLASS!
Welcome to #quaranTALK !
While we are all in quarantine for the forseeable future I came up the with idea of a way to for us to maintain social distancing while talking about the things that are most important to us during this time of uncertainty.
Join us each day on Instagram-live @thatvet_life to take part in the conversation, or you can listen to the post-recordings here.
Either way, I encourage you to reach out and talk to those around you about what is going on and how it is affecting you. We are all connected and through sharing our stories and experiences we will see we can weather this storm, together.
In today's episode, I chatting with my good friend Dani! @adventurous.vet
There is a lot of uncertainty now facing us as our final year rotations have essentially been cancelled. It's all happened so fast and neither of us know what our next move will be. For Dani, she's stuck in the UK and trying to find her way home. For myself I am weighing up the possibilities for finding a job.
Until next time, stay safe, stay sane.
In this week's episode I chat with veterinarian, speaker and coach, Katie Ford BVSc CertAVP(SAM) about one of the most powerful influences on our mindset.
Listen along as Katie shares how her own story of struggle helped to shape her current mindset and how she's sharing the power of Gratitude with the veterinary profession.
Check out Katie on Instagram here.
It's been one heck of a year y'all. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
This is our last episode of Scrubbed In, but it's not the end of the podcast. I have some plans in the making and you won't want to miss out. In the meantime, keep you eyes out for the next episode of That Vet Life next week.
It's bittersweet, but it's just the close of one chapter and the opening of another and we are so incredibly excited for what's to come.
To keep up with our adventures:
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Thank you to everyone who submitted their questions for this week's Q&A.
Dani and I had a grand time recording this episode and we hope you enjoy!
Next week will be the FINAL episode of Scrubbed In. Though it's certainly not the end of the podcast. So stick around to see what crazy adventures we get up to next by following us on Instagram @ThatVet_Life and @adventurous.vet
Little did we know that five hours after recording this episode NAVLE results would be posted. And then less than 24 hours after that our final exam results were posted. Talk about a double whammy.
But as all of this happened after recording you get to hear us talk about our continued frustrations of waiting. And waiting. AND waiting.......
This is also an episode of reflection, because though we hate to say it, there are only 2 more episodes of Scrubbed In to come. Can you believe we've been at this podcast for a whole year!!??!?!?!
We've seen ourselves grow as veterinarians this past year and you've gotten to listen right alongside us. Thanks for tuning in, and we hope you'll stick around for the next podcasting adventure.
BUT WAIT!! It's not over yet! Next week we want to answer YOUR questions. Ask us anything and everything you've wanted to know: about podcasting, being vet students, Edinburgh etc.
-You can send your questions to either Dani or myself on Instagram @ThatVet_Life or @adventurous.vet
I'm also going to plug my research survey again (sorry not sorry). Going through data is only fun when you have a large enough sample size, and by clicking HERE you'll be helping me get that much closer to earning my degree. So thank you in advance.
Jaky Wilson is a third year vet student at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. While She aspires to become a marine veterinarian, there is another area of medicine she is equally passionate about. After starting her Instagram account she quickly came to realize the power of connectivity it held as she came to know the diverse groups of individuals within the VETstagram community. Progressing through her degree she discovered her passion for Sustainability. Not just sustainability by way of reducing waste, but on the grander scale of sustainability within the veterinary profession both in materials used and emotional sustainability.
Recently, Jaky rebranded her Instagram to become @thesustainablevet . A place where she can share her passion for sustainability through connecting with people.
In this episode, I chat with Jaky about her rebrand and ask what her 'why' was in deciding to become The Sustainable Vet.
Want to know more? You can follow Jaky's blog by clicking HERE!!
It's been a hot minute. But now that exams are over and Dani and I are in the same time zone, recording episodes should be more regular.... In theory.
In this episode we get you Scrubbed In to what's been happening these past few weeks and talk about all that is to come between now and graduation. Additionally, we chat about the idea of not caring what other people think about you.
It's a bit of a hot topic in today's society and seems to be used more as a 'feel good' statement or as a way to validate our own paths. As it is a blanket statement in today's episode I caution everyone from using it blindly. This is because though it has its attributes, it should be taken with caution. In today's episode, Dani and I barely scratch the surface as we ask the question of 'Should you care what they think?"
Ok, a bit of a personal plug now, but beyond finishing selected rotations and finding a job there is a little thing called an SRC, or 'Student Research Component.' It's something all vet students here at the Dick Vet need to complete in order to graduate. Since I've been running this show I thought I would look into how podcasting is being utilized within the learning environment of veterinary medicine. But I need YOUR help to complete this study.
If you are able to help me out, below you will find a secure link to a short survey where you can answer questions about how you use podcasting in your daily life.
This survey will only be available for 3 weeks. Thank you!
When you start your vet school career, everything has been leading up to actually getting into vet school. This means, the idea of graduating and actually WORKING as a licensed veterinarian feels so far away. So when you do reach your final year in vet school the process of job searching doesn't feel real.
On this week's episode, we're getting you Scrubbed In to what this is actually like, as Dani and I chat about our recent externships and job searches. There is so much we feel like we are simply learning as we go, so we are by no means professionals when it comes to what you should look for in a job. But, we hope you enjoy listening along t our journeys through the process.
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Emotional Intelligence; 2 words that have been receiving quite a bit of attention on social media and the veterinary world. But what does it mean within the profession? In this episode, I chat with Dr. Lauren Smith about how we can learn to develop our own Emotional Intelligence, and how to utilize it in our day to day events. Lauren is a small animal veterinarian, blogger and speaker who has built her brand on social media @thevetitude and you can check her out on Instagram, Facebook and her website! As someone who actively strives to promote empathy and wellness in vet med, Lauren was the perfect guest to have on today's episode. If you have any thoughts or questions about today's episode, you can reach out to either Lauren or myself through social media.
Hey y'all. It's been a minute!
We've been gone from the podcast sphere for quite a while. But it's all been because of the beast of an exam known as the NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam). Pretty much every waking hour for the past 4-6 weeks at least, has been spent either in core rotations or studying. It hasn't been fun to say the least.
However.... we now get to say that we have completed the NAVLE!!!! which means we can take a huge breath of fresh air and focus on the next things in life; like finals, finding jobs and finishing our last year of vet school!! Crazy, right!?!?
In today's episode, Dani and I will get you caught up on everything that's happened these past 6 weeks. We talk about what our farm animal rotation was like and what we've learned. We also talk about what it was like to take the NAVLE (granted we can't talk about any of the content of the actual exam, per testing regulations).
We are excited to be back and look forward to putting our more episodes in the future. Though they may not be as regular as we would all like due to our rotation schedules, we will do our best.
Well Friends. We've reached the final countdown.... to the NAVLE that is.
There are only a few short weeks left in Core Rotations, which means the NAVLE is creeping closer with each day. As such Dani and I will be taking a bit of a break from the podcast and social media so we can focus on studying for the exam. You can expect to hear from us After we finish our NAVLE, at which point the podcast will start up again. But until then we will be on radio silence.
Now that we've covered that, we can talk about this week's episode! Dani and I are still in our equine rotation, and we each had a bit of fun trying out different procedures this past week. I (Mo) was on soft tissue surgery, while Dani was out driving across the countryside with the general practice.
Additionally, Dani tells her funny story about a near miss she had with a horse a few weeks ago, and I talk about meeting one of my co-hosts from an episode I recorded last year, Dr. Dave Nicol!
I want to thank each and every one of you who have joined us each week to listen along as we share our journey through final year. The number of you who have reached out to say hi and share your own stories just makes me love this profession even more! Thank you for coming along for the journey. We'll chat soon.
Hey y'all! In this week's episode we're getting you Scrubbed In to what's been happening on our Equine Rotation of Final Year. It's a shorter rotation than our small animal blocks, but still jam packed full of experience and information.
A part of our Equine Rotation includes scheduled time on an 'Out of Hours' rota in the hospital. We call it Cottage Duty, but you'll have to listen to this week's episode to find out why we call it that.
Also in this episode we break down the lessons we learn from being on Cottage Duty, specifically how it applies to being a good Top Gun (check out episode 3 of That Vet Life to learn where that reference originated from).
On another note, as Dani and I approach the final stretch of core rotations and our NAVLE exams we will be taking a brief break from the podcast. So after next week's episode you can expect a bit of radio silence as we focus all our energy on our studies to prep for exams.
As always, we love hearing from y'all and you can reach us on Instagram @ThatVet_Life and @adventurous.vet
Till next time, see ya!
After many years of being a student, finally becoming a veterinarian is a rather abrupt transition. It is a time full of change and uncertainty as you leave behind the place you've known, the social and support groups you've built in vet school, and are suddenly given a whole new level of responsibility. If we were to make this jump on our own it would be nothing short of terrifying.
Thankfully, as vet students we aren't alone in this journey and many veterinarians recognize the challenge in this transition and are sharing their own life experience to Inspire, Encourage and Challenge vet students as they take their first steps into life as practicing vets.
Dr. Alexandru Pop and Dr. Sarah Brisson are two new graduates who launched into the profession this past year and are sharing their own highs and lows as they navigate new grad life as a way to encourage the next generation of vets.
In today's episode Alex and Sarah share their stories of transitioning from vet student to veterinarian and answer the questions like:
"What do you wish someone had told you about the transition from student to vet?"
"What were your unexpected joys of starting practice?"
And so much more.
Outside of today's episode Alex and Sarah continue to share their experience on social media, and I highly recommend you check them out.
Youtube: Alexandru Pop
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In this week's episode we get you Scrubbed In for what was our second to last week of small animal rotations as I, (Mo) worked in the exotics department, while Dani was in Anesthesia.
In this episode you'll hear how Dani and I have differing opinions and levels of excitement when it comes to exotic medicine. This opens up the conversation of how rotations have allowed us to identify and understand the limits of our current knowledge and how it helps us as we move forward with rotations.
With this coming week being our last week of our small animal rotations we spend some time reflecting on just how fast these past few months have gone and what we are looking forward to in the coming months.
Also in this episode we look back at what's happened in the VETstagram community of social media, focusing on a post written by Eric Garcia @ericgarciafl . In his recent post, Eric comments on the level of complaining and negative venting he has seen on social media and the impact it has on content consumers. His solution is akin to an idea put forward by Gary Vanerchuk @garyvee which is to "make positivity louder." This means to be creating positive, inspiring, encouraging, and challenging content at such a rate that it drowns out the negative posts that are on social media.
So we asked the question, how do we "make positivity louder" not only in the VETstagram community, but in vet school and in the profession? To hear our answer, you'll just have to listen to this week's episode.
Lastly, I want to invite you to stay tuned for next week's episode of That Vet Life, where I chat with Dr. Alexandru Pop @alexandrupoppy and Dr. Sarah Brisson @thenewgradvet , two new grads in the VETstagram community who are Making Positivity Louder with their real and raw perspective on the transition from student to real veterinarian.
Time to Scrub In!
In this week's episode, Dani and I are continuing with our theme of core rotations by talking about our experiences from this past week in General Practice. While Dani was in the Vet School, I found myself at an external practice that is associated with the vet school. So while we were both working in General Practice, our experiences were rather different. From consults to surgery and everything in between, we share the lessons we learned during this past week in General Practice. In other news, this past week was exciting for another reason.... We both scheduled our NAVLE's which means the clock has started to tick with how much time remains before the big day!! Like most final year students this means the next few months are going to be filled with lots and lots of anxiety and VetPrep! Listen along as we breakdown what the NAVLE is, why we have to take it and how we are planning to study for this seven and a half our long beast of an exam. For as serious and exhausting as this past week was, it wasn't without it's own hilarity that gave Dani flashbacks to our first year of vet school! But you'll have to listen along to learn why.
We had a lot of fun recording this episode and we hope you enjoy listening. As always, we love hearing from y'all. SO if you want to share your thoughts, you can leave a comment or send in a DM/voice message through Instagram @ThatVet_Life or @adventurous.vet .
On this week's episode, Dani and I are getting you Scrubbed In to how our first week of General Practice went. This is now our third block of core rotations and we can'e believe how fast the previous two have gone as we begin the countdown to when we will take the NAVLE!!
Listen along as we share some of our favorite parts of the past week, as well as what we are looking forward to in this block of General Practice. In addition to our usual vet school banter, Dani and I get into a long discussion about self awareness and the potential implications of taking personality tests at the start of vet school/ as we enter practice. To provide a full experience we each took the Myer's Briggs Personality Indicator test (you can take it by clicking here) and found some exciting and interesting results.
We know some vet school's have their first year students take this test at the beginning of their vet school career, but what are the implications of taking this test and does it really make a difference? Listen along to this week's episode to find out.
We want to hear from you!
Have you ever taken the Myer's Brigg's Personality Indicator test as a part of your veterinary career? What sort of impact has it had on you?
Share your thoughts, or leave us a comment on Facebook or a voice message or DM Instagram @ThatVet_Life
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Known as the Harry Potter Vet, Dr. Michael W. Miller is the original veterinary wizard.
A positive force in the veterinary community, Michael tells his story through writing, but in a vet unique way. He artfully connects with his audience by approaching veterinary medicine through the lens of Harry Potter. He Inspires, Encourages and Challenges his readers to find the magic that exists within veterinary medicine and makes the thrills and perils of our profession both tangible and approachable.
His writings have been shared across the internet. With multiple articles having been featured on DrAndyRoark.com
In today's episode, I talk with Michael about his writings and the magical ways in which the themes of Harry Potter parallel the joys and challenges faced within the veterinary profession.
Find Dr. Michael Miller's writings here: harrypottervet.com
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And we're back!
Actually, we never went anywhere, but we are back recording together. Today we are getting you Scrubbed In as Dani and I venture further into our final year rotations at the Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Studies. This week, listen along as we talk about finishing our second block of Core Rotations!! It's all flying by much faster than we ever thought possible. But in this episode we reflect on just how far we have come in the past few months by talking about our increasing autonomy and what it means to become the veterinarian. Pretty soon we will take out board exam and finals and quite literally be THE veterinarians we have spent the last 20-some years working to become, and it's a rad thought.
Also in today's episode you'll hear:
-about some of our favorite moments in our Companion Animal Medicine block
-our thoughts on our upcoming rotations
-what part of VetPrep I (Mo) am slightly addicted to.
What do you think autonomy means in vet school? Whether you are a pre-vet, soon-to-graduate, or a new grad we want to hear from you?
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Hey everyone!! Dani @adventurous.vet here this week, all alone, giving you the low down on my recent travel to South Africa.
Have you ever thought about being a wildlife veterinarian?
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work on the "Big Five" of Africa on a daily basis??
This week I'm getting you Scrubbed In to what I learned in South Africa about captive animals, conservation, wildlife veterinarians, and poaching issues. Listen along as I share my recent experience at SYMCO Wildlife Symposium where I gained first hand experience working with the veterinarians working on the front lines against poaching. Our most important job in these scenarios is to protect the survivors and educate those around us on the issues and how we can make a difference. Hope you enjoy this week's episode, and that it inspires you to look into these issues more and form your own opinions.
Learn more about Symco here --> Symco.co.za
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Stayed tuned for next week where Mo and I will be back to chat about what we've been getting up to on final year rotations.
This week, Dani and I are getting you Scrubbed In to our last 2 weeks of our Companion Animal Surgical Rotation!
As each week is a whistle stop tour of each service in the hospital, we don't always get to see the full scope of what happens. This means we often end up forming opinions about each service based on a very small selection of experiences. In this episode we discuss what we enjoyed and what we enjoyed less about the services we were on.
Because Dani and I are obviously pros at navigating our final year rotations (jk not really) we felt that we could pass on our knowledge about how to prep for each week of rotation. You'll hear that the two of us have rather different means of preparing for our rotations, especially when it comes to meal prep. Or as in one of our cases, a lack of meal prep.
Now that we are back from our summer holidays things will be in full swing here at That Vet Life and you can expect a return to our regular upload schedule. That's every Monday if you are wondering. So keep an eye out for next weeks episode where you can expect to hear about Dani's educational adventure that she took part in for her summer holiday.
As always, we loving hearing from y'all and you can can reach us by leaving a comment on Instagram @ThatVet_Life , on Facebook, or by leaving us a voice message with the anchor.fm app!
Lastly, thank you for support the podcast. I seriously appreciate each and every one of you. If you are wondering how to support That Vet Life Podcast, the easiest way is to SHARE this episode with a friend!
Today on the show I am excited to share the mic with Dr. Tannetje Crocker @dr.tannetje.crocker to chat about the hot topic of Mentorship!
Dr. Crocker is an equine turned small animal vet and speaker who is a positive proponent for mentorship in the veterinary profession. As you will hear in today’s episode, the mentors in Dr. Crocker’s life have played such a key role in helping her create her journey in vet med. It was relationships like these that inspired and encouraged her to find ways of helping other vets and vet students to develop mentor-mentee relationships.
With mentorship becoming a common theme in the vet community we decided to sit down and discuss some of the big questions surrounding the topic. Today we will answer questions like:
What is mentorship?
How do I find a mentor?
Who can be a mentor?
How do I become a mentor?
How can I be a good mentee?
I had such a fun time chatting with Dr. Crocker and I am so excited for you to hear today’s episode.
Have more questions about Mentorship?
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Facebook: Dr. Tannetje Crocker https://Facebook.com/dr.tannetje.crocker
Today on Scrubbed In we are taking Q+A to a whole new level. That's because I recently received a lovely voice message from a listener and I wanted to take today's episode to provide an answer.
In this voice message we were asked to provide some feedback on how to start a podcast! For myself (Mo) starting this podcast has been quite the adventure and there has been a bit of a learning curve along the way. In this episode I hope to impart some of what I have learned onto those who are interested in starting their own podcast.
This is literally just a whistle-stop tour of the basics of starting a podcast. But I hope it can provide you with enough of a start that it encourages you to give it a try.
Have a question you want us to talk about on the podcast? Send us a voice message using the anchor.fm app, or simply send a DM on Instagram @ThatVet_life . We love hearing from y'all, and look forward to creating more episodes like this in the future.
On today's episode we are answering YOUR questions! From exams and rotations, to wellness and license to practice, we covered quite a large area. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. Sad you didn't get to ask a question for the podcast? No worries, we plan on doing more Q+A's in the future.
In the meantime you can always DM questions to either Dani or myself (Mo) on instagram @ThatVet_Life or @adventurous.vet and we will do our very best to answer you back. Also, you can always send us voice messages through the anchor.fm app!
In today's episode we're getting you Scrubbed In to what our first 2 weeks of final year have been like. Both Dani and I have been on our Small Animal Surgery Rotation and have begun to understand what it means to be final year vet students. Though it is exhausting and mentally draining, it doesn't mean we can't laugh at ourselves and enjoy our time every now and again.
Listen along as we talk about our favorite moments of the last few weeks and which might include a laughable story abut when to hit the big RED button.
Do you have questions about vet school, final year, or studying in the UK? You can send your questions to That Vet Life on Instagram @ThatVet_Life or you can leave us a voice message through the Anchor.Fm app!
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Occam's Razor is a principle, that in it's most basic form states, 'the simplest solution is usually the best.'
This is the leading principle behind Occam's Vet Division, the new initiative led by Dr. Campbell Costello @dr_cozy. Through this program Dr. Cozy will provide veterinary students the opportunities to learn hands on veterinary skills in some of the most incredible regions of the world. Don't believe me, just listen to today's episode in which Dr. Cozy recounts his veterinary career and the many adventures it has brought him on. From the icy tundra of Alaska, to the wilds of Mongolia and the unforgiving outback of Australia, Dr. Cozy has worked in some of the most amazing locations providing veterinary care to a variety of animals and communities.
I had so much fun recording this episode. The joy he has in his work can be heard through every word he says as he recounts his many stories from his career. I only wish I could have fit them all into today's episode.
Want to get involved and work with Dr. Campbell Costello? Stick around for the end of the episode where we talk about Occam's Vet Division, and how vet students and recent grads can get involved on this educational opportunity.
Want to learn more? Contact Dr. Campbell Costello via:
Thanks for coming along to another episode. It's thanks to awesome community of listeners that I (Mo) can keep the podcast running. So how can you support That Vet Life? The simplest and best way is by sharing today's episode with a friend.
Addtionally, you can follow That Vet Life on Instagram @ThatVet_Life . It's here that you can get scrubbed in to the community of vet professionals that make this community what it is.
Alright y'all. Till next week.
Well my friends, the countdown has finally reached zero! Dani and I are officially Final Years and we couldn't be more excited! You've been on the journey with us through our last semester of lectures and final year prep and are looking forward to sharing the next chapter of the journey with you as we embark on our core rotations.
However, before we cover all of the adventures of final year we need to go back in time and talk about the OSCE's (Observed Structured Clinical Exams) we took last week and how it has lead to this point.
Vet school is hard, and honestly running a podcast alongside it is not the easiest challenge I have undertaken. But I can't do it alone and I need your support. Thankfully there is a super easy way for you to support the podcast. All you have to do is share it with a friend. Or two or three :) And if you want to add brownie points you can leave a comment on the Instagram post, leave us a review on itunes, or even a voice message if you are using Anchor.fm.
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"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
This past weekend I (Mo) ran in the Edinburgh half-marathon. It was cold, rainy and windy, but it was Oh so FUN! Throughout the training and racing process I couldn't help but be reminded of an old blog post I wrote back at the beginning of my second year of vet school, when I ran my first half-marathon. In the blog I compared vet school to running a race, which now nearly 2 years later I can say holds true, but with a whole new meaning.
In today's episode I get you Scrubbed In to the vet school marathon and why your teammates are your greatest asset. Not only here in vet school, but as you go out into the profession. If you want to know more you can check out the post on Instagram @ThatVet_Life
The countdown to final year continues in this week's episode of Scrubbed In. With only a week and a bit left until we don the title of final year students, Dani and I are starting to face new challenges, like preparing for the NAVLE, financial responsibilities and the reality that in a short time we will be the ones making the important decisions in the lives of animals. Thankfully our school is helping with this transition by providing countless learning opportunities. In this week, we get you scrubbed in to our small group tutorials and practicals focused on first opinion decision making.
In these courses you don't have your notes nor do you even get to see the cases before the class. All you have are your colleagues and your own knowledge and experience. Listen along as we discuss how we deal with these scenarios and how it's preparing us for facing life in the real world. Additionally we chat about an exciting optional practical we took part in this week over at the equine hospital that involved a strong Top Gun reference.
Have questions about vet school or what happens during the final year of school? Leave a comment on Facebook or Instagram @ThatVet_Life .It's here that you can stay up to date on everything vet school related.
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Graduating from Vet School is a huge milestone that vet student looks forward to. But what happens after that?
The wonderful reality of vet school, is that you get to work in the profession after you graduate. But what sort of opportunities are available to students (in this case, in the UK) as they approach this milestone, and what if you don't yet know where in vet med you want to work?
The best advice to that question... Just start looking. There is always something to learn from every area of vet med. So whether you want to work in small animal corporate, or a private mixed practice it's always in your favor to see what's out there.
In today's episode, we do just that!
I had the opportunity to chat with Rob Tulloch, a Dick Vet alumni, who at the time of this conversation held the position of Regional Director for MediVet.
Located in the south of the UK, MediVet is a community of practices and veterinary professionals who are not only known for their high quality of veterinary care, but for their focus on the mentorship of new graduates. Starting from the time they first enter the practice doors for EMS, MediVet understands the value of caring for young students as they continue on through their careers.
So whether you are a new graduate, or if you are in your final year like myself, I invite you to listen to my conversation with Rob as we discuss mentorship and entering the profession as a newly qualified veterinarian.
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We have a jam packed episode for you this week. If you are here to listen to Dani and I rant about our lives in vet school, awesome! If you are here to learn how you can enter the GIVEAWAY I announced on Instagram, equally awesome! You can find the details on how to enter down below.
In this week's episode, we're getting you Scrubbed In to what's happening within the social sphere of veterinary medicine as Instagram is talking about removing the "like" feature. What are repercussions on the veterinary profession from this decision? Let us know your thoughts in the comments on Instagram.
Additionally we cover the not so nice side of veterinary medicine and what we learned from our classes on Euthanasia and our role as veterinarians in recognizing and responding to animal abuse. Thankfully this was well balanced by our courses on Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) which we also cover in today's episode.
Ok, now for the GIVEAWAY!!! Here's how to enter
Follow @ThatVet_Life on Instagram
Find the secret photo in my grid with the title "Congrats, you found the secret photo!"
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Tag 1 friend in the comments. Each comment = 1 entry
Entries will close at midnight GMT on May 5th. The winner will be chosen at random.
The contest is open to US and UK entrants only. This contest is not sponsored nor affiliated with Instagram.
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It's been a whole four weeks since Dani and I have been in the same country, let alone the same city. As such we had a lot to catch up on about where we've been and what we did this past month. In today's episode we'll get you up to speed on all of our adventures, from placements to travelling and as promised, more sheep excitement! Even more exciting is the fact that we are at the start of what's called 'Final Year Prep' which we'll tell you all about on today's episode.
This is just the start of the journey, so stay tuned as life is about to get a whole lot more interesting as we start our final year of vet school. From Rotations and placements, to job applications and figuring out our way in vet med, we'll be showing you the insiders view of what the final year of vet school looks like each week, here on Scrubbed In.
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It is exactly as the title says.
In this week's episode we're going a smidge back in time, to when our class celebrated the last day of didactic lectures!! It's no illusion that the first two years of vet school can be absolutely rough. But let us tell you it is equally rewarding. Now the only thing standing in our way are clinical rotations, but we'll get to that in another episode.
In the second part of this episode Dani and I discuss the slightly more in depth topic of finding our identities outside of veterinary medicine. This is very much only a surface level discussion, but we probe at the questions about what is 'identity' outwith veterinary medicine, and how do you balance your career and life? We would like to get your feedback and so we ask if you could answer this question for us;
'how do you define identity, and how do you find it outwith veterinary medicine?'
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In today's episode I am very excited to introduce Dr. Karen Bolten. On social media, Karen is better known as @thebusinessvet where she shares valuable knowledge about business and social media marketing. But how and why did this equine vet make a complete change of career? Today you'll hear as Karen shares her story of selling her thriving equine practice in pursuit of a degree in business and marketing. Additionally we discuss the 'how' and 'why' of social media marketing and why it's pertinent to veterinary professionals everywhere as well as how to best utilize it for your own marketing goals. I want to hear from you. Find this post on Instagram and comment who you want to hear from next. I had a lot of fun chatting with and learning from Karen in today's episode. If you want to learn more, you can follow Karen on Facebook and Instagram @thebusinessvet Want to hear more episodes like this? You can listen to That Vet Life on any major podcasting platform. Additionally you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram @ThatVet_Life
It's the Spring time here in the UK, which can only mean one thing! If you are a vet student in the UK, you know spring time = sheep time. Right now the hills are dotted with sheep and their new born lambs, and it looks as if it was right out of a James Herriot story. As vet students in the UK it is a requirement to complete a placement on a sheep farm. Some love it so much they go back year after year! So what does it look like to work on a sheep farm, surrounded by hundreds of sheep and little lambs? In this week's episode, Dani and I share our knowledge and experience from our time in the lambing shed. From accidental mutton busting to helping newborn lambs into the world, this episode is sure to take into a James Herriot story. Question Time!!!! -->Where in the world are you listening to the podcast from? Leave a comment on the post @ThatVet_Life to let us know just how far the podcast has traveled. Follow that Vet Life on Facebook and Instagram @ThatVet_Life Follow Dani on Facebook and Instagram @adventurous.vet
Ever wanted to travel to Scotland or other parts of the UK? In today's episode, Dani and I are putting our last three years of studying in Edinburgh to use and sharing our favorite parts of living here. Now that we no longer consider ourselves tourists we felt it was a fitting time to answer some of the biggest questions we get. "What's your favorite part about living in Scotland!?" and "Why don't you have a Scottish accent?" In this week's episode we'll be putting our tour guide hats on and talking about why we love this beautiful country. We'll cover where to go, what to do and how to get there, all on the budget of a vet student. Have you ever traveled to Scotland, or other parts of the UK? What were some of your favorite/least favorite parts? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post on Facebook or Instagram @ThatVet_Life . Follow Dani on Facebook or Instagram @adventurous.vet . Want to support the podcast? Share this episode with a friend. Who know's maybe you'll find a new travel buddy!
What is EMS????? It stands for Extra-Mural Studies. But what does that even mean?
As you'll here, there are some differences between US and UK schools when it comes to seeing practice and what's expected of students in those situations. In today's episode Dani and I break down our thought processes of how to approach an EMS placement. From what to wear to how to make a good first impression, we'll share our favorite clinical moments with you, as well as what we've learned from our own sub-optimal situations.
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Dr. Tracy Kelly is a veterinarian who embodies the spirit of adventure. From endurance riding to being an equine vet and now reindeer riding, this adventurous vet has many an exciting story to tell. In today's episode Tracy takes us along on her journey to Mongolia to meet the nomadic Tsaatan tribe and their seemingly magical herd of reindeer. The episode starts out as Tracy describes the joy she and her daughter share in extreme adventure. It's this passion for exploring that brings them to find Erik Cooper @erikcooperadventurist who ultimately leads them on their journey through Mongolia. Being a nomadic life and having minimal resources you'll hear as they faced many a challenge, but equally were exposed the beauty of Mongolia and the little known way of life of the Tsaatan. It is a story full of excitement from Reindeer to rabid dogs. I was kept on the edge of my seat while recording and I hope you enjoy today's conversation with the ever inspiring Dr. Tracy Kelly. You can contact Dr. Tracy Kelly via firstname.lastname@example.org Follow That Vet Life on Instagram @ThatVet_Life and Facebook @ThatVet_Life
In today's episode we're doing a deep dive into social media and answering the question, is social media for you?
Within the last 5 years social media has seen a surge of use within veterinary medicine. For vet students this opened up the doors and provided insight to what vet school looked like.
But how and why do vet students use social media? Today we share our experiences of using social media to build our own brands and evaluate the positives and negatives to our methods.
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In this week's episode of Scrubbed In, we talk about learning styles and the not-so-well-known Penguin Theory of learning.
Haven't heard of it? Well....It's not exactly a real thing, but we're just going to go with it because we think it perfectly describes what learning in vet school is like. Lol! As you'll hear, vet school is full of people who learn differently and a key to surviving and thriving involves figuring out how you learn best. For Dani and I, figuring out how each of us learn best impacts how we study, take exams and even how we approach clinical rotations. And as we have experienced, once you do find your style it can make all the difference in how you choose to tackle opportunities presented to you in vet school.
We hope you enjoy today's episode, and invite you to follow along on our journey through our final year in vet school. You can follow us both on Facebook and Instagram @ThatVet_Life and @adventurous.vet .
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Here's something new for y'all. Introducing, Scrubbed In!! In this weekly series, Mo (host of That Vet Life) and her friend and classmate Dani will take you along on their journey as they embark on their final year of vet school a.k.a clinical rotations. There is A LOT packed into a vet student's final year as they prepare to enter the profession as a full fledged veterinarian. Listen along as Mo and Dani break it down for you as they invite you to take part in their successes and failures as they become veterinarians. You can learn more and see what happens in the day-to-day life of these vet students by following Mo on Facebook and Instagram, and Dani on Facebook and Instagram. Also, If you want to help these vet students achieve their dreams, go and leave a review on itunes!!
A veterinarian in Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. John Arnold is a huge supporter of the new generation of veterinarians and finding ways of supporting the profession in general. It was from this that he developed Podcast a Vet, to provide a platform for veterinarians to share their own personal stories with the rest of the profession. I highly recommend you go and give it a listen here [Podcast a Vet]
In today's episode I talk with John about his story of how he became involved in veterinary medicine. Additionally I ask John to share his insights on the job application and interview process from his position as an interviewer. Today's episode was so fun to record and left me feeling very hopeful as I approach my final year of vet school as I hope it does for you too.
Telehealth, Telemedicine, Triage and VCPR. These topics have created a fair amount of controversy and confusion within the veterinary profession, but they don't have to.
In today's episode I chat with John Dillon, the Founder and CEO of Guardian Vets, an after hours triaging service for veterinary practices. As you will hear, John has had his own personal experiences of heading to the nearest emergency practice because of after hours emergencies with his own dog, Patrick. It were these experiences and similar stories from other pet owners that led him to develop Guardian Vets.
As human health care moves in a digital direction for providing care to clients, veterinary medicine is following suit but also dealing with the same challenges. As such it's important to understand all the jargon used in order to take part in these discussions. Listen along as we talk about Telehealth, Telemedicine, Triage and how VCPR ties it all together in this episode of That Vet Life.
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As a pre-vet I had the opportunity to intern at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington Kentucky as a veterinary assistant. While I was there I met Dr. Jeremy Shaba. At the time Jeremy had recently graduated vet school and was half-way through his year-long internship. Now three years later, Jeremy works as an associate field veterinarian at Hagyard's. But how did he end up in the Blue Grass? In today's episode I catch up with Jeremy as he shares some of the information he's learned in practice these last few years as well as how he developed an interview blog as a vet student to aid his search for internships. Additionally we talk about the importance of mentorship and evaluating clinic culture when searching for internship opportunities. Follow Jeremy: Twitter @JeremyShaba https://twitter.com/jeremyshaba?lang=en Facebook @DrJeremyShaba https://www.facebook.com/shabajer/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/shabajer Follow That Vet Life @ThatVet_Life Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thatvet_life/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThatVetLife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/ThatVet_Life?lang=en
It's been called the worlds toughest horse race. At 1000km, the Mongol Derby is not for the faint at heart. Thankfully there are adventure seekers like Dr. Georgina Johnston who have not only ridden this race, but have returned to Mongolia to serve as a veterinarian to the nearly 1400 horses that take part in this test of endurance.
Working alongside the kind and welcoming people of Mongolia, Georgina played a key role in ensuring the safety of horses and riders. Though as she will tell you, there were challenges to face at every turn. Listen along as she tells her story of taking part in the Mongol Derby including exciting tales of field surgeries and lessons learned.
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intro music created by: Dr. Abhishek 'Shake' Chatterjee (episode 9)
In today's episode I have a chat with the ever inspiring Krispin Kannan. A large animal veterinarian in New Zealand, Krispin has a knack for sharing the subtle nuances of life that can easily be passed over in our fast paced lives, through his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/vet.krispy/ .
We talk abut mindfulness and in particular the episode centers around emotional intelligence and how this is a key component in the veterinary profession for both the success of the business and the happiness of the vet and client. Within vet schools I listened as Krispin shared how the New Zealand Vet School, Massey University has changed its acceptance criteria based on emotional intelligence to better support vet students and new grads.
This was such a fun episode to record and edit for y'all, so let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.
In this episode I welcome Meggy Chan, a first year vet student at University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine.
If you've been in the UK for vet school long enough you know that every first year student is required to go lambing. It can be exciting, daunting and intimidating at first but one thing is for sure, it will be an experience you won't soon forget. Listen along as Meggy and I share our favorite stories from the lambing shed as well as the lessons we've learned along the way.
In this episode I am joined by veterinary powerhouse Dr. Dave Nicol.
Author of 'So you're a vet, now what,' and creator of VetX, the professional development platform, Dr. Dave certainly has seen and heard the gambit of what veterinary students and recent graduates are facing his in this day and age of veterinary medicine.
Today Dr. Dave shares his vet school stories from Glasgow and learns the rivalries between the two great Scottish schools is alive as ever. Additionally we evaluate the unbalanced realities and expectation that currently exist within the profession.
Hey y'all and welcome to another episode of That Vet Life.
What hasn't already been said about today's influential guest? She is better known for her Instagram presence as @vetnolimits, but Natalia Strokowska is a veterinary power to be reckoned with. Her relevant understanding of the veterinary profession is one of the reasons she is becoming known as a leader in her field.
Listen along as Natalia shares her story of vet student to Practice Director and everything in between.
Once upon a time an American vet student chatted with two Australian vets about their life. One false biography, a conversation about Koala bile and a power outage later it's safe to say today's episode has pushed the boundaries of veterinary comedy gold.
In today's episode I chat with Dr. Robbie Anderton and Dr. Lewis Kirkham, the geniuses behind, Two Vets Talk Pets, a podcast created for pet owners and animal lovers about all the things you've ever wanted to ask your vet, but haven't. Listen along as we talk about their veterinary adventures in Aussie-land and the story about they have made their mark in the world of veterinary podcasting.
With the revolution of the internet the ability to disseminate information took a giant leap forward. With this leap, came portable audio devices. Put the two together and podcasting became the obvious result.
But what is podcasting, and how can we utilize this tool in veterinary medicine. In today's episode, I chat with 4th year vet student Seth Williams to investigate these questions further.
Want to start your own podcast? In this episode Seth and I will cover the tips and tools you need to get started.
We are all familiar with veterinary mentorship in the context of senior veterinarian and vet students. But what does it look like between students? How do we work to support the students around us?
Listen along as I talk with the ever wonderful Kristi Crow, a vet student at Purdue University about how her veterinary experience has thus influenced her new found role as a wellness advocate for vet students everywhere.
Veterinary practice and Penthouse parties. What could these two things possibly have in common. Listen along as I chat with today's guest, Dr. Abhishek 'Shake' Chatterjee about his journey through vet school and how it has lead him to his exciting position as a veterinarian by day and a DJ after hours.
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As vet students we are always looking to gleam information about vet school and practice from upperclassmen and graduates. Thankfully the vets we look up to are always willing to share their insider secrets to surviving and thriving during the years of vet school and beyond.
I had such a wonderful time in today's episode chatting with Dr. Ross Henderson. A veterinarian at his family practice in Colorado, Ross earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, followed by his Vet Degree at the Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. Listen along as Ross shares the lessons he's learned thus far in his veterinary career, as well as some wonderful stories from his time in the UK and on EMS placements.
A huge thank you to Dr. Henderson for taking the time to chat, and thanks to y'all for following along in the journey.
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The technological advances that have been made within the sphere of animal care and veterinary medicine have revolutionized how we evaluate, diagnose and treat our veterinary patients. In the world of Equine Medicine a great deal of focus has been centered around the early detection of colic symptoms. In today's episode I talk with Jeffrey Schab, the Founder and CEO of Protequus, as well as the driving force behind Nightwatch, the world'd first smart halter.
Listen along as we talk about this new device and answer the questions of how can we create more peace of mind for horse owners when it comes to equine distress.
In this episode I am very excited to share the microphone with Dr. Cody Creelman. Known as the internet's favorite cow vet, Cody has made his name known through his presence on social media. Through platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and now through podcasting, Cody has shared his daily experiences as a cattle vet in Canada.
With this experience he was the perfect person to talk to when it comes to the writings of Alf Wight, better known as James Herriot. Listen along as we compare the experiences and medicine of James Herriot's days to the current environment of veterinary medicine.
Podcast - Cody Creelman, Cow Vet
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In this episode I talk with vet student, Trusten Moore. A well known name in veterinary social media, Trusten is known for his passion for emergency and critical care and the way he shares this with the world using social media.
Listen along as I talk with Trusten about social media and how we as vet students and professionals can utilize this medium within the veterinary profession to positively influence our community and educate our clients.
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No special guest this episode. Sorry y'all.
Instead I present to you a short blog post I wrote during my first year of vet school. Due to the response I received when I first wrote it I felt this was the perfect time to talk about it again.
Hope you enjoy.
On campus of the Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Neil Hudson is well known for familiar use of Top Gun references, his recent accolades as a rapper, and most importantly as a mentor for vet students in all stages of their veterinary career. In today's episode I chat with Dr. Hudson about how journey through the veterinary profession and his current position as an educator in veterinary medicine.
Listen along as I talk with Dr. Anna Reddish, Assistant Director for Student Initiatives of the AVMA, and vet student Steven Hanes, general manager from this years SAVMA Symposium as we answer questions like: what is SAVMA and what does it look like within organized veterinary medicine, why is symposium so exciting, and what do we have to look forward to in the coming year from SAVMA and the AVMA?
In this episode I talk with Kim Carew, a current final year student at the Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Though a short time compared to the coming years in practice, the four years most students spend in vet school play a pivotal role in who we become as clinicians. Here I talk with Kim about her experience studying in Scotland at the Dick Vet, covering topics like: moving to another country, getting involved, finding your support network, taking the NAVLE, and so much more.