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RaiderVet Podcast

RaiderVet Podcast

Recorded at the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine by faculty and staff members, this podcast discusses multiple aspects of our veterinary school and veterinary medicine in general.
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S3E3: Life Update, It's Rough Out Here
We're a third of the way through the semester, time to check in on the first-years! The first exam has come and gone and it's time to see how everyone fared. It's a class of 2026 podcast with Julianna Norrell sitting down with Makala Fussell and Brianna Furman to get the update we've all been waiting for.
September 28, 2022
S3E2: Dr. Sam Jackson
He's the sheep and goat guy who also happens to do everything else! Dr. Jackson's extensive knowledge over multiple species and industries makes him a valuable asset to students and our school. From sheep to horse judging to the masked rider program, he's truly done it all! Listen in to this podcast as we get a small glimpse into Dr. Jackson's time at Texas Tech and his diverse career.
September 13, 2022
S3E1: New Kids on the Block
Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine just got a little bigger! We kick off this season with two new students from the class of 2026. Patrick Guerrero sits down with Alexandria Laker and Julianna Norrell to discuss orientation and the first week of classes (as well as an exciting Sod Poodles game).  They walk us through everything from the interview to the first week and give a bit of perspective from the new class. Here's to another great year RaiderVets! 
August 30, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E6: Officially 25% Veterinarians!!!
It's a full on student takeover for our second season finale. Patrick Guerrero will sit down with students Ashleigh Patridge, and Bennett Folsom after a long week of finals to talk about their experiences during their first year here at the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine (don't worry, we recorded this weeks ago, they're enjoying their summer right now). They will discuss topics such as study habits, past experiences leading up to school, and some advice for incoming and prospective students.
June 29, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E5: Veterinary School or a PhD program?
Did you know the veterinary school also has many postgraduate students pursuing a Masters or PhD? Two of these postgraduate students, Sara Beth Boggan and Savana Everhart, sit down with Pippa to discuss the process of creating a PhD program and the challenges of completing it. They will discuss their favorite things about the program including their mentors, colleagues, and the outdoors scene of the Texas panhandle.
June 17, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E4: There ARE fish in the desert, we put them there
Everything is bigger in Texas, and there are people in the state working on making sure fish are added to this list. Donovan Patterson from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department discusses with Clayton the work of the Texas Fresh Water Fisheries Center, including reproduction programs for increasing the size of Bass. Learn about good places to fish, research in aquaculture, and discover the location of a semi-secret center where you can observe and learn about fish species endemic to Texas.
June 03, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E3: Managing facilities, people, and animals
There are many people at the veterinary school that do a lot a work to keep it going. Two of them, Scott Mitchell and Michael Acuña, join us today to discuss the management of the school facilities, horse training, and hunting (among many other subjects). Scott is the school's Senior Director of Operations whom has been with the school from the time the building was just in paper and has been instrumental for the completion of the school (still ongoing). Mike "Pops" Acuña is  a large animal technician with about 50 years of experience in the field and that has taken the lead and responsibility for our satellite location, Mariposa Station.
May 18, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E2: The Mad-scientist's laboratory mysteries
What happens when you let the new student member of the RaiderVet podcast, a maker, and a veterinarian alone in a recording room? They talk about testicles… mostly (they’re fake, don’t worry). Patrick Guerrero discusses the collaboration between our Clinical Skills Model Technician, Anthony Goldsmith, and one of our faculty veterinarians, Clayton Cobb, for the training of veterinary students with models. They also discuss cricket flour.
April 27, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S2E1: Two Solo cups and a bottle of... we should have retired
The RaiderVet podcast is back! And to kick in season two we have two special guest that are too entertaining for their own good. We will hear from the Executive Associate to the Dean, Debbie Johnson, and the Network Program Manager for the Office of Clinical Programs, Danelle Barber. They will give us the non-veterinarian perspective of the ins and outs of the school, and will give us more information about the upcoming Ribbon Cutting inauguration for the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine.
April 19, 2022
RaiderVet Podcast S1E8: The Podcasters
This extra long, season finale episode coincides with the end of the first semester of the veterinary school. You can listen to the past hosts (Pippa, Jennifer, Kelly, Anthony (T.J.), Clayton, and for the first time Michael) discuss their careers, their lives as students, and their experience with the Texas tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. We are all very thankful that you have listen to our podcasts and we are excited to come back for more next year. Please send us an email to with your questions and comments.
December 17, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E7: Sarah Innis, Val Trevino and Dylan Bostick
This episode focuses on the application process for the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. Kelly interviews the Director of Admissions and Student Services, and Amarillo native, Sarah Innis. They discuss the reasons for our selection process, and the behind the scenes work done to ensure we admit students that meet our school's mission. After that, Anthony (TJ) sits down with two of the first generation Raidervets in the making: Val Trevino and Dylan Bostick. They will give you a better idea on what the application process is like from an applicant's point of view, and what could make a future applicant a good candidate. They will also discuss their experience in the first semester of this program.
December 09, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E6: Dr. Gibbons, Dr. Williams and Dr. Williams
In this episode two of the power couples of the veterinary school sit down to discuss various aspects of the profession. First Pippa interviews Dr. John Gibbons, her colleague and husband, and discuss different aspects of research including benefits to producers, founding and student involvement. After that, Kelly sits down with economist Dr. Ryan Williams (her husband) on the importance of introducing veterinary students to concepts such as economic health and practice finances. Ryan flips the script on his better half and interviews Dr. Kelly Williams on the importance of emotional health and how we are making sure our students are in the best mental health possible during vet school.
December 02, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E5: Dr. Glenn and Dr. Powe
Moving on from the introduction of our deans, this episode features a very important part of our school: local veterinarians and clinical partners. Both of these professionals, Dr. Kent Glenn and Dr Janey Powe, have extensive experience and have moved from one aspect to veterinary medicine to another. Find out more about shelter medicine with Clayton and Dr. Glenn, and about the management of veterinary clinics with Jennifer and Dr. Powe.
November 10, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E4: Dean Conklin
Dr. Britt Conklin is the last, but definitively not least, on our series of introductions of the Deans of our veterinary school. Kelly and Britt discuss the culture of the panhandle, community and family, and the last year of veterinary school at Texas Tech.
November 01, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E3: Dean Nguyen
We continue the introduction of the Deans of the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. This time the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Annelise Nguyen, sits down with Pippa to discuss research and the veterinary school, the similarities and differences of cooking and research, and traveling.
October 25, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E2: Dean Dascanio and Dr. Ballou
The second episode of the Raidervet Podcast features the Associate Dean of Students and Academic Affairs of the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. John Dascanio, and the Chair of the TTU Department of Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Michael Ballou. Subjects discussed include recommendations for current and aspiring students of the vet school, collaboration with the TTU main campus, and more.
October 18, 2021
RaiderVet Podcast S1E1: Dean Loneragan
This pilot episode features the Dean of the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Guy Loneragan. Clayton and Guy discuss the mission of the veterinary school, life as a veterinary student, and rugby.
October 08, 2021