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The People of Veterinary Medicine

The People of Veterinary Medicine

By Clint Latham
There's one thing this podcast is all about. Amazing people doing amazing things in the Veterinary space. This is a long format podcast thats all about digging into the stories and what makes them unique and amazing! T
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Nicole Clausen - Embracing the Veterinary Community

The People of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Phil Richmond - Dealing with your inner demons
Dr. Richmond is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) and is the medical director at Country Oaks Animal Hospital in New Port Richey, Florida. He currently serves as the chair of both the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Outreach and Professional Wellness & Wellbeing Committees. He is a member of the UFCVM wellbeing curriculum committee and lectures on wellbeing topics. Dr. Richmond is one of 3 co-founders of the Veterinary Wellbeing Collective and the founder of Flourishing Phoenix, a positive veterinary wellbeing consulting practice. He has also served on the board of directors of the Florida Medical Professionals Group, an organization that supports medical professionals in recovery in the state.
February 19, 2021
Dr. Tina Tran - Are you an ally?
Dr. Christina V. Tran is a first generation Filipino-American raised  outside of Chicago, Illinois. After completing her undergraduate degree  at University of California, Davis, Dr. Tran received her veterinary  degree from University of  Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has spent the majority of her  professional career in small animal private practice -- as a full-time  associate, relief veterinarian, and house call practice owner. In  addition, Dr. Tran has worked in shelter medicine and in  academia. She served as veterinary technology faculty at Portland  Community College and as veterinary technology program director at  Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, Dr. Tran  is on faculty at University of Arizona College of Veterinary  Medicine as associate professor and Clinical Relations Lead  Veterinarian.
February 5, 2021
Nicole Clausen - Embracing the Veterinary Community
Nicole Clausen, CSSGB, CCFP, CVBL has over 13 years of experience  in the veterinary industry with over 10 years in small animal practice.  She worked her way up from receptionist to Operations Manager in various  clinics and understands the intricacies and internal workings of a  successful practice. A common theme she noticed in hospitals  across the country was a lack of inventory management, clarity, and  control, whereas her focus was to create a viable, profitable system  where there was only a void before. Her firm, Veterinary  Care Logistics, was born out of the demand by several industry leaders  to utilize her inventory system as a model throughout the country. She  specializes in helping veterinary teams create a streamlined and  efficient inventory management system.
January 29, 2021
Sarah Rumple - Breaking the barriers of a broken home
Sarah's start in the veterinary industry came in 2011, when she was  hired as the marketing copywriter for the American Animal Hospital  Association. In her nearly 5 years there, she fell in love with the  profession and learned how to "speak veterinary" fluently. By 2016, the  need for standout veterinary writing became obvious to Sarah, so she  started her company, Rumpus Writing and Editing.  From blogs and social media posts to editorials and advertising  copy—whether pet owner- or industry-facing—if it could be written or  edited in the veterinary space, Sarah would do it. Today, Rumpus is a  team of outstanding writers and editors who know veterinary medicine,  know grammar, push limits, and deliver exactly what their clients want.
January 22, 2021
Alyssa Mages BS, CVT - Be the pebal that starts the wave
Alyssa is the CVO of Empowering Veterinary Teams. With over 16 years in the  veterinary field and a lifetime of thinking outside of the box, Alyssa is the go-to-gal for developing content & ensuring skills are taught  and messages heard.  When she's not creating, teaching or saving furry  lives, she's hanging out with her family - amazing hubby, 2 small yet  spectacular humans & training her blind Cane Corso pup.  Try and  keep up with her, she's always on the go!
January 15, 2021
Colin Carr - Going Against the Stream
Colin  Carr is the founder and CEO of CARR, the nation’s leading provider of  commercial real estate services for healthcare tenants and buyers. Every  year,  thousands of healthcare practices trust CARR to help them achieve the  most favorable terms on their lease and purchase negotiations. Colin  has been involved in commercial real estate since 2000 and personally  completed over 1,000 transactions. Colin educates thousands of  healthcare  professionals, administrators, business owners and students on an  annual basis through national meetings, conventions, study clubs,  associations, universities, and webinars. CARR’s mission is to help practice owners “Maximize Your Profitability Through Real Estate®” A link to our website would be much appreciated:
January 8, 2021
Jamie Camp BBA/BS, CVPM - The Abundacne Mindset in the Veterinary Practice
Jamie has worked in the veterinary industry since 2005. Worked in several clinics as an assistant/technician, client service representative, and manager for single doctor practices, multi-doctor practices, corporate practices, privately owned practices, and an emergency clinic.  Received her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification in August of 2017.  Jamie created Veterinary Practice Consulting, LLC in February 2020. I am doing consulting for various areas of the veterinary industry including speaking engagements. I am also a member of VetPartners where I can be found for consulting or speaking engagements.
December 11, 2020
Brandon Hess CVPM CCFP - Learning from life's tragedies
With a degree in Psychology, and a background in managing companion  animal practices, as well as an award-winning AAHA-accredited emergency  and specialty practice, Brandon brings a great deal of hands-on  experience to the VetSupport team. Other facts about Brandon include: He earned his certification as a compassion fatigue professional (CCFP) in 2016. Brandon and his wife, Michelle live in the Cincinnati area with their 3 dogs and 4 cats. When he’s not working, you can find him pursuing his other passions of snorkeling and scuba diving
December 4, 2020
Mira Johnson, CPA - From Slovakia to American Veterinary CPA partner
Mira Johnson is a partner at the JF Bell Group. Helping veterinary practices thrive through a better understanding of your financial goals. To find out more about Mira and the JF Bell Group go to
November 20, 2020
Dr. H Howells - Vet Med Physics and playing music in Mexico
Dr. H Howells is the founder of Agents of Change Coaching, end of life veterinarian and staff member at the Colorado veterinary medical association. H has one of those amazing stories that I could listen to for hours on end. To find out more about Dr. H and the work she is doing check out
November 13, 2020
Dr. Jenifer Chatfield - Learning to wake up Happy
Host and Producer Jenifer Chatfield at "Is this a thing? Veterinary Translations for Pet Owners!" on Youtube. DVM 360, Fetch & Viticus group speaker. Host and Co-Producer of the VetCandy Podcast and former Veterinary Practice owner. 
November 6, 2020
Jamie O'Kane CPA CTC - Learing to say YES to yourself
Helping Women-Owned Vet Practices Thrive | Advanced Tax Savings |  Business Podcast Host - The Abundant Beans.
October 30, 2020
Isaiah Douglas - The Power of taking a chance on yourself
Isaiah's mission: • Change the dynamics of advice and how it is given to dentists and veterinarians. • Focus on the most significant assets dentists and veterinarians have, which is their skillset and businesses. • Identify and grow net worth for clients to help them accomplish their goals in life. • Support the community of Fee-Only and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ advisors who are changing the industry of financial advice. Website: Podcast: Veterinarian Financial Advisors Network: LinkedIn:
October 23, 2020
Dr. Jan Bellows - Board cert dental specialist & endurance sports enthusiast
Dr. Jan Bellows has devoted his veterinary career to help animals and veterinarians through dental education. Dr. Bellows received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University and after completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, worked as a small animal practitioner at Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. In his pursuit of his goal to make greater contributions to his patients and the veterinary profession, Dr. Bellows became board certified by the board of veterinary practitioners, the academy of veterinary dentistry, and became a diplomat of the college of veterinary dentistry in 1990.
October 16, 2020
Dr Shadi Ireifej - The doctor behind VetTriage
Dr Shadi is a board certified surgeon and the doctor behind VetTriage. Dr. Shadi is truly pushing the boundaries of telemed to bring better care to patients all across the US.   
October 9, 2020
Dr. Steve Manyak - Bringing the passion back into your practice
Dr Steve is a Veterinary Hospital Owner, Entrepreneur & Technology Thought Leader. 
October 2, 2020
Dr. Aubrey Kumm the man behind NAVC's Retriever App
Dr. Kumm is the founder and CEO of Guava Ai. He developed the first veterinary specific algorithm-based recruitment platform for the profession. GuavaVet’s disruptive technology enables matched veterinary employers and job seekers to connect on demand and without the need for intermediaries. Dr. Kumm as director of veterinary surgeries within the Companion Care / Vets4Pets group in the United kingdom as well as member and also chairperson of the group’s veterinary representative body, the Joint Venture Council, for 6 years. Dr. Kumm is affiliated with the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the University of Cape Town, as neuroscience researcher and technology advisor.
September 11, 2020
Dr. Adam Christman - The Man behind DVM360 aka MJH Life Sciences
Dr. Christman is an MBA graduate with public speaking appearances regarding customer service, team building, leadership and organizational culture. Board member & treasurer to the NJVMA. Adjunct professor of human anatomy & physiology and veterinary assistant program. Social media influencer. Host of the Adam Christman Show! He also hosts the Vet Blast Podcast. Instagram @Adam_Christman
August 28, 2020
PetDesk's CEO - Taylor Cavanah
In this episode we sit down with PetDesk's CEO Taylor Cavanah. I'm always fascinated with the why people get into Veterinary Medicine. We talk about how he grew from a failed app company to one of the industries top Communication and Reminder Services for the Veterinary Industry.   
August 14, 2020
Craig Spinks & Josh Vaisman - Two of the greatest people in Veterinary Medicine
Josh and Craig are two of the greatest people that I know in the Veterinary Industry. There are a lot of firsts on this episode. The first 3 person podcast, the 1st episode to go over the 1hr limit. Hold on they're getting longer! Hahaha. I wanted to welcome you into our monthly 'man date' as we call it. Where we get together and talk about the challenges facing our respective businesses. 
July 31, 2020
Maria Pirita - She is the reason you need a good practice manager
Some of the best practices I have worked with have amazing practice managers. Maria is one such PM. In this episode we talk about how she was able to work her way up from receptionist to practice manager. Then to being the catalyst for her practice to have one of their busiest months on record during one of the most uncertain of economic times.  They say to surround yourself with smart people. Maria is one of those people that I want to surround myself with. 
July 17, 2020