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VETchat by The Webinar Vet

VETchat by The Webinar Vet

By Anthony Chadwick BVSC CertVD MRCVS, Founder of The Webinar Vet
Looking for on-the-go content on all things veterinary? VETchat by The Webinar Vet brings you exclusive discussions with members all across the veterinary profession. From hot topical debates to mini CPD/CE lessons, we cover just about everything! Join us weekly to learn, be inspired, and be entertained. Hosted by veterinarian Anthony Chadwick.
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Do You Feel Confident Speaking Up About Other People's Mistakes? - Mark Turner | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Mark Turner, Small Animal Practitioner and Course Director at VetQIT, a consultancy helping practices integrate quality improvement into everything that they do. In this episode, Anthony and Mark Discuss patient safety and quality improvement, ensuring we learn from our mistakes, and what contributes to the culture in practice. They also talk about whether new graduates are less confident, the issues that come with hierarchical structures and not feeling able to speak up, and Mark explains what his company VetQIT are about. Learn more about VetQIT here
32:31
August 12, 2022
How To Deal With Bullying In Practice - Olivia Oginska | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Olivia Oginska, Emotional Intelligence & Wellbeing Coach and founder of VetGoneReal. In this episode, Olivia shares her knowledge of bullying, the key signs to look out for to tell if someone is being bullied and advice for team leaders on how to manage bullying situations. They discuss the effects of bullying on practice culture and productivity and the importance of ensuring you listen to the person doing the bullying, making it a safe space for a discussion. Finally, Olivia shares tips on approaching your leader if you are being bullied. Find more from Olivia at VetGoneReal here
21:31
August 09, 2022
What You Need To Know Before Neutering - Stefanos Kladakis | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Stefanos Kladakis, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon and President of Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society. In this episode, Anthony and Stefanos discuss the pros and cons of neutering. Stefanos share's his B.O.A.T acronym for how to approach neutering, the importance of ensuring the procedure is done at the correct time, and the risks associated with spaying obese dogs. Anthony asks what stitches Stefanos recommends, when to choose to do an ovariectomy or an ovariohysterectomy, and whether the flank spay method or the midline spay method should be used.
27:46
August 05, 2022
Establishing Standardisation of Radiologic Interpretations - Neil Shaw | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Neil Shaw, founder of SignalPET. SignalPET’s advanced technology utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to assess radiographs in real-time for normals and abnormals on 50+ radiographic tests. You take x-rays. Your images instantly get reviewed by SignalPET's AI. And you get instant test results in addition to a custom client-facing radiology report. Help your veterinary team provide faster intervention, less expensive care, and enhanced patient outcomes during radiographic procedures. In this episode, Anthony and Neil discuss the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and the common challenges in a veterinary practice that AI can help with, such as; time management, lack of confidence and tunnel vision. Neil explains how SignalPET works, how they developed the system and what is in the near future too. They also discuss how the system continues to learn itself and how we can improve as vets as a result of its help. Learn more about SignalPET here Thank you to SignalPET for sponsoring this episode.
32:01
August 02, 2022
Understanding Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome - Andrew Perry | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Andrew Perry, European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry and Head of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals. In this episode, Anthony and Andrew have a great discussion on all things dentistry! They talk about Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome (FOPS), how often Andrew sees this and how dangerous it can be. Andrew shares the importance of dental radiography before surgeries, his general approach to different diseases and advice on what equipment to use in practice. Finally, they also discuss the use of antibiotics and whether Andrew still stitches open wounds.
47:20
July 29, 2022
What Are The New Treatments In Oncology? - Douglas Thamm | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Douglas Thamm, Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University. In this episode, Anthony and Douglas discuss a whole range of new treatments in oncology that have been appearing over the last few years. Douglas shares his first opinions on the drug Stelfonta for the treatment of mast cell tumours in dogs. He discusses what it is, the potential limitations of the drug and where he can see it being useful. Doug explains the similarities and differences of Stelfonta vs tyrosine kinase inhibitors, they talk about new blood tests that are said to detect tumours early, and what circumstances he thinks they may be used. Anthony also asks Doug about his thoughts on treatments such as using monoclonal antibodies and new radiation treatments.
36:58
July 22, 2022
Should We Be Worried About The Increase In New Dog Breeders? - Sarah Heath and Rowena Packer | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this special episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sarah Heath, Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine and Rowena Packer, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Scientist at RVC. In this episode, Anthony, Sarah and Rowena discuss the influence of the pandemic on our pets. They delve into Rowena's research, some of the future issues that may be a direct result of the pandemic, the difference between the impacts on cats and dogs, and the importance of recognising emotional, physical and cognitive health as a whole. They also have an important conversation on the increase in less-reputable breeders, dog services and designer dogs, and just how vital it is to do your research before buying a puppy. Watch the webinar series on pandemic pets here
50:44
June 24, 2022
What Are The Benefits Of Cryosurgery? - Sam Niedbala | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sam Niedbala, Chief Executive Officer at CryoConcepts LP. In this episode, Anthony and Sam discuss Sam's background in chemistry and medical devices, particularly in-vitro diagnostics. They talk about the surge in knowledge about testing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the popularity of cryosurgery over the years, and why it hasn't been more routinely used in veterinary medicine. Sam explains the new advancements in cryosurgery, what gas is currently used, the benefits of not needing anaesthesia, and the importance of freeze cycles. If you are thinking about introducing cryosurgery into your practice, give this episode a listen! Watch the webinar with Sam here For more information, visit Cryoconcepts's YouTube channel here Thank you to MWK Healthcare for sponsoring this episode.
21:48
June 17, 2022
Why Behavioural Medicine Should Be A Discipline Taught At University - Sarah Heath | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sarah Heath, both an RCVS and an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine as well as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. In this episode, Anthony and Sarah discuss Sarah's welfare background and her path to becoming a behavioural specialist, the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in practice, and the difference between environmental optimisation, enrichment and modification. They also discuss the need for recognising behavioural medicine as a discipline in university education and some of the great feedback that Sarah has received after her teaching.
33:50
June 10, 2022
Transitioning Back Into Practice After Maternity Leave - Lou Northway | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Lou Northway, QI Clinical Lead RVN at RCVS Knowledge. In this episode, Kathryn and Lou discuss their personal experiences with maternity leave, how quickly they came back to work and what the transition of returning looked like for them. Lou shares some of the reasons why her practice was great at welcoming her back and emphasises the importance of taking time for yourself. They also talk about feeling guilty, accepting that you can't do everything you used to do and the transferrable skills from being a parent that you can bring into practice. Follow Lou's socials @louthevetnurse
19:46
June 07, 2022
Managing Burnout And Taking Care Of Your Mental Health - Tshidi Gardiner| VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Tshidi Gardiner, Mindset Mentor & Wellness Coach for Veterinary Professionals at Gardiner Coaching. In this episode, Kathryn and Tshidi have a conversation about burnout and taking care of your mental health as a follow up to Tshidi's recent webinar with The Webinar Vet. Tshidi explains the biological reasoning behind stress and how it can affect our bodies. They discuss burnout, its 5 stages, how it differs from stress, and some of the practice management mistakes that can lead to burnout. Finally, Tshidi shares some great tips on preventing burnout and keeping stress levels low. Find more tips on The Webinar Vet blog here
22:48
May 31, 2022
Can CBD Be Used In Cancer Treatment In Veterinary Medicine? - Stephen Cital | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Stephen Cital, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Specialist, Cannabis Expert, Speaker, Author and Inventor. In this episode, Anthony and Stephen discuss CBD use in veterinary medicine. Stephen shares some background knowledge on cannabis use in the USA and Canada, the difference between hemp and marijuana, and a few additional benefits of hemp such as its use in clothing. They talk about clinical studies that have investigated where CBD may be helpful in veterinary, as well as the future of CBD, such as its use in cancer treatment. Stephen also emphasises the importance of product quality and knowing your manufacturer. They end the episode with Stephen talking us through the Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy, a platform he co-founded to provide reliable evidence-based information on the utility of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine. Visit The Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy here. Watch Stephen's Webinar 'Cannabis Use in Veterinary Medicine' here.
20:24
May 27, 2022
How Can I Achieve Quality Improvement In My Practice? - Pam Mosedale | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Pam Mosedale, Quality Improvement Clinical Lead at RCVS Knowledge. In this episode, Kathryn and Pam discuss the topic of quality improvement (QI) in practices. Pam shares what QI is, how practices can achieve QI and how practice managers can get started. Pam also shares her answers to questions from our audience, such as 'Does blame culture inhibit quality improvement?'. Read our blog for more resources here Visit the RCVS Knowledge website here
18:59
May 24, 2022
Rehabilitation Programmes For Clients - John Waterhouse | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is John Waterhouse, Veterinarian, Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner and Founder of Veterinary Teaching Academy. In this episode, Anthony and John discuss all things rehabilitation. John shares his journey up until now and what led to him launching the Veterinary Teaching Academy in 2015. They discuss how to decide between surgery or rehabilitation, issues such as degenerative joint disease and the difficulties with feline rehabilitation. John also shares all the information on their new venture 'Canine Rehab On-Demand', which are 12-week rehabilitation programmes for the top 20 most common orthopaedic diseases. These are made for the public so that veterinarians can refer their clients, with the added benefit of a 40% affiliate commission. Learn more about Canine Rehab On-Demand here Learn more about the Canine Rehab On-Demand affiliate programme here
28:41
May 20, 2022
Leadership In Veterinary Medicine - Clive Elwood | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Clive Elwood, Executive Coach at Trellis Leadership Coaching. In this episode, Anthony and Clive have a great discussion about wellness and sustainability. Clive shares his background in veterinary and how he took up coaching, they discuss learning from your failures, the importance of taking time for yourself, the impacts of social media, and ensuring we support each other. Clive also talks about the sustainability efforts of Davies Veterinary Specialists, particularly the impact of those like Ellie West, and also shares his top sustainability tips. Buy Clive Elwood's book 'Leadership In Veterinary Medicine' here
27:19
May 17, 2022
Do Veterinarians Know Their Nutrition? - Cat Henstridge | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Cat Henstridge (or 'Cat the Vet' as she is known online), a small animal veterinary surgeon and veterinary blogger. In this episode, Anthony and Cat have a little catch up with what they have been doing and talk all about nutrition. They discuss how most vets know more than they think when it comes to nutritional issues, and how their skill set is often wrongly set aside. Cat explains how approaching senior nutrition requires a very holistic view and how veterinarians have to know such a wide range of information. Find more from Cat here
24:13
May 13, 2022
Nadi Shodhana Bitesize Breathwork Practice - VetYogi | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
In this special episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet we have Chloe Hannigan from VetYogi taking us through a bitesize Nadi Shodhana breathwork practice for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Nadi Shodhana focuses on alternate nostril breathing. It requires inhaling through the nose, closing the right nostril with the thumb and exhaling through the left nostril. This exercise is ideal for focus and clarity, practice it in the morning or before a shift, or before an exam.
09:05
May 12, 2022
Adham Pranayama Bitesize Breathwork Practice - VetYogi | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
In this special episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet we have Chloe Hannigan from VetYogi taking us through a bitesize Adham Pranayama breathwork practice for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Adham Pranayama focuses on deep abdominal breathing, filling the belly like a balloon on the inhalation, with passive exhalation. It can be practiced in different yoga poses such as extended child’s pose, downward-facing dog, legs up the wall, or more. If you are having trouble getting to sleep or relaxing, this is a great practice to do in bed.
09:47
May 11, 2022
Sama Vritti Bitesize Breathwork Practice - VetYogi | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
In this special episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet we have Chloe Hannigan from VetYogi taking us through a bitesize Sama Vritti breathwork practice for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Sama Vritti focuses on balancing the breath to make the duration of your inhalations and exhalations equal. Chloe notes how this technique is really useful when at work as it can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere: before a consult or during an operation!
10:03
May 10, 2022
Exploring Exotic Diseases In Exotic Pets - Fabian Rivers | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Fabian Rivers, Exotics and Small Animal vet at Amicus Veterinary Centre. In this episode, Anthony and Fabian discuss a whole range of topics around exotic diseases in exotic pets. Fabian shares tips on how to recognise diseases, how we should be promoting better rabbit husbandry, and the importance of knowing just how transferable a veterinarian's skills are. They also discuss the proper use of drugs and topical treatments, the top 3 common conditions in Eurasian Hedgehogs, and the relatively new revelation in reptile husbandry - bioactive setups. Follow Fabian on social media @dreadyvet Learn more about The Webinar Vet memberships here
29:59
May 06, 2022
Re-Introducing The Lynx To The United Kingdom - David Hetherington | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is David Hetherington, Ecology Advisor at Cairngorms National Park Authority and author of 'The Lynx and Us'. In this episode, Anthony and David discuss the topic of trying to re-introduce the Lynx back into the UK, both David's PhD and book focused on research into this re-introduction possibility. David shares some great insight into the nature of the Lynx and how they currently fit into the ecosystems of other countries in Europe. They also discuss the risks involved with re-introducing ambush hunters like the Lynx, particularly when it comes to sheep farming, as well as the issues of biodiversity and expanding the woodland up in the Scottish Cairngorms. Buy David's book 'The Lynx and Us' here View David's LinkedIn here
33:45
May 03, 2022
How Has Veterinary Education Changed Over The Last 30 Years? - Bryanna Andrews | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Bryanna Andrews, a veterinary surgeon with the PDSA in Swansea, Wales. In this episode, Anthony and Bryanna have a great discussion about the changes to the veterinary profession over the last 30 years, particularly on the education side. They discuss Bryanna's background as a veterinary technician in America and how this has certainly helped her as a recent graduate in the pandemic. Bryanna was also a WikiVet ambassador during her time as a student, and she offers her opinions on how sites like WikiVet have helped with the rapid uptake of online learning over the last few years. Anthony also gets some insight into how education has changed since he graduated!
20:55
April 29, 2022
Enhancing Self-Care - Liz Barton | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Liz Barton, Head Of Communications at VetCT and Co-Founder of WellVet. In this episode, Kathryn and Liz discuss how we can enhance our own self-care. They talk about the reality of self-care, how we can become more aware of our levels of self-care, how to deal with being overwhelmed or stressed, and how to practice self-care during busy workdays. Liz also explains some strategies for practice managers or team leaders to take up to improve the well-being of their co-workers and the influence of practising mindfulness.
19:37
April 26, 2022
Should We Be Feeding Our Pets A Raw Food Diet? - Georgia Woods-Lee | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Georgia Woods-Lee, ROYAL CANIN Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool. In this episode, Anthony and Georgia discuss nutrition and diets in pets. Georgia explains why obesity is still a major issue with many animals today, and how we may be able to combat it. They also discuss raw diets,  how the market for this has evolved, and Georgia shares her main concerns with it, including nutritional adequacies and pathogen risks. Towards the end of the episode, Anthony also asks Georgia for her top 3 tips to offer a client whose pet needs help with weight management.
21:28
April 22, 2022
Sustainable(ish): The Home Of Easy, Everyday Sustainability - Jen Gale | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Jen Gale, founder of Sustainable(ish) and author of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide. Sustainable(ish) is 'the home of easy, everyday sustainability for the #IMPERFECTLYGREEN, doing what you can, one baby step at a time. No preaching, no judgement, no expectations of eco-perfection.' In this episode, Anthony and Jen have a great discussion on all things sustainability. Jen gives insight into her passion for sustainability, her year of buying nothing new, and her book writing process! They also talk about how we can help more people to get involved with sustainable living, the best approach to sustainability conversations and how we may be able to deal with climate anxiety. Other topics of conversation include Jen's thoughts on offsetting, excessive consumerism, how veterinary professionals can make the next steps forward, and whether the pandemic could have been a sustainability reset. Find more about sustainable(ish) here.
34:45
April 19, 2022
Parasite Control In Rabbits - Guen Bradbury | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Guen Bradbury, a veterinary surgeon who runs a teleconsultancy to help rabbit owners, vets, and vet nurses with behavioural problems in rabbits. In this episode, Anthony and Guen discuss parasite control in rabbits. They chat about Guen's experience to date, rabbits' domestication, and why we should refrain from picking them up. They talk through the most common parasites in rabbits and the best treatment methods. Guen also explains the importance of good husbandry for rabbits and how parasite management has to consider the whole welfare of the rabbit. Watch all of Guen's webinars with The Webinar Vet here
22:51
April 15, 2022
ILM Level 5 Certificate & Diploma in Leadership & Management - Hannah Perrin | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Hannah Perrin, Learning & Development Lead at Veterinary Leadership & Management at Veterinary Management Group (VMG). In this episode, Kathryn and Hannah discuss VMG's new ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management. The course's aim is to enable you to progress your leadership and management knowledge and skills, whatever your role. The Award, Certificate and Diploma are ILM accredited at Level 5, meaning that the graduates will be dual-qualified with both an ILM qualification and their veterinary-specific VMG one. This gives you the best of both worlds: a highly relevant, tailor-made qualification for your role in the veterinary sector, plus a globally-recognised leadership and management qualification should you decide to diversify. During their chat, Hannah shares insight into the new principles of the course and how it came about. They discuss the course structure, particularly shining a light on its flexibility and adaptability to each individual, who the course may benefit and any future plans they have moving forward. Learn more about the course here
17:17
March 15, 2022
MolyMed: Your Targeted Online Medical Marketplace - Molly Fiander | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Molly Fiander, RVN and founder of MolyMed Supplies. In this episode, Kathryn and Molly talk all about MolyMed, an online medical marketplace where you can create a shop to sell directly to your target market. Molly shares her journey in creating the business, where the idea came from in the wake of the pandemic, the steps she took to get to where she is now and what she would have done differently. They also discuss having a business mentor and how Molly achieves some of her work-life balance. Are you a member of The Webinar Vet? Find out about your MolyMed Supplies discount here
21:22
March 08, 2022
Managing Your Endometriosis - Chloe Hannigan | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. In this episode, we are once again focusing on the topic of endometriosis as part of endometriosis awareness week. Joining Kathryn is Chloe Hannigan, Director at VetYogi Ltd. In this episode, Kathryn and Chloe discuss the topic of endometriosis and Chloe's personal story. 1/10 women have endometriosis in their reproductive years, yet many take years to be officially diagnosed. Chloe shares her story about discovering symptoms from as young as 10 years old and her experience with all of the tests she needed to understand her pain. They discuss the mental health impacts that come with endometriosis and the importance of not suffering in silence. Chloe also shares how much yoga has helped with pain relief and overall wellbeing.
29:46
March 04, 2022
Bringing Back The Great Bustard - John Chitty | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet is John Chitty; RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, Co-Director at Anton Vets, and consultant to seven zoological collections, a commercial laboratory and the Great Bustard Reintroduction project. In this episode, Anthony and John discuss the introduction of Great Bustard birds back into the United Kingdom. John explains the history of great bustards in the UK and how they were hunted to national extinction in the 19th century. He explains what the great bustard group are doing to re-introduce these birds, how they have created a population of around 100 birds already, and their plans for the future. Anthony and John also talk about the re-introduction of the white-tailed eagle on the Isle of Wight, and John's involvement and opinions on this movement. Find out more about the great bustard group here
23:02
March 01, 2022
Automation For The Veterinary Receptionist - Nate Zhang | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is Nate Zhang, Strategic Partnership at Vetstoria. In this episode, Anthony and Nate start off with a little bit of a sustainability chat before heading into a brief description of Vetstoria, a veterinary scheduling platform. They discuss the benefits of spending less time on the phone organising bookings and how inspiring more conversation with clients in the waiting room can lead to an overall improvement in wellness. They talk about how the veterinary profession is becoming more technology-driven, how this is improving efficiency, and why every practice should be making the effort to become more digital. Watch the webinar 'Will Automation Change the Role of The Veterinary Receptionist?' here
26:16
February 25, 2022
What We Know About Leadership - Christina Youell | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Christina Youell, Directors at People & Performance Ltd. In this episode, Kathryn and Christina discuss the topic of women in leadership. They talk through Christina's career to date, how she would define leadership and what makes a good leader. Christina also shares information on her mentoring schemes and offers lots of advice on taking that next leap into a leadership role in your career. Read our blog by Christina here.
23:28
February 22, 2022
The ‘Positive Pawprint’ strategy - IVC Evidensia and Sustainability (Part Two) | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Sarah Heath, Sustainability & ESG Director at IVC Evidensia and Lisa King, group HR director for IVC Evidensia. In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk through the final pillar of IVC Evidensia's new sustainability strategy - people. They discuss what IVC Evidensia are doing to make their practices a great place to work in, including starting conversations, signposting where to get help, and mental health guidance training. Lisa also talks about their donation to VetLife and the great work that the charity are doing, and IVC Evidensia's mission to increase diversity within the veterinary profession. Sarah outlines their partnership with the British Bee Veterinary Association to introduce 'Bee Friendly Practices'. She explains how more sustainable practices and nicer environments will lead to better welfare in the workplace and talks through IVC Evidensia's journey to net-zero climate impact across all their practices globally. Read more on IVC Evidensia's first sustainability report here
35:15
February 18, 2022
Reduce Your Environmental Impact with iiE - April Sotomayor | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet is April Sotomayor, General Manager & Principal Consultant at Investors in the Environment. In this episode, Anthony and April discuss how April came to be a part of investors in the environment, including her experience as a biologist and her masters in environmental management. April shares some insight into who investors in the environment are, what they do, and how everyone (even a small practice) can get involved to become more sustainable. The topic of environmental awareness in the veterinary profession is discussed, how every individual is becoming more aware of their environmental impact and future actions they should be taking to combat this. At the end of this episode, April shares how you can get involved with investors in the environment. Find out more about investors in the environment here
27:53
February 15, 2022
The First Good Practice Code For The Welfare Of Rabbits - Rae Walters and Jane Tyson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Rae Walters, Director of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund and Jane Tyson, Scientific Officer at the RSPCA. In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk all about rabbit welfare. They discuss the current public viewpoint when caring for rabbits, the benefits of keeping rabbits indoors rather than outside, and information such as the PAW report. Rae also talks us through the new good practice codes for companion rabbits, and how important it is that this information is shared around practices. Read the Good Practice Code here. Sign the letter for the Goof Practice Code here. Thank you to Burgess for sponsoring this episode.
18:13
February 11, 2022
The Balance Between Motherhood And Work - Cat Henstridge | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Cat Henstridge (or 'Cat the Vet' as she is known online), small animal veterinary surgeon and veterinary blogger. In this episode, Kathryn and Cat discuss the topic of balancing work and motherhood. Cat talks through her own experience of being a vet with 3 children, her experience in her first few years as a new mother and having a very short maternity leave, and how she personally balanced it all. They also discuss being able to 'switch off' at home and the concept of the work-life balance issue. Finally, Cat also shares some of her own advice to new or expecting mothers working in the veterinary profession. See more from Cat here
29:13
February 08, 2022
RCVS At The VC22 Sustainability Summit | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Today's episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is taken from the Virtual Congress 2022 Sustainability Summit. It offers the entire RCVS session, now available as a podcast, for free.  In this episode, the RCVS share some insight into the sustainability stances they are taking within the company and the veterinary profession. We hear from Susan Paterson, Ellie West and Zoe Halfacree.  Watch the rest of the VC22 sustainability summit here  
44:43
February 04, 2022
Vector Borne Diseases IS a One Health Matter - Alasdair King | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Alasdair King, Executive Director of International Veterinary Health for MSD Animal Health. Ahead of the MSD Animal Health one health approach to vector born diseases symposium in March 2022, Anthony and Alasdair have an insightful chat on the topic. In this episode, Anthony and Alasdair talk about Alasdair's career so far, such as his work on stopping the spread of bluetongue in the UK. Alasdair then moved into work tackling much larger diseases such as rabies and foot and mouth disease. The two of them discuss the importance of the one health perspective to disease control and how the medical professions can collaborate to share knowledge. Alasdair also shares information on what to expect from the MSD Animal Health one health approach to vector born diseases symposium. Including the structure of the event, the speakers involved, and what to expect from the sessions. Register for the MSD Animal Health one health approach to vector born diseases symposium here
22:16
February 02, 2022
How We Achieved Business Success And Gained Better Profit In Practice - Gillian Page | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Gillian Page, senior Vice President of the Veterinary Management Group and co-founder of Ayrton Veterinary Hospital. In this episode, Kathryn and Gillian discuss how we can achieve business success and obtain better profits in practice. Gillian's shares her insights into setting up her own practice back in 1999, and all the challenges that faced her during this time. As well as explaining some of the reasons behind their build choices, such as offering a quality work environment for her staff. She also offers her top 3 tips on how to have a successful business and gives advice to anyone who is looking to create their own practice.
33:01
January 28, 2022
Vet Mentor: Helping Veterinary Students - Alexander Davies | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is Alexander Davies, President of Vet Mentor and BVA's Young Veterinarian of the Year 2021. Vet Mentor is the UK’s largest veterinary social enterprise, renowned for widening access to veterinary medicine, providing courses and educational resources for veterinary school applicants. They have scholarships and opportunities available for veterinary students and vets. In this episode, Anthony and Alexander talk a little bit about Alex himself and what made him want to become a vet, they discuss his role at Vet Mentor and how the company are helping to aid students applying to a veterinary degree. They also talk about the future of veterinary student recruitment, how we can help to diversify the veterinary profession, and some of Vet Mentors upcoming projects - including filming some badger vaccinations!
20:45
January 21, 2022
The ‘Positive Pawprint’ strategy - IVC Evidensia and Sustainability (Part One) | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Sarah Heath, Sustainability & ESG Director at IVC Evidensia and Alistair Cliff, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at IVC Evidensia. In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk through the first two pillars of IVC Evidensia's new sustainability strategy. Sarah shares information on their plans to educate their vets and practices to become more sustainable and talks about their journey towards net-zero carbon emissions through renewable electricity sources, vehicle electrification, and adapting practice buildings themselves. Alistair talks through IVC Evidensia's antibiotic stewardship plans and their targets to reduce dependency, improve infection prevention and improve clinical outcomes. Register for VC22 and the sustainability summit here Read more on IVC Evidensia's first sustainability report here
30:26
January 14, 2022
What's Going On At Virtual Congress 2022? | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
In this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet, Anthony is talking through all that is happening at the Virtual Congress 2022! Now entering its 10th year, Virtual Congress has quickly gained its reputation as THE place to go for online CPD/CE for vets globally. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running online veterinary congress, with some of the best speakers on the most relevant veterinary topics. From mindfulness webinars to cryptorchid surgery tips, virtual congress has it all. Give this short episode a listen for the daily schedule breakdown.
11:37
January 12, 2022
The Rise Of Insect-Based Pet Food - Hugo Walters | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Hugo Walters, Founder and CEO of Aardvark Pet Food. Aardvark makes sustainable fuel for planet-friendly pets, nutritionally balanced with insect protein. In this episode, Anthony and Hugo discuss Hugo's reasoning for setting up Aardvark, how their insect-based pet food offers a more sustainable option for pet owners, and what their thoughts on the future of this industry are. Hugo shares more detail about the palatability of the product, its use of black soldier flies which offer more sustainable farming, and the measures taken to ensure sustainable packaging. Find out more about Aardvark pet food here.
23:34
January 07, 2022
What Is A Passivhaus? - Chris Copeman | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Chris Copeman, Veterinarian and builder of the first Passivhaus veterinary practice. Passivhaus is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. In this episode, Anthony and Chris recap their time spent at COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Chris talks about his journey to building and opening the first Passivhaus veterinary practice, and explains some of the things that you can do to improve your own building's sustainability. Read more about Chris's Passivhaus veterinary practice here Learn more about what a Passivhaus is here 
23:17
December 31, 2021
Understanding One Health - Deborah Thomson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Deborah Thomson, Veterinarian and Chair of World Veterinary Association's One Health Education. One Health aims to teach all ages about the connection between human, animal and environmental health. They educate on how people can collaborate to make the world healthier and more sustainable. In this episode, Anthony and Deborah discuss the concept of one health, Deborah shares her experience in developing collaboration between doctors, veterinarians, and other medical professionals, and they also discuss other topics centred around sustainability. Deborah give us some insight into her book 'The Art of Science Communication - Sharing Knowledge with Students, the Public, and Policymakers', and why all our listeners should give it a read! Find out more about Deborah and her book here Find out more about One Health Lessons here
27:09
December 24, 2021
Techniques For Managing Burnout - Megan Halewood | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Megan Halewood, retreat host and yoga and mindfulness teacher. Megan specialises in Yin and Seasonal Hatha Vinyasa yoga and offers classes for both adults and children. In this episode, Kathryn and Megan discuss the topic of burnout, and how to help to prevent it. In a recent survey by the British Veterinary Association, they found that over 74% of individuals were worried about stress and burnout in the veterinary profession, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kathryn and Megan discuss methods to help prevent burnout, such as movement, self-care, and balancing work and home life. Megan also talks us through 3 simple, short mindfulness exercises to help with burnout. Including a guided exercise on breathing that can be done out and about or at work when you feel a little overwhelmed or anxious.
26:04
December 17, 2021
Sustainable Mindful Living - Camilla Edwards | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Camilla Edwards, Managing Director at First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound. In this episode, Anthony and Camilla have a great conversation on what the everyday person can be doing to make their lifestyle more sustainable. Camilla starts by giving details on her own personal sustainability journey, such as home audits to understand her energy consumption and where she can improve. They discuss the idea that one of the most important attributes for the everyday person is mindful living - being aware of your own plastic use and energy consumption. Other topics in this episode include researching how 'green' your bank is (many banks still invest in fossil fuels), the problem of food waste and how a few meal/recipe box companies are tackling this, and the issue of plastic overuse in supermarkets.
21:16
December 10, 2021
Endometriosis and Adenomyosis - Alexandra Taylor | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Alexandra Taylor, registered Veterinary Nurse and BVNA President. Alexandra also runs her own company ‘The Cat Nurse’ where she offers CPD about feline nursing and behaviour. In this episode, Kathryn and Alexandra discuss the topic of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Endometriosis is a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breaking down and bleeding — during each menstrual cycle. Alexandra was diagnosed around 35 years old and explains her experience with both conditions. They discuss how common it is to be affected, the impacts it may have on mental health such as learning to live with fertility problems, and how Alexandra now hopes to help others who are also struggling with either condition. If you would like further information, you can read our blog post on this topic here.
17:12
December 03, 2021
Roundtable Discussion - WVA Food Security Seminar | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is the final of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. This episode is a roundtable talk with all of the speakers; including Patricia Turner, Evan Fraser, Saskia Hendrickx, Gijs van 't Klooster, Karla Lucia Verastegui Castro, and Milorad Radakovic. They answer questions such as 'Who should be responsible for addressing poverty and food insecurity?', 'What are the best approaches to substantially alleviate hunger and food insecurity globally?', and 'How do the veterinary profession and professionals play a role in the national and global efforts to ensure food security?'. Watch the full WVA Virtual Seminar: Food Security webinar here. 
33:13
November 30, 2021
What Is Compassionate Conservation? - Mark Jones | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Mark Jones, Head of Policy at Born Free Foundation. The Born Free Foundation are an animal charity that is passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Founded by Virginia McKenna OBE, Will Travers OBE and Bill Travers MBE in 1984, they work to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. They campaign for a future where animals and people can co-exist, and where threatened and endangered species are protected for generations to come. In this episode, Anthony and Mark discuss whether zoos have a role to play in conservation, or whether they are actually not needed at all. Mark shares his thoughts on the one-health aspect of wildlife trade, and how the way that we interact with wildlife creates the risks associated with the spread of diseases. Yet, explains some of the actions taken up by countries following the Covid-19 pandemic, that are attempting to mitigate the risk of future pandemics. They also discuss the need to remain optimistic following events such as COP26 and make an emphasis on the level of public understanding, for instance with the rise in environmental protests. Find out more about The Born Free Foundation here. Watch The Born Free Foundation's 'State of Earth' Question Time from COP26 here.
27:36
November 26, 2021
The Role Of Veterinarians In Food Security - Karla Verastegui | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is the third of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. This episode is a talk by Karla Verastegui on the role of veterinarians in food security. She talks about how veterinarians are needed along the whole food production chain. Including production, transportation, abattoirs, processing, and research and development. Watch the full WVA Virtual Seminar: Food Security webinar here. 
13:27
November 23, 2021
Dealing with hormonal battles: PMDD - Katie Ford | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Katie Ford: Speaker, Coach & Locum Vet. On this episode Kathryn and Katie discuss the topic of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), that causes a range of emotional and physical symptoms every month during the week or two before your menstrual cycle. Katie shares her very honest discovery and challenges of dealing with PMDD, including explaining the symptoms and offering advise on how to be diagnosed. They discuss how Katie balances her work life with her personal life, and how to deal with PMDD for those that work in practice. If you are looking to do some further research, all resources mentioned in this episode can be found on our blog post here.
25:21
November 19, 2021
Contributions Of Animal-Source Foods To Food Security - Saskia Hendrickx | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is the second of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. This episode is a talk by Saskia Hendrickx from the University of Florida, on animal-source foods in food security. She talks about the threats to food security and the vulnerability of food insecurity. She goes into detail on the issue of stunting, how over 160 million children over the age of 5 are stunted in growth, and how this outcome of malnutrition can have an impact on the individual and the economy. Saskia then explains the importance of animal-source foods as high-quality, nutrient-rich foods, and offers insight into what approaches are needed moving forward to see an increase in animal-source food consumption. Watch the full WVA Virtual Seminar: Food Security webinar here. 
12:07
November 17, 2021
Feeding The Future: Climate Change, Population Growth And Technology - Evan Fraser | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Today's episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is the first of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. This episode is a talk by Professor Evan Fraser from the University of Guelph, on feeding the future. He discusses topics such as population growth, climate change, distribution issues, and future technologies.  Watch the full WVA Virtual Seminar: Food Security webinar here. 
23:24
November 12, 2021
Balancing Being A Vet Nurse and A Vet Student - Remi Onabolu | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is the from of our series on supporting and empowering women in the veterinary profession, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Remi Onabolu, a registered veterinary nurse and current veterinary medicine student. They talk about Remi's education path so far, her top tips as both a veterinary nurse and vet student, and how she handles the stresses that they bring.
21:22
November 05, 2021
How Do You Learn To Grow During Moments That Feel Like Failure - Lizzie Lockett | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Lizzie Locket, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). They talk all about dealing with failure, offer tips on managing and supporting members within a team who may have made a mistake, and how we can learn from them. View the resources blog mentioned here.
29:13
October 29, 2021
Maintaining Practice Performance – Why empathy is killing us - Alan Robinson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Empathy is espoused as the ultimate ‘soft skill’ that vets and nurses need to be successful in veterinary practice. The assumption is that empathy and compassion in vets increases client satisfaction and therefore practice success through better compliance, better patient outcomes and better financial rewards. However, vets, particularly new graduates, are highly trained in clinical knowledge but lack the emotional intelligence skills of empathy and compassion to deal with the stressors of day to day practice, hence the burnout, anxiety and depression – so the story goes. This podcast converted from a webinar, explores the research findings and proposes some solutions to this ongoing dilemma in practice. Sponsored by MWI
44:43
October 22, 2021
Menopause: Let's Talk About It Openly - Melissa Donald | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This week's VetChat episode is the first of our new series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Melissa Donald, Chair Standards Committee at Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and past president of the BVA Scottish Branch. In this episode, they break open a conversation all about menopause: how it affects women, its influence in the workplace, and Melissa's own advice on managing it. View Davina McCall's programme mentioned here.
16:19
October 15, 2021
The Eco Warrior - Gemma Davidson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Gemma Davidson, Veterinary Technical Manager at Macahl Animal Health and committed environmentalist. They talk about Gemma's career so far, the wonders of carbon offsetting, and all things recycling. Gemma also shares some of her sustainability top tips! 
24:10
October 08, 2021
All Scrubbed Up - Laura Sullivan | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Laura Sullivan, Veterinary Surgeon and founder of All Scrubbed Up. They talk about how Laura runs her business, how sustainability is at the forefront of her production decisions and Laura offers some of her sustainability top tips. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special discount for our listeners too! Find out more about All Scrubbed Up here
19:10
September 24, 2021
The Wonders Of Wildflower Meadows - Richard Scott | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Richard Scott, Director of the National Wildflower Centre at the Eden Project and Chair of the UK Urban Ecology Forum. They talk about The Eden Project and all things wildflower meadows, including tips on how to start growing your own!
31:21
September 17, 2021
Meeting Pet Owner Expectations - Oke Eleazu | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
No longer do Baby Boomers represent the largest portion of pet owners; that title now belongs to Millennials. Brands who will thrive in the Pet Ecosystem understand how our Millennial consumers differ from the other generations. Rising per capita income and growing pet adoptions for companionship lend to an increase in spending on pet care which will continue to boost the market. This is a converted webinar from The Webinar Vet, sponsored by Royal Canin. You can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience!
27:24
September 10, 2021
Creating Your Own Anxiety Toolbox – Life After Lockdown - Mike Scanlan | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
All anxiety is exacerbated by feelings of uncertainty and a sense of loss of control. This very practical and interactive session is aimed at helping attendees to explore how they are currently responding to the challenges posed by a return to seeing people in person and returning to 'normal functioning'. The session will also explore and share a variety of strategies that will enable participants to build their own anxiety toolbox and help people to use these tools from the most useful psychological stance. This is a converted webinar from The Webinar Vet. You can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience!
51:50
September 03, 2021
Burnout And Compassion Fatigue: What Vet Professionals Need To Know - Rosie Allister
The last 18 months have seen unprecedented challenges in veterinary workplaces. Burnout and compassion fatigue are important topics for us to understand right now. This podcast looks at what vet professionals need to know about burnout and compassion fatigue: focusing on prevention, recognition, and what helps. This is a converted webinar from The Webinar Vet, sponsored by MMI. You can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience! Find out more about VetLife here.
36:57
August 27, 2021
Chantelle Brandwood - Can You Carbon Offset Your Pet?
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Chantelle Brandwood, Founder of Eco Offset Ltd. They talk about why Chantelle set up Eco Offset, how you can offset your pets, and offer some more sustainability tips for practices. We apologise for the sound issues in this episode, Chantelle's lovely Labrador wanted to join in the conversation too! Discover more about EcoOffset here. Watch the WVA Food Security Seminar here.
36:53
August 20, 2021
Sean Wensley - The Joys Of The Natural World
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Sean Wensley, Chair of Animal Welfare Working Group, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and senior vet at PDSA. They talk about the joys of local wildlife and the natural world, Sean's involvement in the banning of wild bird trade and some global sustainability challenges. Check out the WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security here.
30:55
August 13, 2021
Hannah James - VetPartners Sustainability Initiatives
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Hannah James, Sustainability & ESG Manager at VetPartners. They talk about Hannah's career so far, some of VetPartners sustainability initiatives, Hannah's re-wilding volunteer work on the Lifescape Project, and also her tips on how to become greener in both our professional and personal lives. Discover more about VetPartners here.
19:58
August 06, 2021
Simon Doherty - The Next Steps For Global Food Security
Joining Anthony for today's episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Simon Doherty, Senior Lecturer at The Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast and Director of Vet Sustain. They talk about Simon's career so far, the topic of food security, including campaigns such as 'Send A Cow' and some of Simon's tips for what we should be doing to help regenerate the veterinary world. Discover more about Vet Sustain here.
27:44
July 30, 2021
Craig Bennett - Nature, Sustainability, And Why It May All Be On The Line
Joining Anthony for the first episode of our sustainability series at VetChat is Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts. They talk about a whole range of topics, including the UK's decline in nature, The Wildlife Trusts's aim to change this with their target of 30 by 30, and some of Craig's personal tips on how to be more sustainable. Discover more about The Wildlife Trusts here. Get involved in the 30 by 30 campaign here.
39:50
July 23, 2021
Mathew Wood - Introducing ProVet Cloud
Joining Anthony for today's episode of VetChat is Mathew Wood, ProVet Sales Manager for UK and Spain. They talk a bit about Mathew's career so far, the history of ProVet Cloud, and how beneficial the software is at helping to run a veterinary practice. A big thank you to Provet Cloud for sponsoring this episode of VetChat. Find out more about ProVet Cloud here: https://www.provet.cloud
22:44
July 16, 2021
Mike Scanlan - 30 Minute Meditation Part 2
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, so here at VetChat, we are bringing you daily podcasts centred around mental health, meditation and all things wellbeing. These podcasts are converted webinars from The Webinar Vet so that you can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience. In this episode, we have 30 minutes of meditation with Dr Mike Scanlan
27:04
May 14, 2021
Mike Scanlan - Mindfulness And The Observing Self
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, so here at VetChat, we are bringing you daily podcasts centred around mental health, meditation and all things wellbeing. These podcasts are converted webinars from The Webinar Vet so that you can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience. In this episode with Mike, we look at how we can merge mindfulness stances with positive psychology to boost and maintain mood. This session shares a very well researched strategy that is easy to use and really works!
21:22
May 13, 2021
Mike Scanlan - 30 Minute Meditation
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, so here at VetChat, we are bringing you daily podcasts centred around mental health, meditation and all things wellbeing. These podcasts are converted webinars from The Webinar Vet so that you can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience. In this episode, we have 30 minutes of meditation with Dr Mike Scanlan
30:12
May 12, 2021
Megan Halewood - Finding Calm in Moments of Chaos
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, so here at VetChat, we are bringing you daily podcasts centred around mental health, meditation and all things wellbeing. These podcasts are converted webinars from The Webinar Vet so that you can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience. In today's episode, Megan will be sharing tips you can use to help calm & soothe the nervous system. Megan will blend elements of physical movement, breathwork and meditation so you come away from each session feeling calm and equipped with tools you can use on an everyday basis to manage everyday stress and anxiety.
29:19
May 11, 2021
Mike Scanlan - Blending Mindfulness Into Each Working Day
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, so here at VetChat, we are bringing you daily podcasts centred around mental health, meditation and all things wellbeing. These podcasts are converted webinars from The Webinar Vet so that you can now listen to this content for free, whilst on the go, and at your own convenience.  This podcast by Mike Scanlan explores the evidence and the practice of developing a mindfulness practice habit that fits peoples busy lives. 
27:26
May 10, 2021
Shawn Wilkie - Introducing Talkatoo
Joining Anthony for today's episode is Shawn Wilkie, CEO of Talkatoo, a voice dictation software. They talk about Shawn's career so far, how technology has changed over the last 12 months, and how Talkatoo can help those in the veterinary profession. We apologise for the sound quality issues in this episode! Find out more about Talkatoo here.
18:03
March 01, 2021
Paul Manktelow - Adapting To The Pandemic
Joining Anthony for today's episode of VetChat is Paul Manktelow, Principal Vet at PDSA and founder of Vital Pet Health. They talk about Paul's career in veterinary and presenting, the PDSA's continued efforts to help patients during the pandemic and Paul's work as a board trustee at StreetVet. Keep up to date with Paul here.
28:56
February 22, 2021
Thom Jenkins - Digitalising The Veterinary World
Today's episode of VetChat is hosted by Anthony Chadwick, he is joined by Thom Jenkins, Co-Founder and CEO of 'PetsApp'. They talk about Thom's great and varied career so far, the world going digital and the purpose behind 'PetsApp'. Find out more about PetsApp here Contact Thom here: Thom@petsapp.com 
21:24
February 15, 2021
WCVD9 Special - Andrea Gonzales - Research In The Veterinary Dermatology Industry
Joining Ben for today's WCVD9 special episode of VetChat is Andrea Gonzales, senior research director of the Companion Animal Research at Zoetis. They talk about Andrea's favourite research projects so far, what the most rewarding part of seeing a new drug through the whole process is, and what changes and advancements Andrea sees coming in the future of veterinary dermatology. You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com A big thank you to Zoetis for sponsoring this WCVD9 special episode of VetChat.
15:24
February 04, 2021
WCVD9 Special - Dr Marie-Christine Cadiergues - Seborrheic Disorders In Dogs
In the last of our three shorter CEVA VetChat episodes, Ben is joined by Dr Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Head of the service of Dermatology at Toulouse National Veterinary School. They chat about the changes in seborrheic disorders in dogs, how we can educate pet owners, and what the best approach to treatment might be. You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com A big thanks to CEVA for sponsoring this WCVD9 special episode of VetChat
15:08
January 29, 2021
Pete Wedderburn - Change Within The Veterinary Profession
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Pete Wedderburn, media veterinarian with regular national TV and radio appearances, and writer for a column in the Daily Telegraph since 2007. They chat about Pete's 35 years of experience, how the veterinary profession has changed over time and how to get the most out of your time within it. Check out Pete's blog post on this episode here. Find out more about Pete here: https://www.petethevet.com You can keep up to date with Pete here: https://twitter.com/petethevet
30:56
January 25, 2021
WCVD9 Special - Dr Chiara Noli - The Management of Atopic Dermatitis
In the second of our three shorter CEVA VetChat episodes, Ben is joined by Dr Chiara Noli, Dermatologist Specialist, Author and Vice President of European College of Veterinary Dermatologists. Ben and Chiara chat about the impact of the management of Atopic Dermatitis. You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com A big thanks to CEVA for sponsoring this WCVD9 special episode of VetChat
14:27
January 21, 2021
Laura Massey-Pugh - SteLa Tandem Around the World
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Laura Massey-Pugh, Small Animal Vet. They chat all about 'SteLa Tandem Around the World' which is Laura's and her husband Steven's attempt to cycle around the World on a tandem bicycle in 180 days, setting a new World Record. You can find out more about SteLa Tandem Around the World here: https://stelatandemaroundtheworld.wordpress.com Keep up to date with Laura and Steven here: https://www.instagram.com/stela_tandem
27:14
January 18, 2021
WCVD9 Special - Dr Natalie Marks - The New Generation of Pet Owners
In the first of our three shorter CEVA VetChat episodes, Ben is joined by Dr Natalie Marks, Small Animal Vet, Medical Director of Blum Animal Hospital Chicago and more. Ben and Natalie chat about her talk at WCVD9, the new generation of pet owners and their relationship with veterinary professionals, and how veterinarians can adapt to the typical new client, specifically with dermatology cases. You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com A big thanks to CEVA for sponsoring this WCVD9 special episode of VetChat
25:16
January 14, 2021
James Russell - Behind The Scenes at BVA
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is James Russell, BVA President. Ben and James discuss what has been going on behind the scenes at BVA in light of the new government guidelines and what teams can do at a practice level to work through this time.  For more information from the BVA: https://www.bva.co.uk Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com
36:60
January 11, 2021
Jason Atherton - Life In The Veterinary Profession
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Jason Atherton, Director of Eden Hill Practice at Westway Veterinary Group, and Business Development Director at VetPartners. Ben and Jason catch up and discuss how Jason's career has developed so far, and the importance of teamwork within the profession. We apologise for the sound issues in this episode! Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com
33:18
January 04, 2021
Lynn Mckeown - Understanding Leadership
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Lynn Mckeown, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach and Expert. They discuss all things leadership, the concept of NLP and how it can be used within your business. You can follow Lynn for updates here: https://twitter.com/mckeownlynn
51:09
December 31, 2020
Lizzie Bewsey-Dyke - Helping Veterinary Graduates
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Lizzie Bewsey-Dyke, founder of 'Grads to Vets'. They talk about the challenges that new graduates face when entering the veterinary profession, how import it is to offer CPD that is tailored to those that are newly qualified and still learning the ins and outs of the profession, and how 'Grads to Vets' came to be! You can find out more about 'Grads to Vets' here:  https://www.gradstovets.com/
38:29
December 28, 2020
Cat Auden and Dan Tipney - Human Factors in the Veterinary Profession
Joining Ben for today's episode of VetChat is Cat Auden, Veterinary Surgeon and Head of Collaboration at VetLed, and Dan Tipney, Human Factors Specialist and Head of Evidence and Insights at VetLed. They chat about human factors in veterinary science, what steps we can take as individuals in the profession to maintain our wellbeing and how VetLed is helping to implement human factors into the profession. You can find out more about VetLed here: https://www.vetled.co.uk/ The Veterinary Human Factors Conference 2021: https://the-veterinary-human-factors-conference-2021.heysummit.com/
44:37
December 21, 2020
Daniel Cummings - Understanding Cat Behaviours
Joining Ben for today's episode is Daniel Cummings, Cats Protection’s Behaviour Officer. Ben and Daniel talk about the fascinating topic of cat behaviour, how much we currently understand, advice on getting to know your cat, and what we can do to ensure we provide a safe environment for our feline friends. Tickets for the Feline Behaviour Conference: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/feline-behaviour-conference-cats-protection-tickets/
37:31
December 14, 2020
WCVD9 Special - Stewart Morgan - Diversity in the Veterinary Profession
Joining Ben for today's WCVD9 special episode of VetChat is Dr Stewart Morgan, they chat about the important topic of diversity within the veterinary profession and Stewart’s experiences and journey with this in his Career so far. You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com/ A big thank you to Hill's Pet Nutrition for sponsoring this WCVD9 special episode of VetChat.
58:05
December 11, 2020
Camilla Edwards - All Things Ultrasound
Joining Ben for today's episode is Camilla Edwards, peripatetic veterinary ultrasonographer, and founder of First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound. They discuss all things ultrasound, the history of Camilla’s career to where she is now and offer guidance on how to find your own path in the veterinary profession. Find out more about First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound: https://fovu.co.uk/ You can follow Camilla for updates here: https://twitter.com/camilla_edwards
29:54
December 08, 2020
Daniella Dos Santos and Gudrun Ravetz - The Good Workplaces Initiative
Joining Ben in today’s episode is Senior Vice President of the BVA Daniella Dos Santos and Chair of the Good Workplaces Initiative Gudrun Ravetz. They discuss why they set up the initiative, how it will help the veterinary profession and what defines a good workplace culture. You can find out more about the Good Workplaces Initiative here: https://www.bva.co.uk/take-action/our-policies/good-veterinary-workplaces/
45:44
December 07, 2020
Rosie Allister - Supporting Veteriary Graduates
Joining Ben for today's episode is Rosie Allister, leading campaigner and researcher for and about veterinary mental health, as well as a veterinary educator. Ben and Rosie chat all about the level of responsibility-experience mismatch in graduates and how this affects not only graduates but those who support them in practice. You can follow Rosie for updates here: https://twitter.com/rosieallister Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
53:52
November 30, 2020
Marc Abraham - Going Beyond Lucy's Law
Joining Ben in today's episode is Marc Abraham 'Marc the Vet', practicing Veterinary Surgeon, Broadcaster, Author, and Animal Welfare Campaigner. In this episode, Ben and Marc discuss Marc's incredible career and the campaigns he's helped make happen, including Lucy's Law.  You can find out more about Marc here: http://www.marcthevet.com/ Find out more about APDAWG here: https://twitter.com/APDAWG1
01:03:44
November 23, 2020
Georgie Hollis - Wound Management
Joining Ben for today's episode is independent specialist in wound management and dressing technologies, Georgie Hollis. Ben and Georgie discuss how she got to her position now, how wound care in the profession has developed over the year and how Vet Wound library came to be. Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
41:28
November 16, 2020
WCVD9 Special - Kenneth Kwochka - Otitis Externa
Joining Ben in for today's WCVD9 special episode of VetChat is Dr Ken Kwochka, the president of the World Association of Veterinary Dermatology and Elanco Technical Marketing Director in the USA. Ben and Ken will be chatting about the subject of otitis externa and why he's excited about the potential of Neptra to revolutionise the management of canine otitis externa. Find out more about WCVD9 and visit the Neptra stand at the Virtual Exhibition here:  https://wcvd-9.com/
31:34
November 14, 2020
Rob Pope - Emergency Vet and Real Life Forrest Gump
*Note* this episode's audio isn't great, but it's such a fun interview we didn't want you to miss out! Recorded back in summer, in this week's episode, Ben is joined by Rob Pope, an emergency veterinarian by night and elite distance runner by day - or as Ben describes him "Fellow scouser, beard aficionado and part-time interested in ridiculous challenge like running 50 million miles across America".  Ben and Rob have a good catch up and discuss Rob's insane career and life so far.  Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
53:06
November 09, 2020
WCVD9 Special - Anthony Chadwick from The Webinar Vet
Joining us today for the first of our WCVD9 Special Edition podcasts today is The Webinar Vet founder and CEO, Anthony Chadwick! In this episode, Ben and Anthony chat a little bit about what started the journey at The Webinar Vet and how it came about 20 years later that it would be hosting the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology! You can find out more about WCVD9 here: https://wcvd-9.com/
22:28
November 06, 2020
Claire Roberts - 25 Years of Veterinary Nursing
Joining Ben for today's episode is Claire Roberts, Professional Development Manager at Linnaeus. Claire has been involved in veterinary nursing for over 25 years and she and Ben will be chatting about how her career has evolved over time and the ups and downs that have come along with it. 
28:08
November 02, 2020
Daniella Dos Santos - Diversity in the Veterinary Profession (Pt. 2)
In today's episode, Ben is joined by BVA president, Daniella Dos Santos for another episode discussing diversity in the veterinary profession. This week, they're chatting about the pathways to entry into the profession and the impact this has on diversity.  You can find Daniella's recent blog "Courageous conversations: reflections on the first dedicated veterinary diversity conference" here: https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/blog-article/courageous-conversations-reflections-on-the-first-dedicated-veterinary-diversity-conference/ You can listen to our last episode on this subject here: https://anchor.fm/vetchat/episodes/Daniella-Dos-Santos-and-Navaratnam-Partheeban---Diversity-and-Inclusion-Whats-the-Big-Deal-efar3f  Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/ 
48:31
October 26, 2020
Paul Cooper - BVDA president
Joining Ben to chat today is Paul Cooper, president of the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA). The Webinar Vet was incredibly excited to host the BVDA Scientific Day 2020 in September and Ben and Paul caught up a few weeks before launch to discuss how the event moved online, what the BVDA have been working on and much more! You can get access to the event recordings here: https://bit.ly/34bMJws
34:58
October 19, 2020
Vet Your Breasts
Today, Ben is joined by Anna, David and Nicola who will be chatting all about "Vet Your Breasts", which was created to remind everyone in the veterinary community (vets, nurses, ACAs, reception and management teams and all other members of staff) of the importance of regular breast checks so that we stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer. You can find out more about "Vet Your Breasts" here: https://www.vetyourbreasts.com/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
48:10
October 12, 2020
Jo Hinde - BVNA This is Us 2020
Joining Ben for the first episode of Season 3 of VetChat is BVNA President, Jo Hinde to chat about BVNA's 2020 online conference, This is Us. Jo chats to Ben about how This Is Us 2020 is a truly unique event compared to previous years, what the event looks like and also about the role of the BVNA and the ever-changing role of the RVN in practice. 
31:26
October 05, 2020
Lou Northway - Love Your Vet Nurses
Joining Ben today is Lou Northway, Clinical Nurse Lead at Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre and social media influencer - otherwise known as Lou the Vet Nurse Ben and Lou chat about how she made the decision to become a vet nurse and the highs and lows of her career ever since. They also chat about Lou's experience being more in the public eye. Find out more about and follow Lou here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Louthevetnurse/posts/ The Webinar Vet have partnered with Bought By Many to give 10,000 vet nurses a free year of CPD - find out more and secure your spot here: https://bit.ly/37ZbJYp
23:40
June 25, 2020
Daniella Dos Santos and Navaratnam Partheeban - Diversity and Inclusion: What’s the Big Deal?
Joining Ben today is BVA president, Daniella Dos Santos and co-founder of British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society (BVEDS), Navaratnam Partheeban. In this incredibly important episode, Ben, Daniella and Theeb discuss diversity, inclusion and discrimination in its many forms across the veterinary profession.  We apologise for any sound issues in this episode, but we deemed it too important to miss out on - they disappear later on in the episode so please be patient! Find out more about BVEDS here: http://www.bveds.com/ or follow them on Facebook @BritishVEDS and Twitter @bveds2016. You can also contact them for more information on: bveds2016@gmail.com Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
54:39
June 12, 2020
Oke Eleazu - For The Many, From Bought By Many
In today's episode, Ben is joined by Oke Eleazu, Chief Operating Officer at Bought By Many. Ben and Oke discuss Bought By Many and how they came about and how they have created a truly customer-centric business and how we can learn about this. They also chat about why Bought By Many value their veterinary relationship so much and therefore why they're giving over 100,000 hours of CPD to vet nurses in a partnership with The Webinar Vet.  Find out more about this giveaway here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/bought-by-many-vet-nurse-free-cpd/
18:54
June 10, 2020
Gudrun Ravetz and Andrew Snowball - Finances in a Crisis
Joining Ben in today's episode in Gudrun Ravetz from VetYou and Andrew Snowball from Lighthouse Financial Advice. Ben, Gudrun and Andrew discuss how to plan your financial future, how to build confidence around your finances, what to do in the circumstances of financial trouble and much more.  You can find out more about VetYou here: https://www.vetyou.co.uk/ You can find out more about Lighthouse Financial Advice: https://www.lighthousegroup.plc.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
24:03
May 27, 2020
Sharon Quinn and Jason Warnock - The Smart Way to Vet with Smart.Vet
Joining Ben today is Sharon Quinn and Jason Warnock from Ontario-based telehealth platform, Smart.Vet. In this episode, Ben, Sharon and Jason chat about how Smart.Vet came about, how it has developed as a platform over the last 3 years and why a telehealth platform is an important addition to the client journey vs traditional video platforms, as well as what sets Smart.Vet apart with the recent influx of telehealth platforms launching in the profession. You can find out more about Smart.Vet's UK launch here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/smart-vet/
22:37
May 20, 2020
Tony Noble from Noble Futures - The Leap to Industry.
Joining Ben for today's episode is Tony Noble, managing director of Noble Futures. Ben and Tony chat about how Tony started out with Noble Futures, what to consider when moving from clinical work to industry, getting the right person for a client and how Noble Futures is coping with the changes brought about by Covid-19. You can find out more about Noble Futures here: https://www.noble-futures.com/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet:  https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
26:15
May 13, 2020
Client Experience during Covid-19 - Alison Lambert
In today's episode, Ben is joined by founder of OnSwitch, Alison Lambert. Ben and Alison chat about the insights the profession can take from the changes for the veterinary team and the customer care journey and what they might mean in the short and long term overall.  Find out more about what The Webinar Vet is doing during Covid-19 here: https://bit.ly/3dnD9Zs You can find out more about Onswitch here: facebook.com/onswitchfootfall/
28:09
May 06, 2020
Nuala Summerfield - "A-Specialist for You" Virtual Veterinary Specialists
On VetChat today, Ben is joined by Nuala Summerfield, co-founded of Virtual Veterinary Specialists. In this episode, Ben and Nuala chat about everything VVS: from how they look at addressing the "black and white" issue when it comes to referrals, how they support practices with specialist knowledge without the typical barriers that may come with referrals and how COVID-19 has changed the business.  A big thanks to VVS for sponsoring this episode of VetChat You can check out VVS' podcasts with The Webinar Vet here: https://bit.ly/3aMZU7j  You can check out their COVID-19 resources here: https://vvs.vet/covid-19/
21:57
April 29, 2020
Leanne Fecser and Anthony Chadwick - The WVAC 2020 Journey
In this episode, Ben is joined by Leanne Fecser,  Head of Education and Events for NZVA and project manager for WVAC 2020 and Anthony Chadwick, CEO and founder of The Webinar Vet. In this episode, Ben, Leanne and Anthony chat about the ups and downs of the process of getting WVAC 2020 off the ground from the very start to now, as well as the process of adapting the congress to be fully digital in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can find out more about 'WVAC 2020 Veterinary Professionals of the World Unite!' here: https://bit.ly/2yFqe5U
29:17
April 24, 2020
Thom Jenkins - Digital Advocacy
In today's episode, Ben is chatting to co-founder and CEO of PetsApp, Thom Jenkins. Ben and Thom chat about using digital technology to improve patient advocacy and what this looks like in real-life practices. This podcast is kindly sponsored by PetsApp. Petsapp helps veterinary clinics to more deeply engage with pet owners to better advocate for pets, it includes role-based text chat, with the potential to deploy the capabilities of the entire veterinary team, as well as video consultation and payment processing capabilities. By adopting Petsapp in your clinic you can: monetise a previously un-monetisable touchpoint (the phone call!), improve capacity utilisation and generate leads. They think it’s wrong that 92% of all pet issues go unaddressed by veterinary expertise, and want to help you solve for that. Reach out to them at hello@petsapp.com to get started. www.petsapp.com
29:23
April 23, 2020
Libby Kemkaran-Thompson - Disaster Mindset
Joining Ben today is behavioural psychology expert Libby Kemkaran-Thompson. Ben and Libby chat about how to use the power of your brain to regain the feeling of control and calm in these scary times.  You can hear Libby's full webinar with The Webinar Vet here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/disaster-mindset-the-neuropsychology-you-need-to-survive-and-thrive With thanks to SPVS for this episode of VetChat, you can find out more about SPVS here: https://spvs.org.uk/
21:01
April 15, 2020
Bonus COVID-19 Episode: John Innes - Coming Together as a Profession
Joining Ben for another episode covering COVID-19 and the veterinary profession is John Innes, Chief Veterinary Officer for CVS. John and Ben chat about how the profession is coming together as a whole, how some are using innovation to overcome barriers and how, regardless of whether a practice is an independent or part of a corporate group, the most important thing to do right now is work together to make it through to the other side.  Register for our next webinar from the BVA covering COVID-19 and the veterinary profession here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/register-free-covid-19-veterinary-profession-weekly-update-12th-april-2020/
20:40
April 07, 2020
Bonus COVID-19 Episode: BVA President Daniella Dos Santos - A "Thank You" to the Profession
Joining Ben for another COVID-19 bonus episode is BVA president, Daniella Dos Santos for a chat about how herself and the BVA are working to protect not just BVA members, but the whole profession during these uncertain times. They chat about what the BVA has been working on behind the scenes, the realities of furlough for the entire practice and of course, take time to say a huge thank you to those in the profession out there on the front line.  You can register for Daniella's next webinar with the latest updates for the veterinary profession here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/register-free-covid-19-veterinary-profession-april-5th-update/
18:21
April 02, 2020
Stephen, Anna and Nick from Its Mental - Prioritising Your Mental Wellbeing
In this very special episode of VetChat, we're bringing you not one, not two but three guests! Ben is joined today by Stephen, Anna and Nick from Its Mental, an organisation that provides people with knowledge and skills on how to better manage their Mental Wellbeing. The guys chat about all things mental wellbeing and how you can take an active approach to looking after yourself and making it fit around your busy life.  You can find out more about Its Mental here: https://www.itsmental.co.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet
27:45
March 30, 2020
Bonus COVID-19 Episode: Flavio Morchi - Coronavirus in Italy
In the third of our bonus episodes covering the outbreak of Covid-19, Ben is joined by Flavio Morchi, an Italian vet currently living in North-West Italy. In this episode, Ben and Flavio discuss how the outbreak has affected life in Italy, the effect it has had on veterinary practices and what the lasting effects of the outbreak could look like.  Stay tuned for more episodes covering the outbreak coming soon. You can register for the BVA's next webinar with the latest updates for the veterinary profession here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/register-free-covid-19-veterinary-profession-april-5th-update/
22:07
March 29, 2020
Bonus COVID-19 Episode: Simon Whitehead - Furlough in the Veterinary Profession
In the second of our bonus episodes covering the outbreak of Covid-19, Ben is back and he is joined by Simon Whitehead, one of the partners at Brabners law firm in Liverpool, to discuss all aspects of "furlough" and this means across the veterinary profession as a result of the government measures announced last week. Ben and Simon chat about the definition of furlough, how it will impact members of the profession across all different types of employment, how employers should approach furlough in their practice and more.  Stay tuned for more episodes covering the outbreak coming soon. You can register for the BVA's next webinar with the latest updates for the veterinary profession here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/register-free-covid-19-veterinary-profession-april-5th-update/
23:59
March 28, 2020
Bonus COVID-19 Episode: Anthony Chadwick with Alasdair Hotston Moore
In the first of our bonus episodes covering the outbreak of Covid-19, CEO and founder of The Webinar Vet, Anthony Chadwick takes the hosting reins and is joined by Alasdair Hotston Moore from Concordia Petcare in Shanghai. Anthony and Alasdair discuss how the outbreak has played out from his perspective in Shanghai.  Stay tuned for more episodes covering the outbreak coming soon. You can register for our upcoming with the BVA with the latest updates for the veterinary profession here: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/register-free-covid-19-veterinary-profession-update/
07:53
March 27, 2020
Natalie Morris - Ridin' Solo
Today, Ben is joined by Natalie Morris, owner and director of Malthouse Veterinary group. In today's episode, Ben and Natalie chat about how she went about buying into her own practice and the highs and lows of being an independent practice in an increasingly corporate world.  http://www.malthouseveterinarygroup.co.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
19:41
March 23, 2020
Dan Makin - BVLGBT+ Life
*We're sorry the audio in this episode isn't great, we thought it was too important to miss out so we decided to keep it in* In today's episode of VetChat, Ben is joined by the president of British Veterinary LGBT+, Dan Makin. In this episode, Ben and Dan discuss the importance of BVLGBT, what it is doing in the profession and what it hopes to achieve in the future. They also chat about what to do if you're struggling, or how you can support others around you who may be struggling with LGBT issues - as well as Pride Month and what that means to the community as a whole.  You can find out more about BVLGBT+ here: https://www.facebook.com/British-Veterinary-LGBT-896299093779293/ If you're struggling and need someone to chat to, VetLife provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline: https://www.vetlife.org.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
21:05
March 16, 2020
Anthony Chadwick - World Wide Web(inar) Vet Life
In our final episode of our 10 day first series of VetChat, Ben is joined by a very special guest, CEO and founder of The Webinar Vet, Anthony Chadwick. Ben and Anthony chat about everything The Webinar Vet, from how it came about, to the highs and lows throughout the journey in the last 10 years and where the business is looking forward to in the next 10 years.  Join in the chat on social media and share how you've changed in the last 10 years with hashtag #WebVet10YearChallenge  Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
16:49
March 05, 2020
Liz Barton - PDP "Parent Development Phase"
Joining Ben today is Liz Barton, editor of Veterinary Woman, the co-founder of VetMums and the WellVet movement.  In this episode, Ben and Liz will chat about what's harder, being a mum or a vet, the similarities of perfectionism in being a vet and being a mum, the struggles of being a woman and a mum in the veterinary profession and more. VetMums: https://www.facebook.com/groups/794407730649161/# WellVet: https://www.wellvet.co.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
25:55
March 04, 2020
Susie Samuel - Vets Get Digital
In this episode, Ben is joined by Susie Samuel, founder and CEO of VetHelpDirect and VetsDigital. Ben and Susie will chat about how VetHelpDirect came to be, the impact of embracing more digital in your practice, where the profession is falling short in terms of digital adoption, what the common mistakes are that practices make, telling case stories instead of case studies and much more. This isn't an episode to miss! Find out more about VetsDigital here: https://vetsdigital.com/  Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
31:39
March 03, 2020
Anthony Roberts - Innovation for the Nation - Innovations in the Veterinary Profession
In today's episode, Ben is joined by Anthony Roberts Director of Leadership and Innovation at the RCVS. In this episode, Anthony and Ben talk about how and why RCVS are embracing innovation, why vets and nurses are so good at innovating,  Vivet, turning your idea into an innovation and how animal welfare can sometimes contradict client wants or needs.  You can find out more about ViVet here: https://www.vivet.org.uk/ Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: http://thewebinarvet.com/
29:08
March 02, 2020
Simon Doherty - One Health Got to Do With It
Joining Ben in this episode is Simon Doherty discussing all things One Health. Ben and Simon will chat about what One Health really is, what it is One Health is working towards and how individuals in the veterinary profession can have an impact. You can find out more about One Health and the One Health in Action Report here: https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/blog-article/one-health-in-action-report/  Brought to you by The Webinar Vet: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/
22:34
March 01, 2020
Jade Statt - Street Vet Shoutout to Tom Hardy
In today's episode, Ben is joined by Jade Stat, co-director and founder of Street Vet. In this episode, Jade and Ben chat about how and why Street Vet came to be, her best and most challenging moments along the process and what the next steps are for the charity and how we as a profession can get involved and help. There may also be a small mention of Tom Hardy. 
21:18
February 29, 2020
Laura Higham - 50 Shades of Green - Vet Sustain
Laura Higham is a consultant in sustainable livestock production for the food animal initiative. Here, she chats to Ben about her involvement with Vet Sustain, a new group which is dedicated to making the veterinary business more sustainable. Hear Laura and Ben talk about the state of modern farming, asking how we should reframe our understanding of food production in the current climate (both meteorological and social), and what we need to do to ensure eco concerns and animal welfare are considered in tandem with the rising demand for food globally.
27:28
February 28, 2020
Daniella Dos Santos - From Bloated Goldfish to BVA President
Joining us on today's episode is current BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, who will be talking about her work on the Ethics and Welfare panel, her special interest in exotic pets, and why she is passionate about the work of the BVA. Plus, learn why being a vet is about loving people just as much as animals.
32:11
February 27, 2020
Katie Ford - Intruder Alert! Imposter Syndrome in the Veterinary Industry
Ben is joined by Katie Ford, who wears the duel caps of being a vet and a trained coach in cognitive behaviour therapy and broadband consciousness. If you’re the kind of person who is a perfectionist, who constantly discounts your own success and focuses on your failures – you probably have imposter syndrome. The good news is it’s a lot more common than you may realise, and here Katie will run through some preventative mind techniques for veterinary professionals to counteract the negative voice in their brain and become more confident.  You can find Katie at @katieford.vet on Instagram or at https://www.katiefordvet.com/
25:28
February 26, 2020
Ciara Clarke - The Millennial Pet Parent
In this episode, Ben is joined by Ciara Clarke to discuss everything from Tom Hardy, millennial "pet parents" and their expectations and trust of the veterinary profession to trends in pet nutrition, CBD oil and improving the client experience. You can find Ciara at www.vetinthecity.com and www.arocorganics.com. *Please note any opinions are of individuals and not of The Webinar Vet*
26:38
February 25, 2020
Introducing... VetChat
Coming soon! A brand new podcast to bring joy to your veterinary ears!
00:27
February 13, 2020