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Hi I am Dr. Julie Cappel and I coach veterinarians and others that work in the veterinary field. I am The Veterinary Life Coach. As a working veterinarian, hospital owner, mother, leader and certified life coach, I have a unique perspective on all things Veterinary medicine. My podcast will bring insight and tools for busy veterinarians to improve every aspect of their lives. I talk about stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue, client issues, relationships, time management, leadership, team b ...
 
The Internal Medicine For Vet Techs Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by veterinary technician specialists, Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter, RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM, and is dedicated to veterinary professionals who are passionate about all things internal medicine. We’ll be discussing interesting internal medicine diseases, how to work closely with pet parents, and how to be the best tech we can be. This podcast is perfect for veterinary professionals just getting into intern ...
 
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Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Taking Stock of Where You Are First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provider with any questions regarding your mental health. We understand this …
 
What is the difference between very successful, fulfilled people and those that struggle? It is their mindset. They have a willingness to put themselves out there, feel negative emotion, and do hard things. Working on yourself and your mental strength is a lifelong process, but the sooner you commit to doing work on yourself, the stronger you will …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Understanding Burn Out, Compassion Fatigue, and Depression: Mental Health Series First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provider with any question…
 
Do you like money? Do you want to feel better about your finances and do better with managing your money? Today we talk about our attitude about money and practical tips for your budget. We need to let go of the thoughts that those who work in the veterinary profession should do things cheaply or free. Our services are valuable and we need to feel …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Kicking Stigma Out of Veterinary Medicine; We get personal this week, get ready to hear us very raw. First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provid…
 
Are you a risk taker? You may not think that you are, but every goal you set requires you to take a risk Setting big life goals requires facing fear. Fear of the unknown or fear of failure can prevent us from living to our fullest potential. When we face up to the thoughts that cause our fears, and work to understand them we begin to do the thought…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Deglutition is the action of swallowing. This means when food travels down the esophagus from the mouth down into the stomach. Well, with megaesophagus, there is a lack of movement from the esophagus and it becomes very dilated. Dive down the esophagus wit…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones is a veterinarian, speaker, coach, and director of Unleashed Coaching and Consulting. Her primary mission is to improve the lives of animals by improving the leadership, resilience, and engagement of the people who care for them. Dr. Moore-Jones has used her veterinary training to accomplish many interesting things in her ca…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Esophageal, small bowel, and large bowel stricturing. I know we are thinking of the typical stricturing, but this can mean anything that compresses the GI tract in a specific area. We talk about everything that encompasses stricturing. Question of the Week…
 
What is happening with our amazing profession? Why don't we love what we do and why don't we thrive? How can we fix the things that plague us like debt, stress, compassion fatigue and a high suicide rate? Our profession needs to work to change the narrative and collectively by taking lessons from the amazing people and pets around us and take care …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Bleeding bowels??? Yet, only the large intestines this week are affected. We discuss possible causes, as well as how these patients may present. Question of the Week Have you seen any HGE or AHDS cases that needed intensive care, such as plasma transfusion…
 
Vetcove is a free ordering platform to help veterinary practices shop every veterinary vendor at once. Today on the podcast Julie talks to Alex Kates, the co-founder and CEO of Vetcove and Julie Sinaw, director of business development. Alex and his brother Mitchell developed Vetcove while working with their father, an equine veterinarian. It was de…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: There can be several causes for constipation. Yet, is it constipation, obstipation, or tenesmus. This week we learn the difference, and we get our wheels spinning to determine possible causes that would stop up our patients. Question of the Week What is th…
 
Did you know that complaining can increase stress hormones and negatively affect your health? Complaining has become one of the most difficult problems we face in our Covid/curbside culture as clients and team members alike spend time complaining about each other. On this podcast Karlene Belyea and I discuss how complaining can become pervasive in …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: There is bleeding coming out of your patient? Where is it coming from? Is it the mouth, the small bowel, the large bowel, none of the above??? Why, what do you mean? What should we do?? Oh, we talk about all the things to determine where a patient is bleed…
 
If you are feeling stuck in your life or career you are most likely struggling with a lack of focus and organization. Your brain is powerful and it has a bias towards energy conservation and negativity. Achieving big goals requires you to become the leader of your mind and life. You need to learn to focus your thoughts and take actions to move in t…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: One of Jordan’s favorite subjects! That is right, back to basics… good old anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Oh yeah baby, we talk layers, ducts, muscles, and all the things in between. Can you tell we're excited?…
 
Do you want to be a better leader? Whether you own a business or work within a team you can create stronger leadership skills with some attention to detail. Great leaders foster great relationships with their people. On this podcast we talk about how to treat and interact with your team in order to strengthen personal bonds, share your vision, and …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: More EXOCRINE function of the pancreas, not endocrine! We are talking the gastrointestinal disease of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Question of the Week Have you ever done the fecal radiology test to detect EPI? Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/ep…
 
How do you accomplish anything? Commitment! Why is it so hard to follow through with big goals? It comes from our beliefs, self doubt, and fear. Is there a way to control your thoughts and feel committed in the face of fear? Yes! Commitment allows you to continue working until you accomplish anything. It feels capable and strong. Let's talk about h…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Gross skin and even grosser… is that a word?.... Liver. This week we are working on the inside AND the outside of the body! Question of the Week Have you ever seen the “swiss cheese” appearance of a HCS liver? If so, were you aware of that differential whe…
 
Wouldn't it be amazing if you could feel more balanced on the inside? If you could understand yourself better and not fight with your emotions? That is the feeling of inner balance or inner peace. When you put in the work to know and understand yourself better, and then begin to offer yourself what you need, you can create some inner balance. Take …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Copper Storage Disease or Copper-associated Chronic Hepatitis, however you want to say it. Too much copper within the liver…. But what came first? Too much copper, or the liver disease that allows for too much copper???? Question of the Week Have you seen …
 
Do you ever get the feeling that you are under qualified or not as competent as others perceive you to be? Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you have been lucky to get where you are. You feel like you are presenting yourself as a phony or that maybe you don't belong. Today on the podcast I talk about where this feeling comes from and how common…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM and Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology) for the last time (for now…) as we talk about: 2M…. Does not just mean the two Ms in Masticatory Myositis… mind blown? Ours were too. Question of the Week How old were you when you realized what 2M stood for? Leave a comment at http…
 
Have you ever wondered what is like to get coached? What is this life coaching thing all about? Life coaches help us to understand why we are getting the results in life that we are getting and how to create something different. We coach on leadership, relationships, parenting, work/life balance, career, and even weight. We work with clients to mov…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM and of course Brittany Laflen RVT, VTS Neuro as we talk about: The big MG… we are talking Myasthenia Gravis. This is a special disease that can present with different initial complaints, you know, because its… internal medicine. Question of the Week Have you ever been a par…
 
Do you want your life to be different this year? Do you want to create something amazing? The first step to changing your life is goal setting. Dreams, goals, and action steps are the only way that you can create permanent change. Once you have set up big audacious goals, then the real work begins. The work will be managing your doubts, fears, and …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM and of course Brittany Laflen RVT, VTS Neuro as we talk about: The inflammation of the brain and beyond, oh yes, we are talking Meningitis, meningoencephalitis, meningoencephalomyelitis; OH MY!!!! Question of the Week What’s your experience with meningitis? Any cool stories…
 
Oh the anxiety! We all experience it at times. On this podcast I talk about my anxiety and how it presents for me. We discuss why we experience anxiety and how we can work to process it and really feel it. The thoughts that we think cause the feelings that we feel -- always -- including anxiety. Showing yourself compassion and learning to accept yo…
 
Dr. Michael Thome is a large animal practitioner and hospital owner, and James Averill is the interim director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University. Both of these gentlemen have had unique and interesting careers as veterinarians. They share their unique perspective on veterinary medical practice, leadership, and dea…
 
Happy New Years Week! We're dipping into our vault this week and reliving Episode 21 our Hematology Kickoff: Back to Basics. We hope you enjoy reliving our first hematology episode as Jordan and Yvonne take a two week break. For complete show notes from the original episode visit https://imfpp.org/episode21…
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We are going back in time for the holidays and re-releasing some of our favorite episodes. We take a look back ourselves and discuss all the changes made since we originally recorded this episode and have our usual banter and then go back into our pain management episode! For full show notes from the original episode visit https://i…
 
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