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Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast is about sharing experiences and starting a dialogue about how we can grow as people and professionals. As a female equine solo practitioner, mother and business owner, I've seen the challenges that face us. Vets are some of the hardest working and most dedicated professionals out there; together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.
 
When we walk onto the floor for our shift, we all bring with us our own unique story. What We Bring examines the human experiences of those working in veterinary medicine, from the front desk to the O.R. Join DoveLewis Veterinary Wellbeing Directory Debrah Lee as she explores the real human stories behind the animals we care for.
 
Unleashed Veterinary Podcast is hosted by Dr. Bruce W. Francke, DVM, a veterinarian and practice owner at Bay Animal Hospital in beautiful Bay City, Michigan. The awesome power of vet medicine will be unleashed with conversation, compassion and common sense. This podcast will empower pet owners to take the very best care of their four-footed family members.
 
Funny Bones is a podcast about the humorous happenings, bizarre encounters, fractious clients, and animal oddities that happen to veterinarians in their day to day life. From poop to public health, this show makes light of it all. Our purpose is to use humor to encourage and foster happiness within the veterinary community. We'd love to hear from you! Send us your funny stories at funnybonespodcast@gmail.com.
 
For veterinary professionals (veterinarians and veterinary nurses + veterinary support staff) working or wanting to work in New Zealand. This podcast helps veterinarians | businesses | jobs | business | personal growth. Julie South - your show host - tackles frequently asked, yet unanswered, questions relating to veterinarian recruitment, being a veterinary locum, business growth - sales, marketing and social media, personal development. Your success as a veterinary professional starts in th ...
 
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That’s a wrap on season 4 of The Vets Unleashed. Dr. Mike and Dr. Scott sit for a quick chat and reflection on their latest season and how they think it compared to their previous seasons. They take you behind the scenes of working with their new podcast producer and what it was like catering an entire season to early-career vets. The vets share th…
 
Vet Clinic Employee Turnover Costs & Composition Today’s show is the first of a multi episode series focussed on helping vet clinics retain the top performing vets and vet nurses in your clinic and then how to attract more vets and vet nurses like them. Specifically, today, we’re going to be looking at the cost – because it is - of employee turnove…
 
Margie's dreams, aspirations and how vet clinics can pay their vet nurses more This is the second of two episodes where I catch up with Vet Nurse of the Year 2021 Margie Rutherford of The Strand Veterinarian in Auckland’s Parnell. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode – number 63 – I highly recommend you go and listen to that show before y…
 
Not all paths of a veterinary student look the same. Today, the vets are chatting with Ariel, a current vet med student at UC Davis whose path is that of a non-traditional veterinary student. Prior to starting her journey through veterinary school, Ariel had a career in sociology. Coming from a small town in China, Ariel decided to pivot from her l…
 
Vet Nurse Margie Rutherford's Visions for Veterinary Nursing in New Zealand Margie Rutherford, BSC, BVT - Vet Nurse of the Year 2021 Episode 1/2 where Vet Nurse Margie Rutherford and I chat about her visions for veterinary nursing in New Zealand. Margie was awarded the NZ Vet Nurse of the Year 2021 . She was one of 16 nominations for Vet Nurse of t…
 
The step-by-step framework that's guaranteed to help you live the life you want. Using the SMARTER SWOT framework I designed about 20 years ago to help clients live their lives to the full contributing their special difference to the world - at work and at home. If you’ve set New Year's Resolutions before and failed – this is for you – because we’r…
 
Is veterinary a profession in crisis? This is a common question the vets receive from veterinary students and early career veterinarians and vet techs. In today’s episode, the vets address the toxicity that clouds the profession with Dr. Andy Roark. Together, they discuss how rough stepping into the veterinary world can be, toxic workplaces, equita…
 
A vet clinic's workplace toxicity negatively impacts a clinic’s ability to ever become an Employer of Choice. 10 things - 10 warning bells - to look out for at the vet clinic job interview Vet Clinics need to deal with what’s not working first in order to become a Vet Clinic Employer of Choice. Here are 10 questions to ask and the answers you're lo…
 
TRIGGER WARNING- This episode contains references to and information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. The purpose of the episode is to educate and bring awareness to the stigma around mental illness and provide resources but if you are not in a position to handle this discussion, please skip this episode. If you are concerned ab…
 
How to become a Vet Clinic Employer of Choice so that you create your own clinic's wait list of highly engaged and motivated top performers. In today’s job-seeking world, job interviews are just as much about the clinic doing the interviewing as about the clinic being interviewed. Recruitment – as we know it today - is a reactive process. It’s the …
 
Unfortunately, when work’s not working, you have to rip the bandaid off and bid it so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. Today, Dr. Scott and Dr. Mike are biting the bullet as they discuss how to quit a job. They’re digging deep by sharing the telltale signs that you need to look out for when work is no longer working for you. Tune in as the…
 
Vet clinics experience high staff burnout, high staff turnover, some (sadly) have reputations for allowing toxicity within the team to continue, infect and affect everything that happens inside that clinic. Constructive Dismissals What conditions need to be met for the Employment Court or Tribunal to confirm constructive dismissal took place, Two q…
 
TRIGGER WARNING- This episode contains references to and information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. The purpose of the episode is to educate and bring awareness to the stigma around mental illness and provide resources but if you are not in a position to handle this discussion, please skip this episode. If you are concerned ab…
 
Lately I’ve seen a few vets and clinics get caught out by believing one of the many urban myths that surround employment law in NZ so today, we’re going to put 11 of them to bed so, hopefully, YOU don’t get caught out by them too. We’re going to look at the employment law myths that I’ve heard in relation to: · Written contracts – or lack thereof ·…
 
The vets are back and this time, they are joined by Dr. Steven Kubiski. Today, they’re discussing why not every vet does what the general public thinks they do. The vets discuss the many roles of vets outside of neutering and spaying cats and dogs. Specifically, they chat with Dr. Steven about his role as an anatomic pathologist. Dr. Steven is a se…
 
This is the fourth episode in the sustainability series and today we’re with Sophie Kennedy of The Strand Veterinarian in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. Sophie is the dedicated receptionist at The Strand Veterinarian who’s just recently been charged with the responsibility of project managing the clinic’s sustainability initiatives. As you’ll hear…
 
Talking about money can be a huge emotional drain; veterinarians are forced to have these discussions all day long with pet owners. You can see why dealing with their own finances is probably the last thing a veterinarian wants to do after work. Dr. Grace Kim of Richer Life DVM joins me on this episode to share ideas on why it is worthwhile to get …
 
In 2019, Zoetis NZ set up a new internal group to examine environmental, social and governance aspects of its business, with a focus on driving long term business sustainability. In practice, Large Animal Veterinarian Kristen Baxter’s responsibilities have been primarily focused on improving the environmental footprint and looking at all areas of t…
 
The vets take a trip down memory lane with their guest, Adriana Razo, a third-year vet student at Midwestern University College. Adriana shares why she chose to enroll in Midwestern University College, what made her decide to pursue an advanced degree, what it’s like as a third-year vet student, and so much more. If you want the inside scoop into a…
 
Dr Paulo Lencioni – a companion animal vet turned computer coder turned practising accountant specialising who now works with vet clinics to grow their practices answers the question “The impact of the pandemic – vet clinics are busier – but are we treating our patients better or worse?” If you haven’t listened to the first part yet, then I recomme…
 
After taking time off for her own mental wellness, technician Sarah Stowman made it her mission to elevate the conversation about compassion fatigue and mental health at her clinic. After training as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) and Certified Trauma Professional (CTP), she was able to create a shared language and resources at …
 
Well-being and personal development habits are not just set it and forget it. Veterinary medicine, and life in general, take a toll on us all...we need to have strong foundations and routines of self-care in place in order to thrive. This episode is serving as my reminder to get back to some healthier habits, even when I get super busy with life. S…
 
Veterinarian Dr Paolo Lencioni - co-author of September 2021 Vet Clinic Practice White Paper “The impact of the pandemic – vet clinics are busier – but are we treating our patients better or worse?” Today is part one of a two parts where I caught up with Dr Paulo Lencioni – a Companion Animal Veterinarian turned computer coder turned practising acc…
 
To choose a vet specialty or not to choose a vet specialty? That’s the question that Dr. Mike and Dr. Scott are setting out to answer today. If you’re a veterinary student who cannot decide on becoming a generalist versus a veterinary specialist, this episode is for you. Tune in as the vets discuss the many considerations involved with becoming a v…
 
Sustainable Vet Clinic Practice - CeeJay Donovan of Massey Vets in Palmerston North - chats about her 6 in 6 - six easy to implement sustainable practices she implemented at Massey Vets in six months and the differences she noticed. For international listeners that’s the on-campus clinic of the Veterinary Science Faculty of New Zealand’s Massey Uni…
 
“Great teams consist of individuals who have learned to trust each other. Over time, they have discovered each other’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to play as a coordinated whole.” -Amy Edmondson- I think we can all agree that team dysfunction and a toxic workplace are major contributors to the poor well-being of the individual veterinar…
 
You are in for a treat as the vets drop a special bonus episode. After 2 years of podcasting and 4 seasons of the show, the vets release this episode to update you on where they are, where they’ve been, and where they’re going from here. The vets share the exciting upcoming episodes they have with guests from a first-year vet student at UC Davis, a…
 
When it comes to matters "immigration" in New Zealand there are all sorts of changing scenarios - almost weekly. Licensed Immigration consultant Katy Armstrong of IntoNZ chats with Julie South about what's news. Here's what Katy and Julie talked about: Julie's petition to have two MIQ spaces allocated each week to vets issued visas by Immigration N…
 
This season, the vets have been focused on veterinary students and early career veterinarians. Today, they’re joined by Stephanie Han, a first-year veterinary student at UC Davis college of veterinary medicine. In this episode, Stephanie is spilling the beans, her stories, and experiences as a first-year veterinary student. She discusses the anxiet…
 
Veterinarian Dr Liza Schneider is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities in holistic animal healthcare. In 2003 Liza established – what is today – award-winning Holistic Vets in Tauranga – located in New Zealand’s spectacular Bay of Plenty region. Holistic Vets is a fully integrated veterinary practice combining conventional veterinary medicine a…
 
Having a good mentor is vital to your veterinary career. Having a great mentor can be life changing. Dr. Addie Reinhard talks with us today about the qualities that set apart the great mentors and she explains how you can easily become one of them. Addie also details how her program, MentorVet, is helping recent grads adjust to life in the real vet…
 
Vet Clinic Sustainability - three vet panel discussion on what vet clinics can do to start or further their sustainability journey GUESTS: Dr Francesca Brown: Head of Programmes and Principal Lecturer, Vet, Nursing Education and Chair, Educational Standards committee at Otago Polytech Previous guest episodes: Episode 28 Episode 29 Dr Rose Unsworth …
 
Is vet med for you? The vets offer their “sage advice” for soon-to-be veterinary students. Dr. Mike and Dr. Scott chat about vet med schooling, student loans, and things you need to consider before taking the plunge into veterinary medicine. If you’re stuck trying to decide if vet med is for you, or simply curious about what it truly takes to fulfi…
 
Guest: Dr Lucy Scott - New Zealand Registered Veterinarian from the Massey Veterinary Science class of 2015 recently branched out into veterinary behavioural work and starting her own behaviour business. Lucy started off in a rural mixed animal practice – where she spent six years before pursuing her dream of making a difference in animals’ lives t…
 
There is no doubt that veterinary professionals are beyond overloaded in today's current climate. We need to find ways to think outside of the box in order to lighten our load and create more boundaries. Our personal well-being has to be on our to-do lists if we want to decrease the burnout in veterinary medicine and attract the right people onto o…
 
Vets and Vet Clinics: how to incorporate an attitude of gratitude in your life for well health I’ve noticed the light of positivity in my mind dim over the last couple of weeks, and if I’m feeling it, then I know that others must certainly be a little shaky too. Since that episode I’ve had a few people ask me how can they have an attitude of gratit…
 
Vet clinics: how secure is your website or internet system? Do you have a recovery or contingency plan if you're the victim of a cyber attack? What aspects of your vet clinic practice are vulnerable? Today Julie South looks at: how to protect your vet clinic against a DDoS attack, internet failure contingency plan(s) how to recognise phishing scams…
 
Making the decision to become a registered veterinary technician is huge. To help you prepare for the road ahead, the vets sit down with Leslie Ferguson. Aside from being a registered veterinary technician, Leslie also holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in liberal arts and writing. Leslie walks future vet techs through what to expect …
 
Today I speak with the Secretary of the NOMV Board of Directors, Caitlin Furlong, about the origination of the Race Around the World and how this fundraising event has helped to shape the growth of Not One More Vet. Why NOMV is Needed 1 in 6 veterinarians considers suicide at some point in their career. (Nett et al. 2015) Rates of relative risk of …
 
Vet Science Student Q&A - part 2 of 2 Although today’s episode specifically answers Massey students’ questions, as you’ll hear, the information Janet shares is relevant to just about most people. Because her profession requires full disclosure – which you can read in its entirety at smartmoneyadvice.co.nz I’ll just go over the top level stuff. Qual…
 
What do you know about upholding the veterinarian oath? To help you unpack that loaded question, the vets have invited a very special guest, Dr. Jen Frederico. Dr. Jen is not just a doctor, but she has also newly arrived at diplomat status in the American college of animal welfare. And unlike the cocktail of the week, this episode will discuss all …
 
Mindset – how to stay sane when your world appears to be spinning out of control crazy through Covid Lockdown Language of Appreciation at Work - Questionnaire During Lockdown last year, I uploaded a questionnaire onto VetStaff’s website to help employers / employees discover how people like to be appreciated at work. It’s a free questionnaire – you…
 
Still a relatively new field, veterinary social work is gaining traction in clinics and shelters across the country. (The host of this show, Debrah Lee, LCSW leads the Veterinary Well-Being program at DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Hospital in Portland, OR.) Vetmed professionals often joke that they went into the field because they …
 
Today I am wrapping up the August series of Amazing Moms in Veterinary Medicine with the incomparable DermVet (also known as Ashely Bourgeois, DVM, ACVD!) We cover all things mom life and chat about how you really can make veterinary medicine work for whatever part of life you're in at the moment. Here's our collective advice - make sure to be flex…
 
Julie South interviews Jocelyn Birch Baker of Smooth Operating Vets + High Street Veterinary Clinic in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Jocelyn’s vision at Smooth Operating Vets is to ensure all veterinary women have the opportunity to work in a team where everyone knows their talents and calmly does their very best in an encouraging and supporti…
 
Today you get to meet Dr. Nia Perkins, founder of My Vetamorphosis! ... A graduate of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, I dreamed of becoming a vet since I was a child growing up in Chicago. I hadn’t been practicing long before I realized that there were important aspects of the profession that were not taught in school. Not that …
 
You know that nagging feeling of not being good enough, even if you’ve had years of experience under your belt? Mike and Scott have been there and they have a drink to go along with it. They discuss this feeling of phoniness as it relates to their many accomplishments from 20+ years of veterinary practice to stand-up comedy. They share the differen…
 
Julie South interviews Jocelyn Birch Baker of Smooth Operating Vets + High Street Veterinary Clinic in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Jocelyn’s vision at Smooth Operating Vets is to ensure all veterinary women have the opportunity to work in a team where everyone knows their talents and calmly does their very best in an encouraging and supporti…
 
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