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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.
 
Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast helps to share experiences and start 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. I want veterinarians to learn to be happier, healthier, wealthier and more grateful for the lives that they've created. Together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.
 
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In this episode, Dr. Vanessa, Hanna, and Glen dig up some reclics of past imes in veterinary medicine. Old x-ray machines, ancient advertisements, can of questionable flea powder, and more! Questions/Comments/Concerns/PR or Funny Stories: funnybonespodcast@gmail.com Funny Bones Podcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/funnybonespodcast…
 
Real talk regarding sustainability in equine veterinary medicine. For this episode, I'm joined by the co-creators of The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat as we share some of the highlights of the past two events. The community formed over these two very special weekends can be described as nothing other than magical. We are exc…
 
Clients can be creepy sometimes, but sometimes vets can too. In this episode, Dr. Vanessa and Husband Glen go over a few true stories about vets misbehaving. Trigger warning: Dramatic events, animal cruelty, graphic imagery, disturbing events. Questions/Comments/Concerns/PR or Funny Stories: funnybonespodcast@gmail.com Funny Bones Podcast Instagram…
 
From workplace culture to salary structure to having time to ride your own horse, Dr. Mike Pownall joins me to discuss all of the important aspects of creating a workplace where veterinarians want to be. You don't want to miss any of the gems that he shares after having grown a practice with his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, over the past 20 years and h…
 
Highlighting equine practices that are moving away from "traditional" equine veterinary norms is a way to bridge the gap that exists between younger and older veterinarians. We cannot hope to attract new talent to our pool of equine veterinarians if recent grads and students don't know that there ARE progressive practices out there. I'm excited to …
 
Husband Glen and Dr. Vanessa crack down on debunking some common myths and misconceptions about what it's like to be in a relationship with a veterinarian and share some tips for relationship success. Questions/Comments/Concerns/PR or Funny Stories: funnybonespodcast@gmail.com Funny Bones Podcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/funnybonespodcast…
 
Julie Squires is back to take a deeper dive with us into the actual practice of setting boundaries! She has such important insight into what work we need to do when approaching boundaries in the workplace. You will get a ton of ideas from this episode regarding how to start a boundary discovery process and how to approach conversations in the workp…
 
You are not alone if you struggle to communicate with your boss or your employees. We are at a time in the world where five different generations are forced to play nicely when it comes to working together. Jay McChord is here today to help us understand just how differently all of these generations view life and work. You'll also get to hear an aw…
 
Hang on to your hats, folks. Dr. Brooke Bowman and I cover a range of issues that equine veterinarians face - everything from racetrack practice to alternative work schedules to boundaries with clients and back around to mental illness. We also touch on racing cars and hanging out at Tootsie's Honkeytonk, so be prepared for a rowdy conversation! **…
 
Dr. Daly and Dr. McAndrews share one more gem regarding solo equine practice. We discuss how collaboration is KEY to success in practice. Find out more about my guests below... Amelie McAndrews, DVM McAndrews@gardenstateequine.com www.gardenstateequine.com Caitlin Daly, DVM https://www.midcoastequine.com/ midcoastequine@gmail.com ... Find out more …
 
Solo equine vets make up 37% of all equine veterinarians. Many people think of group practice as the only way to go after graduation, but if you want to forge your own path as an equine veterinarian, you can do it! And you won't be alone in doing so. While not every aspect of solo practice is perfect, there are many upsides to owning your own busin…
 
Dr. Vanessa, Hanna, and special guest star Dr. Melanie, from the NOMV organization, discuss all things mental health. Dr. Melanie shares her experiences, life stories, and informative news about what she and NOMV are doing to help veterinarians and veterinary staff. We share stories and have some laughs along the way too. To learn more about NOMV, …
 
Welcome to Season 4 of The Whole Veterinarian Podcast! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the year. I am excited to get back to releasing episodes on February 3, 2022 after a much needed holiday break. This season will focus on equine veterinarians for the next couple of months. We face unique challenges in veterinary medicine and I want to…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
“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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Work hard. Take risks. Try new things. Push yourself. Become Your Own Leader. Just a few of the tangible lessons you'll hear in this episode. Meet Dr. Julie Settlage! Julie Settlage joined Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health as an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian in May 2020. She is a board certified large animal surgeon and has a masters i…
 
This is the month I celebrate some of the amazing mothers in veterinary medicine. Today you get to meet the co-founder of the DVMoms facebook group. We members know the strength of the community that Jordan Gesimondo has helped to create. If you’re not a member yet, I’d highly recommend joining the over 15,000 of us already there! I wanted to talk …
 
Burnout. We know about it. Many of us live it. Is there a solution? ... For this episode, I’ve invited Dr. Ivan “Zak” Zakharenkov to share with us his research on burnout in veterinary institutions-- all collected from his dissertation and experience in 35 different hospitals across Canada. With his extensive background, Dr. Zak aims to crack the c…
 
Are you fed up with the way that equine practice has been run for the past... forever? In this episode you will hear the plans for an exciting new equine-focused seminar. If you’re ready to help make changes in our industry, we want you to spend the weekend learning and collaborating with us. We know that it is possible to make equine veterinary me…
 
Dr. Lillie Davis proves that hard work and determination are the keys to achieving your dreams. She also realizes that it's easy to lose yourself in the process. In this episode we cover everything from boundaries and self-care to the difficulties that people of color face when entering the veterinary medical field. Lillie is so genuine and warm; I…
 
While I worry that the burden of student debt weighs heavily on veterinarians throughout their careers, quick repayment is not feasible in many cases. I'm also learning that it may not make the most mathematical sense. In this episode, Meagan Landress, a consultant for Student Loan Planner, helps me understand how to look at income-driven repayment…
 
Amber LaRock, LVT is an amazing human being. She travels the world volunteering for animal organizations and creates helpful content for veterinary and pet companies. She is also gracious enough to share her story of recovery from alcohol addiction with us today. THANK YOU, Amber, for your grace and generosity. ... A little bit about Amber- My name…
 
Have you ever wondered if you will last in this profession of ours? Burnout, compassion fatigue and general overwhelm are amazingly common problems in veterinary medicine. Leaving the industry is not your only option if you are feeling this way. What you might not realize is how well-prepared you are to adapt and create a life you love within veter…
 
Well-being might be a word that is thrown around a lot lately, but Renee Machel and Dr. Quincy Hawley are dedicated to educating all veterinary professionals about ways to improve this aspect of their lives. They formed Get MotiVETed with the hopes of ending burnout and dissatisfaction in our vetmed world. Make sure to check out their new E-book in…
 
HAPPY EARTH DAY 2021! Do you need easy tips to create a more sustainable lifestyle? Would you love to do more for the planet but have no idea where to start? In this episode I'm speaking with Brandy Heyde Montague. She's the host of the For Animals. For Earth Podcast, which is all about sharing simple and actionable tips on how to change your lifes…
 
How do your boundaries hold up against the daily pressures of veterinary medicine? In this episode, Dr. Danielle Alleman of Empathos Vet shares how her struggles with setting firm boundaries quickly led her down the path toward burnout. Her own self-discovery and personal development has gotten her to a healthier place in veterinary medicine; she i…
 
Veterinarians are leaders whether we are prepared for this role or not. Leadership is certainly not taught to us in vet school but the nature of this profession forces us to learn a few skills on the job. In this episode, I speak with Iggy Perillo of WSL Leadership Coaching about some of the unique ways that veterinarians (especially associates!) m…
 
Katie graciously spent a bit of extra time talking with me about the psychological and social benefits of gratitude. Gratitude journaling is something that I have done regularly for the past year or so; it has made a monumental difference in my day-to-day outlook. Please have a listen and see if this might be something that you could work into your…
 
Have you ever felt like you weren't qualified enough to be treating the animal standing in front of you? You are not alone. Join me as I chat with Dr. Katie Ford about her experiences with imposter syndrome and why they led her to dive deep into this topic. She is a wealth of information and I cannot thank her enough for sharing what she's learned …
 
Isaiah Douglass joins us today to break down some important topics - best ways to choose a financial planner, why you need to know the value of your practice if you own one, ways in which ownership can benefit an individual… and my personal favorite - you are allowed to fire toxic clients! Plus, he gave us a ton of resources and tips on leadership …
 
Dr. Tannetje' Crocker has worked really hard to develop an impressive social media following and the content that she provides to young veterinarians is invaluable. In this episode, she gives some tactical pointers on how and why a social media presence (and therefore, a personal brand!) can be really important for your career. Tune in to hear how …
 
If you own a practice, are looking to hire or you hold just about any job in the veterinary profession, you're going to want to hear all of the insight that Dr. Tannetje' Crocker shares with us today. She has a pulse on the newest generation of veterinarians; it's in all of our best interests to hear what they need from the more-seasoned practition…
 
In this episode, you will gain valuable insight into how to start the dreaded money conversation with your partner or spouse. Adam Kol and I discuss the ways in which you can start this conversation and why it's so important. Listen in for all of Adam's amazing advice and expertise. Here is the Couples Money Personality Type Quiz! bit.ly/LoveMoneyQ…
 
"A habit is a behavior that has been repeated enough to become automatic." -James Clear- ... Here are 3 quick takeaways from one of my favorite books! James Clear's book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad ones, is a MUST READ. Today you are going to hear three lessons from it that I have incorporated into my own l…
 
Katie Berlin, DVM, NASM-CPT discusses her thoughts on physical fitness and mental resiliency and the effects they can have on veterinarians. She shares personal insights and very relatable stories in today's episode. We hope our conversation will encourage you to explore a new way to challenge yourself. Please make sure to go check out her podcast,…
 
Season 2 of The Whole Veterinarian will start January 14, 2021! Get excited because there is a ton of great content coming your way. I also wanted to highlight a workshop from Empathos Veterinary Wellness (aka Dr. Danielle Alleman) on January 17th. Here's the link to more information about her boundaries workshop. The Limit Does Not Exist: Creating…
 
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