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The Blunt Dissection Podcast exists because everyone has a story worth listening to. It's the original and best interview podcast in veterinary medicine where the best minds in the various subcultures of veterinary medicine (and sometimes outside) are profiled/deconstructed so you can listen to their remarkable stories, and also learn the habits, routines, thought processes and anything else that makes these individuals so good at what they do. What’s in it for you to listen? For some, it's ...
 
The Veterinary Career Success Show is a short-form Q&A show where veterinarian, mentor, and “So You’re A Vet…Now What?” author, Dr Dave Nicol, answers your questions about thriving as a veterinary professional. Nothing is off-limits. Short, punchy, and practical. (Well as short and punchy as he can manage.) Every who has their question used on the show will win a signed copy of his book, "So You're A Vet...Now What?". Send your questions for the show on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook his na ...
 
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On today’s show I’m joined by Dr Sharon Grossman.Dr. Grossman is a Psychologist, Life Coach, and Speaker, who is an expert in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and managing burnout in high achieving professionals. She graduated more than two decades ago with a Bachelors in Psychology and since has completed a double Masters and a Doctorate in Counselling…
 
Dr. Dave is once again joined by co-host Dr Moriah McCauley, host of the popular 'That Vet Life' Podcast. Dr Dave opens the conversation with a premise that may cause many to scoff: ‘Impostor syndrome’ actually doesn’t exist. Everyone experiences doubts and insecurities; but when you’re truly giving it your all while striving toward a specific prof…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Megan Brashear. Megan initially went to college as a History major, with the objective of teaching high school students. But quickly realising that, for her, such a career was potentially an act of gross masochism she quickly pivoted. Instead, she found biology, and shortly after, veterinary technology. Fast forward s…
 
Today I talk about player/victim mindsets, what they are, how to stop them, and how they can affect veterinary professionals. Your mindset can have a huge impact on how you manage setbacks in practice and develop as a professional. Oftentimes, vets can inadvertently fall into a 'victim' mindset, stunting their professional growth. This episode can …
 
On today’s show I’m joined by Dr Fabian Rivers.Fabian is an exotics vet, TV personality, social activist, and philosopher.Hailing from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, Fabian, also known as Dready Vet, took a path less travelled to becoming a vet by undertaking his training in the Czech Republic. So why did he go overseas to study? The answer perh…
 
The fantastic Dr Moriah McCauley returns to Co-Host the Veterinary Career Success Show, and discuss the highs and lows of graduate life. Dr McCauley graduated from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a practising veterinarian back in the US. Thoroughly integrated into practice life, Dr McCauley discusses the transition between being a stud…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Pete Dommett. Pete graduated from the Onderstepoort school of veterinary medicine in South Africa. A born adventurer with a lust for life, he now lives in Scotland managing an organic farm, literally ploughing a new furrow for ethical food production, and a move away from unsustainable monoculture farm practice. So…
 
Dr. Steve Noonan is no stranger to anyone in veterinary medicine in North America. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983. By 1986 he and his wife, a veterinary school classmate, owned 3 clinics at the age of 27, necessitating a learning odyssey that continues to this day. He studied practice management continuously and was involv…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by the socially savvy Dr Lisa Lippman. Lisa is one of the most followed and socially influential veterinarians in the United States. She is a regular fixture on media outlets such as Dr Oz, Inside Edition, and People Magazine as a go-to source for expertise in pet health and safety. Whilst growing up in New Jersey Lisa d…
 
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show, Dr Dave Nicol talks to Dr Moriah McCauley, a veterinary graduate from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Dave and Dr McCauley discuss what it's like being a veterinary graduate during covid and discuss the transition between university and practice life. Dr McCauley further opens up about her expe…
 
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show, Dr Dave talks to his old friend, Dr Sarah Vineyard, about the lessons she's learned as a practice owner in California. Dr Vineyard has wanted to be a practice owner since she was 16 and has learnt, first-hand, how challenging (and rewarding!) practice ownership can be.Want to learn more about p…
 
We are bringing you more emotional insight from Nancy Slessenger in the latest episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show. This time, we are talking emotional blackmail. Ever felt pressured or manipulated at work? An example might be being pressured to work extra shifts. How can you combat this? Dr Dave and Nancy have an engaging discussion abou…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by one of the most senior vets in the United States, Dr. Molly McAllister.Molly graduated from Oregon State Vet School in 2004, holds a BA in biology, and a Masters in Public health. After a brief stint in equine practice, she worked as a GP vet in Portland before life got tough and circumstances took her in an entirely …
 
Brace yourselves: this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show is all about controlling your emotions during tough situations. We have taken a slightly different format this time, which should make for insightful and dynamic listening. Dr Dave is joined by the wonderful Nancy Slessenger, recruitment specialist and all round expert on emotiona…
 
Today’s show is the 2020 end of year review. Normally it is my job to interview and tease apart the life of interesting people from around the world of veterinary medicine.But in our traditional end of year review episode, I take the time to reflect on some of my favourite clips from my 2020 interviews and consolidate the wisdom. In this year, it w…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Caroline Murray aka the Wilderness Vet. Caroline graduated from Liverpool University Vet School in 1997 and, in addition to her veterinary degree, holds a bachelor's degree in Zoology and a Master's in Conservation & Wildlife Medicine. After spending the first few years of her career working in the UK, she took the…
 
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show, Dr Dave explains how integral a supportive network is to the building of resilience. When times are tough connection gets you through. By ensuring you surround yourself with supportive, positive people, you are building an essential safety net for yourself when things get (inevitably) tough. Fi…
 
Are you applying for a job in the veterinary profession but don't know where to start when it comes to writing a CV and cover letter? Don't stare at your blank screen any longer! In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show, Dr Dave explains how you can write a successful CV and cover letter. One of his tips is: do your research. Really ma…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by double European record holder, gold medalist, and Olympic athlete, Laura Muir. Laura made her debut in senior athletics representing Great Britain at the 2013 World Championships and is the current British record holder over 1500m. In 2017 she had an incredible year becoming the fastest woman in the world over this di…
 
2020: what a year (so far). Many of you have graduated from vet school during the Covid-19 pandemic, which means you are entering your first jobs without the extensive practical experiences that often come in the final year. In these unprecedented circumstances, how can you find your feet? Dr Dave takes you through three tips to become a successful…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr BJ Miller. BJ is a practising hospice and palliative medicine physician in San Fransico, an author and speaker, best known for his TED Talk, "What Really Matters at the End of Life”. He has been on the teaching faculty at UCSF School of Medicine since 2007 and sees patients and caregivers through his online palliat…
 
In the latest episode of Freewheelin', Dr Dave gives you 4 tips to communicate with clients effectively. No one tells you this at vet school, but being a successful veterinarian largely rests on how you communicate with clients. If you can't communicate your ideas and diagnoses properly, how are clients ever going to follow your recommendations?! F…
 
How can I negotiate successfully and get myself a good deal? Great question! From negotiating a pay raise, to navigating contract terms during a job interview, negotiating with your boss can feel intimidating. But, it shouldn't be! Really, negotiation should be a discussion about how everyone can have their needs met. It is NOT about someone 'winni…
 
Feeling the pressure yet? As a new vet, you might feel like you have to know EVERYTHING right from the start in order to be a success. You are worried about diagnosing correctly and communicating with the client. On top of this, consultations don't seem long enough. How can you effectively deal with such pressure? It all starts with re-framing 'suc…
 
On today’s show I’m joined by not one, but two awesome guests as we take on the towering elephant in the room of veterinary medicine - MONEY! More specifically, DEBT!To dissect this huge issue we have a two for one deal where I’m joined by vets and financial experts Dr. Meredith Jones and Dr. Phil Zeltzman.Meredith is an ER doctor from Virginia, ho…
 
Eek! The three mistakes new veterinary leaders make! Leaders often get promoted because of their technical prowess, but lack the essential leadership skills they need to be successful in their new role. Transitioning from vet to leader is especially hard; you can get stuck in that clinical grind and forget to lead your people! Are you a new veterin…
 
Are you a veterinary leader who is stuck in the clinical grind? Can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to properly lead your team? How can you get off of this perpetual hamster wheel?! In this episode of Freewheelin’, Dr Dave talks you through how to become an effective veterinary leader through prioritising, managing your time and altering you…
 
'How do I improve my work-life balance?' is a very common question in the VetX Community. However, the enigma that is 'work-life balance' is often so hard to achieve, because, everyone has a different idea of what 'balance' is in their individual circumstances. In this episode, Dr Dave discusses how you can find your very own work-life balance and …
 
On today’s show, we go on a dive into the dark side of humanity as I am joined by veterinary forensics expert, Dr Melinda Merck. Dr Merck is the owner of Veterinary Forensics Consulting in Austin, which supports law enforcement by tackling crime scene investigation as well as the examination of live and deceased victims. She helps with large scale …
 
How do I manage my time? This has to be THE most common question veterinarians have! Yes, you're a vet and do some of the most valuable work on the planet. But, you also deserve a personal life. Listen to Dr Dave as he gives you 5 tips to manage your time effectively...If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.c…
 
Behind every successful veterinarian is often a great mentor. How can you find the best mentor for you? Do you have clear goals? How can you make the most out of the mentoring experience? Dr Dave shares his top 5 tips when it comes to choosing a mentor, getting valuable results from mentorship, and passing on your knowledge and gratitude. If you wo…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Lisa Radosta. Dr Radosta graduated in 2000 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She then completed a 3-year residency in Behavior…
 
Talking to clients about money can be awkward especially when you have the fear of negative comments about the price or even guilt-tripping you into lowering the price. This should not be the case. You should be an advocate for your service, not an apologist for your price! Listen to Dr Dave as he talks through these issues and why you are worth ev…
 
A lot of new grads face the difficult decision on which path they want to take in veterinary medicine. It can be a super stressful time and you may feel hesitant to choose because of the perceived risks. Check out this episode of Freewheelin' to hear Dr Dave's thoughts and strategies on how to tackle this decision. If you would like your question a…
 
With both our teams and clients feeling the pressures and uncertainties due to COVID-19, frustration can quickly lead to anger. Some veterinarians may have been on the receiving end of some pretty angry clients and may be left feeling hurt. But it's important to remember that this is not because these clients are bad people - they are just scared a…
 
On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Sara Pizano.Sara is a Cornell Graduate and leading light in shelter medicine who has brought about enormous positive change to shelters across America. After university, she completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 1995 and was subsequently hired by North Shore Animal League in Port Washi…
 
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