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Veterinary Viewfinder Podcast

Dr. Ernie Ward & Beckie Mossor, RVT

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Weekly podcast dedicated to "tackling the toughest topics in veterinary medicine." Hosted by veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession. Non-stop since 2016.
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These pet podcasts are all about achieving harmony in the household -- for everyone: people, cats and dogs. Bolstered by a lineup of top behavior experts as guests, host Arden Moore will unlock the perplexing, puzzling and downright frustrating aspects of feline and canine actions and attitudes... on Pet Life Radio.
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Medical mistakes happen in veterinary practice, but who pays the price? This week on the Veterinary Viewfinder, we discuss the tough topic of financial accountability in veterinary practice. From malpractice and negligence to honest mistakes and simple errors, we unpack the ethical and financial considerations that determine who pays the bill. View…
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Hurricanes. Floods. Wildfires. Earthquakes, Tornados. Are you prepared for any natural disaster? Do you have a game plan on how to protect your pets? Join us on this Oh Behave show episode as AVMA President Dr. Rena Carlson shares tips and strategies to keep pets safe with host Arden Moore. She also shares the mission of the AVMA, an organization w…
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The news is full of new offerings for services for dogs, cats, and other animals. This week on the Veterinary Viewfinder, we address the frequent requests for advice on pet services from our clients, friends, and family. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out a lot. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, explore the turbulence a luxury …
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On this show, host Arden Moore talks with a real cat daddy -- Abram Engle. He has millions of followers on social media following his life with an orange tabby named Kurt. Abram offers some social media tips, his connection with his cool feline and how you can help his favorite shelter -- the Nashville Humane Association - by buying cat dad hoodies…
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In this episode of The Veterinary Viewfinder, we dive into the recent legislative change in Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 382, exempting the Board of Veterinary Medicine from continuing education requirements. Co-hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, MPA, RVT, discuss the implications of this decision, how it could impac…
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In this Oh Behave show episode, host Arden Moore talks all things c-a-t with a rising social media star in the world of cats: Albert Colominas. He has teamed up with his super smart, super sweet Bengal cat named Mia to create popular videos on social media and a new cat training card game called The Click Crusade. EPISODE NOTES: Meet A Real Cat-Man…
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🎙️🐾 Welcome back to the Veterinary Viewfinder! For nearly eight years, we've fearlessly tackled the toughest topics in veterinary medicine every single week. This week, we're diving back into the wild world of social media, where controversy is always just a click away. But here's the twist – we're exploring the fine line between being a “social me…
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In this Oh Behave show episode, host Arden Moore talks with Ellie Laks, energy healer and founder of The Gentle Barn about a new welcoming therapy -- friendly cow hugs. Yes, bovine bliss can make you feel better. Ellie is the founder of this animal sanctuary located in three states and is the author of a must-get new book called, "Cow Hug Therapy: …
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This week's discussion delves into a tough yet all-too-common veterinary practice scenario. How do you respond as a licensed veterinary professional when asked to train someone to perform tasks they lack the necessary licenses or credentials for? As healthcare professionals, we often silently grapple with such dilemmas in our clinical settings. Joi…
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Choosing the perfect summer read can be challenging for busy veterinary professionals. As vacation season approaches, we’re excited to share some top book recommendations tailored for the Viewfinders. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or taking a well-deserved break, our recommendations have something for everyone.Join hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Be…
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A tough topic you'll encounter at some point in your veterinary career is some sort of recall. These recalls and worries can be about medications, pet foods, and pet accessories, encompassing a wide gamut of products and services we recommend to the pet-owning public, and suddenly, somebody says there's a problem. This week, we want to discuss what…
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After a stellar academic career that included teaching equine science at Otterbine University, Lucy Cryan successfully transitioned into the world of professional pet sitting. Now at the helm of Cryan Enterprises in Ohio, she has earned recognition as Business of the Year by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Tune in to hear her …
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What happens if you find out that one of your colleagues is on OnlyFans? This week, we want to talk about the exciting world of online entrepreneurship and what you should do or how you should handle all the little questions we have if you find out that one of your teammates is on the Internet in a very intimate way. The Veterinary Viewfinder is th…
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For the past 7.5 years, the Veterinary Viewfinder has strived to tackle the toughest topics in veterinary medicine each week. This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite tough topics: money. Lately, social media seems abuzz with folks complaining about the high cost of veterinary care. This week, we want to dive a little deeper into some of the…
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In this lively, inspirational episode, Oh Behave show host Arden Moore chats with Doug Keeling, owner of Bad to the Bone Pet Care in Jacksonville, FL. His company's topnotch pet care and services earned them the 2023 Pet Sitters International's Pet Sitter of the Year award. Doug shares how a decade ago he was finishing college and working many part…
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A tough job that we often talk about on the Veterinary Viewfinder is the role of a veterinary receptionist, a customer service representative, or whatever you choose to call those invaluable folks up front who are, quite frankly, taking a lot of the hits from our clients. This week, we’re excited to welcome back to the podcast Debbie Boone, CVPM, o…
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A tough topic that every veterinary professional will confront at some time in their career is a disagreement with a pet parent over how they are doing something regarding care. This difference can be about diet, anti-vaxxing, or a whole host of other things that can potentially put their pet at risk. It can also be different philosophically, ideol…
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Patrick McDonnell has been capturing the day-to-day adventures of a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch since 1994 in comic strips appearing in newspapers, books and calendars. In a special interview with Oh Behave show host Arden Moore, Patrick reveals the happy ending for another character -- an unnamed dog who has been chained in a back yard re…
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A lack of appropriate feedback leads to failure. You need to give your team at least three types of feedback to succeed. This week, we discuss the three types of feedback you should give - and receive - to excel in veterinary medicine.Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, MPA, tackle the topic of feedback in the veterinary workplace. Dr. War…
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Join Oh Behave show host Arden Moore as she welcomes two world-renowned cat experts: holistic veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve and cat behavior expert/best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett. Together, they give you the real scoop on grass for cats, when to be concerned about your cat's hairballs, how to throw a catnip party and ways to enrich your indo…
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Veterinary technician programs have expanded in remarkable ways over the past decade, and there's a push towards getting a four-year degree, with even more advanced degrees on the horizon. This week, we're speaking with the interim Director of Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology B.S. Program, Jennifer Serling CVT RVT VTES BVSc, to …
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Working in a veterinary clinic can pose many hazards. This week, we want to discuss some of the common workplace risks of veterinary practice and why we want you to stop doing them because they are putting you at risk. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, MPA, tackle five major areas of personal risk in veterinary clinics: radiology, animal…
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In this episode of the Oh Behave show, host Arden Moore talks with Dr. Ernie Ward, America's Pet Advocate, on three interesting scenarios. How will dogs look, adapt in 10,000 years if we have global warming, or a new ice age -- or if they would join us in inhabiting Mars? Dr. Ward is teaming up with Basepaws, a pet genetics company, to study how do…
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Have we forgotten how to behave in the clinic these days? This week, we want to discuss generational differences and how we can help improve each other's manners and etiquette when dealing with clients and co-workers. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, MPA, tackle the tough topic of dealing with four generations of different communication…
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Miami-Dade Fire Captain Shawn Campana calls Charlie, her service-trained greyhound, an "angel wrapped in fur." Discover why as you tune into this special Oh Behave show episode. Charlie isa service dog trained to help firefighters dealing with PTSD, mental challenges and more. Capt. Shawn shares how Charlie and other specially-trained service dogs …
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What happens when one veterinary clinic's personnel is rude or short with another? We're talking about when you call for records, they are not happy about it - and let you know how they feel! This week, we are talking about the benefits and risks of informing another clinic of the behavior of their staff. And what about giving clients medical recor…
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This week, we’re honored to have a conversation with the first veterinary technician elected as President of the Viticus Group (WVC) Board of Directors, Heather Prendergast, RVT!Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, MPA, are joined by a friend and prior guest, Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR. Heather shares her story of starting as a wo…
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Is your break area always a mess? Whose responsibility is it to clean it? And what about coffee? Do you pay? Or does your boss? This week, we discuss a multitude of messes that can occur in the common areas of a veterinary clinic. We also debate who should be on the hook for that special brand of coffee and tea that you like and more bread rook dil…
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In this Oh Behave Show episode, host Arden Moore talks with renowned animal trainer Melissa Millet, founder of The Ultimutts and Hollywoof Stars. Her personal pack of dogs and cats star in movies, television shows and commercials plus hold five Guinness World Records. Jellybean, a deaf Red Heeler, stars in the newest Stephen King thriller, "Pet Sem…
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Viewfinders! This holiday, we want to share what we love most about the veterinary profession!In this special Valentine’s Day 2024 podcast, hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, MPA, reveal the most beloved aspects of working as veterinary professionals. Hey, we can buy ourselves flowers! And we can hold our own hand, …
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The NFL isn’t the only one airing must-see football games on Super Bowl Sunday. The Kitten Bowl premieres on the Hallmark Channel and Puppy Bowl X promises to be bigger, better (and cuter) on Animal Planet. In this special Oh Behave Show episode, host Arden Moore finds out the purr-fect game plan for the felines participating in the Kitten Bowl fro…
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