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Welcome to the Vet Staff podcast (formerly "Paws Claws & Wet Noses") - the podcast helping veterinary professionals get their heads screwed on straight so they can get excited about going to work on Monday mornings. As well as interviews with guests who're passionate about working in the veterinary sector because it's such a great place to work, we cover topics like: * Mindset * Professional Development * Personal Development Get ready to vouch for veterinary as being a great career choice. ...
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Welcome to part 1 of an 8-episode series exploring the 8 DISC leadership styles: Commanding, Dynamic, Inspiring, Accepting, Accommodating, Modest, Methodical and Perfectionist. Kicking off the series, your host Julie South, a Certified DISC Coach and Resilience Trainer for veterinary professionals, dives into the hard-driving mindset of Commanding …
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Have you ever felt knocked off balance by a difficult life event or emotional outburst? What if, instead of being victims of these occasional triggers, we could develop the skills to harness them as teachers on our path to growth? In the latest episode of the Vet Staff Podcast, host Julie South examines this compelling concept of transforming our t…
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Do you struggle with negative self-talk and pessimism? Are you looking for ways to boost your resilience against the stresses of veterinary work? Would you like to transform doubts into optimism using personal affirmations? In this insightful episode of the Vet Staff Podcast - the final in this four-part series - host Julie South focuses on the pow…
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Have you ever caught yourself in the throes of self-criticism after a long day at work? I've been there more times than I can count, wrestling with the inner critic that seems to thrive on stress and exhaustion. But what if there were a way to flip the script? In this latest episode of the Vet Staff podcast, we dive into the power of personal compa…
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Julie South explores empowering veterinary professionals' mindset shifts with positive affirmation statements. This is the second in her four part easy-to-do 'challenge' through March where she helps veterinary professionals strengthen their resilience and recalibrate their inner compass for career success. Embark on a transformative journey with m…
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Unlock the power of affirmations to keep your resilience tank topped up. Join Julie South in this episode of Vet Staff Podcast as she guides you through creating your personalised affirmation statement library ready to access whenever you need. Welcome to the Vet Staff Podcast, the go-to place for veterinary professionals looking to find their moti…
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Juggling the endless needs as a veterinary professional of patients and clients while trying to disconnect and live your personal life is an ongoing struggle for many in the veterinary field. Host Julie South offers practical guidance tailored for veterinary professionals who have difficulty establishing boundaries between their clinical responsibi…
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In episode 173 of the Vet Staff Podcast, host Julie South delves into the concept of strategic renewal as a means of achieving work-life harmony for veterinary professionals. The episode focuses on practical steps to create sustainable work-life balance and the importance of self-care for overall well-being. Let’s explore how veterinary professiona…
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Discover the transformative power of setting clear boundaries and managing expectations, both for your clients and yourself Host Julie South tackles the delicate art of work-life harmony, guiding you through the initial client interactions that are pivotal in shaping a manageable and realistic schedule. Learn how the strategic use of the word "beca…
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Embark on a quest for equilibrium in the bustling world of veterinary medicine, where work-life harmony isn't just an aspiration—it IS an achievable reality. You and your guide - Resilience Coach, Julie South - together look at the unspoken nuances of setting personal boundaries and the finesse required to communicate them with both confidence and …
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🐾 Calling all veterinary professionals! 🐾 🎙️ In the final in-depth series on strengthening your resilience quotient, host Julie South shares valuable insights on how to build resilience in the veterinary field. 🔍 Here are three key takeaways from the episode: 1. Journaling & Gratitude: Start or develop the habit of journaling with an attitude of gr…
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Have you ever caught yourself spiraling into a negative headspace, only to wish you had the tools to shift your perspective? That's where the art of metacognition, journaling and reflection come into play, and I'm thrilled to guide you through their transformative effects on resilience. In our latest episode, we unlock the secrets of self-reflectio…
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🎙️ Exciting news! 🎙️ Today we're discussing the power of social connectedness as one of the jigsaw pieces that contribute to "resilience" Julie South shares invaluable insights on how building meaningful relationships can strengthen your resilience quotient. Here are 3 key takeaways from the episode: 1. Social connectedness is vital for resilience:…
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Have you ever found yourself in the eye of an emotional hurricane, or up to your neck in alligators, tongue-tied and searching for the words that can steer the conversation toward calm waters? This episode is your lifeline. We unpack the nuanced choreography of courageous communication, a vital pillar in erecting the architecture of resilience. You…
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Have you ever been sideswiped by life's unexpected twists and turns, wishing you had the fortitude to bounce back stronger? Our latest episode tackles precisely this, as we fuse the concepts of resilience and time management to arm you with the strategies you need to weather any storm. We'll reveal how the power of awe-some-ness – those awesome mom…
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As we close the chapter on 2023, join me, Julie South, for a contemplative journey through the landscape of veterinary recruitment of 2023. If you wondered how the predictions of yesteryear stack up against the reality we've lived, this episode is your crystal ball into the hits, the misses, and the lessons learned. From the integration of AI in hi…
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Julie South introduces listeners to two frameworks to help you solve problems as a way to strengthen your resilience quotient. 🐾 We explore the RISE ABOVE framework, designed to equip veterinary professionals with the tools to navigate challenges effectively, both personally and professionally. Host Julie South shares insights and practical strateg…
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Grappling with emotional outbursts or witnessing them in others can be an overwhelming (and rather embarrassing) experience. Julie shares a compelling story of working with an individual who had frequent emotional outbursts due to an underlying health condition. His temper tantrums were embarrassing and made recruitment for specialist staff extreme…
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Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Vet Staff's Julie South! Learn strategies to break free from self-doubt, embrace your achievements, and grow your resiliency. Imposter Syndrome - Ever feel like a fraud, despite your achievements and qualifications? You're not alone! We take an in-depth look at the pervasive, yet seldom talked about, phenomenon of Im…
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Have you ever wondered why some veterinary professionals seem to handle adversity better than others? Why some people seem to thrive amidst challenges, while others crumble? The secret is resilience, a superpower that can be cultivated and honed to help you adapt and bounce forward in the face of life's and work's 'Pear Shaped Moments" we all face …
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Limiting beliefs are self-imposed barriers that prevent you from achieving your goals, narrow your thinking, and dilute your resilience quotient. If you ever feel like you aren't reaching your full potential then this episode is for you -you'll discover how to flush your limiting self beliefs down the drain. In this episode Julie introduces FIT - F…
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Are you cultivating the right kind of optimism in your personal and professional life? How to Grow Your Resiliency Quotient (pt 3) - today, Julie South guides you through the concept of realistic optimism—what it is and why it matters. She shares insights on its benefits - and how these apply to your daily professional life. Discover how cognitive …
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What if you possessed an untapped superpower that could transform your life? Today, we're going to reveal this hidden potential within you - it's the power of resilience. Much like a muscle, resilience can be strengthened over time with practice. Julie South discusses how to enhance your resilience quotient and, importantly, explore the role of per…
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Sometimes life gets in the way of everything - oftentimes it can feel like a whirlwind of chaos. Without learned tools, tips and skills, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to navigate through the storm. Join me, Julie South, as we dive fearlessly into the turbulence, teasing out the knots of "buyer's remorse" in job transitions, and…
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Are you ready to demystify the four stages of team development? With the help of our guest, Lucy Smith, a certified DISC practitioner, you'll cultivate a deeper understanding of how high emotional intelligence (EQ) shapes effective teams. We talk about how the simple knowledge of a new language can drastically transform the way we understand and wo…
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Ever dreamed of transforming your workplace into a harmonious, productive haven? Are you eager to understand why you or your colleagues behave the way you do? Get ready as Julie South, Tania Bruce and Extended DISC Certified Practitioner, Lucy Smith chat about how understanding different behavioural styles can (literally!) revolutionise your work e…
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Ever feel the weight of bitterness holding you back? Today, we're going to unburden ourselves by embracing the liberating power of forgiveness, even in the face of deep hurt when it feels impossible to forgive. We'll be exploring the transformative ability of empathy to bridge the gap between hurt and healing. We'll share seven potent techniques to…
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Are you ready to journey into the depths of collective (group) forgiveness? Today we look at historical wounds and explore the healing power of forgiveness, be it for historical atrocities like the Holocaust, colonialism, and slavery, or the smaller yet impactful world of business reputations tarnished by a few. We consider examples from Rwanda and…
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Ever wondered how forgiveness can apply when there's the moral dilemma of and justice colouring the picture in the high stakes the veterinary profession? Join me, Julie South, as we navigate this minefield of dilemmas. We look at the the importance of being 'fit and proper' test. From medical malpractice to heart-wrenching end-of-life decisions, we…
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What if the culture within your veterinary clinic could be transformed by one simple concept - forgiveness? This is the second of a 2-part talking about forgiveness as a vet clinic culture, and the sixth episode on the "forgiveness" series. Picture a workplace where mistakes are seen as opportunities for growth and team members are encouraged to le…
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What if the key to a harmonious and productive veterinary clinic lies in the simple act of forgiveness? Join me, Julie South, as we embark on a journey to understand how forgiveness plays an integral role in managing a successful clinic. We look at forgiveness and its significance in resolving interpersonal conflicts, coping with client complaints,…
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Did you know that self-forgiveness is the key to unlock personal growth and professional fulfilment? As veterinary professionals, we routinely face challenges and pressures, which can often lead to guilt, negative self-talk, and difficulty in forming healthy relationships. Julie South sheds light on these symptoms and how unresolved issues can erod…
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Did you know that numerous societal and personal factors shape our ability to forgive? Understand the world of forgiveness and its application in diverse cultures and workplaces. Julie South explores how different communities express forgiveness, as well as the critical reality that forgiving is a continuous practise that we must undertake for our …
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What if the key to lasting contentment and success lies in the intricate workings of the human brain? Does understanding the neuroscience of forgiveness hold the power to reduce stress, enhance our emotional and physical health, and lead us towards a life of better understanding and empathy? Today Julie gives an easy-to-understand insight into the …
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Have you ever wondered how forgiveness could be the key to unlocking lasting contentment and success in your life? This episode is designed to help you move past resentment, embrace understanding, and actively seek peace. We delve into psychological theories behind this transformative power and explain how forgiveness - a deliberate choice to let g…
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Emotional and social intelligence: discover how to harness their power to spark new connections, open up opportunities, and enhance your relationships. We start by distinguishing between emotional and social intelligence, and then delve into EQ's four essential components. You'll also be guided in identifying signs of a lack in social intelligence,…
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Ever wondered why more than 40% of workers without a mentor have considered leaving their job in the last three months, compared to just 25% of those who do have a mentor? Curious about how a well-structured mentoring program can demonstrate your commitment to your team's growth, leading to higher levels of engagement and loyalty? Tune in! We're em…
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This episode uncovers the importance of the candidate experience, and how investing in it, can make your clinic the ultimate work destination. We share the spotlight on five examples of good recruitment experiences and the positive impact they can make at your clinic. Reference articles: Why the candidate experience matters Candidate rejection Onbo…
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Discover the untapped potential of communication skills within your veterinary clinic in this fascinating chat with Dr Meg Irvine from Vet Lifeskills. We promise you an eye-opening exploration into how effective communication training can revolutionise your clinic, leading to fewer client complaints, better NPS scores, and less clients seeking seco…
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Ever wondered about the journey from a fledgling veterinarian to a seasoned practitioner with her own coaching business for other professionals in the field? Our inspiring guest today takes us through her fascinating journey; spotlighting the trials, tribulations, and triumphs she encountered along her path. As she sheds light on her early passion …
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Are your recruitment efforts falling short? What if you could transform your clinic's recruitment strategy by focusing on the right values that resonate with job seekers? In this episode, we uncover the untapped potential of talking about employer values such as workforce development, well-being, empowerment, collaboration, and innovation in your j…
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Ready to revolutionise your vet clinic's recruitment process and say goodbye to low engagement, high turnover, and skyrocketing costs? Discover the secret to transforming your employer brand and boosting your clinic's success as we dive into the importance of values alignment, transparency, and a values-driven culture in ep 139 - The Power of Value…
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Do you agree that traditional veterinary recruitment is desperately calling for a better way? Are you sick of being at the mercy of unverified employer review sites and Google to shape your clinic's employer reputation? Are you frustrated by the lack of insight into what it's really like to work at a clinic you've got your eye on? Today, we unveil …
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Welcome to the exciting new chapter of the Vet Staff podcast, where we promise to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of recruitment and employer brand marketing in the veterinary world! We're on a mission to revolutionize the recruitment market and create people-first workplaces, so say goodbye to the Paws Claws Wet Noses days and let's …
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Julie South of VetStaff speaks with Dr. Stuart Burrough of Vet Marlborough in the final instalment of a three-part series. Dr. Burrough discusses the strategies his clinic has implemented to mitigate the veterinary shortage and create a great place to work. He emphasises the importance of paying staff well enough to remove money as a motivator, and…
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Ever wondered how the professional skills of vet nurses could revolutionise the future of veterinary care? Join us for a captivating conversation with Dr. Stuart Burrough, a veterinarian and owner of Vet Marlborough, who shares his journey and innovative approach to task delegation. Learn how this unique principle has transformed Vet Marlborough's …
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VetStaff's Julie South chats with Dr Stuart Burrough (BVSc., MANZCVS) a veterinarian with a passion for innovation and commitment to veterinary research. Dr. Burrough is the founder and director of Vet Marlborough and discusses his three-month experiences as part of a Practitioner in Residence prog at the University of Florida. We also delve into D…
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This is the second in the 2-part series where Julie South interviews veterinary nurse practice manager and author of Tales of a Vet Nurse, Jade Pengelly. We dive into the controversial topic of how vet nurses are trained and perceived in the UK versus New Zealand. Jade Pengelly, shares her insights on the similarities and differences between the tw…
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Are you a veterinary nurse looking to take your career to the next level? If so, you won't want to miss today’s episode! In this first of two episodes, we sit down with Jade Pengelly, a veterinary nurse and published author whose book, "Tales of a Vet Nurse," is a must-read for anyone in the field. Jade is on a mission to help veterinary nurses gai…
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Are you an employer looking for ways to enhance the quality of life for yourself and your team in the workplace? Do you often find your team feeling overwhelmed and out of control? As a team leader, do you struggle to provide the right support during difficult times? While the saying "focus on what you can control" can seem trite and unhelpful, it'…
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