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Updated On: Jul 18, 2022
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Vurbl Animals: Stories, Training & Pet Health Listen in with Vurbl animals. Whether you're looking for the best podcasts about dogs or cats or looking to tune and relax to your favorite animal sounds Vurbl has you or your pet and all animal lovers covered with the greatest variety of animal audio out there.
The Veterinarian Success Podcast Welcome to the Veterinarian Success Podcast where you go in-depth with a veterinarian specific financial planner Isaiah Douglass, MBA, CFP® to hear stories, opinions, and leading information about the world of veterinarian medicine from industry professionals. The podcast covers topics relating to the clinical, business, financial, and personal side of to help encourage, promote, and advocate for a healthy and happy standard of care for veterinarians, their families, their staff, and their businesses.
Pet Insurance Guide Podcast Helping veterinarians and pet owners understand the strategic role pet insurance can play in paying for a pet's healthcare expenses.
‎The Whole Veterinarian 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.
Wildlife Health Connections Healthy wildlife, healthy people, and healthy environments-it’s all connected! Join wildlife veterinarian Dr. Michelle Kneeland and wildlife biologist Vincent Spagnuolo as we explore the interconnections between the people and the issues on the frontlines of wildlife health and conservation today. Whether you are a wildlife professional, a student, or just someone who wants to learn more about wildlife on a deeper level- this is the podcast for you.
Tripawd Talk Radio Tune in for the best amputation recovery and care tips for three legged pets, and their people. Hosted by the Tripawds Blogs community founders Jim & Rene, and spokesdog Wyatt Ray. Keep listening for interviews and informative discussions with veterinary surgeons, oncologists, rehab therapists and other specialist veterinarians as well as pet parents sharing their own amputation recovery experiences, treatment plans, and results for their own amazing three legged dogs and cats. Learn more and contact the hosts at https://tripawds.com/radio

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Deep Dive: Endangered Species Enjoy the best wildlife podcasts episodes that talk about some of the most critically endangered species in existence. Listen to experts talk about some of your favorite animals that are on the verge of extinction and learn about ways you can help. Vurbl Animals: Stories, Training & Pet Health
Best Pet Care Audio On Vurbl Are you an animal lover who’s looking for the top tips on how to care for your pet? Whether you have a furry friend or a reptilian companion, Vurbl has you covered with the best podcasts about animal husbandry, healthcare and more whenever you need them. Tune in now to podcasts like Wag Woof Love, Goat Gab, and Animals Today to learn how to keep your pet(s) happy and healthy! Vurbl Animals: Stories, Training & Pet Health
Down and Back: Season 1 In season 1 of Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives, we explored the beginnings of Obedience in America, dogs of war, breeds saved from extinction, and plenty more. Catch on on epsiodes you missed. ‎Down and Back: Dog Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives
Down and Back: Season 2 In season 2 of Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives, we explored the famed Morris & Essex Kennel Club dog show, the heroic dogs of 9/11, the evolution of an AKC-recognized dog breed, and lots more. Catch up on epsiodes you missed. ‎Down and Back: Dog Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives
8 Podcasts That Will Make You A Better Cat Owner Cat lovers may rejoice as never before have there been so many cat-focused podcasts available for your listening pleasure. Forget about laboriously wading through heaps of articles as you search for the best information about raising your cat. Whether you're looking for training and healthcare tips, curious about feline behavior, or seek advice from fellow cat enthusiasts, Vurbl has got you covered with a curated list of podcasts that are sure to make you a better cat owner. Vurbl Animals: Stories, Training & Pet Health
Helpful Podcasts About Training Your Dog Did quarantine inspire you to get a new puppy? Is your dog chasing the Amazon delivery driver? Well, look no further because here at Vurbl we curated a playlist of eight podcasts dedicated to how to train your furry best friend. Featured in this playlist is a selection of helpful episodes from the Oh Behave podcast and The Dog's Way podcast. Good luck with training your four-legged friend! Vurbl Animals: Stories, Training & Pet Health

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Did you know that VIN Foundation has FREE student debt resources for ALL veterinarians?! If you have student loan debt or are still in vet school, tune in to today's minisode! Dr. Rebecca Mears generously shared some amazingly helpful information with me recently, and I knew I had to share it with you all. VIN Foundation has a plethora of great information available to veterinary professionals for ZERO dollars :) ...Personalized help with student loans and repayment for veterinarians and vet students is completely FREE through VIN Foundation! This is done through an anonymous post on the student debt area of the VIN message boards. If someone is not a VIN member, they can create a free VIN Foundation login, which gives access to a small section of the message boards.  Posting anonymously allows for a thorough discussion without identifying information being shared and others can learn alongside at the same time.  If someone still has questions after a discussion on the message boards, additional help may be available through a phone/Zoom consultation, but it is suggested that a donation be made to VIN Foundation to help offset the time that goes into that session. If you aren't a VIN member and would like to set up a VIN Foundation login do so here.  (This link can be used for veterinarians, vet students or pre-vet applicants!)If someone is looking for student loan help and isn't sure how to get started this page is really helpful. Filling out this Debt & Income Signalment provides the details needed to discuss a borrower's situation.There's also a special pre-vet area on the VIN Foundation Center. For those looking to learn more about life as a veterinarian, applying to vet school, or vet school student debt, they are encouraged to use the Cost of Education map on VetSchoolBound.org and the Apply Smarter message board. ...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#145 Sustainability in Equine Medicine - Disrupting through Education and Collaboration In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Stacey Cordivano, Dr. Misty Gray, and Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian. This is a fun group conversation and the most guests in one episode so buckle up – Stacey, Misty, Kelly, and Dr. Cara Wright (not able to join for the recording) are the founders of the Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar & Retreat, which has a goal of “Disrupting Equine Veterinary Medicine Through Education and Collaboration” - enjoy! The basics – how and why start a seminar and retreat? The relationship of the four and how they met. The equine industry as a whole, and the opportunity and challenges. What the seminar has done and its goals. Areas of content needed most today in equine medicine. What they would do with an unlimited budget for the seminar and who'd speak/join.And so much more!The Fall Seminar & Retreat is from September 29th through October 2nd in Seattle, Washington. There are one, MAYBE two spots left as of the podcast release. Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar & Retreat - Website Instagram PageOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#144 Veterinary Student Takeover - Thomas Kile & Max Wunsche In this episode, I'm joined by Thomas Kile and Max Wunsche. Thomas is a DVM candidate at Washington State University Class of 2023. Thomas is the past marketing director for the National Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA). Max is a DVM candidate at the University of Georgia class of 2024. Max is active within the local UGA VBMA chapter in Athens. Favorite VBMA topics they've heard shared from guest speakers.What they are looking for in their first job out of school.Goals for their careers.Questions they and their peers have about career and personal finance. Thomas LinkedIn Thomas' InstagramMax's InstagramOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Gundala Rhoades Dr. Gundala Rhoades was born and educated in Germany. After earning her veterinary degree, in 1991 she moved to England and worked in a small animal practice for two years, then a mixed animal practice for five years. She moved to New South Wales Australia in 1998. She and her husband raised Angus bulls. In 2002, she started Gowrie Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice. It was initially located on the ranch, and eight years later moved to a new location in the town of Inverell. Dr. Rhoades was raising three children as a single mother while both practicing veterinary medicine and running the ranch when she decided to convert the ranch to organic. In that journey, she has become an expert on soil health, regenerative agriculture, gut health, and the relationship of food to both human and animal health. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Gundala Rhoades as we discuss her education, her move to Australia, starting a clinic from scratch, challenging conventional norms in ranching, and her new book, "The Food Solution."
Addressing the Balance Between Profit and People in Veterinary Medicine with Matt Salois, PhD Let's be honest. We need to make a profit to keep our practices open. But what is the cost of running a veterinary business without taking your team's wellbeing into consideration? Today you get to hear the numbers when it comes to recruitment, burnout, staff turnover and all things workplace wellbeing. Mr. Matthew Salois, PhD is an economist who is deeply involved with the people side of veterinary medicine. That might sound like a surprising mix, but Matt provides a valuable and deeply knowledgeable perspective for our veterinary industry. Have a listen and let us know what you think!More about Matt Salois, PhDMatthew Salois, PhD is currently the President of the Veterinary Study Groups, Inc. (VSG), where he is responsible for enhancing the economic and cultural success of more than 1,800 veterinary member practices. Most recently, Matt was the chief economist and head of the veterinary economics division at the AVMA between 2018 and 2022, where he applied his skills in economics, business, and communication to support the daily lives of veterinarians. From 2014 to 2018, he served as director of global scientific affairs and policy at Elanco Animal Health, supervising a team of scientists in veterinary medicine, human medicine, animal welfare, economics and sustainability. His group devised and executed scientific engagement strategy, and built collaborative partnerships with universities, non-profit associations and scientific societies. Matt is also an adjunct professor of applied economics at the University of Florida, where he previously taught and advised graduate and undergraduate students. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Florida and holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.Find him on Linked In (you'll want to so you don't miss his amazing puns!)More info about Veterinary Management Groups/Veterinary Study GroupsResources that Matt mentions:Insights Discovery Self-Awareness Tool Good News: There’s a Labor Shortage. from The New York Times...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#143 Paul Diaz - Non-Competes: A Mechanism for Control & Greed Today I’m joined by Paul Diaz of Founder and Principal Consultant at Hire Power Consulting. Paul is a former Marine who, post service found his way into the veterinary world working for one of the largest corporations in the space and helped grow the talent pool over his time there. He started Hire Power Consulting in 2020 and is on a mission to end the non-compete in veterinary medicine. If you don’t follow Paul on LinkedIn, you are missing out – his straightforward no, BS style is what caught my attention and made this a must interview. He is poking fun at the lack of consistency in the broader veterinary community for talking a good game but not following through on their promises. Paul's background, experience, and expertise.The difference between non-competes and non-solicits Retention and the idea of abundance vs. scarcity The reason the veterinary shortage can be attributed to non-competes.How Paul made the hard pivot and change in his business and the story behind his passion.The best vs. worst employment contracts in veterinary medicine. Paul's LinkedInSuffer In Silence; How the Non-Compete Damaged a VeterinarianEnd the Veterinary Non-Compete Requirement - Petition Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#142 Radio Show - The importance of bitcoin self custody Bitcoin is a bearer asset, meaning you can hold the keys to your bitcoin yourself. When you hold your own Bitcoin keys you are in direct control of your money. If you have bitcoin on an exchange, you don’t have bitcoin. You have an IOU. Learn why and how to take self custody of your bitcoin. #84 Radio Show- Bitcoin: Why it Matters for EVERYONE in Veterinary Medicine#113 Radio Show - Bitcoin Rebuttal: An Honest Reply to The White Coat Investor#135 Radio Show - bitcoin not CryptoSwan BitcoinBitcoin Q&ABitcoin Wallets: How, Why and When to Hold Your Own Private KeysOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#141 Radio Show - 15 things to do in a Recession Are we in a recession already? Spoiler alert - I think yes. What is a recession? What should you do to get through it? I share some sobering stats and then provide some actionable advice to help you get through a recessionLinksConsumer Loans: Credit Cards and Other Revolving Plans University of Michigan: Consumer Sentiment 2Yr vs. 10Yr - TradingViewCam Harvey InterviewHow The Finance Prof Who Discovered The 'Inverted Yield Curve' Explains It To GrandmaThe State of the Economic Union - The Veterinary Project PodcastOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Lisa Fox Dr. Lisa Fox is a third generation veterinarian from Northern Ohio. She earned a Bachelor's degree in biology from Ohio University followed by a DVM from Ohio State University in 2009. She was first introduced to acupuncture by a clinician while she was a veterinary student.After graduation, she returned to the family practice, where she stayed for nine years. She was certified in acupuncture by IVAS in 2014, earned a Graduate Diploma from CIVT in Western Herbal Medicine in 2016, and was certified in Food Therapy by Chi University that same year. She was also certified by Chi University as an Equine Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine Practitioner and is currently enrolled in their Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation program. She has a Master's Degree in Iridology and training in grief counseling and suicide awareness. Her current practice activities include a mobile holistic practice and locum work in two traditional small animal clinics. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Lisa Fox as we discuss growing up in her family's veterinary practice, her education, working in traditional practice and equine racetrack regulatory medicine, and her immersion into holistic medicine. A note to listeners: in this episode we discuss issues of mental health as well as suicidal awareness and prevention.
Julia Ledger-Muennich Dr. Julia Ledger-Muennich discovered her interest in veterinary medicine while working with rescue animals as a child. She got her veterinary degree from Justus Liebig University in Glessen Germany in 2007. Afterwards, she worked in an equine clinic on the overnight shift while completing her thesis work, which involved ultrasound studies of the udders of mares. She then went to England to work in an equine practice. She left that practice to start her own, which continues to this day. She was certified in chiropractic in 2008 and veterinary acupuncture in 2011. She is certified in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine by both the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is also certified in Tui Na. In addition, she is accredited by the FEI to work as a treating veterinarian at sanctioned events. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Julia Ledger-Muennich as we discuss her education, her first years in practice, her transition to a holistic-only practice, and how she is constantly looking for opportunities to further her knowledge and skills.
Finding Your Path In Veterinary Medicine by Staying True to You with Dr. Eve Harrison In sharing her path from burned out surgical resident to thriving house call concierge vet, Dr. Eve Harrison highlights a fundamental truth - veterinary medicine can truly be whatever you make of it. We talk a lot about the logistics of screening clients as she describes the strict boundaries around her practice culture, but in doing so, we are given an opportunity to see the real life effects of being in the driver seat of your own life and career. There's much to glean from this conversation, even if you aren't a mobile veterinarian. And for my equine colleagues, listen up  - we can definitely stand to take away a few pointers from this chat! ...About Dr. Eve Harrison   Dr. Eve Harrison is a seasoned, full-time concierge house call veterinarian in Los Angeles. She is one of only a tiny handful of pioneers practicing true veterinary concierge medicine. Her mobile practice has been through numerous seasons and iterations of itself, including being an acupuncture-only practice, a multi-doctor practice with an IHE-exclusive component, wellness only, and finally a solo integrative concierge practice.   Her passions are creative entrepreneurship, sustainability for veterinarians, boundaries, authentic communication and releasing people who are not a good match for our practices.    She is the founder of the online CE course: The House Call Vet Academy and offers coaching and consulting to help veterinarians nourish not only their patients, but themselves… by helping them cultivate profitable & sustainable mobile practices of their own.   Outside of being a vet, Eve is a semi-professional musician (flutist), & a yoga teacher. Find out more about Dr. Harrison...Coaching, courses, conference, house call swag at www.dreveharrison.comThe House Call Vet AcademyHouse Call Vet Cafe Podcast Free Business Plan for House Call & Mobile Vets    Instagram...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Developing Influential Veterinary Leaders featuring Dr. Dave Nicol Have you struggled to create a cohesive vetmed team? Are you having difficulty attracting the right talent? Are you confused as to why you work in a veterinary clinic that has no direction or actual leadership? Dr. Dave Nicol of VetX International is here to help us understand how vital leadership is for the health and wellbeing of the entire vet practice - both the business and the individuals working inside of it. Leadership cannot be left to chance - tune in to this episode to get insight into how and why you need to be proactive in your veterinary business if you want to see your team succeed....More about Dr. Dave Nicol...Dr. Dave Nicol is a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in general practice and has held several leadership roles within practice and industry. He has written three books, most recently the best-selling, So You’re A Vet...Now What? – a manifesto on how to survive as a veterinarian after graduation. Dr. Dave hosts The Blunt Dissection podcasts which combined has been played more than 250,000 times. He owns Roundwood Vets, a boutique vet practice in London and founded VetX International to help vets connect with their career and help practice owners create fantastic practices for the vets to work in.He speaks at conferences all over the world to speak about his favourite topic ofleadership and generally cheerleading for the veterinary profession. In 2019 he wasvoted VMX Practice Manager Speaker of the Year.Find out more here...www.vetxinternational.comwww.drdavenicol.comConnect on IG @drdavenicol or @vetxinternational or LinkedIn...Make your voice heard Please click below to take the survey!!!The Veterinary Employment, Engagement and Retention Survey...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#140 Radio Show Investing Series: Commodities Good or Bad for your portfolio? In this episode, I dive into the world of commodity investing - share some insights into how you might want to approach investing and diversifying your portfolio with commodities. Ultimately, what do the research and data show? Tune in and read the research pieces below to help become a better investor. What are commodities?What research supports owning them over the short, medium, and long term?How do you invest in them? What are managed futures?What makes them investable?Sample allocations and performance history.Why don't people own them very often?Other thoughts and suggestions. Further ReadingStealth CTAs - Away from the negative hedge fund news, systematic and trend are doing wellA Century of Evidence on Trend-Following InvestingThe Benefits of Managed Futures 25 Years LaterCOMMODITIES FOR THE LONG RUNTrend Following in a Time of Crisis220 - Andrew Beer, Dynamic Beta Investments - Can You Match Or Outperform Leading Hedge FundsTHE BASICS OF ALL-WEATHER INVESTINGBLNDX[ing] Trend Following and Global Equity with Standpoint’s Eric CrittendenWhy Trend Following?Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
2:1 If You Can't Be Anything Else, Be a Bad Example Consider this a great lost episode of Critter Chronicles! This was recorded a lifetime ago back in September of 2021, and then life got in the way of this podcast. Well, it is finally time it sees the light of day! Michelle was a wonderful host who shared many stories about her career in mixed practice in Southern California. It was a really fun interview, and I'm glad I finally have been motivated enough to get it out to your ears! Note: there's some interruptions from my son in this podcast, and to be honest, it just sounded even clunkier when I tried to edit them out. My bad. That's a good taste of why there was a big 'ol pause on new episodes :) Sorry.
#139 Radio Show - The Housing Bubble is Bursting Housing is one of the most discussed topics in conversations lately with clients - here is a take on what the numbers are showing and what you can and should consider prior to purchasing a home at the moment. Resources:The US Housing Affordability Index"Facing Years Of Fewer Home Sales" - Compass, Redfin Slash Workforce Amid Affordability CrisisReal estate companies lay off workers amid ‘clear signals’ of a housing downturn.Housing Stats 106% increase in monthly mortgage paymentOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Ashley Rossman Dr. Ashley Rossman was raised in Northbrook, Illinois and spent many hours at her father's veterinary clinic, Glen Oak Dog and Cat Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and her veterinary degree from Ross University in 2006, doing her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she joined the Glen Oak practice. She was certified in Acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2007 and was mentored extensively by Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum in diagnostic ultrasound. She has also spent time at the Royal Treatment Veterinary Center and TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Ashley Rossman as we discuss growing up in the family veterinary practice, attending Ross University, the benefits of mentoring, and her experience representing the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in the American Veterinary Medical Association's House of Delegates.
Understanding How Spectrum Of Care Affects the Veterinary Industry with Dr. Cherice Roth Spectrum of care may or may not be a new phrase for you. I feel as though I personally only understood it in vague terms, but after speaking with Dr. Cherice Roth for today's episode, I am clearly on the "this is super important!" bandwagon! Today we cover everything from the transition from vet school into practice to providing care for under-served communities to veterinary telehealth options and finally back around to mentorship. Dr. Roth is an amazing woman, mom and vet who is contributing so much to our profession. Please make sure to check out all that she is involved with!Find out more about Cherice Roth, DVM...Dr. Cherice Roth is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Before veterinary school, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Biochemistry. She spent time perfecting her exotic animal medicine and surgical knowledge in Australia, and upon returning to the U.S., mentored and guided veterinary assistants and DVMs in her home hospitals. She has held many roles within veterinary medicine from associate DVM, Medical Operations Support Manager all the way to Chief Veterinary Officer. Dr. Roth has done clinical, industry and administrativework within Veterinary Medicine. She was one of the developers of the RACE approved Virtual Care University as well as MyPetDoc. Dr. Roth has remained on the cutting edge of perfecting virtual veterinary care. She is currently the Chief Veterinary Officer of Fuzzy Pet Health as well as an advisory board member for Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) and  Veterinary Professionals Instilling Black Excellence (VIBE). She believes that veterinary virtual care is the answer for health disparities in pets as well as part of the answer to psychological health issues of veterinary professionals.Dr. Roth is also the author of children’s books “What’s a REAL Doctor?” and “What does a REAL Doctor look like?” Both books focus on veterinary medicine, diversity, STEM and representation. Outside of work, you can find her in the woods of Oregon with her many, many “Roth Ranch” animals, her sons (The Rothlings), and husband, or serving on the medical board for several boxer, Doberman and dachshund charitable organizations.Signed Copies of her books be purchased at https://the-real-doctor-store.myshopify.comThe books are also available from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Ingram Publisher.Ways to Connect with Dr. Roth:LI: www.linkedin.com/in/chericerothInsta: https://www.instagram.com/cherice.roth/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_doctor_rothFB: https://www.facebook.com/RothDVMwww.Fuzzy.com...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#138 Josh Vaisman - The Leadership Guiding Principles for Veterinary Medicine In this episode, I'm joined by a previous guest Josh Vaisman who is the Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting. Josh's experience and empathy for veterinary medicine is incredible and as you with learn he's a joy to listen to. DO NOT forget to sign up for the survey he and the Flourish team have put together HERE. The growth and demand for Flourish since we spoke pre-pandemic What's changed? What are most practices asking for?The Positive Leadership Framework.The idea of putting effort into the people you work with and who work for you. The four P's (Psychological Safety, Purpose, Path, and Partnership) Josh's hiring process and outcome for team growth (definitely worth taking some ideas from). WebsiteInstagram Facebook PageJosh’s LinkedInOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#137 Radio Show Investing Series: Using Trends to minimizing losses and compound In this episode, I dive into a style of investing called Trend Following or Momentum. Designed to minimize portfolio drawdowns. Being rules-based, investing removes emotions from decision-making. Investing broadly across asset classes and geography provides investors with more opportunities to see returns. The research supports the approach to lower risk and potentially enhance long-term returns. There are loads of data from research that provides strong out-of-sample evidence that there is consistent, long-term evidence that trends have been pervasive features of global stock, bond, commodity, and currency markets. If you want to learn about something a bit more unconventional, you are in the right place. Below are some of the best pieces I've read on the topic. Trend Following: The Epitome of No Pain, No Gain The Behavioral and Performance Benefits of Trend Following A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation Learning to Play Offense and Defense: Combining Value and Momentum from the Bottom Up, and the Top DownTrend Following is EverywhereMOMENTUM IN IMPERIAL RUSSIAOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#133 Radio Show Investing Series: Retirement Accounts 101 I've heard and felt a need from an investing standpoint to provide content to build up the knowledge veterinarians have - so I'll be doing more of these (as long as you listen and like them) to do what I can to educate. So what are retirement accounts? What can I do? What's best? What is a Traditional or Roth account? Best place to save? If you've ever asked these questions this episode is here to help you think through what's best and provide a framework to learn from. Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#136 Radio Show Investing Series: Bonds In this episode, we continue the education deep dive into investing by talking about bonds. Often called fixed-income - bonds are more complex than stocks and require a more nuanced understanding to understand the risks/returns in investing in them. Most investors today are owning them in a mutual fund or ETF. Hopefully, this episode provides you with a lot more knowledge than you had prior. I answer:What is a bond or fixed-income.Bond structures and terms.Types of bonds.Risks of bonds.Bond knowledge and what to look out for. Bond Educational Blog Posts referenced INTRODUCTIONS, BASICS AND BOND MATHBOND RISKS AND CONTAGIONBITCOIN PORTFOLIO INSURANCE: BTC VALUATION MODELSOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#134 Pawsibilites - Increasing the Veterinary Network In this episode, Dr. Valerie Marcano and Dr. Seth Andrews of Pawsibilites Vet Med. Dr. Marcano is a University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. Currently, Valerie is a poultry veterinarian in North and South Carolina. She is also the chair of the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). Dr. Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia. He also served as the president of the University of Georgia’s Engineering Graduate Club.The mission of Pawsibilites Vet Med.How the network is more expansive than focusing only on DVMs.How they are building a pipeline of diverse talent finding veterinary medicine at a younger age. DEI conversations - what's worked and what has not. Where the future is and what's in store for the mission.What they are most excited about today. www.pawsibilitiesvetmed.comFacebook PageInstagramLinkedInOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#135 Radio Show - bitcoin not Crypto In this episode, I highlight why it's bitcoin and not crypto that you want to focus on. The recent price action and news have made it top of mind to highlight some important items and lessons to learn from others. At the time of recording Bitcoin's price was $29,990. Links Mentioned Episode #84 - Bitcoin for ALLBitcoin First LUNA Tweet ThreadOnly the Strong SurviveEthereum's Centralization Dilemma Through Lido StakingRWM WisdomTree Crypto Index Bitwise 10 Crypto IndexOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Rob Silver Dr. Rob Silver was raised in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He attended Columbia University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, a Master's Degree in Cardiopulmonary Physiology, and his DVM from Colorado State University. After graduation, he worked as a relief veterinarian in the Denver, Colorado area and taught in a veterinary technician program as well. After relocating to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work in an Emergency Practice, he started a House Call practice that evolved into a brick and mortar practice. He started prescribing his patients home cooked diets and herbal medicines. He was certified by IVAS in 1993 and began teaching Chinese Herbal Medicine courses with Jake Fratkin and Dr. Shen Xie. That same year he also relocated to Boulder, Colorado, opening a new practice, Boulder's Natural Animal.In 1994 Dr. Silver became the Chief Medical Officer for Rx Vitamins, where he formulated 40 products for the veterinary market. He sold his practice in 2013 and the next year launched the Well Pet Dispensary website, which is still in operation. He also served as Chief Veterinary Officer for Folium Biosciences, a vertically integrated Hemp Company. In 2015 Dr. Silver published the ground-breaking text "Medical Marijuana and Your Pet," which has served as a guide to both veterinarians and animal caretakers alike since it was published. Dr. Silver has served as a Board Member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the President of both the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at both Lincoln Memorial and Chi University.Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Rob Silver as we discuss his introduction to veterinary medicine on a Kibbutz, his early practice years and immersion into holistic medicine, his new position as the Chief Veterinary Officer for Real Mushrooms, and his upcoming course for CIVT.
Utilizing Transformational Leadership to Make a Positive Change in Veterinary Medicine featuring Dr. Andrew Ciccolini When you think of amazing leaders throughout history, there's a good chance you're thinking of someone who has enacted transformational leadership. Today we get to learn all about the pillars of transformational leadership - what it's made of, why it can be so beneficial, and what some of the downsides might be in this interview with Dr. Andrew Ciccolini. Andrew is just wrapping up his Master's degree in Organizational Leadership and so generously shares his insight with us. Veterinary medicine is definitely in need of this leadership style, so let's all pay close attention!...More about Andrew Ciccolini, DVM, MSOLDr. Andrew is a veterinarian dedicated to the health and welfare of underserved pet populations with a passion for reducing economic barriers that disrupt the human-animal bond. He is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. He served nine years of active duty with the United States Army providing veterinary care all across the world. Continuing to serve part time in the Army National Guard, he is also the Medical Director at the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit located in Colorado that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes over 1,100 commercial breeding dogs every year. Andrew has completed a Master of Organizational Leadership degree from Regis University and leads non-profit initiatives for Galaxy Vets.-Find him on Instagram!!!-Find him on LinkedIn...Make a donation to Children's Hospital Colorado in Ethan's honor!...Resources that were mentioned-Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (animated video from author Dan Pink)-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown-The Little Blue Truck series by Alice Schertle -My American Journey by Colin Powell-The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber-https://galaxyvets.foundation-National Mill Dogs Rescue Healing Hearts Fund...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Creating A Sustainable Equine Future in Veterinary Medicine 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 excited for the future of equine medicine whenever we gather with these amazing folks. Come join us as we help shape a better vetmed for our present and future colleagues.Featuring Dr. Cara Wright, Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian and Dr. Misty GrayFind out more at www.SEPseminars.com!Follow along on Instagram @SEPseminars!Our next event will be held in Seattle, Washington on September 29-October 2, 2022.Big Thanks to Our Sponsors...Grand Prix:Platinum PerformanceZoetis EquinePlatinum:Boehringer Ingelheim EquineMerck Animal Health...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
BONUS - Charity Spotlight: Galaxy Vets Foundation The new directors of Non-Profit Initiatives at Galaxy Vets , Dr. Andrew Ciccolini, joins me today to introduce The Galaxy Vets Foundation. Please consider donating any resources that you might have available, be it time or financial support. https://galaxyvets.foundation/Follow Them on Instagram...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Dr. Katja Görts Dr. Katja Görts knew from age 4 that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. After a brief career in business, she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Hanover in 1999. After graduation, she worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for 10 years before starting her own holistic practice. Her practice is currently 80% equine and 20% small animal. She got her Chiropractic training through the BackBone Academy, her Acupuncture training from GerVAS, and Craniosacral Training through the Upledger Institute. She mentored with Dr. Bruce Ferguson for a month as well. She has also studied Kinesiology, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Neurophysiologic Acupuncture. Dr. Görts has served as President of GerVAS and IVAS, as a Board Member for IVAS as well as an IVAS House of Delegates Representative. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Katja Görts as we discuss her early interest in veterinary medicine, her time in the pharmaceutical industry, her pivot to holistic practice, and her special interest in Hirudotherapy.
Dr. Aleid Hillebrand Dr. Aleid Hillebrand was raised in Amsterdam and decided that she wanted to become a veterinarian at a young age. She attended veterinary college in Belgium and went into small animal practice in England after graduation.About four years after being in practice, she developed a chronic debilitating illness that was diagnosed as Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. She returned home to the Netherlands and was unable to work for over ten years. In 2012 she was diagnosed with Lyme's Disease and was successfully treated through holistic methods. After discovering the power of holistic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she took the IVAS acupuncture course in 2016 and was trained as a human acupuncturist in 2017. She has extensive training in other areas of acupuncture, including food therapy, Dr. Tan's Balance Method, scalp acupuncture, and ear acupuncture. She is currently a self-employed acupuncturist, treating both human and animal patients. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Aleid Hillebrand as we discuss her schooling, the demands of private small animal practice, her illness and recovery, and her journey into holistic medicine.
#132 Justin Weaver - Preparation for a Practice Sale: A Discussion In this episode, I'm rejoined by veterinary attorney Justin Weaver of Oberman Law Firm. Justin has an extremely high concentration of veterinary clients and is a well of knowledge on all things legal and veterinary medicine (except for litigation as he lets you know). In this broad conversation, we build on our episode #41 to help a current owner think through a practice sale. An update on the market for veterinary practice demand - seeing a little slowdown. The backdrop on the ingredients for a sale environment. Scheduling and timing of a sale. Non-competes and a sale.The challenges of actually proceeding with a life-changing transaction. Private vs. Corporate and what the future may hold. What's the actual valuation of the stock/equity doctors often get. Gotchas to be aware of Oberman Law FirmJustin's LinkedIn Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Clare Middle Dr. Clare Middle was born in England, and raised in both England and Australia. She earned her veterinary degree as a member of the first class to graduate from Murdock University in 1979. She entered private practice and took a basic short course in veterinary acupuncture in 1981. After working with natural solutions to help her own children with their health issues, Dr. Middle earned a Professional Diploma in Homeopathy and her certification in Acupuncture from IVAS in the early 1990's. She also was trained in Animal Chiropractic by Dr. Sharon Willoughby. She worked at, then purchased, the East Fremantle Veterinary Clinic, an Integrative Practice that offered allopathic medicine in conjunction with homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, flower essences, reiki, Bowen therapy, and kinesiology from a variety of practitioners including veterinarians and veterinary nurses, craniosacral therapists, chiropractors, and spiritual healers. Seeking to restrict her practice to holistic medicine, Dr. Middle sold the practice in 2004 and began to work in a private consultation room, which continues to this day. In 2019 she moved to Balingup, Western Australia and continued to practice in a private consultation room, both in-person and via telemedicine. Dr. Middle was the Founding President of the Australian Association of Holistic Veterinarians, which has since become the Integrative Veterinarians of Australia. She has also published three books on natural diets for pets. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Clare Middle as we talk about her childhood interest in veterinary medicine, what it was like to be in the inaugural veterinary class at Murdock, her journey in holistic veterinary medicine, and where she sees her career after over forty years in practice.
#131 Radio Show Investing Series: What are stocks? I've heard and felt a need from an investing standpoint to provide content to build up the knowledge veterinarians have - so I'll be doing more of these (as long as you listen and like them) to do what I can to educate. So what are stocks?I tackle the basics, and we will grow from here and step into becoming a little more technical as we go - but wanting to get the building blocks correct first and foremost. Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Take Care of Your Employees So They Will Take Care of Your Clients featuring Dr. Mike Pownall 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 honing his skills as a veterinary business management consultant....More about Mike Pownall, DVM, MBAPrior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001.In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 17 vets and 40 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area and one practice in Wellington, Florida. He is also a partner with Oculus Insights offering business management services and education to veterinarians throughout the world.Dr. Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Ontario, and was the class valedictorian. He presents internationally on business strategy, human resources, pricing, and marketing for veterinarians. He also contributes to numerousjournals on business management topics.Dr. Pownall has a blog, podcast and webinar series on veterinary business management at www.veterinarybusinessmatters.com and you can learn more about Oculus Insights at www.oculusinsights.net.Ways to contact Dr. Pownallmpownall@oculusinsights.netLinked InMcKee-Pownall Equine ServicesMike recommends Setting the Table by Danny Meyer...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#130 Michael Graham II, DVM - Building Confidence in Veterinary Medicine In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Michael Graham II. Dr. Graham, II is the owner of Premier Veterinary Consultants, LLC and a practicing veterinarian. He received his DVM from LSU and his MBA from Loyola University New Orleans. He brings a unique combination of medical operations with business education. His goal is to create a positive, meaningful impact in veterinary medicine. His clinical and personal journey to today.The impact of mentors early in a career and how that shapes your future. The client experience and how that can lead to personal growth as a DVM. His view on private vs. corporate. Young veterinarians and complex cases vs. wellness-only. Dr. Graham's LinkedIn Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Joyce Harman Dr. Joyce Harman was raised in the Washington, DC area. She started riding horses at a young age and this fueled her interest in veterinary medicine.She got her veterinary degree as a member of the first class at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After graduation, she held positions studying equine exercise physiology in both England and Ireland. She returned to the United States to work in private equine practice in New Jersey before starting her own practice, Harmany Equine, in Virginia in 1990.She is certified in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Advanced Homeopathy. She incorporated these modalities into her equine practice while adding computerized saddle fitting services. She soon limited her practice to holistic therapies and also has written and lectured extensively for over thirty years.Dr. Harman was involved in the Therapeutic Options Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and was part of the Alternative Medicine Task Force for the American Veterinary Medical Association, helping to write guidelines for the practice of Alternative Veterinary Medicine in the United States.Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Joyce Harman as we discuss her childhood, veterinary education, interest in equine performance science, and the transition into the next phase of her long and distinguished career.
#129 Jason Coppens - Every Veterinarian Undercharges for Their Services In this episode, I am joined by Jason Coppens of Coppens Business Strategies. Jason is a return guest and first, come on the show for episode #17 back in 2019. Jason’s episode is one that has been highly listened to and someone I’ve learned a ton from. So I wanted to bring Jason back and talk through a couple of areas we didn’t get to last time. We still don't get through everything I had planned, but this one is again full of actionable data. Updates and changes he's seen since we chatted in 2019, what hasn't changed. Pricing Strategy - when/how to raise prices and a format to evaluate it all. Scheduling and room flow with patients for efficiencies.The opportunity in Urgent Care. How to recruit and attract talent with an example of an ad - seriously this is worth the listen and might save you thousands!There are nuggets of wisdom shared throughout - grab a notepad and don't listen on 2x speed. Coppens Business Strategies Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
No Egos Allowed with Dr. David Stephens 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 highlight a few of these practice owners over the next couple of weeks. To start off, please enjoy this discussion with Dr. David Stephens of Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas....Dr. David Stephens, DABVP graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990, which was followed by a one-year internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.  Upon completion of a surgery residency at Oklahoma State University in 1994, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) in 1995. Subsequently, he was a staff surgeon at Equine Veterinary Associates in Conroe, Texas for 1 year, and then partnered with Dr. Scott Weems to establish Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in 1997.Other ways to contact Dr. StephensFacebookWebsiteEmail: david@wseh.net...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#128 Woody Mawhinney - Pet Insurance: Allowing Clients to say "Yes" to the best care In this episode, Christopher "Woody" Mawhinney the CEO and co-founder of Pawlicy joins the show. Pawlicy Advisor is a pet health platform, insurance marketplace, and employer benefits, provider. They make pet care accessible by guiding pet owners and employees to the best coverage and up to 75% savings. Who doesn’t love that! They are in all 50 states and DC. Woody this has been a long time coming – so excited to have you join me. What is Pawlicy and how they are similar to the Expedia of Pet Insurance. How to educate veterinarians on insurance and how to teach/educate their pet parents.The idea of the cost of insurance over the life span of the pet - and how the platform drives better long-term decisions.The growth and demand of consumers for pet insurance and traffic to Pawlicy's site.Integrations and how Pawlicy sits next to veterinarians to support them.The recent partnership with CareCredit.Answering listener questions. Reputation and building for sustainability - the growth opportunity in comparison to the UK in insurance adoption. Woody's LinkedInPawlicy Website Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Bill Ormston Dr. Bill Ormston grew up in Marshalltown Iowa. He got his BS in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1982 and his DVM from Iowa State University in 1988. After some time working in mixed animal practice, he purchased a practice in Climax Springs Missouri. Seeking care solutions for an autistic son led Bill to investigate alternative health modalities. He was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1998 and earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy in 2003. Dr. Ormston was a founder of the Animal Chiropractic training program at Parker Chiropractic College in Texas, where he served as an Instructor from 2001 to 2013. In 2013, he and Dr. Amy Hayek founded the Animal Chiropractic Education Source, pioneering the combination of online and in person animal chiropractic training and continuing education. Bill has written over 100 articles for publication and a number of books in the areas of nutrition and chiropractic. He is also a prolific speaker, lecturing both nationally and internationally on the benefits of Chiropractic.Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Dr. Bill Ormston as we discuss his childhood showing cattle, his early years in veterinary medicine, his training in Chiropractic, and why Chiropractic medicine is the key to health.
#126 Radio Show - Upgrade how you collect payments to save $30,000 or more Credit card fees will be increasing in 2022, and you, the merchant, will be eating those costs. In this show, I walk through and explore how leveraging the bitcoin network can drastically save your practice money, and the implementation is not as intimidating as one might think. Opt-out and learn how to save $30,000 or more by leveraging the bitcoin lighting network for payments. Visa, Mastercard Prepare to Raise Credit-Card FeesA GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO THE LIGHTNING NETWORKOpenNodeVoltage CloudSwitchYard Brewing Announcement – Twitter (could use the same thing for Instagram + Facebook)Strike (use promo code IOIASX for $10) Oshi AppHow to Accept Bitcoin as a Small BusinessHow to Accept Bitcoin and Lightning Network PaymentsOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
#127 Dr. Mike Walker - Leveraging Authenticity & Relationships in a De Novo Start-Up In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Michael Walker – who is a small animal veterinarian practice owner of a clinic called Apollo Veterinary in Wimberley, TX. Mike is a graduate of Texas A&M University and worked as an associate doctor with a failed succession plan that lead to him striking out on his own to start a de novo clinic. Mike launched Apollo last fall and I wanted to bring him on to get into the weeds a bit on what life has been like over the past 12 – 18 months as his vision was brought to life. Mike thanks for joining me. A review of his professional journey in veterinary medicine to how he got to today.The business plan/vision for Apollo Veterinary. The origin of the name. How he financed and was able to fund the project (he shares a lot on this aspect).What aspects of a de novo were most challenging?Let’s talk technology and processes – what have you learned as you went through the journey of selecting vendors and tools.His marketing style and outreach to the community and its impact. HERE is the Instagram video we reference. What has worked and what hasn't and how he knows he should share content. His advice to young aspiring practice and clinic owners - also what veterinary medicine can be for all veterinarians out there. If you had the ability to share 2-3 things that you wish you knew from the beginning with anyone listening, what would it be? What’s the future hold for Apollo and what are you working on that’s exciting? Apollo Veterinary Website Apollo Veterinary InstagramOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Setting Boundaries Starts with Finding Your Own Value featuring Julie Squires 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 workplace once you've nailed down some boundaries that need to be established.More about Julie!Julie Squires is a Certified Compassion Fatigue  Specialist, Certified Life Coach and Certified Grief  Educator who brings a unique perspective and approach  to support the sustained energy and passion of those  exposed to compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine.  Julie is an internationally recognized speaker and has  over thirty years of experience within the veterinary  industry working in practice as well as in the veterinary  industry. Her company, Rekindle LLC, offers virtual and  on-site seminars, workshops, a brand new group  coaching program exclusively for veterinarians called  Living a Life You Love, and the Rekindling podcast and is  the result of the need Julie saw to help those  that work with animals maintain their wellbeing and  mental health. Julie has deep love and affection for Brené Brown, Oprah  and Keith Urban…not necessarily in that order! Find her!WebsiteInstagramRekindling Podcast...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Dr. Amy Watson Dr. Amy Watson knew from six years of age that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. She got her Veterinary Degree with advanced study in Pathology from the University of Cambridge in 2005. After graduation, she joined a large group veterinary practice for eight years, before doing locum small animal work for an additional three years. In 2016 she founded her practice, Pinpoint Veterinary Care.She started her holistic education with the Acupuncture course from the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists in 2013. In that course she met Dr. Linda Boggie and was inspired to complete IVAS training in 2017. Dr. Watson is also certified in rehabilitation from CRI. She is currently finishing her Advanced Certification program in Chinese Herbal Medicine from CIVT. She is also a two time nominee for Pet Plan's Veterinarian of of the Year. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Amy Watson as we discuss her childhood Guinea Pigs, her veterinary education, starting practice, and the events that led her to founding her own practice.
#125 Radio Show - Shockwaves: The Impacts of Russia & Ukraine on YOU In this episode, Isaiah shares insights and research from his learnings the past week plus into the impacts of the Russia and Ukraine situation. Why does it matter and what are actionable steps to take from here. Links mentioned/Sourced BTC067: RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR & GLOBAL MACRO IMPACTS W/ LUKE GROMENA MACRO TAKE ON RUSSIA’S GAMBIT, OIL, GOLD, BITCOIN AND MORE WITH LUKE GROMENEnergy, Food, and War in Eastern EuropeThe Beef Initiative Eat Wild Swan BitcoinBitcoin Wallets: How, Why and When to Hold Your Own Private KeysOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Here's Why You and Your Colleagues Can't Agree on the Definition of Hard Work featuring Jay McChord 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 awesome discussion on courageous leadership and how to be a great mentor. If you are a veterinarian who struggles with employee recruitment or retention, or if you are scared to talk to your boss about a new idea, this episode is one that cannot be missed....More about JayJay McChord is a highly requested speaker, trainer and consultant to companies, institutions, and organizations globally. Recognized as an authority on the Multi-Generational Workplace and the emerging, Remote Work/Virtual Environment, Jay’s high value content and high-energy live, virtual, and hybrid events have earned him the nickname of “Your Chief Encouragement Officer.”Jay brings a unique perspective to his sessions as a former Global Senior Sales Trainer for a multi-billion dollar international technology company, an elected official, published author and military artist. Jay’s connection to each audience sparks encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, and passion. Jay and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Riley and Davis, and make their home in Lexington, KY.Contact Jayhttps://www.mcchordinc.com/Email: jaymcchord@gmail.comPhone/Text: 859-492-6555...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#124 Christina "Tina" Tran, DVM - Being Okay with I Don't Know In this episode, Dr. Christina “Tina” Tran is an Associate professor of practice, Clinical relations lead veterinarian at the University of Arizona. She got her DVM at the University of Illinois. She has worked as the program director for Purdue’s Veterinary Technician school. And today at Arizona has worked and built out the clinical year rotations in a new hybrid and distributed program that is unique to veterinary education. She is also a past president of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) and a founding member. Last but not least, she sits on the Arizona examination board’s investigation committee. Discussing the idea of "mommy guilt" as a mother and successful veterinarian. Her journey and how it changed and evolved from "the plan" early on. What she's learned about leadership and teams from leading within academia.The idea of the multiplier effect in her career by building relationships. Arizona's new take on education for veterinary students. How veterinary medicine can reinvent itself. We discuss how the investigation committee works and the process, why most veterinarians should have nothing to worry about. What's stood out most in her professional life. Dr. Tran's LinkedIn Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Shelley Epstein Veterinarian Dr. Shelley Epstein is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She started practicing at Wilmington Animal Hospital, and has since become its sole owner. In 1997, Dr. Epstein became certified in veterinary homeopathy by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. She has studied chiropractic as well, and her practice incorporates many CAVM modalities alongside conventional medicine and surgery.Dr. Epstein is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She immediately started practicing at Wilmington Animal Hospital where she introduced CAVM modalities to the practice. She became the owner in 1994, and sold the business in early 2016. She loves the practice and is still working there, filling in her newly-discovered free time with work at local animal shelters. Dr. Epstein became certified in veterinary homeopathy by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in 1997. She has studied with Dr. Richard Pitcairn, Lou Klein, and Dr. Prafull Vijakar, among others. After going through the process of having a homeopathy case report published in JAAHA, Dr. Epstein became dedicated to furthering the publication of papers in homeopathy and all CAVM modalities. She serves on the editorial committee for the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association where she does reviewing and copy editing. She has also reviewed for the journal Homeopathy of the British Faculty of Homeopathy. Dr. Epstein is past-president of the AVH and a current Board member. In her free time she enjoys cycling as far as her legs will take her.
#123 Cindy Barnes, DVM - PIMs software that does not SUCK In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Cindy Barnes who is a veterinarian and founder of Shepherd Veterinary Software - she's bought, ran. and sold a GP clinic and ER hospital. She attended Colorado State University for her veterinary education after being a technician earlier in her career. We discuss Shepherd's offering and story - her vision for high functioning teams and more! The origin story of Shepherd and how she released the initial technology with her team. We dig into listener-submitted questions on PIMs and especially on Shepherd and how the offering is different than others in the marketplace. How better does technology capture revenue you already should be collecting.How the culture and team she built has lasted and moved from clinical to Shepherd. How to construct a high-functioning team.Listeners should reach out to her if attending WVC for VIP access to Shepherd's party. Cindy's LinkedInShepherd Veterinary SoftwareOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Meet the racecar-driving, straight-talking equine vet from Maryland, Dr. Brooke Bowman. 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!***Trigger Warning: This podcast does discuss mental illness and suicide at times throughout the episode.***Meet Dr. Bowman...Brooke Bowman DVMBcbowman@hotmail.comFind him on Instagram @bcbowman12Dr. Brooke Bowman is a 2010 graduate of Ross University and operates Chesapeake Veterinary Services In Chesapeake City, MD. He grew up on a TB breeding farm in Chestertown, MD and graduated from VA Tech with an Animal Science degree in 2002. In between the time he spent at VT and Ross, he worked on his parents’ thoroughbred breeding farm and raced cars.A bit more about Brooke…-My mother Chris Bowman and my father Tom Bowman, DVM are my heroes.-I have two absolutely beautiful and funny children named Owen and Juliette.-I love adrenaline and the source is of no importance to me. It can be from going way too fast and trying to pass someone or watching my kids do something cool. -I believe good rap music should be playing either on your speakers or in your head at all times. Including vet appointments.-I can’t wait to start my podcast to make people laugh, cry, think, and dream.Motto: Life is good…let’s get it....Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#122 Carson Taylor - Are you leaving $$$$ on the table when exiting your practice? In this episode, I'm joined by Carson Taylor of VetValue a digital veterinary practice valuation service. VetValue's focus is improving accuracy, efficiency, and providing actionable intelligence with valuations. We also dive more into the brokerage offering with DVM Evolution. We discuss the following: The difference between brokerage only and advisory services.The amount of money left by many practice owners.What do deals and valuations look like in the market today?Who is a good candidate for an exit?Deal Structures and opportunities for negotiation and flexibility. What is a letter of intent (LOI)?What is a joint venture (JV) and how does that impact your sale terms?Why having 3-4 years left to work is essential when planning an exit. The issue with self-dealing in brokerage offerings. Carson’s LinkedInVetvalue.petVetValue LinkedInVetValue FacebookOur Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
Dr. Susan Andresier Dr. Susan Andresier was raised in the United Kingdom. Her love for animals was strengthened during periodic trips to a relative's farm in Ireland when she was growing up. She got her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and worked in traditional small animal practice for the next ten years.She became curious about holistic therapies as a result of being frustrated with clinical outcomes using conventional medicine in her patients. She became certified in Acupuncture and opened her own holistic practice, Acupaws, in 2012. She treats her patients using Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Homeopathy.She is also active in the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists and the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons.Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Susan Andresier as we discuss her education, her time in conventional small animal practice, beginning her own holistic practice, and her involvement in organized veterinary medicine.
Solo Equine Practice BONUS! 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, DVMMcAndrews@gardenstateequine.comwww.gardenstateequine.comCaitlin Daly, DVMhttps://www.midcoastequine.com/midcoastequine@gmail.com...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
#121 Josh Bennett, CFP®, EA - The Tax Answers for YOUR questions In this episode, I’m joined by a guest that I likely know better than any other – my partner at Vincere Wealth Josh Bennett. Josh founded Vincere back in 2018 and started Vincere Tax a separate but affiliated tax business in 2020. Josh and I met way back pre-pandemic in 2020 and this one has been on the list to get done as we are on the brink of tax season 2022 it made sense to record. We took questions from the Facebook group and elsewhere and tried to answer as many as we could. Reminder: Listeners receive a 35% discount using the code "Vet Success" if you use Vincere Tax. Visit www.vinceretax.com.Do I need to keep a separate bank account for my personal and 1099 work?Tips and suggestions for tracking expenses and doing bookkeeping. Also some great ideas for tracking mileage. Write-offs and what often gets missed. Home deductions, vehicles, personal health, and wellness. Retirement options for those in 1099 roles. How to handle payment from a "side hustle" if you have an LLC. Why there is no tax benefit from an LLC.What is a K-1? Tax implications for 1099 works in regards to social security and Medicaid taxes? Our Sponsors GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise
The Academic Veterinarian- Trailer Dr. Nuno Carreiro describes the concept and goals of "The Academic Veterinarian" podcast.
EP001- Veterinarian 101 Dr. Gillian Fraser is Assistant Professor and Chair of the pre-veterinary medicine program at Becker College. She joins me to discuss her path to becoming a veterinarian, the various opportunities offered by the profession, and how to best prepare for a career in the field.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode

2:15- Dr. Fraser shares her path to becoming a veterinarian

4:50- What undergraduate majors to consider before attending veterinary school

6:20- Should I take a “gap year” before applying to veterinary school?

10:50- Not just private practice, career opportunities for veterinarians

18:38- Educational requirements

21:30- The cost of a veterinary education

23:54 – “Show me the money”, salary expectations for an early career veterinarian

25:33- Personal qualities for a successful career as a veterinarian

31:16- Challenges of the veterinary profession

34:50- The rewards of being a veterinarian

39:00- Final tips and advice to prepare for a career as a veterinarian

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

VIN Foundation Vet School Bound:

Main site: https://vetschoolbound.org/applysmarter/

Pre-requisites: https://vetschoolbound.org/what-prerequisites-do-i-need-for-veterinary-school/

Vet School Cost: https://vetschoolbound.org/how-much-will-my-veterinary-education-cost/


AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges):

Main site: https://www.aavmc.org/

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Economic Reports and Statistics:

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/reports-statistics
EP003- Peer Review: Applying to Vet School from the Student POV Katelyn Cotnoir and Stepfanie George are both veterinary students at the University of Missouri. They share their experiences and insights on applying to vet school and discuss GRE preparation, animal-related experiences, tips on writing the personal essay prompts and how they prepared for the vet school interview. The discussion continues to include their current vet school experience, vet school “survival tips”, and future goals.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

1:15- Students share their path to a career in veterinary medicine

2:45 – Preparing for vet school during your undergraduate years

6:40- Helpful undergraduate courses for vet school, beyond the required prerequisites

9:17- Student factors that influenced their vet school choice

14:12- GRE preparation

18:29 – Letters of recommendation

22:20- Animal-related experience

26:30- Writing the personal essay questions

33:17- The vet school interview experience and tips for preparing

42:23- The vet school experience and school/life balance

50:01- The MPH (Master’s in Public Health) dual degree program

54:04- Students share their future plans

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges):

Main site - https://www.aavmc.org/

Admissions requirements

What to Know before you apply

Letters of Recommendation


ETS GRE Preparation- https://www.ets.org/gre

Magoosh Test Preparation - https://magoosh.com/

The Student Doctor Network - https://www.studentdoctor.net/profession/veterinary/

The Student Doctor Network Interview Feedback


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EP004- Interview with Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM From math major to veterinarian! Dr. Jenifer Chatfield shares her career path to becoming a veterinarian, her undergraduate experience and advice on finding and pursuing one’s passion in the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jen discusses pursuing veterinary specialties and demystifies the difference between a veterinary internship and residency. We discuss the veterinarian’s role as a public health advocate and the admissions process at the University of Florida.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

1:15- Dr. Jen shares her path to becoming a veterinarian and her undergraduate experience.

36:38 – Transitioning from vet school to a career in veterinary medicine

42:25 – Dr. Jen shares her path to becoming a Diplomate of two AVMA-Recognized Veterinary Specialties and explains the difference between a veterinary internship and residency.

55:00- A veterinarian’s role in public health.

1:01:05- Dr. Jen describes her role with the University of Florida admissions process and

1:08:17 – Dr. Jen’s final thoughts and her view on veterinary school debt and the veterinary profession.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield

Website: https://drjenthevet.com/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLfk_XRidfkoqnBQRAF9E8g

Podcasts:

Chats with the Chatfields: https://www.chatfieldshow.com/

Vet Candy : https://www.petliferadio.com/vetcandy.html


AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties

Website: https://www.avma.org/education/veterinary-specialties


VIRMP – Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program

Website: https://www.virmp.org/


 

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EP005- One Health Lessons with Deborah Thomson, DVM Dr. Deborah Thomson is Founder and President of One Health Lessons with a mission to inspire every child and adult on the planet to value One Health.  Dr. Thomson shares her experience as a primary school teacher before transitioning to a career as a veterinarian. She is also a science policy advisor, an award-winning public speaker and musician. Her One Health lessons have been taught all over the world and are being translated into over 75 languages! One Health Lessons offers opportunities for global citizens and students to become involved through the Internship Program and the Lesson Leader Program.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

1:05- Dr. Thomson shares her background as

9:25 – Dr. Thomson describes the One Health concept and the vision and mission of One Health Lessons.

12:42 – OneHealthLessons.com

24:44- One Health Lessons Internship Program

27:50 – Dr. Thomson describes the Lesson Leader Program and how to become involved.

31:29 – Dr. Thomson discusses her upcoming book on science communication.

34:09 – Final thoughts.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

One Health Lessons with Dr. Deborah Thomson:

Website: http://www.onehealthlessons.com/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDaNyTpLiE-i-YMVutCDTTQ

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahthomsondvm/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onehealthlessons/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OneHealthLesson

 

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EP006- CSU Admissions w/Dr. Delcambre Dr. Gretchen Delcambre is Director of DVM Admissions at Colorado State University. She shares her journey to becoming a veterinarian and how she found her calling within the veterinary profession. She describes Colorado State’s holistic approach to reviewing DVM applications and what the admissions committee is looking for in standout candidates. We also discuss the top reasons why candidates may be declined admission to the DVM program and how to improve your application when reapplying. Ever wonder what to expect during an MMI (Multiple Mini-Interview)? Have a listen, we discuss that too and much more!

 

Topics discussed in this episode

0:00- Dr. Delcambre shares her journey to becoming a veterinarian

7:06 – Dr. Delcambre discusses her veterinary school experience and graduate studies.

12:15 – DVM/PhD and other combined programs offered by veterinary schools

15:12- Dr. Delcambre’s role as Director of DVM Admissions at Colorado State University

18:58 – The application process at Colorado State University

25:38 – Animal-related experiences and letters of recommendation

29:16 – The supplemental application at Colorado State University

32:50 – The VMCAS personal essay/statement

34:34- The vet school interview and MMIs (Multiple Mini-Interview)

39:58 – CSU application statistics and residency rules and application timeline

45:52 – Reapplying to vet school and tips on how to improve your chances

49:25 – Top reasons vet school applicants are denied admission

57:07 – Final thoughts

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Colorado State University

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

CSU DVM Program

CSU DVM Application Website

Email: dvmadmission@colostate.edu


AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges):

Main site - https://www.aavmc.org/

Admissions requirements

What to Know before you apply

Letters of Recommendation

VMCAS Application Website


 

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EP007- Leslie Blanchette: Teaching High School Animal Science Leslie Blanchette is a teacher and Chair of the Animal Science Department at Bristol County Agricultural High School, located in the state of Massachusetts. Ms. Blanchette shares her path to becoming a vocational education high school teacher and discusses licensure requirements for the profession. We also discuss the rewards of teaching at the high school level, what sets vocational schools apart from more traditional high schools and the challenges a new or experienced teacher may face in this career.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

0:00- Leslie Blanchette shares her journey to becoming an animal science high school teacher

5:08- Steps to pursuing a teaching career in vocational/agricultural education

10:34- Teaching licensure requirements

19:03- Teaching salary expectations and teacher contracts

21:14- Ms. Blanchette shares how she developed a passion for teaching

22:53- The challenges and rewards of teaching

26:23 – The student experience at Bristol County Agricultural High School

37:11- Information for prospective students

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

https://www.doe.mass.edu/

Vocational and Technical Education Licensure Requirements (Massachusetts)

https://www.doe.mass.edu/licensure/voctech/

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

https://www.mtel.nesinc.com/

Overview of the Tests

http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/Content/StudyGuide/MA_SG_about_91.asp

Vocational Technical Literacy Skills test

http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/MA091_TestPage.html

Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators

https://www.mava.us/

Bristol County Agricultural High School (Bristol Aggie)

https://bristolaggie.org/

National FFA

https://www.ffa.org/
EP002- The Anatomy of the Vet School Application Dr. Gillian Fraser is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program at Becker College. She joins me to discuss the components of the veterinary school application, how to be a standout applicant, choosing the right school for you, and using the AAVMC’s Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) to submit your vet school application.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

1:15- Vet School admissions by the numbers

7:10- Qualifying and standing out as a veterinary school applicant

10:40- Components of the VMCAS application

11:22- What courses should I take: vet school pre-requisites

13:17- What’s a competitive G.P.A.?

14:48 – GRE requirements and preparation

17:48- Keeping track of required animal-related experiences

21:35- Show them the real you: writing your personal essay

23:13- The VMCAS application cycle

25:50- Letters of recommendation (Tip: ask early!)

30:14- Supplemental application materials

32:00- Tips on choosing the right school for you

34:00- The vet school interview

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

VIN Foundation Vet School Bound:

Main site- https://vetschoolbound.org/applysmarter/

Vet School by the numbers: https://vetschoolbound.org/what-are-my-chances-of-getting-into-veterinary-school/

Choosing a vet school: https://vetschoolbound.org/vet-school-information-maps-videos/


AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges):

Main site - https://www.aavmc.org/

Admissions requirements

What to Know before you apply

Letters of Recommendation

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association):

Veterinary specialties: https://www.avma.org/education/veterinary-specialties


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EP008- Ed Carlson, CVT: Veterinary Nursing Ed Carlson is a Certified Veterinary Technician and holds a Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in nutrition. Ed is the Director of Veterinary Nursing Education at Vet Bloom and serves as the current president of both NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and the MVTA (Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association). On this episode, Ed shares his journey as a veterinary technician and we discuss how the role of the veterinary technician or nurse has changed over time and the path to becoming a credentialed veterinary technician.

 

Topics discussed in this episode

00:00- Introduction

1:45 – Veterinary Technician vs Veterinary Nurse vs Veterinary Assistant

7:50- The role of the Veterinary Technician/Nurse and how it’s changed over time.

15:45- Ed shares his journey as a veterinary technician

21:50 – The path to becoming a credentialed veterinary technician or nurse

23:58- Veterinary Technician credentialing terminology by state and the veterinary health care team.

29:54- Veterinary Technician Specialties

40:57- Ed’s current role as Director of Veterinary Nursing education at VetBloom

47:33 – Ed describes the mission of NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and discusses the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

Main site - https://www.avma.org/

AVMA CVTEA Accredited Veterinary Technology Programs


AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards)

Main Website - https://www.aavsb.org/

VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam)


NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America)

Main Website - https://www.navta.net/

NAVTA Veterinary Technician Specialties

Veterinary Nurse Initiative


Ethos Veterinary Health

Main Website- https://www.ethosvet.com/


VetBloom – Online Veterinary Courses/Continuing Education

Website - https://vetbloom.com/


 

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Exploring Solo Equine Veterinary Practice with Dr. Amelie McAndrews and Dr. Caitlin Daly 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 business and that is what we discuss today. My guests are awesome human beings and amazing colleagues. I am honored to have them join me for this really important topic.Let's meet our guests...Amelie McAndrews, DVMMcAndrews@gardenstateequine.comwww.gardenstateequine.comOriginally from Connecticut, Dr. McAndrews completed an internship at a general and referral practice in Arizona before spending five years at a general equine practice in New Jersey. During her time as a general practitioner, her interests and caseload became increasingly focused on equine dentistry. She found she could significantly improve her patient’s quality of life by addressing problems found through a comprehensive oral exam. Garden State Equine Veterinary Dentistry was founded with the goal of being able to help more horses through better oral health. Dr. McAndrews spent years training under Dr. David Foster, a founding member of the American Veterinary Dental College - Equine Specialty who retired from private general equine dental practice in 2015. She travels frequently to train with equine veterinary dental specialists, presents to equine veterinarians on dental disease, and teaches equine dentistry to veterinary students. She regularly attends equine dentistry continuing education meetings and wet labs. Dr. McAndrews is one of only a handful of veterinarians completing an equine dental residency training program. She is also a clinical associate at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center....Caitlin Daly, DVMhttps://www.midcoastequine.com/midcoastequine@gmail.comDr. Caitlin Daly has been involved with horses since she was a young child. Her experience with various breeds and riding disciplines has supplemented her understanding of each horse’s specific needs. By taking the time to develop a special relationship with her clients and their horses, she is a fundamental part of the team that keeps horses healthy and performing to the best of their ability.After graduating from Miami University in 2007, Dr. Daly worked as a technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2011, Dr. Daly received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to moving to Maine, she completed an internship at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital outside of Kansas City, Missouri. In 2018, Dr. Daly became certified in Veterinary Medical Manipulation and in 2019, Dr. Daly became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists with a focus on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Daly started Mid Coast Equine in 2013 to allow her to expand her personalized care to more horses and their owners. She has a special interest in wellness care, dentistry, lameness, and veterinary medical manipulation (chiropractic care). Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Daly enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her pets....Connect with The Whole Veterinarian via Instagram or at the website....Find out more about the Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat HERE!
#120 Mike Sabatino - Veterinary team retention starts with financial stability In this episode, I'm joined by Mike Sabatino, CFP®, CSLP® owner and founder of Sabadoodle whose mission is to help veterinary practice owners and managers attract, retain and motivate employees. He offers financial coaching programs for DVMs and staff with six-figure student loan debt. Mike is working to make financial literacy better across the board in veterinary medicine by focusing on everyone involved in the team. We discuss:Mike's story and how he narrowed his focus on this niche in veterinary medicine.Why he doesn't offer personal financial planning as a CFP® but has chosen another path to use his skills.Thoughts around student loans and discussions he is having with veterinary teams. His thoughts on the biggest issues with retain of the team in veterinary medicine. The benefits most veterinarians are not taking advantage of from their employers.The work he is doing with the New York Veterinary Medical Association and how that could be a template for other organized veterinary medical associations. Mike's LinkedIn Sabadoodle - Mike has a ton of great free resources for you on his site!Shoutout to our sponsor(s): GuardianVets (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month)
Dr. Ruth Roberts Dr. Ruth Roberts was raised in Anchorage, Kentucky. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Warren Wilson College and her Veterinary Degree from North Carolina State University in 1990.

After working in a few small animal practices after graduation, she purchased a solo doctor practice in 1993. Because of some health challenges, she sold the practice in the midst of doing training at the Chi Institute. She started a mobile practice, seeing patients for holistic care in a converted mobile veterinary clinic.

In 2009 she opened a brick and mortar integrative medicine practice, which expanded to employ two other veterinarians. During that time she started doing telemedicine, focusing on creating diet and supplement plans for her patients. In 2016 she sold the brick and mortar practice and has been doing only telemedicine ever since.

Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Ruth Roberts as we discuss her education, exposure to holistic medicine, training in holistic medicine, and how she has used that training to practice in some unique ways, both in person and remotely. We also discuss her upcoming webinar on telemedicine for CIVT.
#119 Austin Hair - Real Estate - Location, Location, Location In this episode, I’m joined by Austin Hair who is a managing partner at Leaders Real Estate and is the host of the Commercial Real Estate Secrets podcast – which is all about helping healthcare practitioners scale which includes veterinary medicine. Austin lives in Orlando, Fl with his family and works nationally. He also has been on American Ninja Warrior and is a retired professional wakeboarder. So let’s start with the most difficult question – American Ninja Warrior – hardest aspect of the competition? What Leaders Real Estate is doing today. Buy vs. lease discussion - perhaps why buying your property doesn't make the most sense. Drive to or drive-through locations. Freestanding vs. retail strip locations. Selecting a location - what matters most. Co-investment in properties. Leaders Real EstateCommercial Real Estate Secrets podcast
Get Ready for Season 4! 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 highlight some of the voices working to make a difference in our space. Also, I want to let you know that The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar & Retreat is back! After a hugely successful event in 2021, we are excited to gather again in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 24-27th. Please see the website for more info and to register. Come join us!Please make sure to check out the brand new Whole Veterinarian website. She's so pretty!!! Download some freebies, sign up for the newsletter or just learn more about me there. Connect with Stacey @thewholeveterinarian on Instagram or Facebook, too.I'll talk to you all soon.
#118 Andrew J. Langdon CFP®, EA, MBA - Creating financial options for Veterinarians In this episode, I’m joined by Andrew Langdon founder of VetWorth. Andrew isa CFP and fee-only planner serving veterinarians locally within Georgia, butalso virtually around the country. He is a member of the Independent VeterinaryPractitioners Association or IVPA and a member of the Veterinarian FinancialAdvisors Network or VFAN. Why veterinarians and is there an origin story there?What has been the hardest part of making a niche-specific business work? What has made it worth it?What do you think are the major challenges that veterinarians face from a financial perspective?What do you think about the notion that all private practices will be consumed by corporations?Tell the listeners about your role in IVPA and why that’s important? What is a belief that you hold that is non-consensus for most CFP’sAndrew's thoughts on Bitcoin as a CFP. VetWorth Website The Entrepreneurial Vet Content Site
Dr. Veerle Dejonckheere Dr. Veerle Dejonckheere was born in the Flemish Region of Belgium. She got her DVM from the University of Ghent in 2001, with a concentration on Equine Practice. She spent the next two years in a large animal practice in rural France, then moved to Leicester England to work in small animal practice. She spent five years in allopathic small animal practice before starting to work in a rehabilitation and sports medicine practice. Today she works in a number of clinics working with patients using Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Therapeutic Exercises, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine.

She studied Veterinary Phytotherapy with Peter Conway, Medical Herbalism with Kerry Bone, and Chinese Medicine with both Giovanni Maccioca and CIVT . She is certified in Acupuncture by the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists and in Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

She also is one of the founders of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists.

In this conversation as we discuss her childhood in Belgium, her veterinary school experience and her exposure to a wide variety of veterinary experience through traditional employment, locum practice, and as a volunteer for animal charities in Europe and Asia. We also cover how she structures her practice in order to best serve her clients. Please enjoy!
#117 Top Ten Questions to ask a Financial Advisor - Ryan Koopmans, DVM In this joint episode, I'm joined by Ryan Koopmans, DVM as we break down the ten questions to ask a Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, or anyone helping you with financial decisions. We try to provide some context and understanding as to the "why" behind these questions as we often hear from your peers when they call. We hope this helps you make the best decision when you decide to talk to someone. Some other great resources are below: 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR - CFP BoardTough Questions to ask your advisor - National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
#116 [Radio Show] - 2022 Predictions & Prognostications In this radio show, I share the ten themes and predictions for 2022. Tune in and let me know what you think! Links mentioned:Rowan Veterinary School Announcement #114 Serena Nayee, DVM - Personal & Professional Growth in Urgent Care#106 - [Radio Show] Inflation: The What, Why, and How You Should ReactSwan BitcoinCitadel Dispatch e0.3.4 – mobile phone privacy with @sethforprivacyOpt Out PodFiat Standard - Fiat Food Chapter (can read for free)
#115 John Dillon - Solving Burnout with Technology Solutions In this episode, I'm joined by John Dillion is the Founder and CEO of GuardianVets. Now we’ll get into GuardianVets in-depth today but to set the stage they are an extension of your veterinary team to help you with telemedicine, after-hours teletriage, inbound communications, and curbside management. The goal is on virtual care solutions designed to help veterinary practices streamline operations, reduce burnout and elevate client service. The origin story of GuardVets and solving his own problem.The #1 issue hospitals face today.The future of tele-offerings in veterinary medicine.Delegation and building the right team - both internal and external. Creating proper boundaries while leveraging technology.How to strive to create marginal improvements within your business.Providing solutions to problems today.GuardianVets
Dr. Jean Hofve Dr. Jean Hofve was raised in Oakland, California. She worked a number of jobs before veterinary school, including working as a sheriff's deputy while taking prerequisite courses. She got her DVM from Colorado State University in 1994. She was introduced to holistic medicine by visiting speakers while in veterinary school, and even took a short course in homeopathy while still a student. After graduation, she started practicing in a feline only integrative medicine practice. After working in a number of practices, she started the Little Big Cat website with Jackson Galaxy. She has continued to teach, write, and consult since then. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Jean Hofve as we talk about attending veterinary school as an older student, finding holistic medicine, serving as an advisor to AAFCO, consulting, formulating and selling flower essences, and working with Jackson Galaxy.
Increasing Suicide Prevention Awareness and Access to Mental Healthcare in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk PART 1 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 about a friend or colleague, or if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Canada Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or just dial 911.You may also Text HOME to 741-741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. The crisis text line is also available via Whatsapp and FB messenger.WARNING SIGNS...Today I am joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuk to hear her thoughts on why veterinarians have an increased stigma around mental illness, how emotional intelligence can help us, and why team leaders need to develop psychological safety in their work cultures to allow for discussion of mental wellbeing to become commonplace. ...About Dr. HolowaychukDr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist and passionate advocate for veterinary team wellbeing. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie has spent more than 15 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine in academic and private referral hospital settings. She has been primary or co-author of more than 30 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She is also co-editor of the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. Outside of veterinary practice, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats for veterinary clinics or organizations and offers individual or group wellbeing sessions for veterinary team members. Marie is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed a mindfulness-based stress reduction course for professionals. She also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Marie is a certified life coach and writes a monthly blog and e-newsletter on pertinent issues related to veterinary wellness. Recently Marie launched her own podcast Reviving Vet Med and has a YouTube channel that features monthly Wellness Wednesday videos.  When she is not working, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking, and strength training, as well as spending time with her family and friends. For more information, please visit www.marieholowaychuk.com or follow Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@DrMHolowaychuk), LinkedIn, or Instagram.  ...Resources that we mentioned in the episode:-"Have you ever wondered which veterinarians have negative attitudes about mental health and why?" A blog post written by Marie- Humans can experience 34,000 distinguishable emotions. Find some new feelings on this chart.-Better Help-Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown...www.thewholeveterinarian.com
Increasing Suicide Prevention Awareness and Access to Mental Healthcare in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk PART 2 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 about a friend or colleague, or if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Canada Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or just dial 911.You may also Text HOME to 741-741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. The crisis text line is also available via Whatsapp and FB messenger.Find out more about suicide at SAVE.org"If you are thinking about suicide, please utilize all resources available to you. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has a website that is a helpful place to start. Aside from calling a crisis line, removing access to lethal means and talking to a loved one or someone else that you trust, SAVE recommends creating a safety plan. Having a safety plan in place during a time of emotional vulnerability or in crisis is one way to help manage your thoughts and feelings and a quick way to refer yourself to help. Use the link below for a safety plan template. Share your safety plan with your doctor(s), family, friends, or anyone else in your support network. Here is a template you can use."FREE QPR training...Today I am again joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuk to continue our conversation regarding suicide awareness and prevention in veterinary medicine. We cover topics ranging from how to recognize someone who might be at risk of suicide to ways you can educate yourself about how to help someone in the midst of a crisis. We also touch on the correct and safe ways to discuss the matter of suicide with your team and friends. Bio! Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist and passionate advocate for veterinary team wellbeing. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie has spent more than 15 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine in academic and private referral hospital settings.  Outside of veterinary practice, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats for veterinary clinics or organizations and offers individual or group wellbeing sessions for veterinary team members.  Recently Marie launched her own podcast Reviving Vet Med and has a YouTube channel that features monthly Wellness Wednesday videos.    When she is not working, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking,  as well as spending time with her family and friends. For more information, please visit www.marieholowaychuk.com or follow Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@DrMHolowaychuk), LinkedIn, or Instagram.  ...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/www.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
#114 Serena Nayee, DVM - Personal & Professional Growth in Urgent Care In this episode, Dr. Serena Nayee received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is from Fishers, IN, and is the Medical Director at VetCheck Pet Urgent Care’s second location in Carmel, IN. Recently, she founded Chapter VIII: Veterinary Inclusion and Intersectionality Initiative to promote inclusive advocacy and education, intersectional art and story-sharing, communication workshops, community mentorship, and diversifying professional experience.Dr. Serena's background and work historyHow she's taken on more responsibility earlier than most in her veterinary career.Training staff and the team that has limited existing veterinary knowledge.The burden of care and staying together as a team. VetCheck and the ownership and work opportunities. The Ambassador Program within VetCheck.Chapter VIII and the origin story and mission.Chapter VIII's InstagramDr. Serena's InstagramVetCheck for Pets
Dr. Susan Howell Dr. Susan Howell was raised in Washington State. She got her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband and worked as a veterinary technician for a number of years before returning to get her veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1997.

After graduation, she worked in a number of small animal practices in Washington as well as the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. There she developed an interest in holistic medicine and began her journey.

She was employed by the Standard Process Company to support Veterinarians by giving lectures in the field as well as answering technical questions. She was certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy by Chi University in 2017.

In 2017, she also opened her own holistic practice in White Fish Bay, Wisconsin. Thrive Holistic Veterinary Care provides complementary veterinary care with a focus on Nutrition Response Testing, functional nutrition, TCVM food therapy, and acupuncture.

Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Susan Howell as we discuss her education, her time at Standard Process, opening her own holistic practice, and providing care both in person and remotely.
Increasing Suicide Prevention Awareness and Access to Mental Healthcare in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk 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 about a friend or colleague, or if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Canada Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or just dial 911.You may also Text HOME to 741-741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. The crisis text line is also available via Whatsapp and FB messenger.WARNING SIGNS...Today I am joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuk to hear her thoughts on why veterinarians have an increased stigma around mental illness, how emotional intelligence can help us, and why team leaders need to develop psychological safety in their work cultures to allow for discussion of mental wellbeing to become commonplace. ...About Dr. HolowaychukDr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist and passionate advocate for veterinary team wellbeing. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie has spent more than 15 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine in academic and private referral hospital settings. She has been primary or co-author of more than 30 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She is also co-editor of the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. Outside of veterinary practice, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats for veterinary clinics or organizations and offers individual or group wellbeing sessions for veterinary team members. Marie is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed a mindfulness-based stress reduction course for professionals. She also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Marie is a certified life coach and writes a monthly blog and e-newsletter on pertinent issues related to veterinary wellness. Recently Marie launched her own podcast Reviving Vet Med and has a YouTube channel that features monthly Wellness Wednesday videos.  When she is not working, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking, and strength training, as well as spending time with her family and friends. For more information, please visit www.marieholowaychuk.com or follow Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@DrMHolowaychuk), LinkedIn, or Instagram.  ...Resources that we mentioned in the episode:-"Have you ever wondered which veterinarians have negative attitudes about mental health and why?" A blog post written by Marie- Humans can experience 34,000 distinguishable emotions. Find some new feelings on this chart.-Better Help-Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown...www.thewholeveterinarian.com
#113 Radio Show - Bitcoin Rebuttal: An Honest Reply to The White Coat Investor In this episode, I offer a rebuttal and provide factual evidence to refute a recent White Coat Investor article called Bitcoin Is Just like AOL; It Won’t Win the Race for Best Cryptocurrency Not only is the article full of factually inaccurate statements - there are massive gaps in understanding of Bitcoin. I provide a fact and data-driven rebuttal with sources of where that information came from. Those sources are below: Swan Bitcoin - Where I recommend people buy Bitcoin70% of Ethereum Nodes Are Hosted on Centralized ServicesWhat Was The DAO?WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT TAPROOT, THE NEXT MAJOR BITCOIN UPGRADEDLCS ARE ON BITCOIN, BRINGING NEW FUNCTIONALITY AND MAJOR POTENTIALThe Blocksize WarsBitcoin’s Energy Usage Isn’t a Problem. Here’s Why.Debunking Common Bitcoin MythsBitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy FutureThis Green Machines - Swan BitcoinTHE HUMANITARIAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CASE FOR BITCOINM2 Money Supply Growth Chart Thanksgiving Meal Example Chart A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO THE LIGHTNING NETWORKBest List of Bitcoin Resources I've created to date
Dr. Christina Chambreau Dr. Christina Chambreau was raised all over the globe, as her father served in the United States Air Force. At age 12, she worked on a school project with the Air Force Base Veterinarian in Tokyo which started a love of veterinary medicine that has continued to this day. She earned her Veterinary Degree from the University of Georgia in 1980. While in veterinary school, she attended an Acupuncture short course taught by Drs. Marvin Cain and Grady Young, which cultivated an interest in holistic medicine.After graduation, she became interested in Homeopathy and helped Dr. Pitcairn form the Academy of Homeopathy. Dr. Chambreau has taught an introductory homeopathy course for years, starting countless veterinarians on their holistic journeys. She wrote the Healthy Animal Journal, a book that assists pet guardians in keeping an accurate health history, and has done remote holistic consulting and lecturing. Today, she consults with pet owners who want to provide holistic care for their pets. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Christina Chambreau as we talk about attending veterinary school in the 1970's, her varied practice career, her outlook on holistic care for pets, and her current consulting practice.
Can Veterinarians Really Live a Rich Life? featuring Dr. Grace Kim 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 your personal finances in order, even if you're sick of the money talk. She also shares some tactical advice on how to get started with finances if you think that money is just "not your thing." We both feel very strongly that getting a handle on your personal finances is a major step in improving your overall well-being, so please give this episode a listen!...About Dr. KimGrace Kim, DVM, AFC® is a financial coach and educator for veterinarians who want to stress less and find more joy with their money without feeling overwhelmed in the process. Her own journey from six-figure student loan debt as a veterinarian to becoming more financially literate and purposeful with money led to the founding of Richer Life DVM as a platform to educate and encourage others along their own financial journeys.www.richerlifedvm.comEmail: grace@richerlifedvm.comIG @richerlifeDVMFB RicherLifeDVMSign up for Grace's email list to receive her student loan repayment training series!...Resources we mentioned during the episode:-Choose FI Podcast-Afford Anything Podcast-White Coat Investor Podcast-The Veterinary Financial Podcast-Physician on FIRE blog-I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi-The Simple Path To Wealth by JL Collins-MentorVet-Previous TWV Episodes with Dr. Meredith Jones and Dr. Addie Reinhardt...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
#112 Radio Show - Farmland as an investment In this episode I breakdown an overview on why Farmland should be a consideration for investors. I cover the industry today, the opportunity, the investment thesis, and how to buy it. AcreTraderFarmTogether
Dr. Barbara Royal Dr. Barbara Royal was raised in the Chicago, Illinois area. She got her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1995. She made an effort during her veterinary education to get exposure to a wide range of different facets of veterinary medicine, including work with aquatic, zoo, and wildlife species.

After graduation, she practiced in a variety of different environments, while discovering an interest in holistic medicine and nutrition. She did IVAS acupuncture training, studied Western and Chinese herbal medicine at Tufts University, and Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee.

She is the founder of the Royal Veterinary Treatment Center in Chicago, has published magazine articles and a book, and is an international speaker. She has also served as President of the AHVMA.

Dr. Royal and her business partner Dr. Natasha Lilly founded the Royal Animal Health University, which is dedicated to teaching holistic care to pet parents, industry professionals, and veterinarians, with an emphasis not only on animal health, but on the health of our environment and planet as well.

Please enjoy this discussion with Dr. Barbara Royal as we discuss her education, her variety of experience in veterinary medicine, her interest in nutrition and environmental health, and the recent merger of Royal Animal Health University with CIVT.
7 Daily Habits to Support My Mental Well-Being as a Veterinary Professional 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.  Since I needed a reminder so badly this week, I thought someone out there might also be feeling overwhelmed or burned out and may benefit from hearing about some of my wellness strategies. This talk was originally prepared for The Veterinary Financial Summit...you can still get access to recorded video presentations here by joining the Community! It's an awesome resource and I am still catching up on all the lectures that I couldn't get to while it was live....Resources mentioned in the episode (or maybe not specifically mentioned but I think they're important!)...-My interview with Dr. Ed Kanara about creating a simple strategic life plan-The 5 Minute Journal-Gratitude in Practice PDF-Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff-How to Leave Your Comfort Zone and Enter Your ‘Growth Zone’ by Oliver Page, MD....Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
#111 Radio Show - Fire Fast and Hire Slow In this episode, we walk through the challenges of dealing with your team and why the adage of "hire slow and fire fast" makes sense with a recent personal example on Isaiah's team. Forbes Article: Hire Slow And Fire Fast: Why Leaders Should Heed This AdviceHarvard Business Review: Hire Slow, Fire Fast
#110 Ryan Koopmans, DVM - Pursuing a Passion in Financial Planning In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Ryan Koopmans who received his DVM from Iowa State in 2012 and has practiced in the companion health realm ever since. He is an Army Veterinary Corps officer. He has his Masters's in Financial Planning from The College of Financial Planning. I’m excited to announce that Ryan has joined the team at Vincere Wealth and will be moving out of clinical medicine and fully into being a financial planner serving his peers. His veterinary medicine story What he's enjoyed most in veterinary medicineHis thoughts on practice ownership for him and his familyWhat sparked his interest in financial planning and investingWhat he's seen from his peers that's spurned his passion to serve themHis views on what's most important for a successful financial planning relationshipHis soapbox topicryan@vincerewealth.comRyan's CalendarRyan's LinkedIn
Dr. Barbara Fougere Dr. Barbara Fougere was born in England and raised in Australia. She earned her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1986. After graduation, she went into practice, and spent some time in the UK doing locum work before returning home to Australia. She founded her practice, All Natural Vet Care in 1997 as a mobile practice, and evolved to a brick and mortar practice in 2003.She did post-graduate work in Organisational Development, Social Science, and Business Management before becoming interested in holistic medicine. She earned a Master's Degree in Health Science with a focus on Herbal Medicine in 2005. She co-authored the textbook "Veterinary Herbal Medicine" with Dr. Susan Wynn, which was published in 2006. That same year, she and Dr. Steve Marsden founded the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies, the world's first online College teaching Integrative Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fougere is a current Board Member of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine. She has served as a Director for numerous conventional and holistic veterinary organizations and is a member of many more. She has lectured internationally, contributed to numerous textbooks, and written a number of scientific articles. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Barbara Fougere as we discuss her education, her exposure to holistic medicine, founding CIVT, her health journey, and the recent merger of CIVT with Royal Animal Health University.
Improving Veterinary Team Culture by Focusing on Psychological Safety with Dr. Olivia Oginska “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 veterinarian. Today's guest studies and consults on a few things that I believe could significantly change the way our veterinary practices function on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Olivia Oginska is deeply passionate about veterinary workplace well-being, emotional intelligence, psychological safety and creating tools that help veterinary practitioners to thrive in their career and personal life....About Liv!Dr. Oginska graduated in 2016 from the University of Poland and moved to the United Kingdom to undergo surgical training. During her career development, Liv was exposed to various workplace environments and worked with veterinary professionals of diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.Along the years of her professional training, Liv has been mentoring and providing mental health support to her colleagues. The passion for veterinary well-being led her to undertake the Master’s degree programme in Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, where Liv received the life-coaching and appreciative inquiry training credentials.Based on several years of veterinary and peer-support experience, combined with Positive Psychology training, Liv created the Vet Gone Real platform, through which she supports multiple individuals and veterinary teams to receive mental well-being coaching. Liv presented her innovative approach to building human-friendly veterinary workplaces on the international congresses and she puts her teachings into practice through serving veterinary teams as their Clinical Wellbeing Coach. She is also a Certified Workplace Conflict Mediator.-Vet Gone Real Website-Instagram-Email: vetgonereal@gmail.com -Linked In...Additional Resources-Understanding Team Effectiveness from Google's Re:Work-Google Doc on How to Foster Psychological Safety on Your Teams also from Re:Work-The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
#109 [Replay] Tony Ferraro - Meeting Your Clients Where They Are Financially In today's episode, I'm joined by VetBilling's founder Tony Ferraro. We talk about the founding of VetBilling and what they do. As well as the following:How third party financing can be more rigid in the offering. Tony mentions a 40% approval rate, so what about the other 60%? I did push for some data behind this number and here is the reference source. The typical delinquency of clients on payment plans being 3%-5%, but can reach closer to 10%-15% and why even at the elevated level it still makes sense. How to construct a payment plan and the down-payment, payment length, and details. How VetBilling allows for more control at the clinic level than third-party financing. Understanding your cost per minute as a method for a down-payment. Cost Per Minute = Expenses + Cost of Goods Sold / Minutes open per year - $2 - $10 per minute is the wide range for practices.We review case studies and the amount of care that can increase as well as the dramatic revenue increase. One case study added 707 new clients in a year while adding $413K in revenue. The training and marketing that must be done to do this effectively.The trends in the industry and why something "boring" like a payment plan can help fund other reinvestment opportunities. Finally, the goal for payment plans should only make up about 10%-20% of outstanding accounts receivable not the majority of revenue. https://vetbilling.com/
Dr. Karen Goldrick Dr. Karen Goldrick was born in Sydney, Australia. She got her veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 1987. After graduation, she spent some time traveling and doing locum work in the UK for a few years before returning to Australia.After ten years in private small animal practice, Karen joined All Natural Vet Care in Sydney in 2005, where she practices to this day. She was certified in Acupuncture by IVAS, and has studied Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Sydney College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine at the Sydney College of Natural Therapies. She has also studied extensively through coursework at CIVT.Please enjoy this conversation as Karen and I talk about her education, practice experience, evolution as an Integrative Veterinarian, and her advice for new graduates with an interest in Integrative Medicine.
#108 Radio Show: Student Loan Updates In this radio show, we discuss some big changes in the world of public student loan forgiveness and some changes for federal student loan processors, and what you should be doing. Linkswww.studentaid.govhttps://studentaid.gov/pslf/https://www.financialcoachmeagan.com/
From Good to Great Mentorship with MentorVet Founder Addie Reinhard, DVM, MS 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 veterinary world. If you've ever found yourself in a mentorship role (AKA literally ALL veterinarians!) or feel like you are needing help from a mentor, this episode is for you....About Dr. Reinhard...Dr. Addie Reinhard is a veterinary wellbeing researcher. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative interventions to support mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. Dr. Reinhard is a 2015 graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the Founder and Director of MentorVet, an evidence-based mentorship and professional development program for recent veterinary graduates. She is on the research team for the next phase of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study and is currently collaborating with Merck Animal Health to grow and expand MentorVet. She completed a master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development and a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from the University of Kentucky in Spring 2021, was a 2019-2020 KVMA Power of Ten Leadership Program participant, and holds a certificate in Veterinary Human Support from the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified QPR instructor.Find out more about MentorVet and Dr. Reinhard here...-MentorVet website-Facebook-Instagram @mentorvet-Linked In...Make sure to check out the FREE QPR Training from the AVMA...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
#107 Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ - Investing for Time Savings Today I’m joined by a repeat guest Dr. Phil Zeltzman - a polymath and veterinary surgeon. You might know him from his work with Dr. Meredith Jones on the Veterinary Financial Summit which just wrapped up last month. Phil today is going to talk about Chronos. He helped start Chronos a back-office solution for veterinary practices. Chronos is solving a major issue(s) in veterinary medicine that I hear listed as complaints often. Phil and I discuss: Takeaways from the second annual Veterinary Financial Summit.Origin story and solutions offered from Chronos.The process and how it works.How and why talent can be delivered nationally.Lessons learned since starting the company. Good and bad fits for Chronos and why. www.chronosllc.comPhil's LinkedIn
#106 - [Radio Show] Inflation: The What, Why, and How You Should React In this Radio Show, I dive into inflation. I answer three key questions.What is inflation? Why does it matter to you? How can you prepare yourself against inflation? The tweet mentioned and read in the showSwan Bitcoin - get $10 of BTC free
Is Veterinary Telehealth an Opportunity to Improve Our Profession? featuring Dr. Jess Trimble 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 our teams.In this episode I speak with Dr. Jess Trimble, a lover of all things virtual care. She truly believes that utilizing virtual, connected care with our clients is an important way to care for both ourselves and our patients....About Dr. Trimble!Dr. Trimble is a veterinarian who is passionate about how virtual health and new technologies can improve the lives of the whole veterinary team and enhance practice operations, while also improving pet health and making care more affordable. She is an experienced general practitioner, telehealth consultant, speaker, and the Chief Veterinary Officer of Anipanion. Dr. Trimble's LinkedIn...References we mentioned...-Free RACE-approved CE from Anipanion-Free training articles like this one, Getting the Whole Team Excited-AVMA Veterinary Telehealth Guidelines...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
Dr. Mona Boudreaux Dr. Mona Boudreaux was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University in 1987. After graduation, she moved to Idaho and was in private practice there and at Washington State University's Emergency Service. She then relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico and started her journey into holistic medicine. She is certified in Acupuncture by IVAS and Chiropractic by the AVCA. She was mentored in Chinese Medicine by Dr. Gary Allen, OMD and discovered her love for Energy Medicine. While in New Mexico she and Dr. Allen began teaching Chinese Herbal Medicine to small groups of Veterinarians and at the same time founded her herbal company, A Time To Heal. Dr. Boudreaux relocated to Illinois and continued teaching Herbal Medicine to Veterinarians while working in private practice. In addition to her practice and teaching, Dr. Boudreaux has served as President of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture as well as the President and Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Although she sold the herbal business and now identifies as retired, Dr. Boudreaux hasn't ruled out another foray into the business world in the future. She is happily living on a small property in the mountains South of Asheville, North Carolina. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Mona Boudreaux as we discuss growing up on a farm, aspiring to be a veterinarian as a woman in the 1980's, discovering holistic medicine, and paying attention to what the universe brings you.
#105 [Replay] Bitcoin is for ALL In this radio episode, I rife on why Bitcoin matters and why veterinarians should educate themselves on the topic and strongly consider a deeper dive. I do believe Bitcoin adoption is the story of the next decade. At the time of recording Bitcoin's price was $50,137. I discuss: What is Bitcoin?What is Money?How the US dollar system works.What Bitcoin fixes?The five characteristics of Bitcoin.The Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) around Bitcoin.How it impacts veterinarians of all ages. Bitcoin Webinar from Vincere Wealth Management Best ResourcesBest PodcastWhere I Buy Bitcoin Lyn Alden's Three Reasons I'm Investing in Bitcoin
Dr. Diana Drumm Dr. Diana Drumm was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Montana, and got her Veterinary Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1999. After graduation, she did a residency in Comparative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego California. She then joined a mixed animal practice in Bishop, California. She purchased a small animal practice in Reno, Nevada before moving to San Diego and purchasing the Animal Healing Center. Dr. Drumm was certified by IVAS in 2006 and in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2007. She has training in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, Ozone therapy, and Homeopathy. She is the incoming President of the AHVMA as well. In this episode we discuss her education, growing a multi-doctor holistic practice, how Covid has changed the way we work, and her thoughts on becoming AHVMA President in October of 2021.
#104 Dr. Andrea Hernadez & Dr. Willie Bidot - Passions in Veterinary Medicine In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Willie Bidot and Dr. Andrea Hernández. Dr. Willie and Dr. Andrea are married – Willie is an Attending Veterinarian at Western University of Health Sciences and a Director of Animal Resources and one of the most knowledgeable DVM finance nerds I know. Dr. Andrea is a veterinary dermatologist resident and puts Willie and me to shame on Instagram with her fire posts, stories, and content. We bounce around on a variety of content that impacts veterinarians both personally and professionally. Andrea's story on her journey in veterinary medicine and why she has a passion for dermatology. What Willie's typical week looks like. Andrea's Instagram success and discussion of her content strategy. Willie and Andrea's financial journey and decisions they are making.Willie's favorite financial books. Willie's work with young veterinarians on contracts, salary, and benefit discussions. Willie's work with Veterinarians in Puerto Rico. What's exciting in their world today.Links AndreaInstagram: @ahb_dermavetWillieInstagram: @williebe-mail: williebidot@gmail.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willie-bidot/ Veterinarians for Puerto Rico e-mail: veterinariansforpr@gmail.comWebsite: https://www.veterinariansforpr.org/Facebook and Instagram: @vetsforpr
Not One More Vet's Race Around the World 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 Needed1 in 6 veterinarians considers suicide at some point in their career.  (Nett et al. 2015)Rates of relative risk of death by suicide of veterinary professionals to the general public (Witte 2019):Male veterinarians: 1.6xFemale veterinarians 2.4xMale technicians: 5xFemale technicians: 2.3x   If you are able to, please share this information and get involved in the fundraiser!...Find out more info about NOMV and the Race!-Not One More Vet Mission-Are you a veterinary professional? Click here to join the community.-Race details and how to sign up***Crisis Numbers***...Here is NOMV's suggestion for fundraising verbiage...Veterinary professionals are facing a mental health crisis. Not One More Vet, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity looking to change the trajectory of the profession. Join me by participating in the 2nd Annual NOMV Race Around the World which takes place during Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. Log your miles throughout the month to remind veterinary professionals that NOMV is here and they are never alone. @notonemorevet #nomvracearoundtheworld #milesforourmission Find shareable graphics and more info HERE...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
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