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The Internal Medicine For Vet Techs Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by veterinary technician specialists, Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter, RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM, and is dedicated to veterinary professionals who are passionate about all things internal medicine. We’ll be discussing interesting internal medicine diseases, how to work closely with pet parents, and how to be the best tech we can be. This podcast is perfect for veterinary professionals just getting into intern ...
 
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Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: When endocrine and neurology combine! There is a catecholamine explosion. Epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine; OH MY! Oh yes, you guessed what we are talking about, the small tumor that is a pheochromocytoma. Question of the Week Have you ever seen a…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Elevated calcium levels within our patient’s bodies. How does this happen? What does calcium do in the body? What regulates blood calcium levels? We discuss it all! Question of the Week Have you seen more primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism cases? Lea…
 
Title of episode: 057 Canine Hypothyroidism: Alopecia, Weight Gain, and Lethargy Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Weight gain, lethargy, poor hair coat; oh my!!! What happens to the body when the thyroid doesn’t feel like getting off the couch to open the door? Oh yes, you will understand…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Felines and over-active thyroid glands! These hyper glands can do crazy things to the body, more than you were probably aware of. We discuss the normal job of the thyroid gland, and what can go wrong when they produce too much hormone. Question of the Week…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: The other diabetes! We are discussing the pituitary gland, and when the antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is not able to function how it is supposed to, what is happening inside the body, and how it affects our patients. Question of the Week Have you ever seen a …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Immune Mediated Polyarthritis IMPA diagnosis, treatments, and the importance of client education. Question of the Week What are some tools we can provide you to help with managing an IMPA patient? Resources to learn more, labs, etc. https://www.merckvetman…
 
In this bonus episode, we catch up with our friends from Vet Tech Cafe, Two Vets Talk Pets, Vet Anesthesia Nerds, and Radio Vet Nurse. We touch on how COVID has changed the veterinary industry since we last talked. We discuss how we think COVID may effect the future of veterinary medicine and how our patients may react. We also discuss Veterinary T…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Part 2 of our IMHA and IMTP episodes. This week we are diving into diagnostics, treatment, and our favorite; CLIENT COMMUNICATION! We discuss what to look for when managing these patients, and how to prepare clients for managing these pets at home. For our…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: We are scraping the surface when discussing immune mediated hemolytic anemia and immune mediated thrombocytopenia. We are discussing common symptoms we see when these patients present. For our 1 year episode. Must be in by October 11th! We’d love to hear f…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: We are going back to basics again! This time, we are diving into the immune system; our one true love. We are getting down and dirty with how the immune system should normally work, so we can further discuss what is happening when the immune system is not …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: What happens to a pet’s body when blood bypasses the filtering system that the liver provides. We dive into key symptoms pets can experience, as well as common therapies pursued to help these patients. Question of the Week Do you have a specific patient th…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: The why and how to sample the liver, assisting our doctors of course. We discuss fine needle aspirates as well as surgical biopsy sampling of the liver, when it is indicated, and how we should be monitoring these patients with these procedures. Question of…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Acute hepatitis; its causes and symptoms. We discuss why this issue is an emergency, what our patients may be experiencing, and how to talk to clients to play detective to find a potential underlying cause. Question of the Week What is a memorable acute he…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Long term disease of the liver. There can be many causes of inflammation for the liver and we discuss those. We dive deep into possible causes for the inflammation, valuable diagnostic tests that are recommended for these patients, and client communication…
 
In this mini bonus episode we catch up with a few of our current members of the Internal Medicine for Vet Techs Membership site to discuss why they joined, what they enjoy about it, and what they would like to see for the future. Not sure what we are talking about? Visit https://internalmedicineforvettechsmembership.com We offer RACE Approved CE fo…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: The gallbladder! You know, that green thing sitting in between two of the lobes of the liver? This week we discuss when the gallbladder sludge becomes too much for the gallbladder to handle, as well as when the wall of the gallbladder becomes thick and gru…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Basic anatomy and physiology of the wonderful and ever (hopefully) functioning liver. We discuss the filtering system of the liver, as well as key functions of the liver working with the GI tract and coagulation system. Question of the Week Did you learn s…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Urinary incontinence! When and why bladders leak, things we need to ask clients,and potential treatments for the two major causes. We are getting down and dirty with ectopic ureters and urinary sphincter mechanism incompetence. Question of the Week What wa…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk WITH the amazing Laura Rosewell, BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), ISFMDipFN, VTS(SAIM), RVN!!! This week Laura gets us down and dirty with everything FLUTD. We discuss behavior, inflammation, and even stones. We get amazing information on tools to help these pati…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Protein loss coming from within the kidneys from, typically, glomerular damage as well as discussing other potential causes for protein loss aside from renal damage. Question of the Week What personal experience do you have with PLN? Leave a comment at htt…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Bladder stones, prostates, and UTIs; OH MY! We discuss common urolithiasis, inflammation vs infection of the prostate, and urinary infections as a whole. Remember, this episode counts for 1 hour of RACE approved CE. Find out more at https://internalmedicin…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: The difference between acute renal failure and chronic renal disease. We discuss those changes in BUN and creatinine, and of course we don’t forget to discuss urine specific gravity. Question of the Week What is a memorable ARF case you managed or helped m…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Did you know that in the time it takes you to listen to this entire episode, your kidneys have filtered one of your patient’s blood 13.5 times!!!! Listen to us this week as we talk the nitty gritty of kidney function all the way through to the urethra. Uri…
 
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