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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 ...
 
Hi I am Dr. Julie Cappel and I am The Veterinary Life Coach. I am a working veterinarian, hospital owner, mother, leader and certified life coach. My podcast will bring insight and tools for busy veterinarians and their teams to improve every aspect of their lives. We will discusses problems that those of us who work in veterinary medicine face daily. We will talk about stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue, client issues, relationships, time management, leadership, team building, practice m ...
 
Small talk and jibber jabber about small animal (canine, feline) Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). Hosted by ECC specialist Shailen Jasani, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care, episodes cover a variety of topics relating to ECC including literature references and evidence-based medicine considerations. So join us for some ECC small talk, why don't you?
 
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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…
 
Dr. Ivan Zak is a veterinarian and an entrepreneur. He is the creator of Smart Flow, a workflow optimization system for veterinary practices. He recently finished his MBA dissertation studying how Lean Thinking can help reduce burnout in veterinary organizations. Today Dr. Zak teaches us about his research findings and what motivates him to use his…
 
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…
 
Do you know your Myers Briggs type? If you are a judging type or perceiving type you may have different learning styles. On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Bridget Cappel. We discuss the judging types and perceiving types and how they are influenced to learn based on the way they see the world. We examine the strengths and weakness of ea…
 
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…
 
What does it mean to be teachable? Teachability is the openness to learn new things while creating better for your life. It involves dealing with the uncomfortable feelings that come from putting yourself out there and risking failure while learning. Becoming more open to learning is a skill that we can develop once we understand why we avoid being…
 
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…
 
What does it mean to be resilient? Resilience is the ability to experience adversity and recover quickly. We all need this skill because as humans we all experience adversity. (Veterinary professionals may experience adversity more often than many people) If we let it, adversity will stop us from progressing in life. We need to develop our resilien…
 
Why do we hang on to things? We hang onto items, ideas, and beliefs from our past. Hanging on allows us to stay in our comfort zone, safe from change and possibility. Holding on to things that are not serving us causes us to stagnate and holds us back from our dreams. On this episode of the podcast we talk about how fear of the unknown keeps us stu…
 
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…
 
A boundary is about protecting yourself and the things that you want in your life. Boundaries are not meant to control other people, you can not control other adults. A boundary includes a request, a consequence, and then a follow through. Boundaries are something that we can learn to create with confidence. It will take practice, but you can preva…
 
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…
 
Do you struggle with people pleasing and feeling unable to say no? I am a natural people pleaser as many of us are in the veterinary profession. We feel obligated to help all people with their pets at all times of the day or night. When we want to say "no" we often say "yes", and that creates internal struggle and increased stress. What if you coul…
 
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…
 
Keven Maher is the founder and president of "VetMeasure" and Sydney See is their operations manager. They both joined me today to talk about a new technology that will allow us to save our time, reduce our stress, and save pet lives. The VetMeasure electronic harness, mobile, and web app allows veterinarians and veterinary technicians to monitor do…
 
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…
 
This week on the podcast I have a very special guest - My friend John Tramontana, MS, CAE - the CEO of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. John is an expert in the area of communication, management, and leadership. John started his career as a website reporter and television journalist with WLUC in Iron Mountain and WILX-TV in Lansing, Mic…
 
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 …
 
We think a lot! Experts say anywhere from 6000-60,000 thoughts per day. Many of those thoughts that we think are habitual and are often negative. If we can learn to observe our thoughts with better understanding we can do the work that it takes to become more positive and resilient. Our thoughts create our results and we can learn to change our res…
 
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…
 
Do you love conflict or do you run and hide when someone has an issue with you? On this episode of the podcast we explore different conflict resolution styles and how you can adapt your style to deal with others in attempting to resolve any issue. Conflict does not have to be a dirty word. Negotiation is a skill that can be learned and adapted to d…
 
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…
 
I believe that great leadership begins and ends with self-awareness and life long learning. As a person who works with various individuals, we need to be aware that our traits, behaviors, and beliefs affect those around us. Creating time for self reflection, self study, and increased self-awareness will allow for the development of skills that will…
 
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…
 
Are you one of those people that thinks that you could do better when it comes to managing your time? I feel that way sometime as my life gets more and more busy. When I think about time management I realize that time (value) is a mental construct that means different things to different people. On this episode of the podcast I talk about different…
 
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…
 
On this episode of the podcast my guest Bridget Cappel and I go through the Big Five Personality Test or OCEAN. Bridget is an expert in the personality space and she gives me the test live on the podcast. Together we will learn about the characteristics of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. All of us possess v…
 
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…
 
Do you ever struggle with clients that are angry or rude? Do these encounters hang with you and cause you to lose sleep? On this episode of the podcast I talk about this "angry client phenomenon" and what we can do to set some boundaries, train our mind to let them go, and not take their attacks personally. Join me for coaching at www.juliecappel.c…
 
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…
 
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