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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 coach veterinarians and others that work in the veterinary field. I am The Veterinary Life Coach. As a working veterinarian, hospital owner, mother, leader and certified life coach, I have a unique perspective on all things Veterinary medicine. My podcast will bring insight and tools for busy veterinarians to improve every aspect of their lives. I talk about stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue, client issues, relationships, time management, leadership, team b ...
 
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Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM and of course Brittany Laflen RVT, VTS Neuro as we talk about: The big MG… we are talking Myasthenia Gravis. This is a special disease that can present with different initial complaints, you know, because its… internal medicine. Question of the Week Have you ever been a par…
 
Do you want your life to be different this year? Do you want to create something amazing? The first step to changing your life is goal setting. Dreams, goals, and action steps are the only way that you can create permanent change. Once you have set up big audacious goals, then the real work begins. The work will be managing your doubts, fears, and …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM and of course Brittany Laflen RVT, VTS Neuro as we talk about: The inflammation of the brain and beyond, oh yes, we are talking Meningitis, meningoencephalitis, meningoencephalomyelitis; OH MY!!!! Question of the Week What’s your experience with meningitis? Any cool stories…
 
Oh the anxiety! We all experience it at times. On this podcast I talk about my anxiety and how it presents for me. We discuss why we experience anxiety and how we can work to process it and really feel it. The thoughts that we think cause the feelings that we feel -- always -- including anxiety. Showing yourself compassion and learning to accept yo…
 
Dr. Michael Thome is a large animal practitioner and hospital owner, and James Averill is the interim director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University. Both of these gentlemen have had unique and interesting careers as veterinarians. They share their unique perspective on veterinary medical practice, leadership, and dea…
 
Happy New Years Week! We're dipping into our vault this week and reliving Episode 21 our Hematology Kickoff: Back to Basics. We hope you enjoy reliving our first hematology episode as Jordan and Yvonne take a two week break. For complete show notes from the original episode visit https://imfpp.org/episode21…
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We are going back in time for the holidays and re-releasing some of our favorite episodes. We take a look back ourselves and discuss all the changes made since we originally recorded this episode and have our usual banter and then go back into our pain management episode! For full show notes from the original episode visit https://i…
 
Dr. Kayla Stomack is a veterinarian working in emergency medicine and doing home care for "Lap of Love". Deanna Fischer is a LVT, hospital manager, and mother of four teenage boys. Ashley Backos is a LVT/ manager in emergency medicine and the mother of two young children. On this episode of the podcast we discuss the trials of 2020 and how we plan …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: When toxins circulate too long due to liver dysfunction, what happens to the brain?? We discuss this in detail with our wonderful guest Brittany Laflen RVT, VTS (Neuro). Question of the Week What breed was you first HE case? Leave a comment at https://imfp…
 
Matt Kuhn, DVM, PhD is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow supporting the US Department of Defense in effectively publishing defense research. Matt has worked in non-clinical veterinary medicine in various capacities throughout his career. Today we talk about his path into non-clinical veterinary medicine, his take on work/life balance, an…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM AND Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS Neurology as we talk about: Seizures! All different types. Did you know… seizures are a disease, but a symptom of forebrain disease! Oh, well you are about to learn all about it. Question of the Week What is your experience with seizures? Leave…
 
My 100th episode! I am so proud and happy to be doing this podcast for the veterinary community. In honor of this last month of 2020, I am spending the entire month doing interviews with veterinary professionals. We will talk about how we have navigated this unusual year and what we can do moving forward to take care of ourselves better in 2021. Jo…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM AND Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS Neurology as we talk about: The basics of the nervous system. We enlisted some help for this episode from none other than a VTS in neurology. Let’s dive into the CNS and peripheral nervous system. Question of the Week What neuro disease are you…
 
Rebecca Reid is a Certified Personal Color Analyst and the owner of Colorpolitan. Rebecca uses a state of the art 12-tone Sci/ART personal color analysis system based on the science of natural color harmony. Rebecca teaches me about her business and how she uses color analysis to help people feel and look their best and live authentically. We had s…
 
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…
 
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