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Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast is about sharing experiences and starting 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. Vets are some of the hardest working and most dedicated professionals out there; together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.
 
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Amber LaRock, LVT is an amazing human being. She travels the world volunteering for animal organizations and creates helpful content for veterinary and pet companies. She is also gracious enough to share her story of recovery from alcohol addiction with us today. THANK YOU, Amber, for your grace and generosity. ... A little bit about Amber- My name…
 
Have you ever wondered if you will last in this profession of ours? Burnout, compassion fatigue and general overwhelm are amazingly common problems in veterinary medicine. Leaving the industry is not your only option if you are feeling this way. What you might not realize is how well-prepared you are to adapt and create a life you love within veter…
 
Well-being might be a word that is thrown around a lot lately, but Renee Machel and Dr. Quincy Hawley are dedicated to educating all veterinary professionals about ways to improve this aspect of their lives. They formed Get MotiVETed with the hopes of ending burnout and dissatisfaction in our vetmed world. Make sure to check out their new E-book in…
 
HAPPY EARTH DAY 2021! Do you need easy tips to create a more sustainable lifestyle? Would you love to do more for the planet but have no idea where to start? In this episode I'm speaking with Brandy Heyde Montague. She's the host of the For Animals. For Earth Podcast, which is all about sharing simple and actionable tips on how to change your lifes…
 
How do your boundaries hold up against the daily pressures of veterinary medicine? In this episode, Dr. Danielle Alleman of Empathos Vet shares how her struggles with setting firm boundaries quickly led her down the path toward burnout. Her own self-discovery and personal development has gotten her to a healthier place in veterinary medicine; she i…
 
Veterinarians are leaders whether we are prepared for this role or not. Leadership is certainly not taught to us in vet school but the nature of this profession forces us to learn a few skills on the job. In this episode, I speak with Iggy Perillo of WSL Leadership Coaching about some of the unique ways that veterinarians (especially associates!) m…
 
Katie graciously spent a bit of extra time talking with me about the psychological and social benefits of gratitude. Gratitude journaling is something that I have done regularly for the past year or so; it has made a monumental difference in my day-to-day outlook. Please have a listen and see if this might be something that you could work into your…
 
Have you ever felt like you weren't qualified enough to be treating the animal standing in front of you? You are not alone. Join me as I chat with Dr. Katie Ford about her experiences with imposter syndrome and why they led her to dive deep into this topic. She is a wealth of information and I cannot thank her enough for sharing what she's learned …
 
Isaiah Douglass joins us today to break down some important topics - best ways to choose a financial planner, why you need to know the value of your practice if you own one, ways in which ownership can benefit an individual… and my personal favorite - you are allowed to fire toxic clients! Plus, he gave us a ton of resources and tips on leadership …
 
Dr. Tannetje' Crocker has worked really hard to develop an impressive social media following and the content that she provides to young veterinarians is invaluable. In this episode, she gives some tactical pointers on how and why a social media presence (and therefore, a personal brand!) can be really important for your career. Tune in to hear how …
 
If you own a practice, are looking to hire or you hold just about any job in the veterinary profession, you're going to want to hear all of the insight that Dr. Tannetje' Crocker shares with us today. She has a pulse on the newest generation of veterinarians; it's in all of our best interests to hear what they need from the more-seasoned practition…
 
In this episode, you will gain valuable insight into how to start the dreaded money conversation with your partner or spouse. Adam Kol and I discuss the ways in which you can start this conversation and why it's so important. Listen in for all of Adam's amazing advice and expertise. Here is the Couples Money Personality Type Quiz! bit.ly/LoveMoneyQ…
 
"A habit is a behavior that has been repeated enough to become automatic." -James Clear- ... Here are 3 quick takeaways from one of my favorite books! James Clear's book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad ones, is a MUST READ. Today you are going to hear three lessons from it that I have incorporated into my own l…
 
Katie Berlin, DVM, NASM-CPT discusses her thoughts on physical fitness and mental resiliency and the effects they can have on veterinarians. She shares personal insights and very relatable stories in today's episode. We hope our conversation will encourage you to explore a new way to challenge yourself. Please make sure to go check out her podcast,…
 
Season 2 of The Whole Veterinarian will start January 14, 2021! Get excited because there is a ton of great content coming your way. I also wanted to highlight a workshop from Empathos Veterinary Wellness (aka Dr. Danielle Alleman) on January 17th. Here's the link to more information about her boundaries workshop. The Limit Does Not Exist: Creating…
 
In this episode Dr. Francke and guest Dr. Katie Berlin discuss a topic that has absolutely transformed the practice of veterinary medicine for the better for you and your pet! Drs. Francke and Berlin are both Fear Free Certified Practitioners, having completed all additional education and testing to achieve this title. Recent advances in the unders…
 
You heard me mention how much I enjoyed the Global Veterinary Career Summit back in Episode 8 when I interviewed Dr. Melanie Barham. She, along with Dr. Ebony Escalona and Dr. Emma Davis, put together this virtual summit in June of 2020. They are currently offering listeners a BOGO deal - during the month of December you will get a ticket to watch …
 
You want me to join what?!?! If you've never heard of a mastermind, or if you haven't found the right people to connect with, please have a listen to this short bonus episode. Iggy Perillo is a mastermind cultivator with over 20 years of leadership and team-building experience. She is forming a veterinary-focused mastermind group in January 2021; w…
 
The creators of Peace Within Mindfulness generously shared one of their veterinary-focused mindfulness episodes with us this week! You DEFINITELY have time to fit this short practice into your day today. You can also hear more from Dr. Sarah Montgomery in our discussion on Episode 13! Thank you, Sarah and Zak! Please check them out on Instagram @pe…
 
You're about to get some serious insight from a rockstar in the financial independence and real estate world. I am so grateful that I was able to interview Scott Trench for this week's episode. Scott very generously let me throw some tough topics at him. He was able to frame our student debt issues in a really interesting way and also shares some v…
 
Grief is not the easiest topic to discuss. I'm generalizing here, but I think most of us would like to avoid it completely. Unfortunately, we will all face loss and grief at some point in our personal lives and many of us have already met it head on. Veterinarians deal with grieving owners all of the time; we may not be professionally trained but w…
 
I am so excited to share my conversation with Dr. Sarah Montgomery! Sarah is a PhD in Curriculum Studies (she teaches people how to teach people!) and is also a Certified Mindfulness Instructor. She gives a wonderful and scientific overview of the basics of mindfulness and why it can be so helpful to veterinary professionals. She's got all of the s…
 
Kelly Zeytoonian, DVM, MBA, CERP joins me this week as we discuss everything from contract negotiations to setting boundaries with clients to how to grow your veterinary business. Although it sounds business-focused, my overall takeaway is that in order to stay happy and healthy in veterinary medicine, you need to learn to advocate for yourself. Be…
 
Ed Kanara, DVM shares some easy action steps to help you define and develop your strategic life plan. Veterinarians are pulled in so many different directions - use this episode to help clarify some goals and action steps that will improve your life (trust me, I can attest to the fact that it can happen!) ... About Dr. Kanara Edward W. Kanara, DVM,…
 
My very good friend, Dr. Misty Gray, generously shares her experiences with postpartum depression and anxiety in this week's episode. With veterinarians' mental health status already at high risk, I wanted to touch on a subject that could easily affect any one of us as we enter parenthood. If your gut is telling you that things don't feel quite rig…
 
Julie Squires spent some time talking with me about the significant role that compassion fatigue plays in many of our lives. As she says, it's not only the patient trauma that we deal with every day, we also have to consider the compassion we extend to clients and team members. I hope you gain as much from her insights as I have in this episode! ..…
 
This week I sit down for a quick chat with Dr. Melanie Barham. We discuss her journey to creating The DVM Project and her more recent co-creation of The Global Veterinary Career Summit. Dr. Barham gives us the ultimate motivatation to think outside of the veterinary practice box! ... Dr. Barham's Bio! Melanie is a veterinarian, Project Management P…
 
Listen in as Dr. Cherese Sullivan-Henry generously shares the details of her family's struggle with infertility on this week's episode. She has recently started a video blog chronicling her journey to IVF (My Black IVF Story) in hopes that other Black women can find comfort in sharing her challenges. I am honored to call this brave woman my friend!…
 
This week's guest is Dr. Amy Grice, an equine veterinary business consultant and all-around great human being. We talk about leadership styles, finding a mentor and even touch on ways that the newer generation can help shape the future of the veterinary profession. ... About Dr. Grice www.amygrice.com www.decadeonevet.com/ Dr. Grice was an ambulato…
 
Silva Martin, International dressage rider and coach, joins me for a chat about the many obstacles she has faced throughout her life. Her no-nonsense attitude and humor are infectious! We cover everything from overbooking herself to her traumatic brain injury. Silva handles life and motherhood with apparent ease these days; she is truly an inspirat…
 
Join me as I have a quick chat with my colleague Meredith Jones, DVM. We cover a few personal finance basics and Meredith also shares how the upcoming Veterinary Financial Summit is geared toward helping veterinarians with all things finance! ... Contact Info for Dr. Jones: Instagram: @vetfinancialsummit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/De…
 
You don't need to be a breastfeeding mom to appreciate the conversation that I have with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Katie Madden. We cover everything from setting boundaries to learning how to give your child (and yourself!) room to grow and why you need to find some ways to give yourself some grace. Veterinarian moms are A…
 
Join me as I have a quick chat with my friend and equine veterinarian, Cara Wright, DVM. We discuss equine relief work, ways in which employers can attract good job applicants and why it is so important to put yourself first. Here is Cara's info! Instagram: @whatsnextcara Email: cara@starwoodequine.com Websites: www.starwoodequine.com and www.equin…
 
Join me as I chat with health coach Michelle Vahey about everything from clean eating to mindfulness to developing a strong relationship with your kids. We cover a lot in this short interview focusing on ways to improve a veterinarian's daily plan! ... Here is Michelle's info! Instagram @michellewithvida Email:michelle@vidaperformance.com Website: …
 
Hey guys! Welcome to The Whole Veterinarian. My name is Dr. Stacey Cordivano. Veterinarians are really good at the professional development thing and it goes without saying that we are hard workers who are beyond dedicated to our patients. We're not always so great at taking care of ourselves, though. I find myself searching for a way to give back …
 
This podcast is an update from Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Episode 13 on COVID-19. In this podcast from April 5, 2020, veterinarians Dr. Bruce Francke and Dr. Carrie Jurney discuss the VERY LATEST information available about COVID-19 and pets! Includes a special shout out and message of solidarity to our International listeners! Also covered in th…
 
In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Dr. Francke is joined by Dr. Carrie Jurney, a boarded Veterinary Neurologist from San Francisco, California. They discuss the current Pandemic of Coronavirus and how it impacts you, your veterinary visits, and the teams that take care of your pets. This situation is very fluid and changing day by …
 
In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke interviews Dr. Jackie Parr. Dr. Parr is a Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, one of only 5 in Canada and 85 in North America! She is a very passionate and talented communicator on the topic of pet nutrition and a highly respected public speaker as well! The topic of discus…
 
In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke and Registered Veterinary Technician Jamie Holms discuss something that may just make your skin crawl, ticks! We discuss the life cycle of these blood-sucking parasites, as well as the diseases they carry and all the steps you must take to prevent them from harming you or your p…
 
Is your cat frustrating you by urinating or defecating somewhere other than the litterbox? You are not alone! Litterbox issues are sadly one of the most common reason why cats are relinquished to shelters, and every situation is slightly different. Stress has been shown to be one of the most important factors in this problem. Luckily, there is help…
 
In this episode Dr. Bruce Francke and Abby O'Hare, LVT will be coving how cats are different than dogs, setting up your home environment for success to have a happy cat. We will touch base on many things including interactive cat toys, safe hiding places, where to place food, water and litter boxes. The importance of socialization, play and interac…
 
In this podcast episode Dr. Bruce Francke welcomes guest Dr. Mary Gardner, co-founder of Lap of Love, the Nation’s largest provider of Veterinary Hospice, end of life care and consultations, and in-home euthanasia. Lap of Love is a network of over 150 caring and compassionate veterinarians, operating from over 60 locations. Dr. Gardner is a highly …
 
In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Francke talks about some of the most common fall toxins that you should know about. Halloween candy, anti-freeze and liquid air-fresheners are among the few that he touches on. Each season presents its own set of common toxins, we will continue this series in the spring with an episode on spr…
 
This episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast is the third and final episode in the series on pet allergies. In this episode, Dr. Francke introduces Bay Animal Hospital's newest associate veterinarian, Dr. Kayla Wade, DVM. The two of them discuss flea allergy dermatitis, its diagnosis, treatment and some basics about flea control.…
 
Note: It may be helpful to listen to podcast 3, on atopic allergies, for background information, before this episode. In the second episode of a three-part series on allergies in dogs and cats, Dr. Bruce Francke, from Bay Animal Hospital, discusses food allergies and grain-free diets. Dr. Francke discusses the diagnosis and treatment of food allerg…
 
Podcast #4 Special Report! Canine Influenza Virus (H3 N2): An emerging disease threat to dogs in Mid-Michigan! A recent outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in the Detroit, Michigan area is spreading quickly and not contained. As of late July, the disease is “knocking on our doorstep” in Mid-Michigan! CIV is EXTREMELY contagious, and presents a…
 
Got an itchy god or cat? Are you frustrated that you can't seem to make your pet comfortable, no matter what you have tried? You will want to listen to this first of a three-part podcast series on pet allergies. So put your ear buds in and let's get started!! In this episode Drs. Bruce Francke, and Hilary Busch discuss ATOPIC ALLERGIES, otherwise k…
 
On this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Dr. Bruce Francke and Dr. Hilary Busch sit down and talk about heartworm disease with a focus on prevention for your pets. Listen as they discuss what heartworm disease is, how it can be prevented and which typed of medications, testing and follow-up protocol we recommend.…
 
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