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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: We are back at it after our short break. And we are diving into talking about Cat Scratch Disease, or best known as Bartonella. Question of the Week Do you have a personal experience with Bartonella? Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/episode91 Resources…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: We are discussing more bacteria. Mycoplasma is in the works this week. With special guests from Jordan’s puppies! Unintentionally of course, but they were very excited to talk about this infection that is more common in cats than dogs. Question of the Week…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: The big four!!! Tick borne bacterial diseases; anaplasmosis, ehrlichia, lyme, and rocky mountain spotted fever, OH MY! Ever wonder how ticks transmit these diseases? Well you’re about to find out, prepare to get squiggy. Question of the Week Have you had a…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Leptospirosis!!! It can affect the kidneys, liver, CNS, and more! Tune in to find out the moist and dirty of this bacteria. Question of the Week Have you ever been exposed to lepto- needed to be tested? Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/episode88 Resour…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Space Invaders in the thoracic cavity. We discuss pneumothorax, pyothorax, and chylothorax in our feline and canine patients. Question of the Week: What was the first space invader you saw in a veterinary patient? Resources to learn more, labs, etc. A clin…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: ARI/ARDS which means; Acute Respiratory Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. When inflammation starts in the body, sometimes it spreads like wildfire, including to the lungs. Managing these critical cases can be very difficult. Question of the Week …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Squished faces + stress = Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BAOS) which, naturally, can lead to further and further problems. You know, because it is IM. We discussed this week when there is not enough room in a pet's head to adequately breathe, …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Pulmonary embolism, knowing if it's cardiogenic or not, and how to handle it. Question of the Week What are you looking forward to for the end of this year Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/episode84 Resources We Mentioned in the Show Bonagura, J. D., &…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Pulmonary thromboembolism, or PTE as we call it. We get down into the lungs when clots go haywire and end up deep in the lungs, but cause some major problems for our patients. Question of the Week What is something you accomplished this week, or something …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: We are starting near the top of the respiratory system; the larynx. What is happening with the larynx when it decides it just wants to stop working, is it muscles or nerves? We get down and dirty, and even discuss surgical options for these cases. Who knew…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Upper and Lower airways and knowing the different parts and their functions of each. Question of the Week What respiratory disease would you like to hear more about? Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/episode28 Resources We Mentioned in the Show IMFPP Re…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: We are doing a bit of a throw back this week, as we discussed how to stay healthy in the past, applying to physically and financially. Staying healthy in our difficult career. We discuss physical health, as well as financial wellbeing. These are all import…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Seeking support for your mental health. We talk with the one and only, amazing, Liz Hughston MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)!!!! Not only is she a fabulous veterinary technician (I mean, look at all those initials), she is very insightful when it comes to t…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Resources First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provider with any questions regarding your mental health. We understand this may be a very sensit…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Taking Stock of Where You Are First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provider with any questions regarding your mental health. We understand this …
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Understanding Burn Out, Compassion Fatigue, and Depression: Mental Health Series First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provider with any question…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Mental Health: Kicking Stigma Out of Veterinary Medicine; We get personal this week, get ready to hear us very raw. First: We are not mental health professionals. We recommend you seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified provid…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Deglutition is the action of swallowing. This means when food travels down the esophagus from the mouth down into the stomach. Well, with megaesophagus, there is a lack of movement from the esophagus and it becomes very dilated. Dive down the esophagus wit…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Esophageal, small bowel, and large bowel stricturing. I know we are thinking of the typical stricturing, but this can mean anything that compresses the GI tract in a specific area. We talk about everything that encompasses stricturing. Question of the Week…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: Bleeding bowels??? Yet, only the large intestines this week are affected. We discuss possible causes, as well as how these patients may present. Question of the Week Have you seen any HGE or AHDS cases that needed intensive care, such as plasma transfusion…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: There can be several causes for constipation. Yet, is it constipation, obstipation, or tenesmus. This week we learn the difference, and we get our wheels spinning to determine possible causes that would stop up our patients. Question of the Week What is th…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: There is bleeding coming out of your patient? Where is it coming from? Is it the mouth, the small bowel, the large bowel, none of the above??? Why, what do you mean? What should we do?? Oh, we talk about all the things to determine where a patient is bleed…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: One of Jordan’s favorite subjects! That is right, back to basics… good old anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Oh yeah baby, we talk layers, ducts, muscles, and all the things in between. Can you tell we're excited?…
 
Join Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS SAIM and Jordan Porter RVT, LVT, VTS SAIM as we talk about: More EXOCRINE function of the pancreas, not endocrine! We are talking the gastrointestinal disease of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Question of the Week Have you ever done the fecal radiology test to detect EPI? Leave a comment at https://imfpp.org/ep…
 
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