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Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!

Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!

Location:

United States

Description:

Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!

Language:

English


Episodes

Snackisode 3.13: Stick the Landing

9/21/2022
Lauren and JJ discuss important clinical updates including canine outcomes in high-rise syndrome, a recently published case series about tartaric acid toxicity in dogs and its link to grape and raisin toxicity, and a new clinical trial for hemoabdomen patients at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Duration:00:36:27

No Is Not An Emotion

9/14/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and the Veterinary Hope Foundation. Veterinary Hope Foundation: https://veterinaryhope.org/ Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.

Duration:01:00:07

Snackisode 3.12: Wet Werewolves

9/7/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome relief veterinarian Dr. Shelby Agnew back to the podcast to discuss workplace red flags. Special Guest: Shelby Agnew.

Duration:00:58:05

I Believe I Can Fly

8/31/2022
Lauren and JJ discuss the treatment of high-rise syndrome - falls of more than two stories - in cats, including some amazing survival stores about falls over twenty stories! References: 1. Buriko Y: High-rise syndrome. International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium 2018 Proceedings. 2. Whitney W, Mehlhaff C: High-rise syndrome in cats. Journal of the American Veteirnary Medical Association, 1987; 191(11): 1399-1403. 3. Gordon L, Thacher C, Kapatkin A: High-rise syndrome in...

Duration:00:59:56

Snackisode 3.11: The Late 1900s

8/24/2022
In Snackisode 3.11, Lauren and JJ answer a "what would you do?" question from the mail bag: When a veterinarian and a technician disagree about patient care, what should be done?

Duration:00:50:58

Can't Get No Catisfaction

8/17/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome feline specialist Dr. Michelle Gaspar back to the podcast to talk about feline GI disease and the latest vaccination recommendations from AAFP and AAHA. 2020 AAHA/ AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines: https://www.aaha.org/globalassets/02-guidelines/feline-vaccination-guidlines/resource-center/2020-aahaa-afp-feline-vaccination-guidelines.pdf Special Guest: Michelle Gaspar.

Duration:00:48:31

Snackisode 3.10: Fifteen Quesadillas

8/10/2022
Lauren and JJ discuss the importance of addressing retained deciduous teeth right away, tests for marijuana toxicity in dogs, the discovery of new anatomic brain pathways in the dog, emerging veterinary specialties, and a study on the efficacy transdermal gabapentin in cats. References: (1) Fitzgerald et al. (2021). Detecting and quantifying marijuana metabolites in serum and urine of 19 dogs affected by marijuana toxicity. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 33(5), 1002-1007....

Duration:00:41:14

Starstruck

8/3/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome veterinarian and therapist Dr. Michelle Gaspar to the podcast to talk about her unique career journey and the barriers to wellness within the profession. Special Guest: Michelle Gaspar.

Duration:00:52:38

Snackisode 3.9: Put Your Cape On

7/27/2022
Is the promotion of self-care in veterinary medicine a scam? In Snackisode 3.9, Lauren and JJ answer this question and discuss the process of creating and maintaining healthy work boundaries.

Duration:00:49:55

Unicorn Hair

7/20/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome boarded dermatology specialist Dr. Chris Reeder to the podcast to discuss veterinary dermatology! Special Guest: Chris Reeder.

Duration:01:05:51

Snackisode 3.8: Black Market Pugs

7/13/2022
In Snackisode 3.8, Lauren and JJ discuss the importance of ear protection, brachycephalic breed bans, the heartwarming story of a dog reunited with its owner at a Dollar General in Florida, and National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat program. References: (1) Kelly, R. (2021). Calls for bans on breeding short-nosed dogs gain momentum. VIN News Service. https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&Id=10411832 (2) Taylor, C. (2022). Watch this Florida dog wander into Dollar...

Duration:00:38:24

Not My Favorite

7/6/2022
In Episode 3.9, Lauren and JJ investigate a case of dyspnea in a cat patient. This episode includes a complete review of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the cat. References: (1) Lake-Bakaar, G. & Kittleson, M. D. (2017). Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic (feline). VINcyclopedia. www.vin.com (2) Stern, J. (2019). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and co-managing hypertension or hyperthyroidism. American Association of Feline Practitioners Conference Proceedings. (3) Kittleson, M. D. (2021). The feline...

Duration:01:01:42

Snackisode 3.7: All the Answers

6/29/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome clinical pathology resident Dr. Sarah Laroche back to the podcast to discuss common misconceptions about veterinary practice and being a new veterinarian. Special Guest: Sarah Laroche.

Duration:00:41:31

Pointy Teeth

6/22/2022
In episode 3.7, Lauren and JJ welcome clinical pathology resident Dr. Sarah Laroche to the podcast to discuss the case of an icteric cat, a dog’s run-in with a rabbit, and veterinary school struggles. Special Guest: Sarah Laroche.

Duration:00:57:49

Snackisode 3.6: Just Don't Do It

6/15/2022
Lauren and JJ discuss the 2/3 rule in veterinary oncology, a Florida criminal case in which a woman has been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty following the heatstroke deaths of four dogs, and the 2021 report of an imported dog who developed Rabies following insufficient vaccination. References: (1) Information about the 2/3 rule in veterinary oncology: http://www.veterinarycancer.com/hermangiosarcoma (2) Millar, S. L., Curley, T. L., Monnet, E. L., & Zersen, K. M. (2022)....

Duration:00:40:10

Zombie Shark

6/8/2022
Lauren and JJ investigate a case of collapse in a middle-aged dog. This episode includes a detailed discussion of hemoabdomen and splenic hemangiosarcoma in the dog. References Primary sources of information for this episode: (1) Rothrock, K., Smrkovski, K., & Rosenthal, R. C. (2021). Hemangiosarcoma, splenic (canine). VINcyclopedia. Last updated 5/8/2021. Last accessed 5/26/2022. www.vin.com (2) Pope, K. (2018). Evidince-informed integrative oncology: Canine splenic hemangiosarcoma....

Duration:00:55:56

Snackisode 3.5: A Tire

6/1/2022
Lauren and JJ share some important clinical updates including a study about client perception of veterinary attire, guidelines from the FDA regarding veterinary drug compounding, updates for appropriate patient cooling in heatstroke cases, and the use of continuous glucose monitoring in diabetic cases. References and Resources: 1. The study on veterinary attire: E. Bentley, H. Kellihan, C. Longhurst, & R. Chun. (2020). Effect of attire on client perceptions of veterinarians. The Veterinary...

Duration:00:37:47

No Limit

5/25/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome therapist Dr. Kevin Stoltz to the podcast to discuss career counseling and developmment. Special Guest: Kevin Stoltz.

Duration:01:12:57

Snackisode 3.4: That's How You Get Ants

5/18/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome veterinary clinical pathologist Dr. Kate Baker back to the podcast to talk about telecytology, sample preparation, and crumbs on the microscope. Special Guest: Kate Baker.

Duration:00:47:25

Blood Smears for Everyone

5/11/2022
Lauren and JJ welcome veterinary clinical pathologist Dr. Kate Baker to the podcast to review some cool hematology cases. References: (1) The study referenced re: tick-borne relapsing fever: Piccione, J., Levine, G. J., Duff, C. A., Kuhlman, G. M., Scott, K. D., & Esteve-Gassent, M. D. (2016). Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Dogs. Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 30(4), 1222–1228. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.14363 (2) Reference for the information about zinc toxicosis and pennies:...

Duration:01:00:40