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Introvets

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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

House of Waffles

10/13/2021
Lauren and JJ welcome emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Jaqueline Nobles back to the podcast to discuss some exciting emergency cases. Special Guest: Jacqueline Nobles.

Duration:00:56:07

Only Bad Things

9/29/2021
Lauren and JJ investigate the cause of dyspnea in a dog patient. This episode includes a thorough review of the etiologies and managemebt of pleural effusion. References: 1. Rothrock, K. & Shell, L. (2016). Pleural effusion. Vincyclopedia of diseases. Accessed 9/4/21 via http://www.vin.com. 2. Padrid, P. (2018). Pleural space disorders in dogs and cats. Southwest veterinary symposium 2018 proceedings. 3. Padrid, P. (2011). Respiratory disease: How to reach a diagnosis. British small animal...

Duration:00:57:09

Snackisode 2.13: Cheese Every Day

9/22/2021
Psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken joins us to continue the conversation about introversion in veterinary medicine and how veterinary leaders can help their colleagues and staff cope. Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.

Duration:00:29:52

Go Away

9/15/2021
Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss introversion and how this temperament impacts career decisions and job satisfaction in veterinary medicine. Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.

Duration:00:53:08

Snackisode 2.12: Not a Specialist

9/8/2021
Lauren and JJ respond to listener mail about standard of care practices and expectations for care in the general practice setting.

Duration:00:39:43

Snackisode 2.14: Three Favorite Things

9/6/2021
Lauren and JJ discuss palliative and hospice care in the veterinary setting. Resources: 1) Quality of Life Scale: https://vetsocialwork.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Quality-of-Life.pdf 2) Visit the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care: https://iaahpc.org/

Duration:00:34:33

That’s Uncool

9/1/2021
Lauren and JJ investigate a case of sudden collapse in a young dog. This episode includes a detailed review of heat stroke in dogs. References: 1. Rothrock, K., Shell, L., Carr, & A. (2017). Heat stroke. VINcyclopedia of diseases. www.vin.com 2. Wells, R. (2012). Environmental Emergencies. Proceedings from the Western Veterinary Conference 2012. 3. Aroch, I., Klement, Y., & Bruchim, Y. (2007). Nucleated red blood cells and their association with mortality in canine heatstroke. Proceedings...

Duration:01:01:19

Snackisode 2.11: Duct Tape

8/25/2021
Lauren and JJ discuss listener mail about the pressures of trying to increase client compliance.

Duration:00:46:17

Spare Goat

8/18/2021
Lauren and JJ talk with Emergency Critical Care Specialist Dr. Jacqueline Nobles about emergency medicine, career development, and point of care ultrasound. Special Guest: Jacqueline Nobles.

Duration:00:54:06

Snackisode 2.10: The Haircut

8/11/2021
Lauren and JJ discuss introversion, shyness and social anxiety, and how they relate to a career in veterinary medicine. Sources: 1. Introversion. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/introversion 2. Social Anxiety. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/social-anxiety-disorder-social-phobia 3. Granneman, J. (June 13, 2019). How an introvert lives with social anxiety. Psychology Today....

Duration:00:48:38

Not Gandhi

8/4/2021
Lauren and JJ investigate a case of sudden blindness and weight gain in a dog patient. This episode contains a detailed review of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration, or SARD. References: 1. Moriyon, M. E., Morgan, R. V., & Herring, I. P. (18 February, 2021). Sudden acquired retinal degeneration. Vincyclopedia of diseases. www.vin.com 2. Yaphe, W. L. (12 April, 2004). Lecture 10: Blindness and diseases of the retina, optic nerve. Small animal medicine II course. Ross University. 3....

Duration:00:46:03

Snackisode 2.9: On the Menu

7/28/2021
Dr. Shelby Agnew joins us again to talk about organized veterinary medicine and how to get involved. Special Guest: Shelby Agnew.

Duration:00:39:01

The Snorkel

7/21/2021
Lauren and JJ talk with Dr. Shelby Agnew, noted "extrovet" and relief veterinarian. The ladies discuss career development in veterinary medicine. Special Guest: Shelby Agnew.

Duration:00:54:47

Snackisode 2.8: Foam Finger

7/14/2021
Lauren and JJ ask, "Did you know?" In this episode, the ladies discuss monitoring resting respiratory rate at home, the potential issues with cicada ingestion, utilizing technology to make practice easier, and the addition of dentistry as a requirement for veterinary education. Sources: 1. Ljungvall I, Rishniw M, Porciello F, Haggstrom J, Ohad DG. Sleeping and resting respiratory rates in healthy adult cats and cats with subclinical heart disease. In press J Fel Med Surg 2013 2. Ohad DG,...

Duration:00:45:26

Plot Twist

7/7/2021
Lauren and JJ investigate a curious case of urinary signs in a young cat - but is everything as it seems? In this episode, you will find a detailed review of pyometra in the dog and cat. Sources: 1. Rothrock, K., Krekeler, N., & Hollinshead, F. Pyometra. VINcyclopedia of diseases (2020). Veterinary Information Network. www.vin.com

Duration:00:44:12

Snackisode 2.7: Riding the Wave

6/30/2021
Therapist Dana Hampson is back this week to talk about processing grief. The ladies discuss strategies for managing uncomfortable emotions without ignoring them, and the importance of allowing time for healing. Special Guest: Dana Hampson.

Duration:00:29:17

Everyone is Tiffany

6/23/2021
In episode 2.7, fan favorite therapist Dana Hampson is back to help us tackle some dilemmas that we may face in the veterinary field. We discuss reporting substance abuse in the workplace, managing perfectionism, handling passive-aggressive behavior, and responding to signs of depression. Special Guest: Dana Hampson.

Duration:01:01:14

Snackisode 2.6: Cream of Carter

6/16/2021
Lauren and JJ ask, “did you know?” In this journal club episode, the ladies discuss a possible mechanism for grape toxicity in dogs, the benefits of alcohol based rubs over traditional surgical scrubbing, a new pet diabetes app, and a veterinary satirical newspaper. References - Possible mechanism of grape toxicity: 1. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 15, 2021, Vol. 258, No. 12, Pages 1318-1321. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.258.12.1318 2. McReynolds, T. What...

Duration:00:28:09

Constellation of Signs

6/9/2021
Lauren and JJ welcome board-certified veterinary neurologist Dr. Jill Narak to the podcast to discuss wacky cases, medical record woes, and why neurology should not be intimidating. Special Guest: Jill Narak.

Duration:00:54:58

Snackisode 2.5: It’s Not A Cult

6/2/2021
In Snackisode 2.5, Lauren and JJ welcome Shea Baker back to the podcast to discuss career flexibility, embracing career course corrections, overcoming fear of failure, and the importance of keeping career and personal identity separate. Special Guest: Shea Baker.

Duration:00:33:43