——————————————————————————————– “Decide to be who you are, and then own the consequences.” – Dr. Erik Hofmeister Dr. Erik Hofmeister, DVM, DACVVA, DECVAA, MA, MS, is a Professor of Veterinary Anesthesia in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist, and a Diplomate of the American […]
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This week’s guest is a Financial Advisor with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Darby Affeldt. Darby is not a currently practicing veterinarian – so the focus of our talk is going to be predominantly on her personal journey to becoming a veterinarian, what she’s done since earning her DVM and how she […]
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Dr. Jesse Strong is originally from Newport, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. After a short stint working for the US EPA in Chicago, she moved back to Cincinnati and began working as a receptionist at a busy 24 hour specialty and […]
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Dr. Carolyn “Carrie” La Jeunesse is a healer and teacher advancing health and well being for people and animals around the world. As owner of LaJeune Consulting, she brings together and collaborates with people of diverse backgrounds and interests,contributing her expertise in the biomedical sciences, thanatology (death/dying/bereavement), traumatic stress, spirituality and culture, communications, […]
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DJ Cannon has devoted his life to understanding the inextricable link between humans, animals, and our world. He is currently a hospital leader for Mars Veterinary Health Group where he successfully manages multi-million dollar budgets, engages teams, develops passionate veterinary leaders and strives for the best quality medical care in each and every […]
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Dr. Cyndie Courtney earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary, where she studied Biology and Marketing. She attended the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine earning her DVM degree in 2011. While she was a veterinary student, she re-established Merial’s student heartworm testing and prevention program, ran […]
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Dr. Mary McDonald is a veterinarian, international aid worker, spiritual director, deacon, speaker, wife, mother, and author of the best-selling book Starting and Running Your Own Horse Business. Her latest book is entitled The Magnet: A Large Animal Veterinarian’s Journey. The book is a page turner from the very beginning, opening with several engaging stories […]
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Dr. MichelePfannenstiel is the CEO of Dirigo Food Safety and Scarlet Spirit Enterprises. Her businesses are focused on helping others build profitable sustainable businesses. Dr. P earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from Wellesley College. She majored in economics and geology and worked in information technology. After graduation, she worked for […]
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Dr. Jessica Fusch graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She worked full-time as a mixed animal vet for three and a half years, during which time she did a lot of farm and house calls, and found that many people and pets benefit greatly from this practice model. […]
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Dr. Ashley Bourgeois completed her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then completed a one year rotating small animal internship at Purdue University. Upon finishing her internship, she accepted a residency position with the Animal Dermatology Clinic’s Tustin location […]
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Dr. Rachel Cumberbatch is the Director of Regulatory Affairs, Animal Drug Section at the Animal Health Institute (AHI). AHI represents the manufacturers of animal drugs and veterinary biologics before federal agencies, Congress, and international health and food safety organizations. Dr. Cumberbatch earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences in 2007 from Purdue […]
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↑ Dr. Pedro Bento is a small animal veterinary internist currently working in private practice in a multi-specialty practice in Massachusetts. He obtained his DVM from Escola Universitaria Vasco da Gama (College of Veterinary Medicine) in Portugal in 2008. After a year in private practice, he moved to the United States to complete an […]
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Dr. Phillip Raclyn grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended Brooklyn College for six and a half years, spending his time playing Frisbee, getting stoned, and trying to stay out of the Vietnam War. He graduated with a degree in Sociology, which was in his opinion, for the most part, worthless. He planned […]
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Dr. Lindsey Shields is the Director of Training of the Global Health Program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Dr. Shields studied Animal Science as an undergraduate student at Virginia-Tech and earned her DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, where she took the public-corporate track with a […]
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↑ Dr. Ashley Dunn is originally from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While she grew up with lots of pets, she didn’t discover veterinary medicine until a life changing experience after her freshman year of college. She has a bachelor’s in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and she attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of […]
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Dr. Elizabeth Johnson is the Assistant Dean of Student Success at the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, but her boss just calls her the “Jedi Knight.” Dr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee in 2012, and earned her DVM degree from the University […]
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↑ In this special episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, my husband and I discuss: My husband’s history and how he got into medical school without a high school diploma (My husband is a genius and probably smarter than me, but with his educational history, I don’t think he would have gotten […]
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↑ Dr. Amanda Guthrie is the Senior Veterinary Officer overseeing the clinical program at the ZSL London Zoo (Dr. Guthrie calls it Zed-S-L), the world’s oldest scientific zoo which opened to the public in 1847. The zoo houses 10,000 invertebrate and 10,000 vertebrate animals. Dr. Guthrie overseas a team of two clinical veterinarians, one […]
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↑ Dr. David Thompson received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1986. He earned his DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1989 and practiced as a small animal veterinarian for one year before accepting a job with the USDA Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) […]
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↑ Seth Williams is a third year veterinary student at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine with the goal of becoming a small animal practitioner. His path to a career in veterinary medicine was somewhat unorthodox. He began his undergraduate career as both a music and biology major with the hopes of […]
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