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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23 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 […]
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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 Medical school versus veterinary school Differences in medical training Competition Characteristics of different medical specialties (perceived versus real) Expertise versus variety Practicing […]
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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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↑ Dr. Matt Holland graduated from Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007 with a B.A. in radio and television journalism, and worked as a freelance television producer for various media outlets in Chicago and New York City including Big Ten Network, Major League Baseball Network, and the Chicago Bears. Because his […]
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↑ With characteristic humor, Dr. Dean Scott proclaims that animal rights should apply to veterinarians. After all, we’re animals too! Don’t we deserve to be treated humanely? Reflecting back on his 20 years of clinical experience as a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Scott holds nothing back as he discusses the changes he wants to […]
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↑ Please Note: There is an important update in the introduction to Dr. Hunt’s interview. And apologies for the poor sound quality of Dr. Hunt’s interview. This was the last interview I recorded before figuring out how to record separate voice tracks. Dr. Timothy Hunt graduated with his DVM degree from the University […]
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APRIL KUNG, DVM ♦ March 11, 2018 I recently came across an article in the human medical journal, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) about the importance of a good night’s sleep for metabolic health. It helped me understand the underlying biological mechanisms for how poor sleep habits can lead to weight gain and even […]
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↑ Dr. Zenithson (“Zenny”) Ng is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Practice at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University and veterinary degree from Cornell University. He completed a Small Animal rotating internship at the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA […]
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