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Weekly podcast dedicated to tackling the toughest contemporary topics in veterinary medicine. Hosted by veterinarians Cyndie Courtney and Ernie Ward along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.

Weekly podcast dedicated to tackling the toughest contemporary topics in veterinary medicine. Hosted by veterinarians Cyndie Courtney and Ernie Ward along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.
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Weekly podcast dedicated to tackling the toughest contemporary topics in veterinary medicine. Hosted by veterinarians Cyndie Courtney and Ernie Ward along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.

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Should Veterinary Clinics Sell Products? The Impact Of Retail Sales

11/7/2018
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The question of whether or not a veterinarian or veterinary clinic should sell non-medical products has perplexed generations of practitioners. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor question whether or not vets should sell "stuff," how to choose the best products if you're going to sell "stuff," and the tricky ethical lines veterinary clinics tread when selling "stuff." This is a wide-ranging, candid, and...

Duration:00:27:37

Veterinary Support Staff Suicides: An Issue We Need to Discuss

10/31/2018
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A recent North Carolina veterinary technician's death by suicide prompted us to explore the issues of depression, substance abuse, and suicide among veterinary support staff. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor share their thoughts and experiences with veterinary staff suicides, what our profession can do to help, and what you can do to aide a colleague. Please share this podcast with anyone you think could benefit....

Duration:00:33:15

EPISODE 100! Recaps & Favorite Moments from our First 100 Podcasts!

10/25/2018
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100! THANK YOU! It's hard to believe we've recorded 100 episodes of our podcast! We owe it all to you, our loyal listeners and colleagues. This week we celebrate by recapping behind-the-microphone stories and share some of our favorite moments of the past two years. Welcome to our podcast party! Want to give us present we'd really love? A review on iTunes! Thank you again for your loyal support!

Duration:00:30:38

Chernobyl Veterinarian Dr Jennifer Betz

10/17/2018
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This week we expose you to a radioactive topic: What happened to the dogs and cats left behind in Chernobyl? Our guest, Dr. Jennifer Betz, knows firsthand the current conditions of the canines and felines living in the Chernobyl disaster area. We were positively radiating during this episode, and the fallout of our conversation will leave you glowing! (I’ll stop now.) YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE! Please help us by LEAVING A REVIEW ON ITUNES! This is how we grow and reach more of...

Duration:00:32:15

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week!

10/15/2018
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This week, we have a special THANK YOU to the AMAZING VETERINARY TECHNICIANS that make the world better! During October 14 - 20, 2018 celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with us!

Duration:00:03:19

The Pros and Cons of Production-based Pay for Veterinarians

10/10/2018
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Pro-sal, production-based, merit-based - these are a few of the terms used to describe the increasingly common method used to pay veterinarians (and some veterinary technicians, as you’ll find out). What are the pros and cons of paying veterinary professionals on a percentage of revenue generated basis? Are your veterinarians gaming the system? Dr. Ernie Ward shares an experience you might not realize happens in many clinics, Dr. Cyndie Courtney relates her personal experiences, and Beckie...

Duration:00:28:30

Veterinary Viewfinder 097 - Have Animal Rescue Requirements Gotten Ridiculous?

10/3/2018
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Have you, a friend, family member, colleague, or client ever been denied a pet rescue adoption? Are some animal rescue groups inadvertently encouraging people to go through breeders and pet stores due to cumbersome requirements? We asked our social media channels, and apparently this is a bigger problem than we realized. This week our trio tackles the thorny issue of what makes an appropriate animal rescue protocol, our thoughts on how to improve the process, and tales from the real-world...

Duration:00:28:39

Don't be a SUCKA! Avoiding Costly Online & Real-Life Rip-offs

9/26/2018
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Are you making bad - and costly - mistakes when it comes to digital marketing? What about online security? Is your website underperforming or perhaps even illegal? This week co-host Dr. Ernie Ward chats with InTouch Practice Communications' Bill Schroeder about current marketing scams, slick sales tactics, and other wastes of money (and time). Beckie and Cyndie were unavailable this week and we sure appreciate Bill stepping in! This conversation is loaded with tips and good advice to...

Duration:00:30:57

LIVE from Hurricane Florence: How to Help Clients & Clinics during Natural Disasters

9/19/2018
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This week co-hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are evacuated from their homes during Hurricane Florence. Dr. Cyndie Courtney joins Dr. Ward (Beckie cellular service failed during recording) to discuss what it’s like to live through a hurricane. Helpful advice for any veterinary clinic affected by a natural disaster such as hurricane, flooding, wildfire, earthquake, tornado, etc. From how to prepare, what advice to offer clients, how to travel with...

Duration:00:29:29

Fixing Veterinary Professional School Admissions: Interviews, Experience & Finances

9/12/2018
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Welcome to fall…that magical time of the school year when freshman everywhere are full of excitement, and seniors are desperate to exit. This week we examine the veterinary and veterinary technician school admission process. What’s right - and what’s wrong - and what we think we should do to make it better. What do you think about veterinary professional school admissions? What would you change? Let us know! Please share our podcast with co-workers and colleagues who you think would...

Duration:00:32:38

Cloning Pets - Controversies & Questions about this Latest Medical Miracle

9/5/2018
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Cloning pets, especially dogs, is a real thing. As in, there’s a real company really doing it RIGHT NOW. For a measly $50,000USD, you can have your favorite furry friend brought back in an exact genetic copy. This week our trio tackle the thorny ethics, sketchy morals, and scientific rigor (?) of this evolving pet medical breakthrough. From Barbra Streisand’s cloned pups to questions about the care of surrogate animal mothers, this is one podcast you will want to share and discuss with...

Duration:00:27:27

Confronting the Cost of Chronic Dermatitis - Da Money Talk with a Veterinary Dermatologist

8/29/2018
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MONEY!!! We sure spend a lot of time talking about the challenges of finances in veterinary practice on the podcast! This week we’re joined by our friend, veterinary dermatologist Dr. Dana Lisa, to discuss how to handle the rising costs of treating chronic dermatitis. Dr. Liska will explain how she talks about Cytopoint, Apoquel, and other revolutionary treatments with budget-minded clients. This is a really impactful conversation that yields many helpful tips and tricks you can use in...

Duration:00:30:15

People Outside the Veterinary Profession Who Inspire Us

8/22/2018
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We all have someone we look up to, are inspired by, or seek to emulate. This week we share some of the people outside the veterinary profession who have taught us, pushed us to do more, and are making the world better. We talk about famous authors, teachers, friends, and more during this uplifting episode. Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com/ Steven Kotler: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ Elizabeth Green: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-green-308b865/ Atul Gawande:...

Duration:00:30:07

Exercising with your Dog! K9 Fit Club Tricia Montgomery

8/15/2018
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This week we speak with the founder of K9 Fit Club, a group dedicated to developing human and dog fitness programs. Tricia Montgomery shares her story with host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Exercise tips, weight loss, diet trends, and more are discussed in this conversation from St Louis, Missouri! We need your support to reach more of our veterinary colleagues! Please subscribe, share, and leave us a review -- especially...

Duration:00:31:05

Dermatological Drama with Veterinary Dermatologist Dr Dana Liska

8/8/2018
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Itching dogs, chronic dermatitis, frustrated clients, online myths (and bad advice) all add up to create dermatological drama in our veterinary practices! This week we chat with veterinary dermatologist Dr Dana Liska to dispel mountains of misconceptions, dispense practical diagnostic and treatment advice, and soothe our weary minds and souls when it comes to conquering chronic dermatitis! Dr Liska joins host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney plus registered veterinary...

Duration:00:29:31

Top Things You Need to Start - or Stop - Doing in your Clinic Today

8/1/2018
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Join us this week for a rapid fire session on our top tips to make your personal and professional life a little easier, more efficient, and more fun! Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor share their best quick bits of advice for veterinary practice, patient care, client service and self-care. If you enjoy fast-paced, real-world recommendations, you’re going to love this special episode! IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST, PLEASE...

Duration:00:32:34

LIVE from the 2018 AVMA Conference! What does change mean for the veterinary profession?

7/25/2018
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This week the entire gang gets together - for the first time in person! - to record a special podcast from the floor of the 2018 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor go deep on CHANGE! What, how fast, should, could, and WHY change is essential for veterinary professionals. The trio talk about the recent AVMA debarking controversy, CBD usage,...

Duration:00:31:19

We Can’t Find Veterinary Professionals to Hire! Challenges & Solutions for Today’s Tight Job Market and “DVM-lite”

7/18/2018
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Where are all the registered veterinary technicians and veterinarians? More and more veterinary clinics are reporting significant challenges hiring - and keeping - qualified veterinary team members. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward an Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor review the current veterinary job market woes an doffer suggestion on finding the best employees. Dr. Ward revives his “DVM-lite” limited licensure model from 15 years ago and reviews why he...

Duration:00:29:37

Tightening the Leash: Increasing Animal Regulations - What Should Veterinary Professionals Do?

7/11/2018
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Mandatory spay and neuter regulations, breed bans, microchip laws, and doggie DNA testing for renters - we’re seeing a wave of new animal regulations sweep the world. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor engage in a spirited discussion on whether or not animal regulations have gone too far (or not far enough), and what veterinary professionals should do to encourage better pet care. The trio tackle the recent Fort Worth, Texas...

Duration:00:29:47

Should people who can't afford pets have pets? Does the veterinary profession have any responsibility to provide care?

7/4/2018
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This week we wrestle once again with the topic of money-guilt harbored by many veterinary professionals. This time, we explore issues around homeless people with pets, standards of pet care, pet care shaming, and more. This is an excellent roundtable on a topic most veterinary professionals must confront nearly daily. We need your support to reach more of our veterinary colleagues! Please subscribe, share, and leave us a review -- especially on iTunes! Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:31:17