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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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Veterinary Corporatization: What Does It Mean for Us?

6/20/2018
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This week, we discuss the current global wave of corporatization and consolidation of the veterinary profession. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor review the pros and cons of working in a corporate practice, whether or not consolidation is (or ever was) inevitable, and what does this mean for the future of veterinary professionals? It's a good one... We need your support to reach more of our veterinary colleagues!...

Duration:00:30:22

Summer Loving and Summer Stressing in Veterinary Practice

6/13/2018
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It's summer! Yaaay! Oh, noooo! Along with sunshine, long days, and chillin' by the pool comes unexpected stress in veterinary practice. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor take a beachside/lakeside/online stroll down some of the profession's most treacherous June through September trails. Tourists, drop-in non-client emergencies, the Monday flu, and fighting for time off are tackled in this "for reals" conversation. And Dr....

Duration:00:29:05

Female Entrepreneurship with Dr Liz Bales, Inventor of Indoor Hunting Feeder System for Cats

6/6/2018
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This week, we've got a master class in entrepreneurship with Dr. Liz Bales, inventor of the Indoor Feeder (formerly the NoBowl Feeder) for cats. Dr. Bales joins Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney to discuss how she evolved from equine practice to feline (see what I did there?), how she went from good idea to an actual product, and her best advice for anyone who has a good idea. This is an AMAZING conversation that will benefit any veterinary professional in their job and career. IF YOU...

Duration:00:33:55

So You Want to Own a Veterinary Practice? Positives and Pitfalls with Dr. Mike Tokiwa

5/31/2018
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Owning a veterinary practice can be a rewarding -- and challenging -- prospect. This week host veterinarians Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney and veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are joined by New Jersey practice owner Dr. Michael Tokiwa to discuss the positives and pitfalls of practice ownership. From equity, to leadership, to vision, to staff training and interactions, this is a wide-ranging conversation that will benefit any veterinary professional, regardless of whether or not...

Duration:00:35:38

NAVC President-Elect Dr Cheryl Good

5/23/2018
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This week we're honored to interview the President-Elect of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Dr. Cheryl Good from Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Good shares the story of how she became a veterinarian, what it was like to have three kids in a five-year span while working full-time and starting her own practice. We discuss the changes she's seen in veterinary medicine during her career, the changes at NAVC and VMX, and what she hopes to accomplish as NAVC President. This is a...

Duration:00:33:41

Anti-Declaw Advocate Dr Margie Scherk

5/16/2018
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British Columbia/Vancouver joined a host of other large municipalities May 8, 2018 when it banned feline declawing by veterinarians. This week we're joined by Dr. Margie Scherk, a feline veterinary specialist and one of the true pioneers and champions of the anti-declaw movement. Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor talk with Dr. Scherk about her story, why she's so passionate about cats, and the debates surrounding feline declawing. You'll want to...

Duration:00:44:00

Online, Social Media & Digital Marketing with InTouchVet's Bill Schroeder

5/9/2018
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Online and digital marketing is essential for any business to succeed in today's marketplace. This week we're joined by a digital marketing expert, InTouchVet's Bill Schroeder. Bill has been helping veterinary clinics succeed for over 20 years and shares his best advice for busy veterinary practices to optimize their social media and online marketing. Host veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and Dr. Cyndie Courtney talk with Bill about how he and his wife started helping veterinarians in Chicago,...

Duration:00:39:50

Pet Dietary Drama: Raw, Grains, Corn & Obesity with Veterinary Nutritionist Dr. Julie Churchill

5/2/2018
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This week host veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and veterinary technician Beckie Mossor welcome veterinary nutritionist and University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine professor, Dr. Julie Churchill. The three review the latest Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Survey results, explore the reasons behind some of the survey responses, dispel many nutritional, diet, and exercise myths, and offer pet food advice for every veterinary team member. This is an episode full of pet food...

Duration:00:41:43

Animal Hoarding with Dr. Jill Kirk - What Veterinary Professionals Need to Know and Do

4/25/2018
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There are approximately 900-2,000 cases of animal hoarding in the U.S. each year, affecting over 250,000 animals. Dr. Jill Kirk is on the front lines of the war against animal abuse, neglect, and hoarding. Host Dr. Ernie Ward along with Dr. Cyndie Courtney and Beckie Mossor, RVT, talk with Dr. Kirk about animal hoarding, how to recognize the common signs of abuse and neglect, and steps any veterinary professional can take. This is an important conversation for any veterinary team member...

Duration:00:30:28

Veterinary Technology, Telemedicine & App Pioneer Dr. Philippe Moreau

4/18/2018
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This week we meet an OG veterinary entrepreneur and innovator, Dr. Philippe Moreau from France. Dr. Moreau is double-boarded in Neurology and Internal Medicine, published author and award-winning speaker, serial entrepreneur, and has pioneered much of the technology, telemedicine, and apps that claim to be “new” today. Veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney discuss Philippe’s story, his vision for telemedicine, and this latest innovation, My Buddy Pet App, an incredibly rich client...

Duration:00:41:07

Tripawds.com - Helping 3-Legged Pets - Jim Nelson and René Agredano

4/11/2018
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Cancer. Amputation. Two words that strike fear in many pet owners' hearts. This week we're joined by the founders of Tripawds.com, a website community dedicated to helping pet owners facing limb amputation and other ambulatory challenges in dogs and cats. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor, talk with Jim Nelson and René Agredano about why they started Tripawds.com, how they made it a sustainable business, and future...

Duration:00:33:03

Facebook Safety, Secret Groups, & Online Client Confidentiality

4/4/2018
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With the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy, many veterinary professionals have been concerned and confused about their online safety and the privacy of their client communications. This week veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, and veterinary technician Beckie Mossor explore Facebook usage by veterinary clinics, whether or not Facebook Messenger and other social media interactions are potentially violating veterinarian-client confidentiality, how safe and secure (or...

Duration:00:26:42

Veterinary Staff Unionization, A Different Perspective on VNI, and Pet Medical Marijuana with Liz Hughston, RVT

3/28/2018
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This week we’re delighted to share the microphone with registered veterinary technician specialist, Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC). Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor embark on a wide-ranging discussion about veterinary staff unionization and collective bargaining, Liz offers her perspective on the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI), and the quartet discuss pet medical marijuana / CBD / cannabis usage. This...

Duration:00:43:58

Cooperative Veterinary Care: A New Way of Working with Animals - Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

3/21/2018
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Cooperative Veterinary Care is the latest concept to help make veterinary patients more comfortable during examinations, testing, and treatments. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are joined by Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior). Monique is co-author of a new book debuting this week, Cooperative Veterinary Care with Alicea Howell. Monique writes, "Learning to teach, train and handle animals requires...

Duration:00:27:16

Creativity for Veterinary Professionals: Walks, Rest, Mushrooms & More!

3/14/2018
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Imagination, curiosity, and creativity are essential traits, attributes, and skills for successful veterinary professionals (and people). This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward an Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor explore the creative side of veterinary medicine. The trio traverse Thoreau’s take on inspiration and creativity, share tales of imaginative solutions discovered in exam rooms, surgical suites, and strapped onto turtle shells, and simple...

Duration:00:32:46

Cost of Care Controversies in Veterinary Practice

3/7/2018
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MONEY! What do veterinary professionals do when a client can’t afford the cost of pet care? Are we providing the best veterinary medical care at an affordable price? How do we deal with situations when a client can’t - or won’t - pay for “gold standard care?” Do payment plans work? Should veterinary technicians discuss billing and pricing with clients? Those are a few of the topics our trio tackle this week. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary...

Duration:00:35:11

Veterinary School Student Seth Williams - "Vet School Unleashed" Podcaster!

2/28/2018
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This week we welcome third-year Missouri veterinary school student Seth Williams. Seth is host of the popular vet school podcast, “Vet School Unleashed,” and has quite an interesting story on how he became a veterinary school student. Seth joins host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with Beckie Mossor, RVT to share his convoluted and circuitous route to veterinary school, and why he started a podcast aimed at veterinary school students. Seth shares that most of his classmates...

Duration:00:33:35

Does National Pet Dental Month Matter Anymore? Veterinary Dentist Dr. Heidi Lobprise

2/21/2018
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Does National Pet Dental Month Matter Anymore? Since 1995, veterinarians have celebrated National Pet Dental Month each February. But has the "holiday" lost its luster? Veterinary dental specialist Dr. Heidi Lobprise weighs in with host Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with Beckie Mossor, RVT. The group discuss why veterinary dentistry still isn't being prominently featured in most veterinary school curricula, the role and future of veterinary technicians in pet dentistry, Dr....

Duration:00:31:26

Dealing with Angry Veterinary Clients

2/14/2018
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You know what we’re talking about because you deal with them, too. Angry, upset, threatening and irate veterinary clients can damage team morale, cause unbearable stress, and adversely affect patient care and client service (for our nice clients). This week, our hosts tackle how they deal with irate clients, how to spot a “secretly angry” client, and steps your team can take to help prevent conflict in the future. Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with Beckie Mossor, RVT share...

Duration:00:34:34

LBGT Issues in the Veterinary Profession, Medical Marijuana, and How Human Feet Led Stephen Cital, RVT to Find His Passion in Veterinary Medicine

2/7/2018
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This week we are thrilled to be joined by the extraordinarily talented and accomplished registered veterinary technician, Stephen Cital, RVT. Stephen shares his journey from human medicine to laboratory animal medicine, how he got into veterinary anesthesia, and why he loves his job more than ever. We also discuss the issues faced by the LGBT community in the veterinary profession, solutions and suggestions to help make our profession more inclusive, and how to spot — and avoid — some of...

Duration:00:30:09