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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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English


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Socialization for Veterinary Professionals - Finding Friends Outside Work

12/12/2018
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Are you socialized? How do you find friends as adults? Are we expanding our social networks beyond the veterinary profession? This week, host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor talk about making friends and finding fulfillment outside of work. The trio share tips on maintaining friendships, online communities to meet new friends and the benefits of socialization. And find out Cyndie’s plans to write a book about, “How to...

Duration:00:31:25

Enough is Enough! Saying No and Setting Boundaries in Veterinary Practice

12/5/2018
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When is enough too much? When (and how) is it okay to say, “No”? Is it clear or murky? This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor discuss establishing healthy boundaries with veterinary bosses and co-workers, clients, and friends and family. Failure to set boundaries is an issue that leads to veterinary professional burnout, poor patient care, and lower job satisfaction. Share this episode with the entire team! SAY “YES” to...

Duration:00:29:06

Reclaiming Control of Your Veterinary Work & Personal Life

11/28/2018
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Feeling out of control? Ever felt like you weren’t being listened to at work? This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor question what it means to be in control of your professional career and personal life, how to regain control, and why collaborative decision-making can benefit your veterinary team. We need your support to reach more of our veterinary colleagues! Please subscribe, share, and leave us a review --...

Duration:00:30:29

Veterinary Cost versus Care Conversations - Are We Talking about Money Too Much or Too Little?

11/21/2018
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Once again we tackle one of profession’s most challenging topics: MONEY! The tension between providing the best veterinary care and the cost of providing that care causes tremendous conflict and confusion among our colleagues (and us!). Are we talking too much - or too little - about money with pet owners? What impact do recent human healthcare and insurance changes have on the perception and value of veterinary services? If we strive for increased transparency regarding charges, are we...

Duration:00:29:04

Making Work/Life Balance Work in the Veterinary Profession - Does it Work?

11/14/2018
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Feeling stressed? Overworked? Lost your mojo? Losing the romance? This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor take a candid look at work/life balance in the veterinary profession. From real-life struggles and tribulations to practical tips and advice, this episode is packed will help restore your sanity and release you from "perfect" and into "for reals." PLEASE leave us a short review on iTunes! That's all we ask. It lets us know you like what...

Duration:00:30:24

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. Resources...

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 our...

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 on...

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 pets,...

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 benefit...

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 your...

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 your...

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 on...

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 technician...

Duration:00:29:31