Voices of Veterinary Medicine
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The Voices of Veterinary Medicine Podcast gives future veterinarians a broader perspective on the field of veterinary medicine so they can more proactively steer their own careers. Listeners get to hear personal stories, struggles and triumphs of a variety of people working in veterinary medicine so they can learn from, and be inspired by, the experiences of others. Occasionally, people with helpful perspectives from outside the field of veterinary medicine will be interviewed.
||CleanEp. 31: Dr. Cyndie Courtney on How Doing More Makes Her Happier, Trying Not to be a Jerk, and Taking VetMed by the Horns||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.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: Dr. Mary McDonald on Healing a Broken Heart and Finding Peace by Giving Up the Illusion of Control||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 La||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29: Superstar Veterinary Entrepreneur, Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, on Being the Person the Universe Wants You to Be||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 Colleg||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 – Dr. Jessica Fusch on Getting Through the Hard Years after Vet School, Making our Careers What We Want, and Claiming Our Joy as Veterinarians||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,||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp: 27: Dr. Ashley Bourgeois – Veterinary Dermatologist, Business Owner, Fitness Coach, Speaker, Wife, and Mother||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 Purdu||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26: Dr. Rachel Cumberbatch on the “Intentionally Serpentine Path” Through Veterinary Medicine||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,||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Dr. Pedro Bento – from Vet School in Portugal to Specialty Practice in the U.S. and his Mission to Help Future Veterinarians||↑ 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 Por||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Dr. Phillip Raclyn – from Vet School in Italy to Practice Ownership in the U.S. to Abolishing Puppy Mills – All Without Even Trying to be Perfect||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,||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: Dr. Lindsey Shields – the Jet-Setting “007” of Veterinary Medicine||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||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Dr. Ashley Dunn – Single Mom, ER Vet and Medical Director||↑ 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.||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: LMU College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Dean of Student Success (and Jedi Knight) – Dr. Elizabeth Johnson on Doing What Scares You and The Power of Vulnerability||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 f||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: MD versus DVM – Husband and Wife Discuss Similarities, Differences, Pros and Cons||↑ 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,||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Dr. Amanda Guthrie – An American Zoo Vet in London||↑ 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,||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Dr. David Thompson Enjoys Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as a USDA FSIS Veterinarian||↑ 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 veteri||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Seth Williams – The Amazing Almost Vet and Fellow Podcaster/Entrepreneur||↑ 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.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Dr. Matt Holland, Former SAVMA President and Current AVMA/AAAS Fellow, Says Vet School Was The Hardest Thing He Ever Did – And He Wants To Make It Easier For You||↑ 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||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Dr. Dean Scott Thinks Animal Rights Should Apply to Veterinarians||↑ 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 sma||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Dr. Timothy Hunt – Courageous, Compassionate, Innovative, and the Boss I Wish Every Vet Could Have||↑ 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 separat||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep for Your Metabolic Health – and a Bedtime Story From Me To You||APRIL KUNG, DVM ♦ March 16, 2018: Happy World Sleep Day! 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.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Dr. Zenithson Ng – Doing What He Swore He’d Never Do And Loving Every Minute Of It||↑ 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 veteri||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Dr. Lisa Lippman is Forging Her Own Unique Path as an Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Celebrity Vet.||↑ Dr. Lisa Lippman always wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up in New Jersey, she pursued her passions in biology and public relations at Syracuse University. She completed a pre-medical program at the University of Pennsylvania and then||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Allison O’Kell Finds Work-Life Balance and Happiness After Forging a New Path to Clinical Research||↑ Dr. Allison O’Kell studied Animal Science as an undergraduate at the University of Alberta, Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, then went on to earn her DVM degree with Great Distinction from Western College of Veterinary Medicine,||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Dr. Will McCauley Left Clinical Practice and Has Never Been Happier.||↑ In this episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Will McCauley speaks candidly about his decision to leave clinical practice and why his non-clinical position has been a much better fit for him,||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Dr. Ragni Shares Her Experiences on the IL State Veterinary Medical Board||↑ In the ninth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, my friend and mentor, Dr. Alicia Ragni, talks about her experiences on the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Board. Dr. Ragni explains how she got on the board,||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Dr. Daniel Griffith Says His Life As A Mixed Animal Practitioner Is Like the James Harriot Books – Sort Of||↑ In the eighth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Daniel Griffith talks about how he came to veterinary medicine as a second career, how he and his wife balance both of their careers while raising two young daughters,||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Dr. James Corrigan Discusses His Life as an Army Veterinarian||↑ In the seventh episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. James Corrigan discusses his life as an Army Vet, and the pros and cons of being a veterinarian in the armed forces. He also talks about how one of the hardest things||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: 2018 TED Fellow, Dr. Claire Simeone Talks About Being a Marine Mammal Veterinarian||↑ In the sixth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, 2018 TED Fellow and the first veterinarian ever to be chosen as a TED Fellow, Dr. Claire Simeone talks about her life as a Marine Mammal Veterinarian. Dr.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Danyahl Robison, CVT Talks About What It Takes To Be A Super Tech||↑ In the fifth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, CVT, Danyahl Robison talks candidly about how financial difficulties required her to abandon her dream of becoming a veterinarian, but how she found her heart again when she||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Dr. Ana Schreiner Recounts Her Winding Path From Growing Up in Russia to Becoming an ER Vet in the USA||↑ In the fourth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Ana Schreiner talks about her love for emergency medicine, and how she was able to pay off her student loan debt in just five years.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Dr. Shelley Spangler Gives an Insider’s View on Shelter Medicine||↑ In the third episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Shelley Spangler talks about the burnout she experienced in vet school, as well as how her first job out of veterinary school almost caused her to leave veterinary medic||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Dr. Kerry Kraemer Finds Happiness as a Relief Veterinarian||↑ In the second episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Kerry Kraemer discusses her perceptions of vet school, the challenges of her first five years of practice, and how and why she ultimately decided to become a full-time||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: The Who, What, Where and Why of Dr. K and The Voices of Veterinary Medicine Podcast||↑ On this first episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, I speak about my experiences in vet school as well as my early years of practicing as a small animal veterinarian. I discuss the biggest surprises and the biggest challenge||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great information and fascinating stories
Engaging and informative
SO Informative and real
This podcast is so informative and real! Anyone be thinking of going to vet school it is a MUST listen . No sugar coating pros and cons of being a vet and all the different ways to be one . Wish I had this before I went !
Incredibly helpful, inspiring and interesting
Dr. K finds the coolest people to interview. The show with Dr. Lindsey and the tales of her jet setting was so entertaining. I didn’t even know that a vet could do all that! Thanks for sharing!
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