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This episode features an Interview I did with Tom Seeko, host of the Smarter Vet Financial Podcast. We start off our conversation with my origin story and my childhood desires to become a veterinarian, as well as my experience in college at NC State. Shocked by the frequency of economic euthanasia, I entered a quarter life crisis and found psychotherapy to be so helpful in transformative therapy during this transition in my life. Leading me to the eventual path that matched up my passion for both therapy and the vet med world.

In 2019, I founded Full Circle Lab, where we work directly with veterinary practices and individual professionals to address the challenges that can lead to burnout and turnover. We aim to bring veterinary professionals full circle, back to their passion for improving the lives of animals while caring for their own lives too.

Tom and I unpack how practices can make changes to their clinic and find solutions to increase veterinary retention using data, confidential team interviews, and implementing initiatives. There are many areas of a clinic, team, and leadership that can impact the team’s experiences and, in turn, the retention rate, but together, there are many solutions to work toward.

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What’s Inside

  • Crystal Stokes story from vet school to psychotherapy.
  • Creating Full Circle Lab.
  • Solutions for veterinary retention.
  • An interview from the Smarter Vet Financial Podcast.

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