Vet Med Wellness + Leadership Podcast

#069: Chipping Away at Access to Care with PetSmart Charities & Dr. Robyn Jaynes

#069: Chipping Away at Access to Care with PetSmart Charities & Dr. Robyn Jaynes

Can increased access to care impact veterinary compassion fatigue? PetSmart Charities, the nonprofit arm of PetSmart, focuses on increasing access to veterinary care for pets nationwide, addressing significant financial, geographic, and professional barriers. In a conversation with Robyn James, the director of veterinary affairs, we explore innovative solutions like payment plans, food bank partnerships, and diverse treatment standards to support pets and their owners effectively.

#068: Hope For A Path Forward with Veterinary Hope Foundation

#068: Hope For A Path Forward with Veterinary Hope Foundation

This episode features perspectives from a variety of voices of the Veterinary Hope Foundation, including Elizabeth Chosa, Laurie Fonken, Ami VanDeventer, and Trish Oberdorf. They provide a 360 view of the VHF mission and address the vital question of happiness in veterinary careers. VHF fosters support, prevention, and community, emphasizing hope for all veterinarians.

#067: Get MotiVETed with Renee Machel

#067: Get MotiVETed with Renee Machel

It’s time to Get MotiVETed! Listen as I talk with founder of Get MotiVETed, Renee Machel. She shares everything GMU has to offer from coaching to self paced courses. You can feel the passion from Renee as we discuss this incredible support component for the vet med community.

#066: Take Control Of Your Career with Steve Oehley

#066: Take Control Of Your Career with Steve Oehley

You can have a rewarding career in vet med in or out of the clinic! Steve Oehley shares his story of burnout to fulfillment. Now, Next Step Vet helps others through personalized strategies based on their strengths. He explains the top three points of his 12 week coaching process and shares tips for how any individual can find renewed professional fulfillment, navigate challenges and build sustainable, rewarding careers.

#063: Navigating Euthanasia with Dr. Pam Johnson

#063: Navigating Euthanasia with Dr. Pam Johnson

Euthanasia is a deeply sad reality of the day-to-day of veterinary care. With 30 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Pam Johnson has started a new consulting business, Veterinary Mastermind. She talks with us about the important topic of Euthanasia and how vets can help themselves and their clients navigate the grief of these difficult decisions.

#062: From Vet Tech to Manager: Pro Tips with Sydney Wandix

#062: From Vet Tech to Manager: Pro Tips with Sydney Wandix

While Sydney Wandix is a licensed vet tech, she spends her days working as an expansion manager. We have a great conversation where she emphasizes the opportunities available in the vet med field as well as sharing tips for those new to the industry.

#061: Stress Resilience with Dr. Natalie Fayman

#061: Stress Resilience with Dr. Natalie Fayman

Dr. Natalie Fayman understands stressed out veterinarians because she was one. She shares her full circle story with a positive intelligence epiphany. We discuss stress resilience and how veterinary professionals can overcome the stress of their careers to find passion and love for their industry again.

#060: Healthy Habits for Veterinarians with Kirbie Be

#060: Healthy Habits for Veterinarians with Kirbie Be

From overworked and utterly exhausted to feeling her best and overflowing with energy, Kirbie Be shares her journey to building healthy habits. Kirbie is a veterinary health coach and living example of the impact of learning healthy skills. She explains how the simple act of taking care of yourself can transform your life and improve your job performance.

#057: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Dr. Rachel Venable

#057: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Dr. Rachel Venable

Dr. Rachel Venable is the owner of Pet Cancer Care Consulting, a teleconsulting firm where she works in the veterinary oncology industry with veterinarians and clients. When it comes to talking about pet cancer and other illnesses, it’s almost never easy. Dr. Venable shares her tips on navigating those difficult conversations and supporting the client, the pet, and the provider.

#056: Closing The Gap Between Vet Med and Technology with Daniel Valdes

#056: Closing The Gap Between Vet Med and Technology with Daniel Valdes

Daniel Valdes and his work as a project manager for Celeritas Digital puts at the forefront the power of accessible technology in the vet med space. In our conversation Daniel shares how they use technology to ease veterinarian pain points as well as an important app in collaboration with NOMV.

#054: Reconnecting Your Passion in VetMed with Dr. Ashlee Bruewer

#054: Reconnecting Your Passion in VetMed with Dr. Ashlee Bruewer

Dr. Ashlee Bruewer’s story is not unlike many other veterinarians. The pressures and expectations in the field led Dr. Bruewer to her rock bottom. She shares how coaching helped her rediscover and reconnect with her passion for veterinary medicine. And don’t miss the 5 strategies from Dr. Bruewer to help new or struggling veterinarians on a similar path.

#052: Vet Owned and Led Clinics: The Path to Building and Keeping Wealth in the Veterinary Industry with Dr. Keith True, Dr. George Melillo, and Dr. Pamelar Hale

#052: Vet Owned and Led Clinics: The Path to Building and Keeping Wealth in the Veterinary Industry with Dr. Keith True, Dr. George Melillo, and Dr. Pamelar Hale

Vets can have it all! That’s the message from Dr. Pamelar Hale, Dr. George Melillo, and Dr. Keith True, who want to spread the word about building and keeping wealth in the veterinary industry. These three passionate vets want to encourage veterinarians to take on leadership in the field and build wealth that will not only benefit their careers but also their families and their communities.

#050: Developing a Culture of Learning with Dr. Sally Ryan

#050: Developing a Culture of Learning with Dr. Sally Ryan

When it comes to wellness, financial stability can be a source of stress, and your real estate situation can really impact this. Real estate in the veterinary health care space can involve a really nuanced discussion. Rahul Chhejed is the leader of Matthews Real Estate, Healthcare Division. He shares some crucial tips, inside information, and advice on seeking a trusted advisor if you have questions about selling or buying property in the veterinary space.

#049: Solving Financial Stress by Understanding Veterinary Real Estate with Rahul Chhajed

#049: Solving Financial Stress by Understanding Veterinary Real Estate with Rahul Chhajed

When it comes to wellness, financial stability can be a source of stress, and your real estate situation can really impact this. Real estate in the veterinary health care space can involve a really nuanced discussion. Rahul Chhejed is the leader of Matthews Real Estate, Healthcare Division. He shares some crucial tips, inside information, and advice on seeking a trusted advisor if you have questions about selling or buying property in the veterinary space.

#048: Meditation and Mindfulness for the Veterinary Team with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk

#048: Meditation and Mindfulness for the Veterinary Team with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk

Introducing a mindfulness practice into your personal routine or with your veterinary team can make a huge difference in your mindset and mental health! Dr. Marie Holowaychuk joins me to share and advocate for meditation practices that can greatly benefit veterinary wellbeing. Even if meditation is not your speed, Dr. Holowaychuk has information on the research, the benefits, and how even small mindful habits can make an impact.

#047: Supporting Veterinary Teams with Dr. Liz Barton

#047: Supporting Veterinary Teams with Dr. Liz Barton

Even though she was doing okay, after co-founding WellVet and her vet parent support group, Vet Mums, Dr. Liz Barton, a UK Vet shares she has learned so much. Dr. Barton shares about the wellbeing toolkit for veterinary teams, the benefit of extrinsic resilience through peer support, and the impact caring for yourself can have on you vet career, friendships, and family life.

#036: Helping Animals and Pet Owners in Ukraine with Galaxy Vets

#036: Helping Animals and Pet Owners in Ukraine with Galaxy Vets

The war in Ukraine is still ongoing and the effect on animals, pet owners, and veterinarians in the country is serious and shocking. The Galaxy Vet Foundation, the non-profit arm of Galaxy Vets, has started an initiative to help Ukraine by providing FREE telehealth to pet owners. Director of the foundation Dr. Andrew Ciccolini and telehealth volunteer Dr. Kelly Cooper, share about this program and how you can help these animals and owners in war-torn Ukraine.