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Introvets

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Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!
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In a continuation of Episode 15, fan favorite - therapist Dana Hampson - is back on the podcast to walk us through how to manage some sticky situations in practice. Through anonymous case examples, we discuss thinking errors and how they contribute to anxiety, how to constructively disagree about the management of medical cases, dealing with poorly behaved clients, and how to share bad news with owners. Dana Hampson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of The Balanced Life, LLC, offering private mental health counselling in Madison, AL. Special Guest: Dana Hampson.
Fan favorite - therapist Dana Hampson - is back on the podcast to walk us through how to manage some sticky situations in practice. Through anonymous case examples, we discuss thinking errors and how they contribute to anxiety, how to handle angry clients on the phone, how to draw boundaries with management, and more! Dana Hampson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of The Balanced Life, LLC, offering private mental health counselling in Madison, AL. Special Guest: Dana Hampson.
Management announces a policy change, and it’s obvious to everyone that it’s directed at you. No one gave you a heads up, you disagree with the change, and the announcement was sent to the entire staff via social media. Now the drama llama is at full gallop. How do you respond? Lauren and JJ answer this question in the latest episode of IntroVETS Podcast.
In episode 14, Lauren and JJ present a case of a puppy with bizarre neurologic signs. Sources: 1. White J, Taylor SM, Wolfram KL, O'Conner BP. Rabies in a 10-week-old puppy. Can Vet J Sep 2007 Vol 48 (9) pp 931-934. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1950115/ 2. Rothrock K, Shell LG. Rabies (Zoonotic). Vincyclopedia of Diseases. Veterinary Information Network. 2018. www.vin.com 3. Gomez-Alonso J. Rabies: a possible explanation for the vampire legend. Neurology 1998 Vol 51 (3) pp 856-859. https://n.neurology.org/content/51/3/856.full 4. Rabies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html 5. Greene CE: Rabies and Other Lyssavirus Infections. Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat Elsevier 2012 pp. 179-197. 6. Weese JS, Fulford MB: Viral Diseases. Companion Animal Zoonoses Wiley Blackwell 2011 pp. 257-268. 7. Cleaveland S: Global Canine Rabies Elimination Strategy. World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings 2014. 8. Tepsumethanon V, Wilde H, Sitprija V. Ten-day observation of live rabies suspected dogs. Developments in Biologicals 31 Dec 2007 Vol 131 pp 543-546. https://europepmc.org/article/med/18634517 9. Rabies. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabies
The Howloween Spooktacular episode is here! Lauren and JJ share spooky clinic stories and talk about all things Halloween.
Episode 13: Be-E Aggressive

Episode 13: Be-E Aggressive

2020-10-2101:00:41

Cats just tend to vomit, right? No big deal? No! It’s a big deal! In Episode 13, Lauren and JJ work up a chronically vomiting cat who is losing weight.
In this week’s episode, Lauren and JJ share stories of hero pets: a bomb-sniffing rat, a cat and dog who each saved their owners from potential disaster, and two cool penguins!
Lauren and JJ present a case of chronic GI illness in a dog. Are we really just dealing with chronic pancreatitis, or is something else going on?
In snack-sized episode 11, the advice column is back! A veterinary staff member is dissatisfied with the veterinary care of their own pet. Also, JJ tells the WOW cat story, and we hear a listener story about a voicemail fail.
In Episode 11, Lauren and JJ present a case from one of our veterinary technician friends. Cassie’s cat is losing weight and seems like a textbook case, but not everything is as it seems.
In Snackisode 10, Lauren and JJ tackle a tough listener question. What do you do if you encounter a lower standard of care than you feel comfortable with?
Lauren and JJ work up a case with some odd non-specific symptoms. This episode includes an in-depth discussion of pseudocyesis in the dog.
Lauren and JJ read some listener mail and give advice about dealing with grumpy clients, plus the Spicy Purrito Feline Chili Pepper Rating System is explained!
Lauren and JJ welcome special guest therapist Laurie Fonken to discuss the edge states and how they relate to veterinary medicine, including pathologic altruism, burnout, compassion fatigue, and more! Dr. Fonken, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor and the Director of DVM Counseling and Wellness Programs at Colorodo State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Fonken also provides counselling and consuling services for veterinarians and veterinary staff through her business, Whole Vets, LLC. Books mentioned in this episode: 1. Standing at the Edge: Joan Halifax, 2018 2. Banishing Burnout: Michael Leiter and Christina Maslach, 2005 Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.
In this Snackisode, Lauren and JJ reminisce about fundraising, talk podcast recommendations, and review the AAFP hyperthyroidism categories. What if a cat with classic symptoms has a normal thyroid level? What if a cat without symptoms has an abnormal thyroid level? What do we do when kitties have more than one problem? The ladies cover all of this and more! Sources: 1. 2016 AAFP Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism, Harney, H. C. et al. May 3, 2016. https://catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/feline-hyperthyroidism 2. Ruiz-Drebbing, M. et al. Canine TSH Concentration (CTSH) as a Test for Feline Hyperthyroidism. Is It Useful? 22nd Congress of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for Companion Animals. 2012.
Episode 8: F*cktion

Episode 8: F*cktion

2020-08-1201:21:49

Lauren and JJ work up weight loss and behavioral changes in a feline patient. This episode includes an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. Sources: 1. 2016 AAFP Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism, Harney, H. C. et al. May 3, 2016. https://catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/feline-hyperthyroidism 2. Hyperthyroidism in Animals. Peterson, M. E. Merck Veterinary Manual. July 2019. https://www.merckvetmanual.com/endocrine-system/the-thyroid-gland/hyperthyroidism-in-animals 3. Diagnosis and management of feline hyperthyroidism: current perspectives. Vaske, H. et al. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports. March 2014. https://www.dovepress.com/diagnosis-and-management-of-feline-hyperthyroidism-current-perspective-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-VMRR
Storytime! Lauren and JJ read veterinary stories from listeners. This week’s episode features a dog with a special skin graft, kitties who find a home together, an owner communication fail, and an inspiring tripod dog.
Lauren and JJ welcome Veterinary Anesthesiologist Dr. Lydia Love to the podcast to discuss common anesthesia and analgesia myths. Which drugs are safest? Can pets be too old for anesthesia? What are the best choices for pain management? Hear all this and more in this week’s episode! Special Guest: Lydia Love.
Veterinary story time! Lauren and JJ share listener stories including an awesome written notice to clients, a clinic that is stepping outside the status quo to create an awesome clinic culture, and a story about a hero yorkie!
Episode 6: Drama Bus

Episode 6: Drama Bus

2020-07-1501:22:21

Lauren and JJ sit down to talk with office manager Christine Wood about conflict between veterinary staff members. The ladies discuss several common situations that most long- term veterinary staff have either experienced or fallen into themselves. Christine gives tips on how to cope with interpersonal conflict and improve hospital culture. Special Guest: Christine Wood.
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