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Spectrum of care may or may not be a new phrase for you. I feel as though I personally only understood it in vague terms, but after speaking with Dr. Cherice Roth for today's episode, I am clearly on the "this is super important!" bandwagon! Today we cover everything from the transition from vet school into practice to providing care for under-served communities to veterinary telehealth options and finally back around to mentorship. Dr. Roth is an amazing woman, mom and vet who is contributing so much to our profession. Please make sure to check out all that she is involved with!Find out more about Cherice Roth, DVM...Dr. Cherice Roth is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Before veterinary school, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Biochemistry. She spent time perfecting her exotic animal medicine and surgical knowledge in Australia, and upon returning to the U.S., mentored and guided veterinary assistants and DVMs in her home hospitals. She has held many roles within veterinary medicine from associate DVM, Medical Operations Support Manager all the way to Chief Veterinary Officer. Dr. Roth has done clinical, industry and administrativework within Veterinary Medicine. She was one of the developers of the RACE approved Virtual Care University as well as MyPetDoc. Dr. Roth has remained on the cutting edge of perfecting virtual veterinary care. She is currently the Chief Veterinary Officer of Fuzzy Pet Health as well as an advisory board member for Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) and  Veterinary Professionals Instilling Black Excellence (VIBE). She believes that veterinary virtual care is the answer for health disparities in pets as well as part of the answer to psychological health issues of veterinary professionals.Dr. Roth is also the author of children’s books “What’s a REAL Doctor?” and “What does a REAL Doctor look like?” Both books focus on veterinary medicine, diversity, STEM and representation. Outside of work, you can find her in the woods of Oregon with her many, many “Roth Ranch” animals, her sons (The Rothlings), and husband, or serving on the medical board for several boxer, Doberman and dachshund charitable organizations.Signed Copies of her books be purchased at https://the-real-doctor-store.myshopify.comThe books are also available from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Ingram Publisher.Ways to Connect with Dr. Roth:LI: www.linkedin.com/in/chericerothInsta: https://www.instagram.com/cherice.roth/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_doctor_rothFB: https://www.facebook.com/RothDVMwww.Fuzzy.com...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
When you think of amazing leaders throughout history, there's a good chance you're thinking of someone who has enacted transformational leadership. Today we get to learn all about the pillars of transformational leadership - what it's made of, why it can be so beneficial, and what some of the downsides might be in this interview with Dr. Andrew Ciccolini. Andrew is just wrapping up his Master's degree in Organizational Leadership and so generously shares his insight with us. Veterinary medicine is definitely in need of this leadership style, so let's all pay close attention!...More about Andrew Ciccolini, DVM, MSOLDr. Andrew is a veterinarian dedicated to the health and welfare of underserved pet populations with a passion for reducing economic barriers that disrupt the human-animal bond. He is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. He served nine years of active duty with the United States Army providing veterinary care all across the world. Continuing to serve part time in the Army National Guard, he is also the Medical Director at the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit located in Colorado that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes over 1,100 commercial breeding dogs every year. Andrew has completed a Master of Organizational Leadership degree from Regis University and leads non-profit initiatives for Galaxy Vets.-Find him on Instagram!!!-Find him on LinkedIn...Make a donation to Children's Hospital Colorado in Ethan's honor!...Resources that were mentioned-Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (animated video from author Dan Pink)-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown-The Little Blue Truck series by Alice Schertle -My American Journey by Colin Powell-The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber-https://galaxyvets.foundation-National Mill Dogs Rescue Healing Hearts Fund...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebookEmail: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
The new directors of Non-Profit Initiatives at Galaxy Vets , Dr. Andrew Ciccolini, joins me today to introduce The Galaxy Vets Foundation. Please consider donating any resources that you might have available, be it time or financial support. ...About Galaxy Vets FoundationGalaxy Vets Foundation is a non-profit arm of Galaxy Vets, an employee-owned veterinary healthcare system in the U.S. The foundation’s mission is to preserve the human-animal bond and enhance animal welfare throughout the world. In pursuit of this mission, it will improve access to care for underserved communities, reduce or eliminate economic euthanasia, and provide animal disaster and humanitarian response solutions. Learn more and donate to help animals of Ukraine here: https://galaxyvets.foundation/.Follow Them on Instagram...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Real talk regarding sustainability in equine veterinary medicine. For this episode, I'm joined by the co-creators of The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat  as we share some of the highlights of the past two events. The community formed over these two very special weekends can be described as nothing other than magical. We are excited for the future of equine medicine whenever we gather with these amazing folks. Come join us as we help shape a better vetmed for our present and future colleagues.Featuring Dr. Cara Wright, Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian and Dr. Misty GrayFind out more at www.SEPseminars.com!Follow along on Instagram @SEPseminars!Our next event will be held in Seattle, Washington on September 29-October 2, 2022.Big Thanks to Our Sponsors...Grand Prix:Platinum PerformanceZoetis EquinePlatinum:Boehringer Ingelheim EquineMerck Animal Health...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
From workplace culture to salary structure to having time to ride your own horse, Dr. Mike Pownall joins me to discuss all of the important aspects of creating a workplace where veterinarians want to be. You don't want to miss any of the gems that he shares after having grown a practice with his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, over the past 20 years  and honing his skills as a veterinary business management consultant....More about Mike Pownall, DVM, MBAPrior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001.In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 17 vets and 40 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area and one practice in Wellington, Florida. He is also a partner with Oculus Insights offering business management services and education to veterinarians throughout the world.Dr. Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Ontario, and was the class valedictorian. He presents internationally on business strategy, human resources, pricing, and marketing for veterinarians. He also contributes to numerousjournals on business management topics.Dr. Pownall has a blog, podcast and webinar series on veterinary business management at www.veterinarybusinessmatters.com and you can learn more about Oculus Insights at www.oculusinsights.net.Ways to contact Dr. Pownallmpownall@oculusinsights.netLinked InMcKee-Pownall Equine ServicesMike recommends Setting the Table by Danny Meyer...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Highlighting equine practices that are moving away from "traditional" equine veterinary norms is a way to bridge the gap that exists between younger and older veterinarians. We cannot hope to attract new talent to our pool of equine veterinarians if recent grads and students don't know that there ARE progressive practices out there. I'm excited to highlight a few of these practice owners over the next couple of weeks. To start off, please enjoy this discussion with Dr. David Stephens of Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas....Dr. David Stephens, DABVP graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990, which was followed by a one-year internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.  Upon completion of a surgery residency at Oklahoma State University in 1994, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) in 1995. Subsequently, he was a staff surgeon at Equine Veterinary Associates in Conroe, Texas for 1 year, and then partnered with Dr. Scott Weems to establish Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in 1997.Other ways to contact Dr. StephensFacebookWebsiteEmail: david@wseh.net...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Julie Squires is back to take a deeper dive with us into the actual practice of setting boundaries! She has such important insight into what work we need to do when approaching boundaries in the workplace. You will get a ton of ideas from this episode regarding how to start a boundary discovery process and how to approach conversations in the workplace once you've nailed down some boundaries that need to be established.More about Julie!Julie Squires is a Certified Compassion Fatigue  Specialist, Certified Life Coach and Certified Grief  Educator who brings a unique perspective and approach  to support the sustained energy and passion of those  exposed to compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine.  Julie is an internationally recognized speaker and has  over thirty years of experience within the veterinary  industry working in practice as well as in the veterinary  industry. Her company, Rekindle LLC, offers virtual and  on-site seminars, workshops, a brand new group  coaching program exclusively for veterinarians called  Living a Life You Love, and the Rekindling podcast and is  the result of the need Julie saw to help those  that work with animals maintain their wellbeing and  mental health. Julie has deep love and affection for Brené Brown, Oprah  and Keith Urban…not necessarily in that order! Find her!WebsiteInstagramRekindling Podcast...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
You are not alone if you struggle to communicate with your boss or your employees. We are at a time in the world where five different generations are forced to play nicely when it comes to working together. Jay McChord is here today to help us understand just how differently all of these generations view life and work. You'll also get to hear an awesome discussion on courageous leadership and how to be a great mentor. If you are a veterinarian who struggles with employee recruitment or retention, or if you are scared to talk to your boss about a new idea, this episode is one that cannot be missed....More about JayJay McChord is a highly requested speaker, trainer and consultant to companies, institutions, and organizations globally. Recognized as an authority on the Multi-Generational Workplace and the emerging, Remote Work/Virtual Environment, Jay’s high value content and high-energy live, virtual, and hybrid events have earned him the nickname of “Your Chief Encouragement Officer.”Jay brings a unique perspective to his sessions as a former Global Senior Sales Trainer for a multi-billion dollar international technology company, an elected official, published author and military artist. Jay’s connection to each audience sparks encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, and passion. Jay and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Riley and Davis, and make their home in Lexington, KY.Contact Jayhttps://www.mcchordinc.com/Email: jaymcchord@gmail.comPhone/Text: 859-492-6555...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Hang on to your hats, folks. Dr. Brooke Bowman and I cover a range of issues that equine veterinarians face - everything from racetrack practice to alternative work schedules to boundaries with clients and back around to mental illness. We also touch on racing cars and hanging out at Tootsie's Honkeytonk, so be prepared for a rowdy conversation!***Trigger Warning: This podcast does discuss mental illness and suicide at times throughout the episode.***Meet Dr. Bowman...Brooke Bowman DVMBcbowman@hotmail.comFind him on Instagram @bcbowman12Dr. Brooke Bowman is a 2010 graduate of Ross University and operates Chesapeake Veterinary Services In Chesapeake City, MD. He grew up on a TB breeding farm in Chestertown, MD and graduated from VA Tech with an Animal Science degree in 2002. In between the time he spent at VT and Ross, he worked on his parents’ thoroughbred breeding farm and raced cars.A bit more about Brooke…-My mother Chris Bowman and my father Tom Bowman, DVM are my heroes.-I have two absolutely beautiful and funny children named Owen and Juliette.-I love adrenaline and the source is of no importance to me. It can be from going way too fast and trying to pass someone or watching my kids do something cool. -I believe good rap music should be playing either on your speakers or in your head at all times. Including vet appointments.-I can’t wait to start my podcast to make people laugh, cry, think, and dream.Motto: Life is good…let’s get it....Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com
Dr. Daly and Dr. McAndrews share one more gem regarding solo equine practice. We discuss how collaboration is KEY to success in practice.Find out more about my guests below...Amelie McAndrews, DVMMcAndrews@gardenstateequine.comwww.gardenstateequine.comCaitlin Daly, DVMhttps://www.midcoastequine.com/midcoastequine@gmail.com...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com  
Solo equine vets make up 37% of all equine veterinarians. Many people think of group practice as the only way to go after graduation, but  if you want to forge your own path as an equine veterinarian, you can do it! And you won't be alone in doing so. While not every aspect of solo practice is perfect, there are many upsides to owning your own business and that is what we discuss today. My guests are awesome human beings and amazing colleagues. I am honored to have them join me for this really important topic.Let's meet our guests...Amelie McAndrews, DVMMcAndrews@gardenstateequine.comwww.gardenstateequine.comOriginally from Connecticut, Dr. McAndrews completed an internship at a general and referral practice in Arizona before spending five years at a general equine practice in New Jersey. During her time as a general practitioner, her interests and caseload became increasingly focused on equine dentistry. She found she could significantly improve her patient’s quality of life by addressing problems found through a comprehensive oral exam. Garden State Equine Veterinary Dentistry was founded with the goal of being able to help more horses through better oral health. Dr. McAndrews spent years training under Dr. David Foster, a founding member of the American Veterinary Dental College - Equine Specialty who retired from private general equine dental practice in 2015. She travels frequently to train with equine veterinary dental specialists, presents to equine veterinarians on dental disease, and teaches equine dentistry to veterinary students. She regularly attends equine dentistry continuing education meetings and wet labs. Dr. McAndrews is one of only a handful of veterinarians completing an equine dental residency training program. She is also a clinical associate at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center....Caitlin Daly, DVMhttps://www.midcoastequine.com/midcoastequine@gmail.comDr. Caitlin Daly has been involved with horses since she was a young child. Her experience with various breeds and riding disciplines has supplemented her understanding of each horse’s specific needs. By taking the time to develop a special relationship with her clients and their horses, she is a fundamental part of the team that keeps horses healthy and performing to the best of their ability.After graduating from Miami University in 2007, Dr. Daly worked as a technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2011, Dr. Daly received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to moving to Maine, she completed an internship at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital outside of Kansas City, Missouri. In 2018, Dr. Daly became certified in Veterinary Medical Manipulation and in 2019, Dr. Daly became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists with a focus on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Daly started Mid Coast Equine in 2013 to allow her to expand her personalized care to more horses and their owners. She has a special interest in wellness care, dentistry, lameness, and veterinary medical manipulation (chiropractic care). Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Daly enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her pets....Connect with The Whole Veterinarian via Instagram or at the website....Find out more about the Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat HERE!
Welcome to Season 4 of The Whole Veterinarian Podcast! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the year.  I am excited to get back to releasing episodes on February 3, 2022 after a much needed holiday break.This season will focus on equine veterinarians for the next couple of months. We face unique challenges in veterinary medicine and I want to highlight some of the voices working to make a difference in our space. Also, I want to let you know that The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar & Retreat is back! After a hugely successful event in 2021, we are excited to gather again in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 24-27th. Please see the website for more info and to register. Come join us!Please make sure to check out the brand new Whole Veterinarian website. She's so pretty!!! Download some freebies, sign up for the newsletter or just learn more about me there. Connect with Stacey @thewholeveterinarian on Instagram or Facebook, too.I'll talk to you all soon.
Talking about money can be a huge emotional drain; veterinarians are forced to have these discussions all day long with pet owners. You can see why dealing with their own finances is probably the last thing a veterinarian wants to do after work. Dr. Grace Kim of Richer Life DVM joins me on this episode to share ideas on why it is worthwhile to get your personal finances in order, even if you're sick of the money talk. She also shares some tactical advice on how to get started with finances if you think that money is just "not your thing." We both feel very strongly that getting a handle on your personal finances is a major step in improving your overall well-being, so please give this episode a listen!...About Dr. KimGrace Kim, DVM, AFC® is a financial coach and educator for veterinarians who want to stress less and find more joy with their money without feeling overwhelmed in the process. Her own journey from six-figure student loan debt as a veterinarian to becoming more financially literate and purposeful with money led to the founding of Richer Life DVM as a platform to educate and encourage others along their own financial journeys.www.richerlifedvm.comEmail: grace@richerlifedvm.comIG @richerlifeDVMFB RicherLifeDVMSign up for Grace's email list to receive her student loan repayment training series!...Resources we mentioned during the episode:-Choose FI Podcast-Afford Anything Podcast-White Coat Investor Podcast-The Veterinary Financial Podcast-Physician on FIRE blog-I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi-The Simple Path To Wealth by JL Collins-MentorVet-Previous TWV Episodes with Dr. Meredith Jones and Dr. Addie Reinhardt...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
Well-being and personal development habits are not just set it and forget it. Veterinary medicine, and life in general, take a toll on us all...we need to have strong foundations and routines of self-care in place in order to thrive. This episode is serving as my reminder to get back to some healthier habits, even when I get super busy with life.  Since I needed a reminder so badly this week, I thought someone out there might also be feeling overwhelmed or burned out and may benefit from hearing about some of my wellness strategies. This talk was originally prepared for The Veterinary Financial Summit...you can still get access to recorded video presentations here by joining the Community! It's an awesome resource and I am still catching up on all the lectures that I couldn't get to while it was live....Resources mentioned in the episode (or maybe not specifically mentioned but I think they're important!)...-My interview with Dr. Ed Kanara about creating a simple strategic life plan-The 5 Minute Journal-Gratitude in Practice PDF-Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff-How to Leave Your Comfort Zone and Enter Your ‘Growth Zone’ by Oliver Page, MD....Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
TRIGGER WARNING- This episode contains references to and information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. The purpose of the episode is to educate and bring awareness to the stigma around mental illness and provide resources but if you are not in a position to handle this discussion, please skip this episode.If you are concerned about a friend or colleague, or if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Canada Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or just dial 911.You may also Text HOME to 741-741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. The crisis text line is also available via Whatsapp and FB messenger.Find out more about suicide at SAVE.org"If you are thinking about suicide, please utilize all resources available to you. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has a website that is a helpful place to start. Aside from calling a crisis line, removing access to lethal means and talking to a loved one or someone else that you trust, SAVE recommends creating a safety plan. Having a safety plan in place during a time of emotional vulnerability or in crisis is one way to help manage your thoughts and feelings and a quick way to refer yourself to help. Use the link below for a safety plan template. Share your safety plan with your doctor(s), family, friends, or anyone else in your support network. Here is a template you can use."FREE QPR training...Today I am again joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuk to continue our conversation regarding suicide awareness and prevention in veterinary medicine. We cover topics ranging from how to recognize someone who might be at risk of suicide to ways you can educate yourself about how to help someone in the midst of a crisis. We also touch on the correct and safe ways to discuss the matter of suicide with your team and friends. Bio! Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist and passionate advocate for veterinary team wellbeing. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie has spent more than 15 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine in academic and private referral hospital settings.  Outside of veterinary practice, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats for veterinary clinics or organizations and offers individual or group wellbeing sessions for veterinary team members.  Recently Marie launched her own podcast Reviving Vet Med and has a YouTube channel that features monthly Wellness Wednesday videos.    When she is not working, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking,  as well as spending time with her family and friends. For more information, please visit www.marieholowaychuk.com or follow Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@DrMHolowaychuk), LinkedIn, or Instagram.  ...Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian PodcastInstagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/www.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
TRIGGER WARNING- This episode contains references to and information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. The purpose of the episode is to educate and bring awareness to the stigma around mental illness and provide resources but if you are not in a position to handle this discussion, please skip this episode.If you are concerned about a friend or colleague, or if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Canada Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566), or just dial 911.You may also Text HOME to 741-741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. The crisis text line is also available via Whatsapp and FB messenger.WARNING SIGNS...Today I am joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuk to hear her thoughts on why veterinarians have an increased stigma around mental illness, how emotional intelligence can help us, and why team leaders need to develop psychological safety in their work cultures to allow for discussion of mental wellbeing to become commonplace. ...About Dr. HolowaychukDr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist and passionate advocate for veterinary team wellbeing. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie has spent more than 15 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine in academic and private referral hospital settings. She has been primary or co-author of more than 30 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She is also co-editor of the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. Outside of veterinary practice, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats for veterinary clinics or organizations and offers individual or group wellbeing sessions for veterinary team members. Marie is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed a mindfulness-based stress reduction course for professionals. She also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Marie is a certified life coach and writes a monthly blog and e-newsletter on pertinent issues related to veterinary wellness. Recently Marie launched her own podcast Reviving Vet Med and has a YouTube channel that features monthly Wellness Wednesday videos.  When she is not working, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking, and strength training, as well as spending time with her family and friends. For more information, please visit www.marieholowaychuk.com or follow Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@DrMHolowaychuk), LinkedIn, or Instagram.  ...Resources that we mentioned in the episode:-"Have you ever wondered which veterinarians have negative attitudes about mental health and why?" A blog post written by Marie- Humans can experience 34,000 distinguishable emotions. Find some new feelings on this chart.-Better Help-Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown...www.thewholeveterinarian.com
 “Great teams consist of individuals who have learned to trust each other.  Over time, they have discovered each other’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to play as a coordinated whole.” -Amy Edmondson-I think we can all agree that team dysfunction and a toxic workplace are major contributors to the poor well-being of the individual veterinarian. Today's guest studies and consults on a few things that I believe could significantly change the way our veterinary practices function on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Olivia Oginska is deeply passionate about veterinary workplace well-being, emotional intelligence, psychological safety and creating tools that help veterinary practitioners to thrive in their career and personal life....About Liv!Dr. Oginska graduated in 2016 from the University of Poland and moved to the United Kingdom to undergo surgical training. During her career development, Liv was exposed to various workplace environments and worked with veterinary professionals of diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.Along the years of her professional training, Liv has been mentoring and providing mental health support to her colleagues. The passion for veterinary well-being led her to undertake the Master’s degree programme in Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, where Liv received the life-coaching and appreciative inquiry training credentials.Based on several years of veterinary and peer-support experience, combined with Positive Psychology training, Liv created the Vet Gone Real platform, through which she supports multiple individuals and veterinary teams to receive mental well-being coaching. Liv presented her innovative approach to building human-friendly veterinary workplaces on the international congresses and she puts her teachings into practice through serving veterinary teams as their Clinical Wellbeing Coach. She is also a Certified Workplace Conflict Mediator.-Vet Gone Real Website-Instagram-Email: vetgonereal@gmail.com -Linked In...Additional Resources-Understanding Team Effectiveness from Google's Re:Work-Google Doc on How to Foster Psychological Safety on Your Teams also from Re:Work-The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
Having a good mentor is vital to your veterinary career. Having a great mentor can be life changing. Dr. Addie Reinhard talks with us today about the qualities that set apart the great mentors and she explains how you can easily become one of them. Addie also details how her program, MentorVet, is helping recent grads adjust to life in the real veterinary world. If you've ever found yourself in a mentorship role (AKA literally ALL veterinarians!) or feel like you are needing help from a mentor, this episode is for you....About Dr. Reinhard...Dr. Addie Reinhard is a veterinary wellbeing researcher. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative interventions to support mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. Dr. Reinhard is a 2015 graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the Founder and Director of MentorVet, an evidence-based mentorship and professional development program for recent veterinary graduates. She is on the research team for the next phase of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study and is currently collaborating with Merck Animal Health to grow and expand MentorVet. She completed a master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development and a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from the University of Kentucky in Spring 2021, was a 2019-2020 KVMA Power of Ten Leadership Program participant, and holds a certificate in Veterinary Human Support from the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified QPR instructor.Find out more about MentorVet and Dr. Reinhard here...-MentorVet website-Facebook-Instagram @mentorvet-Linked In...Make sure to check out the FREE QPR Training from the AVMA...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
There is no doubt that veterinary professionals are beyond overloaded in today's current climate. We need to find ways to think outside of the box in order to lighten our load and create more boundaries. Our personal well-being has to be on our to-do lists if we want to decrease the burnout in veterinary medicine and attract the right people onto our teams.In this episode I speak with Dr. Jess Trimble, a lover of all things virtual care. She truly believes that utilizing virtual, connected care with our clients is an important way to care for both ourselves and our patients....About Dr. Trimble!Dr. Trimble is a veterinarian who is passionate about how virtual health and new technologies can improve the lives of the whole veterinary team and enhance practice operations, while also improving pet health and making care more affordable. She is an experienced general practitioner, telehealth consultant, speaker, and the Chief Veterinary Officer of Anipanion. Dr. Trimble's LinkedIn...References we mentioned...-Free RACE-approved CE from Anipanion-Free training articles like this one, Getting the Whole Team Excited-AVMA Veterinary Telehealth Guidelines...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
Today I speak with the Secretary of the NOMV Board of Directors, Caitlin Furlong, about the origination of the Race Around the World and how this fundraising event has helped to shape the growth of Not One More Vet.Why NOMV is Needed1 in 6 veterinarians considers suicide at some point in their career.  (Nett et al. 2015)Rates of relative risk of death by suicide of veterinary professionals to the general public (Witte 2019):Male veterinarians: 1.6xFemale veterinarians 2.4xMale technicians: 5xFemale technicians: 2.3x   If you are able to, please share this information and get involved in the fundraiser!...Find out more info about NOMV and the Race!-Not One More Vet Mission-Are you a veterinary professional? Click here to join the community.-Race details and how to sign up***Crisis Numbers***...Here is NOMV's suggestion for fundraising verbiage...Veterinary professionals are facing a mental health crisis. Not One More Vet, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity looking to change the trajectory of the profession. Join me by participating in the 2nd Annual NOMV Race Around the World which takes place during Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. Log your miles throughout the month to remind veterinary professionals that NOMV is here and they are never alone. @notonemorevet #nomvracearoundtheworld #milesforourmission Find shareable graphics and more info HERE...Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!Instagram: @thewholeveterinarianFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.comwww.thewholeveterinarian.comSIGN UP for the The Whole Veterinarian Newsletter HERE!
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