Podcast: Girls Rule the Vet World - Facing Gender Issues in the Veterinary Profession

Podcast: Girls Rule the Vet World - Facing Gender Issues in the Veterinary Profession

Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor ponder gender inequality in the veterinary profession. Today an estimated 70% of veterinarians and  95% of support staff are females. Is this too much? Why has this occurred? Why are women veterinarians and medical doctors paid less than their male counterparts? What about maternity and paternity pay? Do pet owners have more confidence in male veterinarians? Why are strong female leaders viewed as "b&*^%$" ? These questions and more in this week's episode. Join the conversation on Facebook/Veterinary Viewfinder and Twitter @VetViewfinder. 

Podcast: Love In The Veterinary Profession - Our Spouses Tell All

Podcast: Love In The Veterinary Profession - Our Spouses Tell All

This week our hosts are joined by their spouses for a special romantic Valentine's Day edition. Dr. Ernie Ward and his wife, Laura, talk with Dr. Cyndie Courtney and her husband, Mike, along with Beckie Mossor, RVT and her hubby, Timmy. The trio dish on how they met, the perils of dating a veterinary professional, the best bits and grossest stories, and advice for keeping romance alive while caring for animals. Share your love stories with us at Facebook/Veterinary Viewfinder and on Twitter @VetViewfinder.   

Podcast: Live from The North American Veterinary Conference: The Good, Bad, and BIG

Podcast: Live from The North American Veterinary Conference: The Good, Bad, and BIG

Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward & Beckie Mossor, RVT report live from The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, Florida while host Dr. Cyndie Courtney is stuck in Kansas. Topics include the name change to VMX, long walks, Robin Roberts and Darius Rucker, hot topics, tattoos, emerging trends, controversies and confusions and... NO (real) STARBUCKS! Will our hosts survive and remain (somewhat) coherent? 

Podcast: Lack of Diversity in the Veterinary Profession - What Can We Do?

Podcast: Lack of Diversity in the Veterinary Profession - What Can We Do?

Veterinarians Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor ask, "Is the veterinary profession the least diverse on the planet?" What are some of the current challenges to diversity in the veterinary healthcare fields, how can we encourage more diverse student populations, and how can we prepare veterinarians for the future? We'd like to hear your thoughts! Facebook and Twitter!

Podcast: Practice What You Preach - How Well Do Veterinary Providers Care For Their Own Pets?

Podcast: Practice What You Preach - How Well Do Veterinary Providers Care For Their Own Pets?

Veterinarians Drs. Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney with veterinary technician Beckie Mossor explore whether or not veterinary healthcare teams provide the same level of pet care they ask of their clients? What if a team member disagrees with a clinic's or veterinarian's recommendations or protocol?  These questions along with each host's biggest struggle of caring for their own pets.  

Podcast: Do You Really Want To Be A Veterinarian? Staggering Student Debt, Supply & Demand, Future Woes, & Why We'd Do It Again

Podcast: Do You Really Want To Be A Veterinarian? Staggering Student Debt, Supply & Demand, Future Woes, & Why We'd Do It Again

Veterinarians Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney with veterinary technician Beckie Mossor confront whether pursuing a degree in veterinary healthcare is a good or bad idea; how staggering student debt impacts our profession both financially & emotionally; potential solutions for excessive debt, escalating college tuition, and imbalanced veterinary supply & demand. The hosts share why they joined the veterinary profession and offer some of their best personal advice.  

Why Your Cat Hates Halloween

Why Your Cat Hates Halloween

Your cat hates Halloween. 

Despite being an iconic feature of the haunting holiday, cats definitely don’t dig the festival of phantoms and frights. I know this because I asked them. What, you thought Galaxy Jackson was the only one who talked to cats? I feel it’s my sworn veterinary duty to share with you some of the reasons felines want out of the scare business and offer alternative animals to accompany witches, wizards and otherworldly apparitions. And I’m not just talking about Jack Russell terriers.