Vlog: Talking with Veterinary Technicians

Vlog: Talking with Veterinary Technicians

Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward speaks at the 2017 North Carolina   Association of Veterinary Technicians (NCAVT) Annual Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and talks with veterinary technicians about their biggest challenges, how they cope with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout, and what advice they'd give veterinarians and practice managers for better utilizing vet techs in their veterinary practices.

 

Vlog: Veterinary Innovation Summit

Vlog: Veterinary Innovation Summit

Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward speaks at the inaugural Veterinary Innovation Summit held at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Featured guests included: Veterinary College Dean Eleanor Green, Dr. Adam Little, Ryan Bethencourt of IndieBio, Ben Jacobs of Whistle Labs, Stephen Chen with Petnostics, Raymond McCauley of Singularity University, Ben Lewis of The One Health Company, Brock Weatherup of PetCoach and Pet360 fame, Dr. Kaitlin Link formerly with Treat, Mark Cushing of The Animal Policy Group, Deb Leon with whiskerDocs, Dr. Ernie Ward, Drs. Ira Gordon (VetPrep, ViralVet), Dani McVety (Lap of Love), Stacee Santi (Vet2Pet),  James Andrews (FelCana), Jon Ayers, CEO of IDEXX, Peter Scott, COO of North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), Dr. David Haworth of PetSmart Charities, Dean of Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine Jason Johnson, Banfield's Jeanine Taaffe, the wonderfully curious Claude Ecochard of Royal Canin, Dr. Elliott Garber, Mia Cary, DVM of NAVC, and many, many more!

Vlog: 2017 CVC Virginia Beach - Drs. Dani McVety, Heidi Lobprise, and Jeremy Keen

Vlog: 2017 CVC Virginia Beach - Drs. Dani McVety, Heidi Lobprise, and Jeremy Keen

Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward visits Virginia Beach to speak at the 2017 Central Veterinary Conference (CVC). He speaks with Lap of Love's Dr. Dani McVety about her in-home euthanasia business, and veterinary dental specialist Dr. Heidi Lobprise reviews pet dental care and oral disease. Finally, Dr. Ernie meets up with an old, young friend, Dr. Jeremy Keen, to discuss how to find a balanced, happy, whole life.

Podcast: What Pet Owners are Talking About with Pet Radio Host Steve Dale

Podcast: What Pet Owners are Talking About with Pet Radio Host Steve Dale

What Pet Owners are Talking About with Pet Radio Host Steve Dale

Steve Dale from WGN Radio and Steve Dale Pet World (SteveDalePetWorld.com) joins hosts Dr. Ernie Ward, Dr. Cyndie Courtney, and Beckie Mossor, RVT to discuss what pet owners are asking him on his popular radio show, social media and blog. We tackle pet behavior, food questions (including what people are saying about raw and BARF diets), vaccinations, and cost of veterinary care.

Our Moms Tell All

Our Moms Tell All

We are joined on this special early Mother's Day episode by our mothers! Patsy Ward, Yvonne Johnson, and Sue DeLuca join host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with Beckie Mossor, RVT dish on our childhoods, offer their best advice on raising a veterinary professional, and give Dr. Cyndie their best early childhood tips. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Podcast: Real Vet Techs Talk Troubles & Triumphs

Podcast: Real Vet Techs Talk Troubles & Triumphs

This week Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, visit the 2017 North Carolina Veterinary Technician Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina to talk with veterinary technicians about the profession. Co-host Dr. Cyndie Courtney joins the conversation about practice challenges vet techs face, the biggest surprises they found after graduation, what large animal and equine veterinary nurses would like their small animal colleagues to know, and what advice they’d give to their younger selves. 

Podcast: Finding Your Dream Veterinary Job with Heather Prendergast

Podcast: Finding Your Dream Veterinary Job with Heather Prendergast

How can you find your dream veterinary job? What are employers looking for in job applicants? How can practice owners and managers find the best team members? Practice manager Heather Prendergast joins Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with Beckie Mossor, RVT to reveal secrets to finding, getting, and keeping the best jobs! Resumes, interviews, trends, and social media searches are just a few of the topics covered this week.

Podcast: Vet Med in UK, Middle East & Hungary with Dr. Mark Hedberg

Podcast: Vet Med in UK, Middle East & Hungary with Dr. Mark Hedberg

We go global this week with a look at veterinary practice in the U.K., Saudi Arabia and the Middle East and Hungary. Special guest veterinarian Dr. Mark Hedberg joins Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie, Mossor, RVT for a look at some of the differences in veterinary clinics with a vet who has practiced around the world. Why are vets called "surgeons" in the U.K.? What is it like to practice in the Middle East? Why are Hungarian vet clinics closed most of the day? How can you become a globe-trotting veterinarian or veterinary technician?

My Band's First Recording in 25 Years!

My Band's First Recording in 25 Years!

The Clash were an incredibly important band to many post-punk/New Wave bands of the mid-1980's to early 1990's. My band, The Violets, was no no exception. We covered many Clash tunes during out tenure from 1988 to 1992 and drew heavily upon their recordings for inspiration. I'm proud to announce our record company, Crooked Beat Records, has released a "do-over" compilation recording of The Clash's last record, "Cut the Crap." We covered "Cool Under Heat," a tune with a strong political message as powerful today as it was in 1985.