Podcast: National Veterinary Technician Week w/ Mary Berg

Podcast: National Veterinary Technician Week w/ Mary Berg

National Veterinary Technician Week is October 15-22, 2017. This week we’re honored to share the mic with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) President Mary Berg. Co-host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with veterinary technician Beckie Mossor chat with Mary about how she became a vet tech,  the importance of veterinary technician specialists, current progress on the veterinary nurse name change initiative, her greatest accomplishments and the #1 thing she thinks need to be changed in the veterinary technician profession. The group also talk about celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week and why Dr. Ward call vet techs, “the greatest people on the planet!” Share with all your veterinary professional friends! 

Podcast: BURNOUT! How Much Does It Really Cost Veterinary Professionals?

Podcast: BURNOUT! How Much Does It Really Cost Veterinary Professionals?

Ever dealt with a colleague who has lost their passion? Worked for a boss or manager who has lost their enthusiasm? Maybe feeling a little down yourself or not treating loved ones nicely? Burnout affects untold tens of millions of U.S. workers and leads to lost productivity, poor patient care, and illness in the veterinary profession. Host Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor tackle burnout head-on in this important podcast. Real-world stories, the latest data, successful strategies the trio has utilized, and steps any clinic or individual can use to help avoid burnout. Share this episode with your entire team!

Veterinary Clinics, We Need Your Help! 2017 Pet Obesity Survey

Veterinary Clinics, We Need Your Help! 2017 Pet Obesity Survey

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017, THE ASSOCIATION FOR PET OBESITY PREVENTION WILL CONDUCT OUR TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL PET OBESITY AWARENESS DAY SURVEY.

VETERINARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Fellow veterinary clinics, we need your help. On October 11 (or during the month of October) we are asking you to record simple information for each pet that you perform a routine examination on that day. How many pets and the detail of information you obtain is up to you. More is better but our goal is to determine as accurately as possible the number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese. Our past experience demonstrates that this should add no more than 1-2 minutes to your normal physical examination routine.

Podcast: Fun with Feline Expert Dr. Susan Little

Podcast: Fun with Feline Expert Dr. Susan Little

Dr. Susan Little is widely known and incredibly respected in the feline veterinary world. This week Dr. Ernie ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor sit down with Dr. Little and explore how she became a veterinarian, her unlikely journey to feline expert, her favorite tips and tricks for practicing feline medicine, and a genuinely good conversation about the trio's shared love of the veterinary profession. Whether you're a feline fanatic or lover of all animals, this episode will warm your heart and inspire your week!

Podcast: Veterinary Pain Management Pioneer Dr. Robin Downing

Podcast: Veterinary Pain Management Pioneer Dr. Robin Downing

This week we are honored to speak with veterinary pain management pioneer, Dr. Robin Downing. Co-hosts Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney ask Dr. Downing how she ended up moving from Chicago to Colorado, she shares stories from her early practice days, how she found her pain management pathway, and future trends in veterinary pain management. This is a wide-ranging conversation full of inspirational anecdotes and practical advice for the entire veterinary team. 

Podcast: Beckie Helps Hurricane Harvey Animals! How You Can Aid Animals Affected by Disaster

Podcast: Beckie Helps Hurricane Harvey Animals! How You Can Aid Animals Affected by Disaster

his week we talk with co-host Beckie Mossor about her recent experience aiding animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Beckie joins Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney for a discussion about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, how veterinary professionals can get involved with ASPCA and FEMA relief efforts, and the best ways to help animals during natural disasters. Beckie inspires us all and we'd like to thank her and the thousands of animal assistance volunteers everywhere for making the world better!