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?
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.
Reality TV veterinarians are everywhere these days. But how "real" are these "reality" vets? Are they good or bad for the profession? How are television and online videos affecting standards of care, costs, and public perception of veterinary medicine and surgery? Veterinarians Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney with Beckie Mossor, RVT tackle TV vets and more on this episode.
Do veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary staff make good patients? Do we know too much, ask too many questions, demand too many answers of our own doctors and nurses? Veterinarians Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney along with veterinary technician Beckie Mossor dissect our own human health care experiences and share how we treat MD's and RN's when they turn to us for care. What do we love, and hate, about visiting our own physicians? How can veterinarians learn from the good, and bad, of the human health care system?
Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward visits the 2017 Global Pet Expo sponsored by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in sunny Orlando, Florida. Co-hosts Dr. Cyndie Courtney and Beckie Mossor, RVT inquire about the latest products and highlights of the convention. Neon cat litter, new OTC dewormers, a world of tech and trends, and the world's first (and only?) birdy bra are just of few of the topics in this week's podcast. Join the conversation on Facebook at Veterinary Viewfinder and on Twitter at @VetViewfinder.
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It's a hard knocks life. In this episode, veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor share some of the hard lessons they wished they'd teach in school. At least you'll have the chance to learn these oftentimes painful lessons from the comfort of your listening device... Join us at Facebook/Veterinary Viewfinder and Twitter @VetViewfinder.
This week's podcast touches on an important and highly emotional topic: Pet Loss. Listen in as Dr. Ernie Ward shares his recent loss of his beloved dog, Sandy, how his family is dealing with the aftermath. The team talks about grief in both veterinary professionals and clients, why grieving for pets is so intense, what "grief disenfranchisement" is all about, and how we can better understand and help our colleagues and clients as they confront the death of a pet. Share your own stories and experiences in the comments below or send us a private message.
Two minutes of veterinary and animal advocacy feel-good! If you're looking for inspiration or had a tough day workign with animals, you owe it to yourself to watch this short video...
This week Beckie Mossor, RVT reports from the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. Drs. Ernie Ward & Cyndie Courtney inquire about the world's second largest conference, buzz and busts, Elvis sightings, why isn't anyone posting on social media, where are the best spots to nurse an infant and dine (not necessarily at the same time, bonus points if possible), and so much more in this week's decidedly Vegas episode. Join the conversation on Facebook/Veterinary Viewfinder and Twitter @VetViewfinder.