Podcast: Mission Rabies w/ Dr. Luke Gamble & Jessie Foley, RVT

Podcast: Mission Rabies w/ Dr. Luke Gamble & Jessie Foley, RVT

RABIES! Over 60,000 people die each year from this deadly zoonotic disease. On veterinarian, Dr. Luke Gamble from the U.K., is on a mission to eradicate rabies and save human and animal lives. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and veterinary technician Beckie Mossor talk with Dr. Gamble about his group, Mission Rabies, and how veterinarians and veterinary nurses can help. Veterinary technician Jessie Foley discusses her recent participation in a Mission Rabies campaign in Malawi.

Vlog: Veterinary Conference in Lisbon, Portugal!

Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward travels to Lisbon, Portugal to speak at the inaugural REVET Conference. He speaks with conference founder and veterinarian Dr. Elisabete Capitao about the challenges faced by veterinarians and veterinary technicians in Portugal, Irish veterinarian Dr. Brian Faulkner discusses his recent 10 Marathons in 10 Days charity event, and practice manager Gayle Craig shares how practice managers and owners can create a happier workplace. 

Check out Dr. Capitao: http://www.revet.pt

Dr. Faulkner: http://www.Ten2London.co.uk and http://www.TheBrooke.org

 

 

Podcast: Stress in Veterinary Practice with Rebecca Rose, CVT

Podcast: Stress in Veterinary Practice with Rebecca Rose, CVT

Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue. These 3 topics top the list of veterinary workplace trauma and drama. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and veterinary technician Beckie Mossor talk with Rebecca Rose, CVT about the causes of stress, identifying problems in coworkers, and strategies to help reduce workplace tension. If you’re feeling stressed, work in a team with tension, or simply want to be happier and healthier, this podcast is for you! Join the conversation on Facebook/Veterinary Viewfinder & Twitter @VetViewfinder.   

Podcast: How to Host an Open House or Pet Health Fair with Laura Ward, MA

Podcast: How to Host an Open House or Pet Health Fair with Laura Ward, MA

Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward & Beckie Mossor, RVT are joined by practice owner & hospital administrator, Laura Ward to discuss giving back to your community. We review how to plan and pull off an Open House, creating an awesome Pet Health Fair, and why the Wards believe giving back to your community is good for team building and practice building. If you're looking for ideas to jumpstart your clinic's civic participation, this episode is chock full of ideas and inspiration. 

Podcast: Title Change to Veterinary Nurse with NAVTA's Julie Legred, CVT

Podcast: Title Change to Veterinary Nurse with NAVTA's Julie Legred, CVT

The title "veterinary technician" is moving out! This week Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor are joined by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Executive Director, Julie Legred, CVT, while Dr. Cyndie continues to enjoy (?) maternity leave. Julie discusses the recent official announcement of the name change from "veterinary technician" to "veterinary nurse,"   how the credentialing and transition will occur, and a new support staff training program from NAVTA. The trio have a wide-ranging conversation on finding happiness and meaning in the profession, what's the best advice for new colleagues, and how Julie finds balance with a husband, four sons, managing a HUGE swine business in Minnesota, and changing the world. 

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.