Cooperative Veterinary Care is the latest concept to help make veterinary patients more comfortable during examinations, testing, and treatments. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are joined by Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS (Behavior). Monique is co-author of a new book debuting this week, Cooperative Veterinary Care with Alicea Howell.
Nearly 2 billion people, including veterinary professionals, are using Facebook in 2018. This week Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with Beckie Mossor, RVT talk with Dr. Caitlin DeWilde about social media and her business, The Social DVM. The group discuss Caitlin's story of becoming a veterinarian, the recent changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm, and practical advice for managing a veterinary clinic's Facebook Page.
The primary objective of medicine should be preventing disease. If that’s true, why do so many veterinary (and human) healthcare professionals find it challenging to talk to clients about preventive care? This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor explore the challenges, myths, and strategies for veterinary preventive care. Dog and cat nutrition, vaccines, parasiticides, oral health and dentistry, and senior pet care are just some of the topics the trio converse about in this week’s podcast.
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!
Medical mistakes are estimated to result in over 250,000 human deaths in the U.S. each year. What about in veterinary medicine? What types of medical mistakes do we commonly encounter in our animal patients? What are steps we can do prevent medical mistakes and how should a veterinary clinic team respond when mistakes are made? Host veterinarians Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor discuss real-world problems, their experiences, and offer suggestions and advice on avoiding medical mistakes in your clinic. Dr. Ward also shares a unique program from Australia to help you reduce medical errors.
Find out why Dr. Ward says, "You do not cure cancer by watching it grow."
Does your front staff fight your back? Do your technicians battle your receptionists? Does everyone combat the boss or manager? According to host veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, workplace warfare affects nearly every veterinary practice around the world. Team disharmony negatively impacts patient care and productivity. This week Dr. Ward and co-host veterinary technician/nurse are joined by practice consultant and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, Debbie Boone to discuss how you can overcome workplace tension and stress. A wide-ranging conversation covering common causes of conflict, how your attitude contributes or lessens tension, and simple steps anyone can take to better enjoy their work.
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.
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.
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.