Previous generations of female veterinarians worked hard to be accepted into a male-dominated profession and paved the way for their successors—whether they knew it or not.
How can veterinarians and practice owners improve the technician experience to keep them happy, healthy, and employed? Our panelists offer suggestions in this series conclusion.
As with any complex problem, there are multiple sides to the technician staffing shortage. In this episode, we explore a trio of unique but intertwined perspectives: Those of the veterinary technician, the practice owner, and the educator.
Aside from the companionship, simply owning a pet can help reduce stress, increase physical activity, boost immunity, and improve cardiovascular health. For Dr. Stephanie Jones, the heart health benefits are paramount.
Media interviews are a snap when you know what to expect, but how do you handle difficult questions—and keep your anxiety in check?
More employers are realizing that personal problems don’t necessarily stay personal—they inevitably bleed into work. That’s why employee assistance programs provide support for all aspects of life, not just the job-related parts.
With the population of pet owners growing larger every day, and the volume of unreliable sources increasing exponentially, it is more important than ever to ensure the public is getting accurate information from the actual experts.
Although egregious animal cruelty is easy to spot, there are more subtle forms of abuse that can be difficult to define—especially in those species you rarely, if ever, work with.
Interest in keeping backyard poultry has been increasing—but the number of veterinarians who see poultry hasn’t. How can small animal veterinarians evolve to fill this growing need?
Holistic therapies are growing in popularity among humans, and that trend is spilling over into the animal world as well. Is this something you should consider adding to your practice?
In a world where people are increasingly spending their time online, developing an effective digital marketing plan is a must. But with so many options out there, where do you even start?
Poop: It’s more than just something that people find gross, fascinating, or grossly fascinating. In fact, veterinary researchers are investigating ways to turn it into a cure.
Veterinary technicians play a vital role on critical care and surgical teams, but are they ready to deal with large animal emergencies?
Aquaculture is a growing area of veterinary medicine, but few veterinarians have extensive experience treating fish patients, making an already tricky science even trickier.
When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions.
Inventory management is something that many veterinary practices struggle with, but when stock makes up the second-largest expense, learning how to properly manage your inventory is a necessary evil.
Rural veterinarians are in short supply, growing ever more scarce as practitioners increasingly opt to work in urban and suburban areas. But for a select few, life as a rural veterinarian has infinitely more appeal.
With ever-increasing pressure on veterinary practices to stay afloat in a sea of competition, stress is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, veterinarians need a place to find shelter from the storm.
Besides being a thing of the past, paper-based health certificates are inefficient, time consuming, and prone to errors. Is it time to make the switch to electronic CVIs?
For minority groups, finding a community of peers in a highly homogenous profession can be difficult. At The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, inclusivity is all important.
In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month to reinforce the importance of DEI in veterinary medicine and to raise awareness of the struggles minority groups face in a largely homogeneous profession.
When a veterinarian or technician is the subject of a complaint, no matter how big or small the grievance is, the situation is stressful. In this episode, OVMLB representatives explain what to expect.
What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm.
Although reporting cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect has always been a moral obligation in the veterinary community, a newly enacted Ohio law has made it mandatory.
Since spring of 2021, Ohio veterinarians are mandatory reporters of animal abuse, but making that determination isn’t as easy as it sounds.
In this episode, OVMA Government Relations Director Michael Guastella joins Mia to discuss three major bills that were recently signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Next year, the Midwest Veterinary Conference will be hosted on a web-based platform. What does that mean for the fifth-largest vet convention in North America?
As the old adage goes, you should never talk about politics at the dinner table—or should you? In this episode, we discuss the sticky subject of dealing with racism from friends and family members.
Talking about racism may be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessary part of change. How do you broach such a controversial topic in your social circles?
With so many demands on your time and attention, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s hope! All you need is to get organized. But where do you start?
Dr. Mia Cary returns to the show to break down the complicated and layered subject of racism and discrimination—and why we must all “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” in order to effect change.
One day, a cure for cancer will be discovered—but for Dr. Michelle Harcha, “one day” isn’t soon enough.
Forensic veterinary medicine has become an important part of today’s criminal justice system—in large part thanks to Dr. Melinda Merck’s efforts in the field.
Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic, the mental health—or lack thereof—of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic.
One month has passed since veterinary practices in Ohio were permitted to resume full-service operations. How has the “normal” landscape changed in the veterinary profession?
Now that you’ve learned the benefits of telemedicine and gotten advice on what to consider before implementation, let’s put theory into practice!
Now is the perfect time to dive in to telemedicine, but the process can be intimidating. In this episode, our tele-technology consultant will teach you how to swim in these uncharted waters.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit humanity hard in every aspect of life, not the least of which is the economy. How can how practice owners protect their staff and ensure the viability of their businesses during this crisis and into the future?
When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling?
Even without a global public health emergency, telemedicine is an invaluable tool for any veterinarian to have in their arsenal.
Veterinary medicine is known to be one of the least diverse professions in America, which can create fertile ground for discrimination and marginalization.
Studies have shown that being an active member of a trade organization makes professionals more successful than their non-member colleagues. But how can you get involved?
CBD products seem to be everywhere—from beauty salons to grocery stores to the internet—and rumors of its virtues have spread from coast to coast. With this growing popularity, veterinarians have been fielding questions from curious clients who want an alternative method to cure Fluffy or Fido of their ailments.
It’s a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community.
Although ASF has not yet been detected in the United States, the possibility of the disease’s appearance has become a hot topic of conversation in the veterinary community.