Episodes & Show Notes

11|29|2021

39. Just Keep Swimming: How Water Quality Affects Fish Health

Episode 39

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 fish health, it all comes back to one thing: Water quality.

11|22|2021

38. In Case of Emergency: Gaining Confidence for Critical Care Cases

Episode 38

When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions. A large part of that is knowing how to identify and interpret clinical signs, but feeling confident enough to do so accurately and quickly also has a big impact on case outcomes.

11|16|2021

37. Taking Stock: Inventory Management for Veterinary Practices

Episode 37

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.

08|23|2021

36. Down on the Farm: The Life of a Rural Veterinarian

Episode 36

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.

08|09|2021

35. Finding Safe Harbor: Online Refuge for Veterinarians

Episode 35

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.

07|26|2021

34. Digital Footprints: Improved Tracking of Animal Movements

Episode 34

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?

07|12|2021

33. Raise Your VOICE: Speaking Up for Diversity

Episode 33

Dozens of affinity groups are working hard to make veterinary medicine more diverse, but the road ahead is long and difficult. How can you help make the profession more inclusive?

06|28|2021

32. SAFE HAVEN: COMMUNITY FOR BLACK VETERINARY STUDENTS

Episode 32

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.

06|14|2021

31. Taking Pride: Establishing an Inclusive Veterinary Community

Episode 31

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.

06|01|2021

30. Inside the Complaint Department: Common Licensing Board Cases

Episode 30

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.

05|17|2021

29. The Cost of Wellbeing: Who Pays the Price?

Episode 29

Mental health problems have a way of spiraling out of control, affecting both the individual and everyone around her. How do you prevent that from happening, and what do you do if it does?

05|03|2021

28. WELLNESS IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION: THE PERFECT STORM?

Episode 28

What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm.

04|19|2021

27. REPORTING ANIMAL ABUSE: FROM ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY TO LEGAL REQUIREMENT

Episode 27

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.

04|05|2021

26. SHADES OF GRAY: HOW TO IDENTIFY REPORTABLE CASES OF ABUSE

Episode 26

Ohio veterinarians are about to become mandatory reporters of animal abuse, but making that determination isn't as easy as it sounds.

01|25|2021

25. GRASSROOTS ROUNDUP: LOAN ASSISTANCE, ANIMAL ABUSE & HUMANE LAW

Episode 25

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.

01|11|21

24. OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS: VIRTUAL MVC PREVIEW

Episode 24

For decades, the MVC has offered an unparalleled experience for thousands of veterinary professionals. Going virtual this year won't end the tradition!

11|23|2020

23. ACCIDENT OR ABUSE? HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE

Episode 23

Animal cruelty: It's something no veterinarian wants to see but inevitably will at some point. That's why it's so important to learn how to handle a suspected case of abuse before it shows up at your clinic.

11|02|2020

22. LOG ON FOR LEARNING: MVC 2021 VEERS INTO VIRTUAL

Episode 22

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?

10|19|2020

21. RADICAL CANDOR: REFLECTING ON RACISM IN SOCIAL SETTINGS

Episode 21

As the old adage goes, you should never talk about politics at the dinner table—or should you? In this final installment to our DEI series, we discuss the sticky subject of dealing with racism from friends and family members.

10|05|2020

20. DIVERSITY DISCUSSIONS: TOUGH TALKS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

Episode 20

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?

09|21|2020

19. BALANCING ACT: HOW TO “DO IT ALL” WITHOUT NEGLECTING YOURSELF

Episode 19

Veterinary professionals are no strangers to burnout. 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?

09|08|2020

18. COLLEGE IN THE AGE OF COVID

Episode 18

When hands-on experiences are such an important part of veterinary education, how can the model be adapted to keep everyone safe without impacting the quality of learning?

08|24|2020

17. VETERINARY MEDICINE: THE WHITEST OF THEM ALL

Episode 17

The veterinary profession has historically been the least diverse field in the U.S. In this episode, we break down how to reverse this deep-rooted trend.

08|10|2021

16. DISCUSSING RACISM: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

Episode 16

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.

07|27|2020

15. FULL SPEED AHEAD: A JOURNEY TO END CANCER FOR ALL SPECIES

Episode 15

One day, a cure for cancer will be discovered—but for Dr. Michelle Harcha, "one day" isn't soon enough.

07|13|2020

14. FOR THE RECORD: PATIENT RECORD KEEPING Q&A

Episode 14

In this episode, we drill OVMA Executive Director Jack Advent on Ohio's veterinary record-keeping laws.

06|29|2020

13. VETERINARY FORENSIC FILES: INVESTIGATING & PROSECUTING ANIMAL CRIMES

Episode 13

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.

06|15|2020

12. CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS

Episode 12

Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic, the mental health—or lack thereof—of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic.

06|01|2020

11. EMERGING FROM CRISIS: FINDING THE NEW “NORMAL”

Episode 11

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?

05|18|2020

10. PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE: A TELEMEDICINE CASE STUDY

Episode 10

Now that you've learned the benefits of telemedicine and gotten advice on what to consider before implementation, let's put theory into practice!

05|04|2020

09. TAKING THE PLUNGE: A DEEP DIVE INTO TELEHEALTH

Episode 09

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.

04|20|2020

08. Money Matters: Financial Strategies in Uncertain Times

Episode 08

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?

04|06|2020

07. Weathering the Storm: Staying Well in Times of Crisis

Episode 07

When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling?

03|23|2020

06. Veterinary Telemedicine: Embracing the Technology

Episode 06

Even without a global public health emergency, telemedicine is an invaluable tool for any veterinarian to have in his or her arsenal.

03|09|2020

05. Creating Community: Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

Episode 05

Veterinary medicine is known to be one of the least diverse professions in America, which can create fertile ground for discrimination and marginalization.

02|24|2020

04. Pay it Forward: Volunteers in Veterinary Medicine

Episode 4

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?

02|10|2020

03. CBD Products in Veterinary Medicine: Clearing the Haze

Episode 03

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.

01|27|2020

02. Buried Alive in Loans: Digging Your Way Out of Debt

Episode 02

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.

01|13|2020

01. Sick as a Pig: Preparing for African Swine Fever

Episode 01

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.