Midwest Veterinary Conference Preview Series

MVC 2024

86. Purrmission Granted: Asking Animals for Consent for Better Vet Visits

86. Purrmission Granted: Asking Animals for Consent for Better Vet Visits

Nov 8, 2023640
Implementing permission-seeking protocols with animals could have dramatic effects, says behavior consultant and MVC 2024 speaker Steve Dale.
87. Open Wide! Brushing Up on Veterinary Dentistry

87. Open Wide! Brushing Up on Veterinary Dentistry

Nov 15, 2023578
When the majority of cats and dogs have some degree of periodontal disease, it is more important than ever to educate clients on the importance of regular dental cleanings for their pets. 
88. Hormones out of Harmony: Decoding Endocrine Diseases in Pets

88. Hormones out of Harmony: Decoding Endocrine Diseases in Pets

Nov 22, 2023501
Navigating the intricacies of endocrine disorders in pets poses a multifaceted challenge for veterinarians treating these patients.
89. Beyond the Barn: The Urban Farm Animal Dilemma

89. Beyond the Barn: The Urban Farm Animal Dilemma

Nov 29, 2023526
More pet owners are opting for non-traditional animals like pygmy goats and potbellied pigs. But what happens when they can no longer care for farm animals in their urban homes?
90. A World of Hurt: Feeling the Pains of the Opioid Crisis

90. A World of Hurt: Feeling the Pains of the Opioid Crisis

Dec 6, 2023468
Increasing regulations have made many opioids difficult to obtain or more cumbersome to use, forcing practitioners to explore alternative pain management strategies and medications in an effort to maintain the same level of care.
91. Fishful Thinking: Navigating the Currents of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

91. Fishful Thinking: Navigating the Currents of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Dec 13, 20231008
With the growing popularity of aquariums, the demand for fish healthcare is on the rise. Yet, the world of aquatic veterinary medicine remains a niche within the broader field.
92. Right on the Money: Managing Your Costs to Boost Profitability

92. Right on the Money: Managing Your Costs to Boost Profitability

Dec 20, 2023445
Unless you have a money tree, you need to be strategic about your finances! But ensuring your practice offers high-quality care at a competitive price is a tricky balance.
93. Chill Out: Conditioning a Relaxation Response in Animals

93. Chill Out: Conditioning a Relaxation Response in Animals

Jan 10, 2024585
Relaxing on command is difficult for people, not to mention for dogs and cats. But conditioning a relaxation response can have widespread applications for veterinary professionals and pet owners.
94. Smooth Sailing: Charting a Course for a Successful Mentorship Program

94. Smooth Sailing: Charting a Course for a Successful Mentorship Program

Jan 17, 2024392
With so much to learn and only four years of vet school in which to learn it, having someone around who can show you the ropes may be the difference between staying on board and jumping ship.
95. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Finding the Path of Least Resistance

95. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Finding the Path of Least Resistance

Jan 24, 2024199
In this episode, MVC2024 speaker Dr. Christy King joins us to talk about renewed interest in antimicrobial resistance and share a sneak peek into programming at next month’s conference. Episode Guest Listen Now!
96. Making a Difference for Vulnerable Animals & Their Families

96. Making a Difference for Vulnerable Animals & Their Families

Jan 31, 2024510
Two lifelong animal advocates join us to share insight into what led them to devote their careers to protecting animals—and their people.
97. Weighing Options: A Spectrum of Care to Meet Every Patient’s Needs

97. Weighing Options: A Spectrum of Care to Meet Every Patient’s Needs

Feb 7, 2024645
Not everyone can afford the “gold standard,” nor does everyone want lengthy or difficult treatments for their pets. But that doesn’t mean they have no options.
98. Beyond the Lecture Hall: Getting the Most of Your MVC Experience

98. Beyond the Lecture Hall: Getting the Most of Your MVC Experience

Feb 14, 2024499
The Midwest Veterinary Conference is known for its outstanding education, but don’t miss out on everything the event—and the host city—has to offer!
99. Making Pawsitive Connections: Networking Strategies for Veterinary Professionals

99. Making Pawsitive Connections: Networking Strategies for Veterinary Professionals

Feb 21, 2024694
For veterinary professionals, connecting with animals is easy, but when it comes to connecting with humans, some of us aren’t nearly as comfortable. But with a little practice, networking can become much easier.
Featuring 325+ hours of live and on-demand CE in 25 tracks, 100+ expert speakers, and nearly 200 exhibitors, the 2024 Midwest Veterinary Conference is packed full of opportunities to learn and engage. Registration is now open!

MVC 2023

60. Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

60. Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Nov 16, 2022841
On today’s episode, get a glimpse into life as an exotic animal veterinarian—and a sneak peek at the Pet Animal Exotics track at the 2023 Midwest Veterinary Conference.
61. The Power of Trust: Establishing Client Relationships

61. The Power of Trust: Establishing Client Relationships

Nov 23, 2022943
The key to a positive relationship is a solid foundation of trust, and that is especially true when it comes to relationships with clients.
62. The Eyes Have It: Bringing Ophthalmic Exams into Focus

62. The Eyes Have It: Bringing Ophthalmic Exams into Focus

Dec 7, 2022809
For many general practitioners, ophthalmology is intimidating. But there are ways to simplify eye exams and make accurate diagnoses using simple tools you already have on hand.
63. Emotional Intelligence & the Voices in our Heads

63. Emotional Intelligence & the Voices in our Heads

Dec 14, 20221020
The voices in our heads aren’t always a sign of mental illness: Sometimes, they can help you become more self-aware, and in so doing, become a happier, healthier, more productive person.
64. The Bare Necessities: Natural Remedies in Veterinary Medicine

64. The Bare Necessities: Natural Remedies in Veterinary Medicine

Dec 21, 2022856
Scientific advances have made modern veterinary treatments very effective, but what do you do when conventional options have run out? For Dr. Alexia Tsakiris, the answer is to get back to nature.
65. Til the Cows Come Home: Dairy Cattle Veterinary Medicine

65. Til the Cows Come Home: Dairy Cattle Veterinary Medicine

Jan 4, 20231001
In this episode, get a sneak peek at dairy cattle-focused programming at the 2023 MVC.
66. Becoming the Modern Veterinary Professional

66. Becoming the Modern Veterinary Professional

Jan 11, 2023830
No longer do you need to be stuck, broke, and frustrated in your career! You can take back control and ultimately gain more time, more money, and more impact—both in your professional and personal life.
67. Behind the Badge: Keepin’ It Humane

67. Behind the Badge: Keepin’ It Humane

Jan 18, 2023883
Though not used as much nowadays, the old-fashioned term “dogcatcher” has had a lasting negative impact on the animal control profession and the public’s perception of it.
68. Picture This: Diagnostic Imaging for the General Practitioner

68. Picture This: Diagnostic Imaging for the General Practitioner

Jan 25, 2023921
There’s no need to get board certified and become a specialist to use radiology in your practice. Dr. Marc Seitz has some useful, practical tips and tricks for small animal practitioners.
69. Veterinary Detectives: Using Cytology to Solve Medical Mysteries

69. Veterinary Detectives: Using Cytology to Solve Medical Mysteries

Feb 1, 2023562
Like many of the higher sciences, cytology can be intimidating to general practitioners. For some, it’s just easier to refer clients to specialists. But it doesn’t always have to be difficult!
70. Treat the Whole Patient: Customizing Care with Homeopathic Remedies

70. Treat the Whole Patient: Customizing Care with Homeopathic Remedies

Feb 8, 2023896
Synergy is more than a corporate buzzword. The concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is the foundation of holistic medicine, which aims to treat the entire patient.
71. Explore the 614: Columbus Attractions & Activities for MVC Attendees

71. Explore the 614: Columbus Attractions & Activities for MVC Attendees

Feb 15, 2023672
The MVC is here! You’ve heard all about the programming, but what about the after-hours activities? We’ve got a Columbus visitor’s guide in this episode.

MVC 2022

37. Taking Stock: Inventory Management for Veterinary Practices

37. Taking Stock: Inventory Management for Veterinary Practices

Nov 16, 2021729
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.
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38. In Case of Emergency: Gaining Confidence for Critical Care Cases

Nov 19, 2021705
When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions.
39. Just Keep Swimming: How Water Quality Affects Fish Health

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

Nov 29, 2021831
Aquaculture is a growing area of veterinary medicine, but few veterinarians have extensive experience treating fish patients, making an already tricky science even trickier.
40. In the Big Leagues: Large Animal Medicine for Technicians

40. In the Big Leagues: Large Animal Medicine for Technicians

Dec 6, 2021729
Veterinary technicians play a vital role on critical care and surgical teams, but are they ready to deal with large animal emergencies?
41. Liquid Gold: Hunting for Treasure in Tinkle

41. Liquid Gold: Hunting for Treasure in Tinkle

Dec 13, 2021847
It’s definitely not glamorous, but conducting urinalyses is a necessary part of veterinary medicine—and a critical component of ensuring animal wellness.
42. The Power of Poop: Fecal Transplants for Treating Disease

42. The Power of Poop: Fecal Transplants for Treating Disease

Jan 3, 2022681
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.
43. Digital Marketing Mastermind: Increasing Your Practice’s Visibility Online

43. Digital Marketing Mastermind: Increasing Your Practice’s Visibility Online

Jan 10, 2022762
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?
44. Cat Chat: Learning How to Speak Feline

44. Cat Chat: Learning How to Speak Feline

Jan 17, 2022723
Known for being fastidious and aloof, cats are masters at hiding illness—which makes recognizing and interpreting their subtle behaviors all the more important.
45. Essential Oil Essentials: Stop and Smell the Healing

45. Essential Oil Essentials: Stop and Smell the Healing

Jan 24, 2022791
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?
46. Coming Home to Roost: Backyard Poultry for Small Animal Vets

46. Coming Home to Roost: Backyard Poultry for Small Animal Vets

Feb 8, 2022831
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?