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Vet Tech Taproom Episode 9

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 9

September 18, 2020

We had set out to do 5 or 6 taproom episodes this year.  Here we are at Taproom Episode number 9!  This Taproom comes to you from our latest Instagram Live that we did on 9/17.  We did a bit of a recap of #IVECCS2020 as well as giving a little preview of what's coming up for the Vet Tech Cafe and you, our listeners.

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 8

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 8

September 9, 2020

This is our celebratory IG Live/Zoom call to commemorate the night the Vet Tech Cafe came into existence one year ago at IVECCS in Washington, DC!  So if you're interested to watch us struggle with technology yet again, check it out!  

Vet Tech Cafe - Tasha Mcnerney Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Tasha Mcnerney Episode

September 6, 2020

Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds.  Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.  Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia/Analgesia). Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds Podcast.  Animal Pain Awareness Month.  Author.  Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds Symposium.  Lecturer. Certified Veterinary Technician.  What is the common denominator in all of these?  Tasha McNerney.  In this episode of the Vet Tech Cafe, we cover it all.  Let us get you a cup of coffee and join us in the conversation!

https://ivapm.org/animal-pain-awareness-month/

https://ivapm.org

https://www.veterinaryanesthesianerds.com

https://www.avtaa-vts.org 

https://www.veterinaryanesthesianerds.com/podcast

 

Vet Tech Cafe - Lisa Smith Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Lisa Smith Episode

August 23, 2020

Have you ever considered the forensic side to veterinary medicine?  If you're interested in hearing more about that, this is the episode for you!  We chat with Lisa Smith, MS, LVT, VTS(ECC) to discuss what it looks like to obtain a Master's Degree in Veterinary Forensics, obtaining evidence in cases that present to your hospital that may involve abuse or neglect, and mandated reporting, and so much more!  This episode will definitely appeal to fans of the true crime genre.  All that said, there are some heavy topics in here, but this is unfortunately a very real side of veterinary medicine and we as veterinary technician and veterinary nurses must understand our responsibility in helping these patients.  There might also be some light-hearted fun-poking at Jeff for his love of pumpkin spice coffee.  So grab a cup of your favorite coffee and join us at the Vet Tech Cafe!

#PumpkinSpiceBooTrain

Links:

https://todaysveterinarynurse.com/articles/the-case-for-veterinary-midlevel-professionals/

National link coalition - https://nationallinkcoalition.org/

Aaha protocol for animal abuse - https://www.aaha.org/about-aaha/aaha-position-statements/animal-abuse-reporting/

Animal Law Resource Center

https://vetforensics.med.ufl.edu/programs/masters-degree/

https://www.aspca.org/animal-rescue/forensic-investigations 

https://www.sirchie.com/evidence/evidence-packaging-labeling-sealing.html 

Vet Tech Cafe - Mark Romanoski Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Mark Romanoski Episode

August 9, 2020
Welcome to the Vet Tech Cafe, what can we get you?  An RVT working in zoo med?  Coming right up!  This episode features Mark Romanoski, RVT.  He's been working in zoo med the last few years, and is currently at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI.  We talk about all things zoo med-from the creatures he works on, the path to the VTS(Zoo) credential, to the ingenuity it takes to succeed in that role!  So many of us start out wanting to work in zoo med, and only a few of us actually ever get to.  So let us serve you up a cup of coffee and sit back, relax, and listen to Mark tell his story-it's a good one!
 
Links:
 

Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 8 1st Edition

by Eric R. Miller DVM DACZM DECZM (Hon. – ZHM (Editor), Murray E. Fowler DVM DACZM DACVIM DABVT (Editor)

https://www.amazon.com/Fowlers-Zoo-Wild-Animal-Medicine/dp/1455773972

Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia 2nd Editionby Gary West (Editor), Darryl J. Heard (Editor), Nigel Caulkett (Editor)

https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Animal-Wildlife-Immobilization-Anesthesia/dp/081381183X

 
 
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Vet Tech Cafe - Tabitha Kucera Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Tabitha Kucera Episode

July 26, 2020

Are you ready to talk behavior?  Grab that cup of coffee and join us for our conversation with Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CPT.  It was such a joy to chat with her-she's so passionate about behavior you can't help but be drawn in by her excitement.  She drops some serious knowledge in this one, and will hopefully inspire you to look at your own clinic environments and patient interactions to be more mindful of patient well-being.  We'll talk all about training and certifications, CE, patient visits, home consultations, pain scales, and so much more!  We just know you're going to enjoy this episode as much as we did!

 

Links: (SO MANY LINKS!)

Tabitha's behavior consultating - https://www.chirrupsandchatter.com/

Fear Free certification - https://fearfreepets.com/

Fear Free Happy Homes - https://fearfreehappyhomes.com/

Karen Pryor Academy - https://karenpryoracademy.com/

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior - https://avsab.org/

Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians - https://svbt.org/

Karen Pryor's Book "Don't Shoot the Dog" - https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Shoot-Dog-Teaching-Training/dp/0553380397

Debbie Martin and Julie Shaw's Book "Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians" - https://www.amazon.com/Canine-Feline-Behavior-Veterinary-Technicians/dp/0813813182

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 7

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 7

July 19, 2020

Taproom Episode from our Instagram Live that we had on 7/18.  Dave and Jeff recap the Instagram Takeover Rita Willams did for us.  We discuss all the great content Rita posted to our Instagram Account and highlighted the posts that resonated with us the most. We also talk about mental health issues in remembering a wonderful soul the veterinary community lost last week in James Weaver

Links:

Lets Travel Vet Med Style Podcast 

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNTAwODc5NC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Dr James Weaver  

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/starnewsonline/obituary.aspx?n=james-matthew-weaver&pid=196494858&fbclid=IwAR3efuTTgi_RCK8WJosniSOujvM9gTKNac43Z59F25bzCUJiPtartvm_tDw

betterhelp.com/vettechcafe

Vet Tech Cafe - Emily Ione-Kinney Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Emily Ione-Kinney Episode

July 11, 2020

This week, Emily Ione-Kinney stopped by the Vet Tech Cafe to talk about bullying in the workplace.  This problem takes many forms, and we discuss what lateral violence looks like (those with an equal title-dr vs dr, tech vs tech, etc) and what vertical violence looks like (dr vs tech, for example).  She offers many ideas for solutions to this complicated and rampant problem in our field.  She also shares some eye-opening statistics and stories from an informal survey she conducted recently about bullying in the veterinary hospital setting.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee and join us for the discussion!

And as always, if you need counseling help and you're ready to make the call, visit:
www.betterhelp.com/vettechcafe for 10% off of your first month.
Vet Tech Taproom Episode 6

Vet Tech Taproom Episode 6

July 5, 2020

Taproom episode taken from our latest Instagram Live.  We introduce our partnership with betterhelp.com and Jeff speaks on his COVID-19 scare he had this week (hoping for a negative test result!).  Future episodes coming up will deal with some more mental health issues and some other career options that sound really intriguing.  Our "Vet Tech Cafe Positives" this episode are centered around education and steps we're making towards change and equality.  To watch the video of this episode you can find it on our IG page @vettechcafepodcast

Links:

https://www.betterhelp.com/vettechcafe

Rita's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_tru2myself/

Yale's Open Free course on African American History https://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162

Vet Tech Cafe - Shauna Sherick Episode

Vet Tech Cafe - Shauna Sherick Episode

June 28, 2020

In this episode, we share a cup of coffee with Shauna Sherick, LVT.  She reached out to us a few months ago about being a guest on The Vet Tech Cafe to talk about running a sanctuary.  We loved the idea, and we were able to finally connect and we're glad we did.  

Shauna runs the Wildwood Farm Sanctuary and Wildwood Conservancy in Oregon.  She currently cares for over 100 animals at the farm sanctuary with the help of several volunteers, and she also still practices full-time as an LVT at a small animal hospital.  Many of us have thought about running a farm or a sanctuary or a rescue, so grab a cup of coffee and listen to our discussion about what all that entails!  

Links:

https://wildwoodfarmsanctuary.org/h

ttps://www.instagram.com/wildwoodfarmsanctuary/

To sponsor an animal at the Wildwood Farm Sanctuary: https://wildwoodfarmsanctuary.org/uncategorized/become-a-monthly-sponsor/

 

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