Podcast: Developing Women Leaders in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Karen Bradley

Podcast: Developing Women Leaders in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Karen Bradley

Women are now the majority of practicing veterinarians in the U.S., yet our profession struggles to find women leaders. In this podcast, host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney,   and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are joined by Dr. Karen Bradly, a pioneer in the movement to inspire and develop women leaders within the veterinary profession. Dr. Bradley shares her story of becoming a veterinarian, recounts her journey becoming an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) officer, and what she’s doing to encourage a new generation of female leaders. Along the way, the quartet lament the way some women are treated by their peers when they attain prominence, what veterinary technicians can learn from the gender and generational shift occurring among veterinarians, and how to inspire change within the profession. This wide-ranging conversation is sure to motivate you to pursue greatness! 

Podcast: Sexual Harassment in Veterinary Medicine

Podcast: Sexual Harassment in Veterinary Medicine

This week host Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor are joined by practice owner and manager, Laura Ward to discuss sexual harassment in the veterinary workplace. What specifically is workplace sexual harassment? Does it exist in veterinary medicine? How can you prevent it from happening? What can you do if sexual harassment occurs in your veterinary clinic? Please share this important discussion with your veterinary healthcare colleagues. We must not accept workplace sexual harassment in any form.

 

Video: Dog Litter, Composting Deceased Pets, #SquatYourDog, Vet Tech Takes Dog Scheduled for Euthanasia

Video: Dog Litter, Composting Deceased Pets, #SquatYourDog, Vet Tech Takes Dog Scheduled for Euthanasia

Welcome to Off Label Veterinary News, your source for commentary on animals, medicine, and practice life. This episode: Dog litter targeted as growth opportunity, a new company offers to compost deceased pets, Dr. Ernie Ward explores the #SquatYourDogChallenge, and discusses the case of a New Jersey veterinary technician accused of taking a mom's 15-year old dog after it was allegedly euthanized by the veterinary clinic where she worked. 

Podcast: Canada vs US Veterinary Technicians with Purvi Patel

Podcast: Canada vs US Veterinary Technicians with Purvi Patel

This week we're joined by the Petplan Veterinary Technician of the Year, Purvi Patel from Ontario, Canada! Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor cross the border to find out what it's like to be a veterinary professional in the Great White North. Purvi shares her story of growing up in Malawi, moving to Canada to pursue veterinary medicine, and finding her ultimate passion as a veterinary technician. Purvi also discusses with the trio the similarities and differences in veterinary practices in Canada and the U.S., her thoughts on the term “veterinary nurse,” and whether or not Canadian pet owners complain about money as much as Americans! 

Video: Amazon Pet Sales, AI, Stress, and SPARKLEDOG Controversy!

Video: Amazon Pet Sales, AI, Stress, and SPARKLEDOG Controversy!

What's up, Off Labellers?! In this edition, Dr. Ernie Ward comments on stories you may have missed that affect the veterinary profession. Amazon Q3 2017 Pet Products sales are soaring, home delivery pet food surges, and a pet treat dispenser has their eye on your pet's behavior. Dr. Ward shares the recent Sparkledog pet food controversy, notes on pet nutritional supplements, and shares his thoughts on a recent JAVMA commentary on stress in veterinary practice.