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Episode 23 | What Cannibalism Hides in Vet Med

The veterinary environment can be rough. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. We often blame the clients, and their behavior, for our experience. But, it doesn’t start there. It starts closer to home. Many of us experience work environments where gossiping and back-stabbing are the norm… … where “us against them” is common… … where nobody seems happy, …

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Episode 22 | The Unexpected Gifts Vet Med Perseverance Makes Possible

Remember the Bluebirds I talked about back in Episode 11? They taught me a great lesson, which I shared on the podcast, about how to overcome obstacles. (If you haven’t listened to Episode 11, consider checking it out.) Turns out, they had more wisdom to share. Perseverance: The ability to keep doing something despite how …

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Episode 21 | The Impact of Fear on Practicing Vet Med and Living Life – Part 2

Uncertainty creates fear. Veterinary Medicine is full of uncertainty. It’s no wonder many of us feel stressed, anxious, and worried a lot of the time. Under all of those emotions is fear. We’ve tried our best to eliminate the uncertainty. We’ve become control freaks & perfectionists. (okay, okay… so maybe those aren’t new traits… but they are …

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Episode 20 | The Impact of Fear on Practicing Vet Med and Living Life – Part 1

Fear is a powerful motivator. It makes perfect since when we remember the original purpose of this emotion… Self Preservation. Fear is part of our built-in alert system. Super useful when our ancestors were being hunted by predators, not so much today. The alert system still exists… and it’s really good at sending off false …

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Episode 19 | The Truth About Client Shaming in Vet Med

Feeling angry with your veterinary clients because they just don’t get it? Tired of the complaining about scheduling appointments, curbside service, and the inability to get in same-day? Wishing they’d just chill out and understand what you’re going through? You aren’t alone. But it’s not just veterinary clinics experiencing this Extra from clients. And it’s …

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Episode 15 | How Vet Life Academy Empowers Veterinary Professionals

Are you your own advocate? Or are you passing the responsibility of your emotional well-being to things outside of yourself…  … things you probably can’t control? So many of us in veterinary medicine do just that. We conclude that it is challenging, or even impossible, to create joyful and peaceful lives while also working in …

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