VETchat by The Webinar Vet
By Anthony Chadwick BVSC CertVD MRCVS, Founder of The Webinar Vet
VETchat by The Webinar VetDec 01, 2023
Why Should Flat-Faced Dogs And Cats Be Banned? - Cat Henstridge & Kelly Kessen | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet are Cat Henstridge, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon and Social Media Influencer as 'Cat the Vet' and Kelly Kessen, Advisory Veterinarian at Dier&Recht.
In this episode, they discuss brachycephalic dogs and cats. They cover their common health issues and the laws and regulations that are starting to be put in place against these animals. Kelly explains the new law in The Netherlands that bans the breeding of dogs with a flat-face under the new 'traffic light' criteria. This criteria requires that the muzzle is at least as long as half of the skull. Cat shares her experience with trying to create this change in the UK, and how important it is that we change public opinion of flat-faced animals. They also discuss banning the use of flat-faced animals in advertisements, the potential upcoming trade ban in The Netherlands, and how you can get involved with the campaign.
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Learn more about the campaign here
Top Tips for Veterinary Practices Embarking On A Sustainability Journey - Mike Curran & Kieran Devany | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet are Mike Curran, Chief Executive at XLVets Ireland, and Kieran Devany, Director at Ormonde Veterinary Hospital.
In this episode, they discuss XL Vets Ireland and their sustainability journey. Mike shares some information on their recent sustainability report and how Kieran's practice was the first to be awarded the EcoMerit certificate in Ireland. Kieran discusses what they have done in his practice to help reduce emissions, noting how a sustainability audit really helped to guide them in the right direction. They cover how small changes can make a difference, the money-saving benefits of being sustainable, switching to electric cars, and the impact of solar panels. Finally, they also offer some of their tops for practices that are looking to start their own sustainability journey.
Learn more about XL Vets Ireland's sustainability report here
Are You Scared Of Veterinary Client Payment Plans? - Suzanne Cannon | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Suzanne Cannon, Co-Founder of VetBilling. VetBilling’s client payment solutions allow veterinary clinics to deliver affordable relationship-centred care.
In this episode, Anthony and Suzanne discuss the financial difficulties associated with veterinary practice. Suzanne shares her career to date, including her background as a pastoral counsellor. She shares her experience with burnout at work and how she can relate to the busy nature of the profession. They also discuss Suzanne's personal story of her pet Lieber, a Schnauzer who got pancreatitis, which resulted in a vet bill that she was not able to cover and how this inevitably led her to set up VetBilling to help those who may be declined for credit. They talk about how VetBilling helps practices have reassurance for payment plans and how it stops the need to constantly chase payments.
Find out more about VetBilling here
Vital Insights: The Future Of Veterinary Monitoring With MeasureOn! - Steven Garnett | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Steven Garnett, Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Advisor at Vet Measure.
In this episode, Anthony and Steven discuss Vet Measure's MeasureOn! Wearable. MeasureOn! is a wireless monitor for use in dogs that continuously measures and records temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate along with activity level while in use. They talk about how it is an easy way to get accurate vitals and monitoring whilst not stressing out the patients and how it takes some variables out of the equation. Anthony asks if this is something that can used long-term for at-home monitoring and suggests how referral hospitals use it for improving patient wellbeing with overnight care. Finally, Steven talks us through how easy the device is to use, the different harness sizes, the battery life, and where to purchase one.
Find out more about MeasureOn! here
Thank you to Vet Meaure for sponsoring this episode.
Tackling Global Mental Health Issues In The Veterinary Profession - Carolina Avilés Fernández | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Carolina Avilés Fernández, Forensic Psychologist, Veterinarian´s Mental Health Advocate, and Executive Director of Adfinitas Corporation. Adfinitas Corporation is a nonprofit organization born with the interest of building environments in which we are aware and responsible for our connections, whether they are among different species or the environment that surrounds us. They work to generate a psychosocial support ecosystem for veterinarians and veterinary clinics to promote a culture of mental health care, prevent risks in critical situations, build networks, and strengthen the veterinary community.
In this episode, Anthony and Carolina discuss mental health in the veterinary profession. Carolina shares her experience and career to date, along with what led her to work so closely with the veterinary profession. She shares the reasons behind the setting up of Adfinitas Corporación and what they do. They discuss the mental health situation in Chile, especially within the veterinary profession, and how the accelerated growth of pet ownership is causing stress and overworking of veterinary professionals. Hard topics such as animal abuse and non-accidental injury are also covered. Finally, Carolina shares why self-care strategies are good, but emphasises the importance of learning how to take care of your team and be there to support each other.
Connect with Carolina on LinkedIn here
Navigating Business Start-up Life - Sam Williamson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Sam Williamson, Founder of Samaxia Ltd. Samaxia Ltd. provides pet healthcare products throughout the UK
In this episode, Kathryn and Sam discuss navigating business start-up life. Sam shares her personal journey with starting her business and explains what Samaxia is. They talk about what Sam's main motivations were, the challenges that she has faced so far, and key skills/traits that Sam believes are essential for success. They also cover time management tips and the benefits of mentors and share resources that Sam recommends.
Learn more about Samaxia here
Thank you to Samaxia for sponsoring this episode.
Farm Communication Tips For Vets - Fiona MacGillivray | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Fiona MacGillivray, director of MacVet Cattle Communications Limited and Host of The MacVet Podcast. MacVet supports vets to work as well with PEOPLE as they do with ANIMALS.
In this episode, Anthony and Fiona discuss farm communication tips. Fiona shares her career to date and shares what they discuss on 'The MacVet Podcast'. They talk about how some vets can find communicating with farmers difficult, but explain the importance of being open-minded to ensure someone feels listened to in order to achieve better communication. Fiona shares some tips, such as motivational interviewing and open questions. They also cover bits on team psychometric testing and the government ELM scheme.
Learn more about MacVet here
Using A Dermatopical For A Pet With Skin Concerns: A Deep Dive Into The DOUXO S3 Range - Emelie Fogelberg | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this PodCAT episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Emelie Fogelberg,
Veterinary Advisor at Ceva Animal Health Ltd.
In this PodCAT episode, we focus on dermatology topicals on cats, specifically the Douxo S3 range. Emelie shares her career to date, before going into an overview of what the Douxo S3 range offers. They talk through the different lines, including Douxo S3 CALM, Douxo S3 PYO, Douxo S3 SEB and Douxo S3 CARE. Emelie explains when each product should be used, how they should be used and what ingredients they include. They also cover topics such as the multimodal approach to treating atrophy, fungus treatment and the importance of cytology.
Learn more on the DUOXO S3 website here
Thank you to CEVA for sponsoring this episode.
Saving Seals And Cetaceans: The British Divers Marine Life Rescue - Natalie Arrow | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Natalie Arrow, Veterinary Surgeon and Head Veterinary Consultant at the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). The BDMLR is a charity that provides assistance to marine mammals and other species in need of help.
In this episode, Anthony and Natalie discuss all things seals and cetaceans. Natalie shares her career to date and what led her to her current position and work with BDMLR charity. They talk about what it's like to work with cetaceans, how hard stranded cetaceans are to rescue, and the most common animals Natalie is seeing on the UK coast. They also cover topics of sustainability, such as the bycatch and entanglement of marine animals in plastic pollution. Natalie also advises on how the fishing industry can help reduce this problem with acoustic deterrents and education.
Find out more about the BDMLR here
How We Can Create The Ideal Environment For Felines - Dr Sarah Heath | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this PodCAT episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sarah Heath, a Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine.
In this PodCAT episode, we focus on cat behaviour and the FELIWAY brand. Sarah shares her background in behavioural medicine, explains how behaviour and environment are interlinked with the wellbeing of the cat, and notes how an ideal feline environment is different to a human one. They talk about the responsibility of owning a pet and the responsibility of the veterinary profession to educate owners on appropriate ownership. Sarah talks us through the history of the FELIWAY brand and the range of products, including FELIWAY Classic, FELIWAY Friends, FELIWAY Optimum and the new FELIWAY Help! Explaining the science behind each one, Sarah shares how each product can help meet a cat's environmental needs and how they should be used.
Learn more on the FELIWAY website here
Read the new cat-friendly clinic documents here
Read the AAFP and ISFM Feline Environmental Needs Guidelines here
Thank you to CEVA for sponsoring this episode.
The Antibiotic Amnesty Campaign 2023 - Ian Ramsey | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Ian Ramsey, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
In this episode, Anthony and Ian discuss the Antibiotic Amnesty Campaign 2023. The aim of the campaign is to encourage clients to return any unused or out-of-date antibiotics. This will allow correct and safe disposal of antibiotic medications, which will avoid contamination of the environment and help prevent antimicrobial resistance due to inappropriate disposal. Ian shares why the campaign is needed, such as raising awareness about how the incorrect disposal of drugs is impacting our environment through river contamination and more. He talks through how to get involved: putting out a disposable of old pharmaceuticals bin and asking clients to bring in their out-of-date antibiotics.
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Save Practice Money AND The Environment: 100 Ways in 100 Days - Sue Skeats | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sue Skeats, Founder of 100 Ways In 100 Days. 100 Ways in 100 Days is a programme that informs and educates employees through a series of entertaining, memorable and thought-provoking, bite-sized ‘Ways’ (lessons), all empowering them to make small changes and sustainability improvements in their everyday lives.
In this episode, Anthony and Sue discuss the 100 Ways in 100 Days programme. Sue shares her background and what led her to sustainability, what the programme is, and how it works. They discuss the simple ways in which we can be more sustainable - such as not using plastic pens! Sue explains how a lot of the switches also help you to save money, not just the environment, and how having green credentials can make your company more attractive to employees. Finally, Anthony asks if Sue could share her top 3 easy tips that veterinary professionals specifically can do.
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Menopause and Mental Health: A Conversation for Everyone - Melissa Donald | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. This is the final episode in our series for Menopause Awareness Week 2023. Joining Kathryn today is Melissa Donald, Ex-President and current Senior Vice President of the RCVS.
In this episode, Melissa shares her personal experiences with menopause, shedding light on both physical and often-overlooked emotional and mental health aspects. We explore signs and symptoms of menopause-related mental health challenges and practical steps veterinary teams can take to support colleagues facing these issues. Our conversation extends to promoting open and constructive discussions about menopause and mental health among people of all genders and ages, as well as insights into lifestyle changes that can help manage menopause-related mental health symptoms. We share success stories within the veterinary field, showcasing effective support for women during their menopausal transition, and look to the future with aspirations for change in the veterinary profession. Join us for a thoughtful discussion on elevating awareness and support in the veterinary community.
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Menopause Matters: Why Every Workplace Should Care - Chris Wilson-Stewart | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. This is the fourth episode in our series for Menopause Awareness Week 2023. Joining Kathryn today is Chris Wilson-Stewart,
In this episode, we explore Chris's role at Vets Now and his passion for addressing menopause at work. We delve into why workplace awareness of menopause is vital and how it enhances employee well-being and productivity. Chris shares actionable steps for creating a supportive, inclusive environment for menopausal women and discusses their motivation as a male advocate. We explore breaking down the menopause stigma and encouraging open conversations among colleagues, regardless of gender. Additionally, we touch on the role of HR policies and resources in supporting women during menopause. Discover how addressing menopause positively impacts team dynamics and workplace culture, and envision the future of menopause awareness and support. Learn how listeners can contribute to this positive change. Join us for an engaging discussion on promoting menopause awareness and inclusivity at work.
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Breaking the Silence: Menopause in the Workplace - Clare Louise-Knox | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. This is the third episode in our series for Menopause Awareness Week 2023. Joining Kathryn today is Clare Louise-Knox, a Business Psychologist (MSc) specialising in women’s health at work.
In this episode, we demystify the fundamentals of menopause. Clare shares common symptoms and challenges faced during menopause, especially in demanding fields like veterinary medicine. We explore strategies for maintaining a successful career during this phase and discuss proactive steps employers and practice managers can take to create inclusive workplaces. Discover how women can initiate conversations about their needs with their managers, and how veterinary colleagues can offer support. Success stories from organisations effectively addressing menopause-related challenges are shared, and we envision a future of positive changes in how society and workplaces handle menopause. For those looking to make practical changes, Clare offers support and guidance. Join us in empowering women through understanding and support in the workplace.
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Understanding Menopause: A Man's Perspective - Rob Williams | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. This is the second episode in our series for Menopause Awareness Week 2023. Joining Kathryn today is Rob Williams, Head of Talent at VetPartners.
In this episode, we highlight the importance of involving men in Menopause Awareness Day discussions. Rob, a passionate advocate, shares his reasons for joining us today. We tackle common misconceptions, fostering a supportive work environment through education and explore how male colleagues and supervisors can best support women during menopause, benefiting the entire team. We emphasize the role of open communication in understanding and supporting women. Personal stories illustrate the positive impact of male support, and we provide key takeaways for male veterinary professionals seeking to be allies. We discuss whether better support during menopause can retain professionals in the field and recommend resources for men looking to learn about menopause. Join us for a conversation promoting inclusivity and understanding in the workplace.
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Creating Inclusive Workplaces - Charlotte Pace & Lyndsay Hughes | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. This is the first episode in our series for Menopause Awareness Week 2023. Joining Kathryn today are Charlotte Pace, Senior Vice-President of the BVNA and Lyndsay Hughes, BVNA President.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of raising awareness about menopause in the veterinary profession. Representatives from the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) share recent initiatives, real-life challenges faced by veterinary professionals, and success stories in adapting veterinary practices. We explore strategies for managing menopause symptoms, fostering open communication within teams, and available resources for education. Discover how veterinary organisations can create more inclusive workplaces, and gain insights into self-assessment tools. Finally, we envision a future of greater empathy and support for menopausal veterinary professionals, both from the BVNA and across the veterinary field. Join us on this journey towards a more compassionate and inclusive veterinary practice.
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Whiskers And Wisdom: A Thorough Discussion On Feline Urinary Tract Health - Jody Lulich & Nathalie Dowgray | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this PodCAT episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet are Jody Lulich & Nathalie Dowgray. Jody is a Professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Veterinary School and Nathalie is the Head of the International Society for Feline Medicine.
In this PodCAT episode, we focus on the topic of improving feline urinary tract health. Jody and Nathalie share their careers to date and what led them to this area of veterinary medicine. They cover topics such as; the 3 most common diseases: stones, plugs, idiopathic cystitis, performing Decompressive Cystocentesis in a blocked cat, and how important urinary cytology really is. Anthony asks if we should be x-raying all the feline bladders we see, thus leading to a discussion on x-ray machines vs ultrasound machines. They also discuss the importance of nutrition when it comes to treating diseases such as struvite stones and give their insights on the wet vs. dry food debate. Anthony asks whether the general level of knowledge for nutrition in felines is still leading to cases of surgeries that may otherwise be avoidable through diet adaptations. Finally, Jody shares some news on the new potential treatment of FIP.
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Thank you to Hills for sponsoring this episode.
Running Towards Dreams: Kirra's Journey Through Ultra-Running and Veterinary Medicine - Kirra Balmanno | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Kirra Balamanno, Ultra Runner and Founder of Vetli. Vetli is a digital telehealth & teletriage platform, providing pet owners with 24/7 video consultations from qualified veterinarians.
In this episode, Anthony and Kirra discuss all things ultra-running! Kirra shares her career to date and how she began ultra running while studying Veterinary Medicine at university. They cover time management, how running can help bring a sense of peace, and Kirra shares what her favourite races are! They also talk about the importance of having the right equipment when running and the difference that altitude running has. Finally, Kirra tells us about how and why she started her veterinary telemedicine company, Vetli and they highlight the importance of knowing how flexible the veterinary profession can be when adapting to your passions.
Discover more about Vetli here
Behind the Smiles: Veterinarians' Mental Health Challenges - Allison Johanson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Allison Johanson, a Licensed Mental Health Provider.
In this episode, Kathryn and Allison discuss the polyvagal system and veterinarians' mental health challenges. Allison shares the techniques she has put together to help people after studying this system. They discuss specific personality traits and coping mechanisms that may make veterinarians more susceptible to anxiety and depression, and shed light on systemic factors within the veterinary industry that exacerbate mental health challenges. Allison shares resources and support systems available for veterinarians to manage their mental health concerns, and talks about strategies to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the profession. Finally, they explore preventive measures and self-care strategies for veterinarians and the role that veterinary institutions and employers can play in fostering a healthier work environment and promoting the well-being of these dedicated professionals.
Everything You Need To Know About Amphibian Disease & Husbandry - Dean Felkler | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Dean Felkler, Veterinary Surgeon and CEO of Exotic Vet Support.
In this episode, Anthony and Dean discuss all things amphibian disease and husbandry. Dean shares his background and experience in exotic medicine and lists some of the key considerations for keeping amphibians healthy in captivity. They cover common amphibian diseases that veterinarians should be aware of and what the potential signs and symptoms are to look out for. Anthony asks how we can educate the public on handling wild amphibians and similarly what the role of biosecurity has in preventing the spread of amphibian diseases, especially in the context of captive breeding programs and wildlife rehabilitation centres.
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Topical Nitric Oxide: Faster Wound Closure With Less Effort - Jacob Adams & Mandy Wallace | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet are Jacob Adams, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Noxsano, and Mandy Wallace, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Georgia. Noxsano's product Restore are smart wound dressings that supply nitric oxide, the key natural mediator in the healing process, in an easy-to-use veterinary wound dressing.
In this episode, Jacob shares his background and reasoning for starting Noxsano, and Mandy shares her background as a Veterinarian and how she helps get involved with the company. They discuss the creation process of the product, such as noticing how closing chronic wounds had little help with healing and then finding a way to deliver nitric oxide to wounds. They cover how the product works, example cases, and what scenarios it is useful for. Anthony also enquires about the products use on horses, future studies for use on reptiles, and other products being added to the Noxsano line.
For further information and ordering details for Restore by Noxsano Wound Pads and Wound Gel, click here
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Register for Noxsano's upcoming webinar to learn more details about the role of nitric oxide in wound healing and recent clinical trial results here
Thank you to Noxsano for sponsoring this episode.
Funding The Fight For Climate: Support Activists Directly With HERO - Mauricio Porras | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Mauricio Porras, Co-founder and chief Mobilization Officer at HERO. HERO is the first membership platform that provides finance and capacity-building support to climate mobilizers: advocates, experts and campaigners working on a particular climate policy area. Rather than supporting only individuals, HERO supports groups of mobilizers working together, termed Circles. Circles specialize in a policy topic and geographical region.
In this episode, Anthony and Mauricio discuss the climate crisis and the HERO Circle App. Mauricio explains what HERO does and why funding climate activists is so important. They discuss how sustainability targets are a collective effort, the impact that fossil fuel companies currently have on our climate, and the politicisation of climate views. They also mention examples such as the current Rosebank oil field issues in the UK.
Learn more about HERO here
Sustainability In Vet Education: Surrey Vet School's Approach - Hannah Davies | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Hannah Davies, Technical Content Lead for Vet Sustain, and lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Practice at Surrey Vet School.
In this episode, Anthony and Hannah discuss Hannah's career to date, including her different route to vet school and how she got into sustainability. They discuss topics such as veganism, Vet Sustain, and sustainability at Surrey University. Hannah explains the current work Vet Sustain is doing, such as their carbon calculator, their carbon literacy course and their soon-to-be-released greener veterinary practice checklist. Moreover, Hannah also shares how they are bringing sustainability into the curriculum at Surrey Vet School by encouraging lectures to intertwine it into their current lessons.
What is Moral Injury In The Veterinary Profession? - Lydia Brown & Brian Powers | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet are Lydia Brown, Veterinarian and Former President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Brian Powers, Executive Director of the International Centre for Moral Injury at Durham University.
In this episode, they cover the topic of Moral Injury. Brian talks about his background in the US Military and explains what moral injury is. They discuss PTSD vs. moral injury, situations where moral injury can happen in the veterinary profession, moral injury during the pandemic and moral injury in a sustainability context. Lydia shares her own experiences and how she helped to set up the International Centre for Moral Injury at Durham University, where Brian is currently based. The centre is looking to bring together all sorts of professions for research into moral injury and they discuss how the vets should consider it as an academic discipline to follow.
Learn more about the International Centre for Moral Injury at Durham University here
Is Change Needed In The Dairy Veterinary Industry? - Owen Atkinson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Owen Atkinson, Dairy Vet and Owner & Director at Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd.
In this episode, Anthony and Owen discuss the topic of dairy farming. Owen shares his personal background of becoming a vet, as well as the history of veterinarians as a whole. They talk about how the original veterinarians were mostly equine focused and how that landscape has changed today. Owen explains his term 'Vet 3.0', which outlines how he sees the future of vets and farmers working more collaboratively to create better work environments and improve farm sustainability. They also cover topics such as; the reduction of antibiotic use in dairy farming, whether funded government schemes are actually working, and the change they are seeing in the profession. Anthony also asks Owen his opinion of which method of farming is the most sustainable.
Find out more about Dairy Veterinary Consultancy here
Vets For Climate Action: Safeguarding Our Planet - Jeannet Kessels | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Jeannet Kessels, Chair of VFCA (Vets For Climate Action).
In this episode, Anthony and Jeannet discuss sustainability and the work of VFCA. Jeannet talks about her career to date and how she came to be a part of VFCA. They discuss some of the key concerns that they are facing in Australia, including; extinctions, one health, animal welfare and biosecurity concerns. Moreover, Jeannet explains VFCA's three pillar approach: Education, Collaboration and Acting as trusted advisors. Other topics such as biodiversity loss, managing our purchase trails, and analogies are also covered throughout this episode.
Find out more about VFCA here
Vets In Mind: Resources For Mental Health In The Veterinary Profession - Mark Johnston | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Mark Johnston, CEO of Vetstream and Founder & Director of Vets in Mind. Vets in Mind is a not for profit organisation which aims to be a source of quality information about mental health and wellness for the veterinary market, providing information from credible sources, case studies from our profession and to signpost people to programmes run by various associations, organizations, charities and support groups around the world for all members of the veterinary market whether they are in practice, academia or companies and charities in the veterinary market.
In this episode, Anthony and Mark discuss mental health and burnout in the profession. Mark shares his background as a vet and his experience of burnout in practice, which ultimately led to a change of direction in his career into academia. They talk about how intense the veterinary profession is, ways to balance it and how personality tests can help us better understand ourselves and what jobs we may enjoy. Mark introduces Vets In Mind, explaining how they created an app to be used as a resource centre, to offer help assessing what level of help you may be needing at the time and then signposting where you can access it.
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Creating a Winning Team: What Is The Key to Veterinary Retention? - Crystal Stokes | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Crystal Stokes, Evidence-Based Psychotherapist & Consultant, Founder & Managing Director of Full Circle Lab, and Executive Producer &Host of Vet Med Wellness & Leadership Podcast.
In this episode, Anthony and Crystal cover a wide range of topics on the crucial subject of mental wellbeing within the veterinary profession. Crystal opens up about her journey, from initially training to join the veterinary field to ultimately embracing a new career path as a psychotherapist and coach. She explains what her company 'Full Circle Lab' does, and how it helps bridge the gap between leadership and their teams by focusing on team retention and individual coaching. The two of them talk about the importance of having a good onboarding in your company to ensure newcomers feel welcomed into the environment, they cover the topic of stress and the different forms it takes, and also share tips on how to deal with anxiety.
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Understanding And Embracing Dyslexia - Keisha Swaby | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Keisha Swaby, author of ‘Empowering Dyslexics - Blessed and gifted,’ a powerful book to educate, inspire and create more awareness. Not only that, she's an international inspirational speaker and proudly finds herself in the esteemed Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women Northern Power Women Future List, part of the WeAreTheCity 100 List!
In this episode, Kathryn and Keisha discuss Keisha's mission to inspire, educate, empower and create more awareness of Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Keisha shares her personal journey with dyslexia, from her difficulties during childhood to her diagnosis at 41 years old. They discuss what dyslexia really is and address the common challenges faced by dyslexics, providing insights into navigating through academia and daily life with it. Keisha explains the importance of knowing your strengths as someone with dyslexia and sheds light on the support systems available for those who suspect they may have dyslexia.
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Vet For Life: Unravel The Secrets To A Fulfilling Veterinary Career - Lennon Foo | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Lennon Foo, a passionate Veterinary Surgeon, Founder of Amity Vets, and accomplished Author.
In this episode, Anthony and Lennon delve into the journey behind the establishment of Amity Vets, where Lennon's vision of enhancing the client experience by dedicating more time and attention is at the heart of his practice. They explore the importance of job satisfaction, leading to the introduction of Lennon's new book, 'Vet For Life.' Discover key themes like thriving in the veterinary world, preventing burnout, and valuable tips for a fulfilling veterinary career. So, whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a budding veterinary enthusiast, join us in this captivating episode as we uncover the secrets to a rewarding and lasting journey as a Vet For Life.
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The Future Of Animal Agriculture: Behind The Scenes At The HealthyLivestock Project!- Hans Spoodler | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Hans Spoodler, Senior Animal Welfare scientist at Wageningen University & Research and HealthyLivestock Project Coordinator.
In this episode, Anthony and Hans delve into the fascinating journey of Hans's career and the birth of the HealthyLivestock project. Discover the project's mission - a research programme to study the contributions of enhanced animal health and welfare on reducing the need to use antimicrobials in pigs and poultry. Hans talks about China's involvement, the promising collaboration between vets and animal scientists, and the potential need for changes in breeding methods. They also touch on consumer preferences for better meat quality and welfare, and the challenges of husbandry in extensive farming. So, if you're curious about the future of animal agriculture, this episode is a must-listen for you! Don't miss out on this engaging conversation that highlights the crucial intersection of research, sustainability, and compassion in the livestock industry.
Learn more about the HealthyLivestock project here
Should We Be Concerned With The Sustainability Of Future Livestock Production? - Martin Mitchell | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Martin Mitchell, Chief Sustainability Officer at CEVA.
In this episode, Anthony and Martin discuss a whole range of sustainability topics. Martin shares how he found himself in this role at Ceva, some of his experience attending the Veterinary Green Discussion Forum, and a bit about Ceva's sustainability vision. They discuss what vaccines Ceva make to help limit the use of antibiotics, the importance of animal welfare, Martin's views on Livestock production and how it may have to change in the next 20 years. Topics such as Ceva's drug for helping treat koalas with chlamydia and whether bankers/the finance sector need to be doing more towards sustainability are also covered.
A Pet Grief Expert's Advice For Veterinarians: How To Help Clients Who Are Struggling - Julie Wood | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Julie Wood, Pet Grief Expert, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Performance Coach.
In this episode, Anthony and Julie discuss her background as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Performance Coach, Grief Counsellor and what led her to become a pet grief expert. They talk about the importance of using correct language as veterinarians to help ease the grieving process for clients, Julie gives tips further tips on how to make euthanasia experiences easier and explains the process of her hypnotherapy.
Learn more about Julie here
HT Vista: How Confident Are You At Diagnosing Subcutaneous And Dermal Masses? - Gillian Dank | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Gillian Dank, Veterinary Oncologist and Chief Veterinary Officer at HT BioImaging.
In this follow-up episode, Anthony and Gillian once again discuss HT Vet's tool HT Vista. HT Vista is the first non-invasive medical device that allows veterinarians to rule out cancer of subcutaneous and dermal masses at the clinic in a fast and affordable way. Gillian shares some information about the results of a survey they completed asking general practitioners about how often they saw masses, how often they did further investigations and how confident they felt in diagnosing masses. They also discuss the importance of cytology and what may be influencing how often it is used, how HT Vista can be used by Veterinary Technicians, and how they are attending ECVIM-CA in September.
Listen to the previous episode here
Thank you to HT Vista for sponsoring this episode.
Cats And Careers: Could You Join The Oxford Cat Clinic? - Caroline Blundell & Steph Barnard | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Caroline Blundell, Co-Director and Founder of Oxford Cat Clinic; and Steph Barnard, Clinical Lead Nurse at Oxford Cat Clinic.
In this episode, they discuss how Caroline co-founded the Oxford Cat Clinic, how the clinic values education, how Steph joined the team, and their thoughts on using Solensia for osteoarthritis pain. They give information on the two roles they are currently recruiting for at the clinic, the first is a permanent vet role and the second is a permanent RNV. They share what skills they are looking for in candidates, and what it is like to work within the team, such as the benefits of a 4-day week! If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the jobs, follow the links below
Learn more about the Permanent RVN role here
Learn more about the Permanent Vet role here
Strategies For Building A Successful Business Through Effective Leadership - Jo Malone | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Kathryn for this episode of VETchat is Jo Malone, CEO of vetPartners, a veterinary group made up of some of the most respected and trusted small animal, equine, farm and mixed practices and animal healthcare companies, with 11,000 employees working in more than 700 sites across Europe and from its headquarters in York.
In this episode, Kathryn and Jo discuss Jo's career so far, including the path that led her to set up vetPartners. Jo shares advice on how to create a great company culture, how to be a leader and the importance of knowing when to use different communication styles. Jo also shares her proudest moments so far as CEO, some of the main hardships that she has had to overcome, and what she wishes she had learnt earlier in her career.
Navigating Grief - Katie Ford | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Katie Ford, Vet Empowered Founder & Coach.
In this episode, Kathryn and Katie have a very open and honest discussion about the topic of navigating grief. Katie shares her personal journey with grief following the death of her dad in 2021 and offers some advice to those who may be going through similar experiences. Katie explains how her perception of grief has changed, shares some of the common misconceptions associated with grief, and provides us with some of the resources that have helped her navigate the last 18 months.
Read about Sue Ryder's grief kind campaign here
The First Ever Global List Of Essential Veterinary Medicines For Livestock - Shereene Williams | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Shereen Williams, Global Animal Health Advisor (Vet) at Brooke, Action For Working Horses and Donkeys.
In this episode, Anthony and Shereene discuss livestock medicines, and Brooke's new challenge, alongside WVA, to create the first ever global list of essential veterinary medicines for livestock. Shereene shares Brooke's history as a charity, what they do and the countries they work in, as well as giving a bit of history on her own career to date. They discuss the research Brooke has been doing on what medicines different countries have access to, and how this is hindering the level of veterinary care that some countries can achieve. Finally, Shereene explains how this new global list of essential veterinary medicines for livestock will offer guidance to help ensure countries have the range of medicines they need.
Find out more about Brooke here
Read about the essential medicines list here
How Can We Improve Retention In The Veterinary Profession? - David Charles | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is David Charles, Veterinary Surgeon at Scarsdale Vets and Founder of Midlands Advanced Breeding Services.
In this episode, Anthony and David discuss David's career to date, including some of his highlights as president of the Association of Veterinary Students. They talk about retention in the veterinary profession and how we can increase this moving forward, such as better road mapping for students. David shares his experience with VDS training, and his current project working with artificial insemination in sheep.
How To Harness The Power Of Your Menstrual Cycle - Tara Ghosh | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Tara Ghosh, Menstrual Health Educator, passionate about creating a positive period story right from the start.
In this episode, Kathryn and Tara discuss menstrual health and cycles. Tara talks us through the basics of what menstrual cycles are, the biology behind our hormones and symptoms, and explains why women do not suit a 24-hour cycle. They discuss how different phases of our menstrual cycle can relate to our mood and how we can best use the different phases to our advantage when it comes to activity selection and working styles.
Find more from Tara here
Do Pet Insurance Companies Have A Role In Stopping Inappropriate Pet Ownership? - Vicki Wentworth | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Vicki Wentworth, CEO of Agria UK.
In this episode, Anthony and Vicki discuss Vicki's career to date including her 10 years in the army, different leadership styles, and whether pet insurance companies have a role to play in stopping inappropriate pet buying. Vicki shares information on Agria's new equine insurance and what they are doing from a sustainability front as a company.
Innovations In Agriculture: Targeted Pain Relief for Sheep - Robin Smith | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Robin Smith, CEO and Founder of Numnuts. Numnuts provide targeted pain relief for tail docking and castration of sheep with a rubber ring. It’s an easy-to-use ring applicator, combined with an injector that dispenses NumOcaine anaesthetic.
In this episode, Anthony and Robin discuss Robin's career to date, why he started Numnuts, and what the product does. Anthony asks questions about the tool, such as how often the needle needs replacing and how long the local anaesthetic lasts. Finally, Robin shares how much the product has been used so far and the process of it coming to the UK market.
Find out more about Numnuts here
See Numnuts in action here
Neurodiversity In The Veterinary Profession - Laura Playforth l | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Laura Playforth, Group Quality Improvement Director at IVC Evidensia and advocate for neurodiversity in the veterinary profession.
In this episode, Kathryn and Laura discuss neurodiversity in the veterinary profession. Laura explains what neurodiversity is, shares the story of her own diagnosis journey, and expresses the importance of raising awareness. They discuss key points such as; what veterinary teams can do to better recognise and support colleagues who might be neurodivergent, practical tips for veterinary practices to create a more inclusive environment for neurodivergent employees, and how to communicate with clients who may process information differently due to neurodiversity. Moreover, Laura also shares some tips for someone who may be thinking of pursuing a diagnosis.
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Saving The Planet And Making Money: The Future Potential Of Biodiversity Markets - Richard Vigne | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Richard Vigne, Executive Director of The African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation.
In this episode, Anthony and Richard discuss biodiversity and its future. Richard shares his opinion on whether we can successfully turn around biodiversity recovery, discusses schemes that help communities make money from collecting plastic, and talks all about the carbon market. They also discuss whether governments are doing more than we give them credit for and the future of biodiversity markets.
HT Vista: The General Practitioner's Tool For Ruling Out Cancer Of Subcutaneous And Dermal Masses - Gillian Dank | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Gillian Dank, Veterinary Oncologist and Chief Veterinary Officer at HT BioImaging.
In this episode, Anthony and Gillian discuss a bit of Gillian's background, how much oncology has developed over the years, and HT Vet's new tool HT Vista. HT Vista is the first non-invasive medical device that allows veterinarians to rule out cancer of subcutaneous and dermal masses at the clinic in a fast and affordable way.
They talk about the new tool and how it works, Gillian shares information on future studies they have planned researching mammary tumours, and the importance of educating on new tools and drugs.
Thank you to HT Vet for sponsoring this episode.
A Look Inside Worldwide Vets: Helping Animals in Need Across the Globe - Gemma Campling | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Gemma Campling, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Vets.
In this episode, Anthony and Gemma discuss how Gemma set up Worldwide Vets when she was still just a student, what it is that Worldwide Vets do, what countries they are currently helping in, and how to get involved. Gemma shares her experience of working in Ukraine after evacuations left many animals abandoned, and she also explains what they are doing in Costa Rica to help with conservation and wildlife there.
Find out more about Worldwide Vets here
The Power of Female Mentors in Veterinary Medicine - Ebony Escalona & Melanie Barham l | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Ebony Escalona, Founder of Vets Stay Go Diversify & Melanie Barham, CEO of Vets Stay Go Diversify
In this episode, Kathryn, Ebony and Melanie discuss mentoring in the Vet Profession with a particular focus on female mentors. They discuss what mentoring is, the importance of having female mentors, and what makes a good mentor. They also share tips on what questions to ask mentors in order to get the most out of the relationship, and stress the idea that anyone can be a mentor!
Find out more about VSGD here
Sustainable Escapes: Floating Away from Stress With Lilypod - Jenny Guyat l | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Jenny Guyat, Founder of Vet Harmony Ltd. And Co-Founder at Lilypod.
In this episode, Anthony and Jenny discuss Jenny's career to date. Ranging from her struggles with burnout in veterinary practice, to starting her coaching career, to setting up Vet Harmony, and to her latest endeavour with setting up Lilypod. Jenny shares lots of information on Lilypod, a sustainable floating pod that you can book for your next escape. They discuss the 10-year-long process of developing the pod, how sustainability is at its forefront, and the amazing benefits to mental health it brings.
Use the discount code VETCHAT10 for 10% off your stay at Lilypod
Find out more about Vet Harmony here
Find out more about Lilypod here
Contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinary Pathology: Back to the Future - Kerry Freel | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Kerry Freel, Anatomical Pathologist at Nationwide Laboratories.
In this episode, Anthony and Kerry discuss Nationwide Laboratories' new 3DHistech PANNORAMIC® 1000 RX scanner. Kerry shares information on her career to date, they discuss the importance of veterinarians and pathologists working together efficiently and the benefits of strong samples. Kerry explains the new scanner and some of the amazing benefits of working efficiency, including; large magnifications, annotation ability and exactness. She shares how it is useful for second opinions, teaching, and inspiring the new generation in the profession.
Watch the 3DHistech PANNORAMIC® 1000 RX scanner demo here
Thank you to Nationwide Laboratories for sponsoring this episode.