VETchat by The Webinar Vet
By Anthony Chadwick BVSC CertVD MRCVS, Founder of The Webinar Vet
VETchat by The Webinar VetDec 03, 2021
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.
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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.
Find out more about Vets In Mind here
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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.
Find Lennon's new book 'Vet For Life' here
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
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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 email@example.com
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.
Scandinavian Locuming Secrets: How Does Nordic Locums Open The Door To Your Dream Adventure? - Hugo Richardson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Hugo Richardson, Director at Nordic Locums.
In this episode, Anthony and Hugo discuss locuming in Scandinavia. Hugo gives an introduction to himself and his career to date, sharing his experience of being a Locum in both Norway and Sweden and eventually what led to him setting up Nordic Locums. They talk about the work-life culture in Scandinavia and what sort of experience you can expect if you move there for a temporary or permanent role. Hugo shares who Nordic Locums are and how they can help you. He also answers some key questions such as accommodation, language barriers, and what experience level the clinics are looking for.
Find out more about Nordic Locums here
Contact Nordic Locums at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Nordic Locums for sponsoring this episode.
Male Allies And Promoting Gender Equality In The Veterinary Profession - Malcolm Morley | 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 Malcolm Morley, President of the BVA (British Veterinary Association).
In this episode, Kathryn and Malcolm discuss the topic of male allies and promoting gender equality in the veterinary profession. Malcolm talks us through the BVA study with the University of Exeter on gender discrimination, he explains what allyship is, and how there may be unintentional bias in practice such as the language used. They discuss how important it is to create equity in the profession, ensuring there is inclusion for all, and making sure that we are calling things out with kindness. Finally, Malcolm also shares tips on how to improve practice culture to create a safe space to have these conversations, and where to find more resources.
Read the University of Exeter's Study here
StreetVet: The Vet-Led Charity That's Changing The Lives Of The Homeless - Jade Statt | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Jade Statt, Co-Founder of StreetVet, a vet-led registered Charity offering free accessible vet care to the homeless and their dogs at street level.
In this episode, Anthony and Jade discuss Jade's career to date, the process of setting up Street Vet, and some of the challenges she faced when doing so. They also discuss the bonds between humans and their pets and the benefits of volunteering. Finally, Jade talks about her ambition to source pet damages insurance to help those who are homeless with pets get into rental properties more easily.
Learn more about StreetVet here
Contact StreetVet at email@example.com
Dealing With Pregnancy And Baby Loss - Nat Scroggie | 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 Nat Scroggie, Freelance Veterinary Surgeon.
In this episode, Kathryn and Nat talk about the difficult topic of pregnancy and baby loss. Nat shares her personal experience, how it affected her mentally, and her experience with returning to work. She offers advice to those who may be going through a similar situation and also talks about her experience of going through another pregnancy afterwards. Finally, they also discuss the Vet MINDS Facebook group.
Find the Vet MINDS Facebook group here
The Plight Of Vultures - Neil Forbes | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Neil Forbes, Veterinary Surgeon specialising in Zoo and Wildlife (Avian), member of the European College of Zoological Medicine and a founding member of the Vulture Alliance.
In this episode, Anthony and Neil discuss the plight of vultures. Neil shares information on his career to date and what led him to help protect vultures across the globe. They talk about the consequences for the rest of the ecosystem when vulture numbers decline, how non-steroidal drugs are poisonous to vultures, and their slow breeding process. Neil shares details on how poachers are killing vultures with malicious poisoning, but also what is being done to help these animals, including feeding zones known as 'vulture restaurants' that provide a healthy food source.
Are You Burnt Out And Overworked? These Tips Will Help You Thrive in Veterinary Practice - Melyssa Allen | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Melyssa Allen, Veterinary Well-Being Coach, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional & Founder of Mind-Body-Thrive Lifestyle.
In this episode, Anthony and Melyssa discuss self-care and well-being practices. They talk about ways in which we can protect ourselves from conditions such as burnout, by explaining what is within our control to help better support ourselves. Melyssa explains how small habits can help with positivity, she offers solutions such as keeping a 'smile file' of all your good interactions with clients, and stresses the importance of ensuring you are taking care of yourself so that you can take better care of others. Moreover, Melyssa also shares her 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine and offers 3 easy tips on how to improve lifestyle and positivity within a busy life.
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From Classroom to Clinic: The Importance of Applied Anatomy Teaching - Maria Munz | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Maria Munz, Assistant Lecturer for Veterinary Anatomy & Partner and Veterinary Practitioner at a clinic in Germany.
In this episode, Anthony and Maria discuss all things anatomy and how it is taught at Veterinary School. Maria shares some background on her career to date, including her experience teaching anatomy in various countries. They talk about how anatomy is often one of the less popular courses at university and Maria shares how mixing the traditional academic teaching style with more applied/clinical anatomy can have major benefits. Maria explains the benefits of linking anatomy and surgery when teaching, and the importance of getting students used to cases they will see in practice. Moreover, they discuss new technologies, such as 3D models, and how they can offer improvements to the standards of anatomy teaching.
The Eye-Opening Truth About The Gender Pay Gap In The Veterinary Profession - Justine Shotton | 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 Justine Shotton, Senior Vice President at British Veterinary Association.
In this episode, Kathryn and Justine talk about the gender pay gap. They discuss what the gender pay gap is, it's presence in the veterinary profession specifically, and the importance of having an open culture with pay transparency in practice. Justine shares information on surveys/studies completed by SPVS and the University of Exeter on gender discrimination and pay. They also discuss how we can drive change and make a difference moving forward and how we must ensure women are offered equal opportunities to be promoted into leadership positions.
Read the blog on SPVS Salary Survey here
Read the BVA policy on good veterinary workplaces here
Read the University of Exeter's Study here
The Future Of Species Conservation: Nature's SAFE's Long-Term Cell Storage for Endangered Animals - Tullis Matson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Tullis Matson, Managing Director at Stallion AI Services and Founder and Chair of Nature's SAFE.
In this episode, Anthony and Tullis discuss the topic of Artificial Insemination. Tullis shares his career to date, including his work with Stallions and his new venture in founding Nature's SAFE charity. Nature's SAFE is one of Europe’s dedicated facilities capable of the long-term storage of live cells from animal species that are at the greatest risk of extinction. Tullis explains how they use state-of-the-art methods to preserve cells in a way that maintains viability, allowing them to be thawed and used to establish pregnancies, restoring endangered animal species. Moreover, they discuss why Tullis set the charity up, how important their work is, and their plans for the future.
Learn more about Nature's SAFE here
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The Virtual Veterinary Care Association Comes To Europe - Jessica May, Liz Barton & Wolfgang Dohne | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat are Jessica May, Customer Success Manager at PetsApp; Wolfgang Dohne, Veterinary Surgeon and FECAVA Senior Vice President & Liz Barton, Head Of Communications at VetCT.
In this episode, Anthony and his guests discuss the Virtual Veterinary Care Association's (VVCA) movement into Europe and how it can help shape the future of care in the veterinary profession. Each guest gives a bit of background on themselves and their careers to date, they delve into the history of the VVCA, and they also explain some of the key definitions of telemedicine.
They share the environmental benefits of telemedicine and explore how it breaks down barriers to offer care and education to those in different countries, landscapes, and languages. Moreover, they discuss how telemedicine is making healthcare more inclusive for those who may struggle to be involved in in-person practice work, and how pet owners can use telemedicine to determine the level of urgency of their query.
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The Vet Uniform Dilemma: Is Your Appearance Affecting Your Clients' Trust In You? - Rebecca Maher | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Rebecca Maher, Veterinary Surgeon, Consumer Psychologist and Managing Director at InsideMinds Consulting.
In this episode, Anthony and Rebecca discuss Rebecca's career to date, including what it was that led her to consumer psychology. Rebecca shares some basic information introducing consumer psychology, such as what drives our decision-making for both big and small life decisions. They discuss Rebecca's PGCert, her main thesis work researching whether how we present ourselves as clinicians affects how we are perceived and trusted, and how important it is to have a likeable personality to your clients. Rebecca gives 3 tips on how to help clients make the right decisions for their pets, such as reputability and vocabulary choices. Finally, they also talk about Rebecca's new business InsideMinds Consulting and how they can help those in the veterinary profession have better communication with their clients.
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From Dermatology to Digital Pathology (A Dialogue Between Clinician And Pathologist) - Trevor Whitbread | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Trevor Whitbread, Pathologist at Abbey Vet Services.
In this episode, Anthony and Trevor discuss Trevor's career to date, the partnerships between veterinarians and pathologists, and how the advancement of the digital world has been making this collaboration easier. They share information on how many biopsy's should be done, whether dermatology cases should be surgically prepped, and how to find/treat such instances as Demodex. Finally, they discuss pathology's next path with technologies such as digital scanners and AI, including NationWide Laboratories' new water immersive scanner.
Thank you to NationWide Laboratories for sponsoring this episode.
Are We Taking Our Responsibility To Fish Medicine Seriously Enough? - Sonya Miles | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Sonya Miles, Exotic Species Veterinary Surgeon & Head Of Department at Highcroft Exotic Vets.
In this episode, Anthony and Sonya discuss whether we are taking our responsibility to fish medicine seriously enough. They talk about the lack of time spent teaching exotics in university, how aquatic species are just as important to their owners as other companion animals pets, and the importance of knowing a basic clinical exam. Sonya also shares the 3 conditions she sees the most in Goldfish and Koi. Finally, Sonya shares her experience in working with the Olive Ridley Project and how important their work is.
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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance - Jill Moss And Tim Nutall | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat are Jill Moss, Founder of the Bella Moss Foundation, and Tim Nutall, Head of Veterinary Dermatology at Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh.
In this episode, Anthony, Jill and Tim discuss the issue of antimicrobial resistance. Jill shares her personal story that led to her setting up the Bella Moss Foundation, Tim talks about the history of antibiotics and how long we have known about resistance, and they talk about the recent change in perspective on when antibiotics should be used. Tim gives information on other treatment options, and they also talk about the importance of the antibiotic amnesty campaign.
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We Need To Stop Using Topical Flea Treatments On Our Pets - Dave Goulson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Dave Goulson, Author of the book 'Silent Earth' and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex.
In this episode, Anthony and Dave discuss all things insects and the environment! Dave shares how much of the UK's wildflower meadows have been lost, how we can have more wildlife-friendly gardens, and express their dislike towards the use of plastic grass. They consider whether we can still rely on government action, following the slowdown of promises such as the Elm Scheme. Finally, they talk about the history of pesticides, how topical flea treatments are getting into our waterways, and whether we need to be more strict on companion animal product testing.
A Discussion About Horse Nutrition - Emma Short | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Emma Short, Senior Nutritionist at Baileys Horse Feeds.
In this episode, Anthony and Emma discuss who Baileys Horse Feeds are and everything they are doing as a company. Emma shares information on how they produce their food on-site with their own mill, the benefits of production all being in one place, and her career to date. They also talk about the company's ongoing research into the ingredients they use, how education is at the centre of the company, and their involvement with the initiatives such as better beginnings. Moreover, Anthony asks about obesity issues in horses and what some of the company's sustainability efforts are.
Thank you to Baileys Horse Feeds for sponsoring this episode.
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Expelling The Myths Around Dog Bites - Carri Westgarth | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Carri Westgarth, Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Liverpool.
In this episode, Anthony and Carri discuss dog bites. Carri explains her career to date and how DAVE (Dog Assisted Virtual Environment) the virtual Labrador is helping to teach behaviour. Anthony asks about the different myths around dog bites and dog bite prevention, they talk about how pain may influence behaviour and results from research investigating the disposition of breeds. Finally, Carri shares some tips on handling dogs for Veterinarians and Vet Nurses.
How Can We Manage Our Teams Successfully? - Jo Keeler | 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 Jo Keeler, Managing Director of Belbin Ltd.
In this episode, Kathryn and Jo talk about managing teams. Jo shares advice on how a manager can choose the best candidate for the position they want to fill, tips on how to manage a team in a stressful environment, and how to provide employees with varied, adaptable and flexible roles.
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How To Use Social Media To Advertise Your Veterinary Practice - Gillian Davidson | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Gillian Davidson, Founder of Green Place Social and Veterinary Nurse.
In this episode, Anthony and Gillian discuss the magnificent world of social media! They open by discussing the rapid digitalisation of the world, and how the pandemic accelerated this. Gillian shares all sorts of tips on how to use social media to advertise your vet practice, including which platforms to use, knowing your audience, what NOT to be posting, and the rise of video marketing. They also talk about how to use trends to your advantage and how exactly Gillian helps her clients and their business.
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One Health: Patient And Environmental Impacts Of Prescribing Antibiotics - Ian Battersby & Margo Mosher | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat are Ian Battersby, Responsible Pharmaceutical Stewardship Lead for Mars Veterinary Health and Margo Mosher, Global Sustainability Director for Mars Veterinary Health.
In this episode, Anthony, Ian and Margo discuss antibiotic stewardship. They talk about how the entire lifecycle of antibiotics has an environmental impact and how managing their production and use is essential. They also discuss when we should be prescribing antibiotics, whether we should be shortening the course lengths, and the one health aspect of the issue. Moreover, Ian and Margo explain what research MARS Veterinary Health is doing in their practices to help with antibiotic stewardship knowledge.
Thank you MARS Veterinary Health for sponsoring this episode.
Why You Should Have Solar Panels On Your Veterinary Practice - Peter Vogel | VETchat by The Webinar Vet
Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Peter Vogel, Director Of Business Development at Otter Energy, a solar energy company in Ontario, Canada.
In this episode, Anthony and Peter talk about solar panels and why you should install them in your vet practice. Peter gives an introduction to himself and the company. They discuss whether Canada is facing similar energy problems as the UK, and they reflect on some past government programmes. Peter outlines some benefits of installing solar panels in your home or vet practice, including the economic benefits and the reliability of having the energy to fall back on if something goes wrong with your supply. Finally, they also cover topics such as the advantages of net metering, phasing out coal, and the value of having batteries.
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