Abusive boss, professional appearance and NAVLE: Podcasts for veterinary professionals

November 18, 2019
Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Brendan Howard oversees veterinary business, practice management and life-balance content for dvm360.com, dvm360 magazine, Firstline and Vetted, and plans the Practice Management track at all three Fetch dvm360 conferences.Brendan has proudly served under the Veterinary Economics and dvm360 banners for more than 10 years. Before that, he worked as a journalist, writer and editor at Entrepreneur magazine and a top filmed entertainment magazine in Southern California. Brendan received a Masters in English Literature from University of California, Riverside, in 1999.

Hungry for podcasts for veterinarians, team members and the pet owners they serve? Then this list is for you. Subscribe now (theyre all free).

 

Raisa Kanareva/stock.adobe.comWant to hear the shortest veterinary podcast of the day? Dr. Dave Nicol pumps up a new European vet grad who wonders if clients will push back on money at his new job at a “more expensive clinic.” Two minutes and change (and the Q&A is all done by the first minute).

If it's not clients that are the problem but an abusive boss, Dr. Andy Roark and Stephanie Goss tackle that question (iTunes). (And if this subject is on your mind, don't miss this advice on the topic, too.)

The DVM Divas consider what counts as “professional appearance” in their latest (iTunes).

If you're anticipating a post-holiday slowdown (and many practices do), Brandon Breshears has five practical tips (website) on running paid ads online, building a marketing system for the future, improving staff phone skills and stockpiling content you can share with clients year-round.

And what does this time of year mean for many veterinary students? The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). The team at Vet School Unleashed wants to ease the pressure on panicky students with podcast episodes here and here with details, tips and tricks. Share with the future DVM (or VMD) in your life. (Bonus data: Did you know how tired veterinary students are today?)

If spending money on the holidays has you thinking about personal finance, Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, scored the mind behind the annual Benchmarks: A Study of Well-Managed Practices, Denise Tumblin, who's a CPA and lays out details on savings, managing debt and “paying your future self”(website).

If you want a little more touchy-feely listen today to think about your veterinary career in a more whole way-in all its spiritual, intellectual and educational aspects-don't miss this conversation on Podcast a Vet (website).

For your veterinary clients!

Here are three podcast episodes to share with pet owners:

• Bound to be at least a little controversial, Dr. Justine Lee interviews pet obesity fighter and now veterinary pet-food company entrepreneur Dr. Ernie Ward on nutrition. Website here. (I'm reading Dr. Ward's upcoming book on plant-based animal diets right now.).

• Cat owners need advice on inappropriate elimination? Click here. Want to learn more about kitten kindergarten? Click here.