Dentals, mentors and impostor syndrome: Podcasts for veterinary professionals

December 26, 2019
Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Brendan Howard oversees veterinary business, practice management and life-balance content for, 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.

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'We're here in the white tundra of northern Russia with the tiny Asiatic mountain kitten. Watch as she approaches the strange device and decides whether to invest an hour or two listening to smart veterinarians share useful information.' (Volodymyr /

Whether you're awash in loud family get-togethers, stuck working holiday shifts or feeling lonely right now, your veterinary colleagues are always kicking out killer audio for you to listen to that might make you feel a little less alone, a little less frazzled and a little more intellectually challenged.

Let's start with the heart. Before you head out of the holidays into the wood chipper of veterinary practice in January, please take a deep breath, step back and consider whether impostor syndrome(this doodle explains) is alive in your life and the stories you tell yourself. The DVM Divas discuss here.

If you really just wanna get into the medicine, you can dental-nerd it up in Dr. Andy Roark's interview with Dr. Donnell Hansen about an 8-year-old Labrador with an upper right 4th premolar slab structure.

Can't get enough of the holidays? Fine. Dr. Ernie Ward covers the potentially sensitive topic of celebrating the December holidays and whether you should be giving gifts at all this holiday season.

Last but not least, there's a bunch of talk these days about mentorship in veterinary medicine: New graduates want it, time-strapped practice owners are supposed to give it, and nobody totally agrees on what that "mentorship" looks like. Here are six minutes and change of big-picture thought on the topic from Dr. Dave Nicol, Dr. Peter Weinstein and yours truly (I rally just ask long-winded question) straight from a Starbucks a block from Fetch dvm360 in San Diego.

Happy holidays, folks.

For your veterinary clients!

Babies and cats: Dr. Kathryn Primm interviews behaviorist Dr. E'Lise Christen on how they can mix.

• Dr. Justine Lee considers how nervous pet owners need to be about anesthesia and sedation.

• Aaaaand ... information on vaccines-from veterinarians, instead of the whatever yahoos are out there on the internet.