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The Cone of Shame Podcast is the podcast all about life in Veterinary Medicine. Dr Andy Roark covers medical related topics with help from experts in the veterinary industry.

The Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast Dr. Andy Roark

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The Cone of Shame Podcast is the podcast all about life in Veterinary Medicine. Dr Andy Roark covers medical related topics with help from experts in the veterinary industry.

    COS 079: High Anxiety & High Stress Rescue Strategies

    COS 079: High Anxiety & High Stress Rescue Strategies

    This week on the Cone….
    Dr. Andy Roark talks with Dr. Steve Noonan about positive psychology, rescue strategies for severe stress and/or anxiety, and how to enjoy practice after burning out.


    LINKS:

    VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Results: https://www.viacharacter.org/

    Effective Onboarding: https://unchartedvet.com/upcoming-events/
    New Grad Mentorship 2.0: https://unchartedvet.com/upcoming-events/

    Dr. Andy Roark Swag: https://drandyroark.com/swag

    All Links: https://linktr.ee/UnchartedVet


    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Dr.Steve Noonan graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983. By 1986 he and his wife, a veterinary school classmate, owned 3 clinics at the age of 27,necessitating a learning odyssey that continues to this day. He studied practice management continuously and was involved with veterinary politics at every level, serving on many committees. He chaired Veterinary Economics Committees for 12 years, overseeing extensive economic surveys of the profession and implementation of fee guides.
    He has worked with most of the multinational pharmaceutical companies either as a key opinion leader or as a small contractor. He has lectured to veterinary students all over the world and coached over 100 hours in the veterinary student communication labs.
    Twenty-five years of clinical practice culminated in the formation of a 12 hospital partnership and the directorship of an ultramodern 15,000 square foot hospital in Nova Scotia. He started one of the first emergency clinics in Canada and was chairman of the board for 7 years. Steve has worked with dozens of clients as a management consultant involving on-going dialogue with veterinarians about their concerns and issues.
    In 2008 Noonan ‘burned out’. Suffering from a severe physical and mental breakdown, he left active practice. He sought strategies and tools to heal himself permanently and immersed himself in their study. He studied stress management extensively through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses,completing 2 x 8 week courses and attending multiple workshops with other medical professionals in the US. Heis a certified life and executive coach with the prestigious Coaches TrainingInstitute (www.thecoaches.com ) , a process that took18 months. He is an avid student of positive psychology, a branch of the science that studies methodologies to improve the human condition and help people flourish. He has taken online courses at Berkeley and knows about the evidence behind the science of positivity and happiness and how this can be used to help the veterinary profession cope with the stresses that threaten our members.
    He is an experienced communicator with expertise in media interviews, radio, television and speaking to veterinarians as a management consultant. He is a passionate and engaging speaker who has a mission to help prevent others going through what he has and build resilience in other veterinarians to help combat the challenges of daily professional practice.

    ABOUT OUR HOST:

    Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian in Greenville SC and the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary
    Conference. He has received the NAVC Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award three times, the WVC Practice Management Educator of the Year Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.

    • 33 min
    COS 78: The New Breed of Veterinary Employment Contracts

    COS 78: The New Breed of Veterinary Employment Contracts

    This week on the Cone…. Dr. Andy Roark sits down with veterinarian and attorney Dr. Lance Roasa to discuss an unprecedented wave of changes to the employment contracts that veterinarians are asked to sign. Gone are the days of the “handshake contract” and in are the days of the corporate legal team. Let’s get into this episode!


    Links:

    Effective Onboarding with Stephanie Goss:
    https://unchartedvet.com/effective-onboarding/

    Dr. Andy Roark Swag: https://drandyroark.com/swag

    All Links: https://linktr.ee/UnchartedVet


    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Dr. Lance Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M who has bought, operated and sold veterinary practices. He has completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska, is the president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA), and on the board of directors of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.
    Dr. Roasa is a founder of DripLearning Technologies, a veterinary continuing education provider and guest lectures in 13 veterinary colleges on the legal aspects of medical recordkeeping,veterinary malpractice and veterinary business as part of the curriculum. Heserves as a national co-advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Associationand regularly lectures to regional VBMA chapters and the national association on the topics of growth, business metrics, and technology implementation.
    Dr. Roasa is also the primary attorneyfor the Roasa Law Group, P.C., a law practice dedicated to serving veterinarians in practice transactions, employment contracts and as legal counsel to startup businesses.

    ABOUT OUR HOST:
    Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian in Greenville SC and the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference. He has received the NAVC Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award three times, the WVC Practice Management Educator of the Year Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.

    Edited by: Dustin Bays
    linktr.ee/BaysBrass
    @Bays4Bays Twitter/Instagram

    • 42 min
    COS 77: The Spot is Blue, What Do You Do? Lyme Disease Crash Course

    COS 77: The Spot is Blue, What Do You Do? Lyme Disease Crash Course

    This episode of the Cone of Shame veterinary podcast is brought to you by the fine folks at CEVA animal health. Learn more about them and their catalogue of products at https://www.ceva.us/

    This week, on the Cone…..
    Dr. Andy Roark sits down with not one but TWO superstar parasitologists to talk lyme disease, diagnostics and treatments. They get into the most common mistakes veterinarians make, when and how to treat, and the most important tips and tricks vet practitioners can have.


    LINKS:
    Companion Animal Parasite Council: https://capcvet.org/

    ACVIM Consensus Statement (Lyme Disease): https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jvim.15042


    ABOUT OUR GUESTS

    Dr. Lindsay Starkey was raised on a cattle farm in Northeast Kansas and earned her BS (2007) in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. She completed both her DVM (2011) and PhD (2015) in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma State University where her graduate research focused on several vector-borne infections of dogs. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology sub-specialty, completing her residency training through the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University in 2015. Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at Auburn University in May 2016 where she is involved in various research projects involving vector-borne and food-borne infections, diagnostic parasitology, and parasite consultation and outreach. Dr. Starkey also is heavily involved in the teaching of parasitology to first, second, and fourth-year veterinary students, and she has received two teaching awards while at Auburn, most recently being awarded the Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award in March 2020.

    Dr. Brian Herrin is an assistant professor at the Kansas State University College of
    Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from Oklahoma State University for both his DVM
    and PhD. His current research focus is on the control of ticks and fleas on companion
    animals. Some of his recent interests are on surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases of horses and the surveillance of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in the US. Although his research focus is on ticks, Dr. Herrin enjoys working with all parasites of veterinary importance through the diagnostic service and teaching/outreach opportunities.


    ABOUT THE HOST

    Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and his popular Facebook page, website, podcast and YouTube show reach millions of people every month.

    Dr. Roark has received the NAVC Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award three times, the WVC Practice Management Educator of the Year Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. His greatest achievement however involves marrying a bad-ass scientist and raising 2 kind and wonderful daughters.

    • 34 min
    COS 76: Anesthesia Hacks That Cost Nothing

    COS 76: Anesthesia Hacks That Cost Nothing

    This week on the Cone….

    Dr. Andy Roark challenges Tasha McNerney CVT, CVPP The Original Anesthesia Nerd to give him ways to raise his anesthesia and pain control game that involve NO MONEY and use items and medications he already has in his clinic. Needless to say, Tasha rises to the occasion. Check it out!


    LINKS:
    April Uncharted Veterinary Conference: https://unchartedvet.com/uvvc2021/


    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Tasha McNerney obtained her CVT in 2005 and has worked clinically in the areas of anesthesia and surgery ever since. Tasha obtained her CVPP (certified veterinary pain practitioner) designation in 2013 and became a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia in 2015.

    Tasha has been a featured speaker on various anesthesia and pain management topics at several international veterinary conferences. Tasha is the author of many articles and blogs on anesthesia and pain management related topics.
    In 2013 Tasha created the Facebook group Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds, which has over 50,000 members taking part in education and exchange of ideas from all over the world!

    Tasha is crazy and bought a 1920's fixer upper and is now obsessed with home improvement tutorials on YouTube. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, one perfect cat, and one jerk cat. Trust me that cat is a jerk.

    • 32 min
    COS 75: More Pets, Less Vets - The Vet Shortage and What We Can Do

    COS 75: More Pets, Less Vets - The Vet Shortage and What We Can Do

    This week on the Cone….
    Dr. Andy Roark and Dr. Bob Lester sit down to discuss our swollen caseload and the undersized pool of veterinarians trying to see it. How did we get here? And more importantly, how do we get out?


    Links:
    More Pets, Less Vets Original Article: https://vet-advantage.com/vet_advantage/more-pets-less-vets-veterinary-professional-shortage/?fbclid=IwAR1imz5oFDLqpqnhwuc2AeOK4CCHQ4WgXaR27FtQbQ3ZEb7BTkzPhGKEWW8

    Uncharted April Conference:
    https://unchartedvet.com/uvvc2021/


    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Dr. Bob Lester
    Chief Medical Officer
    Member Board of Directors
    WellHaven Pet Health
    Dr. Lester remainsas passionate about the veterinary profession as the day he entered veterinary school (sometime last century). He is a firm believer in the veterinaryprofession's double bottom line proposition of doing well by doing good.
    Dr. Lester is a graduate of Oregon State and Washington State University’s College ofVeterinary Medicine and completed the American Association of VeterinaryMedical Colleges Leadership Academy.
    He spent his early career as a small-town mixed animal practice owner before joining the founding leadership team at Banfield Pet Hospitals. At Banfield, he held positions in medicine, operations, franchising, human resources, and professional relations.After a rewarding career at Banfield/Mars Inc., he left as Vice President ofProfessional Relations to help found the Lincoln Memorial University College ofVeterinary Medicine where he served as Assistant Dean. Dr. Lester’s LMU-CVM team pioneered a novel community-based clinical education program and developed the professional skills curriculum including instruction in communication,leadership, teamwork, and practice management.
    Bob is now a co-founder, Chief Medical Officer, and member of the Board of Directors forWellHaven Pet Health, a family of companion animal practices that believes incaring for the caregivers so that they can care for others. WellHaven PetHospitals are both new build full-service AAHA/Fear Free hospitals, acquired and joint venture affiliate practices.
    Bob was a two-time gubernatorial appointee and Chair of the Oregon Veterinary Medical ExaminingBoard. He was the state delegate to the American Association of VeterinaryState Boards. He served as a site team member for the AVMA Council onEducation, and on the Job Analysis Task Force for the International Council forVeterinary Assessment. Dr. Lester authors the column “Creative Disruption” forToday’s Veterinary Business.
    In addition to his board position at WellHaven Pet Health, he serves as a board member and Treasurer of Pet Peace of Mind a non-profit which keeps hospice patients together with their pets through the end of life. He also serves as VicePresident of the board of the North American Veterinary Community, and on the advisory boards of easyvetclinic, Pet Desk, AirVet, and the LMU College ofVeterinary Medicine.
    Dr. Lester’s interests include all things veterinary, writing, start-ups, speaking, business and leadership development, the human-animal bond, and giving back to the profession that has done so much for him and others.
    His family includes his wife Crystal, two amazing daughters McKenzie and Paige, and two rescue Yorkie’sJessie and Woody.

    • 35 min
    COS 74: The Case for Pet Health Equity

    COS 74: The Case for Pet Health Equity

    This week on the Cone of Shame Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark talks with Dr. Michael Blackwell about incremental care, pet health equity, and the moral and public health responsibility of veterinarians to ensure affordable care for pets.

    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Dr. Michael Blackwell, like his father, earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University. He currently serves as the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, University of Tennessee. His mission is to improve access to veterinary care for underserved families.

    Dr. Blackwell previously served as:
    Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee,
    Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General of the United States,
    Deputy Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, and
    Chief Veterinary Officer, U.S. Public Health Service.

    During 23 years on active duty, he achieved the rank of Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral) of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and two Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medals.

    LINKS:

    Uncharted Virtual Marketing & Strategy Conference: April 22-25th
    unchartedvet.com/uvvc2021/

    Upcoming events: unchartedvet.com/upcoming-events/
    Dr. Andy Roark Swag: https://drandyroark.com/swag

    All Links: https://linktr.ee/UnchartedVet

    Edited by: Dustin Bays
    linktr.ee/BaysBrass
    @Bays4Bays Twitter/Instagram

    • 54 min

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