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Does work life balance really exist in the veterinary industry? Veterinarians Dr Gerardo Poli and Dr Hubert Hiemstra believe that knowledge is for sharing, so with the help of their guests they are unlocking the tips, tools and tactics that you’ll need to build the veterinary career you have always wanted and supercharge your passion for life. We speak to some of the most inspiring and energised veterinary professionals in the world and discuss the attitudes and actions that allows them to thrive. Could these be the mentors you’ve been looking for? 

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    • 4.8, 8 Ratings

Does work life balance really exist in the veterinary industry? Veterinarians Dr Gerardo Poli and Dr Hubert Hiemstra believe that knowledge is for sharing, so with the help of their guests they are unlocking the tips, tools and tactics that you’ll need to build the veterinary career you have always wanted and supercharge your passion for life. We speak to some of the most inspiring and energised veterinary professionals in the world and discuss the attitudes and actions that allows them to thrive. Could these be the mentors you’ve been looking for? 

    VV Clinical: A practical guide to diagnosing coagulopathy, Part 1.

    VV Clinical: A practical guide to diagnosing coagulopathy, Part 1.

    In our two part series on coagulation we talk to Prof. Bruce Parry, a former clinical pathologist from the University of Melbourne. In part 1 we cover primary coagulation. We talk everything platelets: how to accurately pick cases of thrombocytopaenia, pro-tips to make sure you get to the right answers, and common pitfalls. We also look at the buccal mucosal bleeding time test: how to do it, and what information it will provide.

    We’re also excited to introduce you to our first ever sponsor: our guest expert is brought to you by Heska, the most exciting new player in in-house diagnostics in Australia. 
    Heska aims to change the way you think about and run your in-house diagnostics to save you both time and money, while increasing your standards of care. Best of all, you don’t pay a cent for the analysers; you only pay for the tests you perform. It’s that simple. Pay less, get more, no tricks.

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    • 37 min
    #29: Lead to succeed, with Paul Ainsworth.

    #29: Lead to succeed, with Paul Ainsworth.

    Paul Ainsworth is the founding director of the Lincoln Institute, which is a leadership and development organisation for veterinarians and veterinary teams. He is a highly sought after executive coach, facilitator and key note presenter.  Paul is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, the Royal Military College Duntroon and was awarded the prestigious Sasakawa Leadership Scholarship by the Australian Graduate School of Management’s Executive MBA program.
    As an infantry officer Paul has seen international service in 5 foreign countries, culminating in leading an international military observer unit in one of the words harshest environments. Paul has safely lead teams out of crossfire, negotiated the release of hostages, reopened international borders that had been closed due to hostile acts and provided humanitarian relief to communities suffering oppression.
    On resigning his commission, he was appointed Director of Property at ALDI Foods where he oversaw the roll-out of a large number of supermarkets. His appointment as their first Director in Australia ensured his place in establishing the culture of one of the world’s largest food retailers.
    Paul has over 30 years of leadership experience across all socio-economic and geopolitical boundaries making him highly sought after as an instructor and facilitator to all levels of business.

    In this episode Paul tells us epic stories about leadership success and failures. He talks about fear, and the antidote to fear, the art of mindful transitioning as the solution to burnout, having difficult conversations, but more importantly how to prevent the need for difficult conversations. We discuss the biggest challenges a new leader will face in their role and how to avoid those pitfalls, plus how senior leaders can help new leaders fill with roles successfully, and much much more.

    For the show notes or to check out our guests’ favourite books, podcasts and everything else we talk about in the show, click on the webpage link on the episode page wherever you listen to us, or visit the podcast website at thevetvault.com.

    Connect with us by leaving us a voice message on our episode page on the anchor app (https://anchor.fm) and hitting the record button, via email at thevetvaultpodcast@gmail.com, or just catch up with us on instagram. We’d love to hear from you!

    If you like what you heard, then please help us to spread the word by subscribing to the podcast (it’s free!), and by telling your friends about us.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The hardest things can be the best things. Vet Vault Quickie with Dr. Rob Webster.

    The hardest things can be the best things. Vet Vault Quickie with Dr. Rob Webster.

    What do you do when you are facing something overwhelming? That surgical procedure, that difficult conversation, that business idea... are you spurred into action, or do you feel paralysed? In this quickie Dr Rob shares his thoughts on facing up to the scary and sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles on the road to success.

    • 10 min
    #28: The sum of all parts. With Dr. Adam Christman.

    #28: The sum of all parts. With Dr. Adam Christman.

    Our guest for this episode is a true veterinary virtuoso, so much so that’s it’s hard to pick just one single job title for him. Dr. Adam Christman is a practicing small animal veterinarian in the same practice where he started his veterinary career as a 14 year old kennel hand, as well as at a local animal shelter, but his veterinary journey has taken him on many interesting paths. These include completing an MBA, regular public speaking, a career in media, social media influencer, published author, Disney aficionado, and most recently to his new role as the veterinary director for DVM 360 and the Fetch conferences. We start our conversation with Adam with an important topic that is very close to my heart: Daschunds! 

    However, the episode does not peak here as you might expect - we cover a wide range of other topics, like Adam’s secrets for when you’re feeling stuck in your career and how to make sure you have a smooth relationship with one of the most precious resources in practice: your nurses. We talk personality types, the brand that is YOU, maintaining energy levels and much much more. Did we mention the daschunds? 

    For the show notes or to check out our guests’ favourite books, podcasts and everything else we talk about in the show, click on the webpage link on the episode page wherever you listen to us, or visit the podcast website at https://thevetvault.com/. If you have a question that you’d like us to answer with the help of our guests, leave us a voice message by going to our episode page on the anchor app (https://anchor.fm) and hitting the record button, via email at thevetvaultpodcast@gmail.com, or just catch up with us on instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/thevetvault/) We’d love to hear from you! If you like what you heard, then please help us to spread the word by subscribing to the podcast (it’s free!), and by telling your friends about us.

    • 57 min
    We’re essential, but do we believe it? Business and Leadership Series, episode 2.

    We’re essential, but do we believe it? Business and Leadership Series, episode 2.

    If you did a little victory dance - and let’s face it, we all did - when it was announced that vets are an essential service during the early days of the covid outbreak, then perhaps we should talk about how you value yourself and the services you offer? Dr. Shibly joins us again to talk about value: how most vets shoot themselves in the foot on a daily basis when it comes to demonstrating value to our clients, and strategies to fix this. Listen carefully for the two words you should never use in front of your clients!

    • 46 min
    #27: Connection is the key. With Dr. Alex Hynes.

    #27: Connection is the key. With Dr. Alex Hynes.

    Dr. Alex Hynes is a force of nature: whether she’s on the floor in the emergency hospital, leading her team as a company director, showcasing our profession to the world on the Bondi Vet television show, mentoring the thousands of young vets who look up to her, or taking care of her daughter, you can’t help but be inspired by her passion and energy when she crosses your path.

    In our long awaited episode with Alex we talk to her about where she finds her motivation and whether she ever has bad days. Alex gives us a master class on connecting with our clients: what they need from us, how to effectively give them what they need and how to demonstrate value in what you do. We talk about how things are different during the time of Covid-19 and how you and your business can stand out as a shining light in these potentially dark times.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Natalie Alicia ,

Valuable and inspiring

Absolutely love this podcast. So inspiring listening to all the different speakers in each episode and each one has their own message. As a final year vet student I have taken on board so many valuable lessons that aren’t always clinical but are so useful when considering the wider profession. Gerardo and Hubert are also great hosts too!

Spallett ,

Great guests and inspiring conversations

Not just useful for the veterinary industry, this stuff is relevant for everyone :)

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