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Tired of boring, clinical veterinary podcasts? Join Veterinarian Dr Julian Hoad & Anaesthetic Expert Mike Brampton, as they interview inspirational guests each week who are related to the veterinary world. Veterinary Ramblings is like going for a drink with your favourite work colleagues after a long day - we’ll make you laugh, inspire you and perhaps teach you something new!

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Tired of boring, clinical veterinary podcasts? Join Veterinarian Dr Julian Hoad & Anaesthetic Expert Mike Brampton, as they interview inspirational guests each week who are related to the veterinary world. Veterinary Ramblings is like going for a drink with your favourite work colleagues after a long day - we’ll make you laugh, inspire you and perhaps teach you something new!

    Jungle Adventure Of A New Grad Vet With Jamil Dowling

    Jungle Adventure Of A New Grad Vet With Jamil Dowling

     In this episode, Jamil Dowling, a veterinary graduate who previously joined the hosts as a student, returns to share his extraordinary journey post-graduation. Starting with his unconventional entrance into vet school, Jamil discusses his recent experiences working in various countries, including Bolivia, the US, Mexico, and plans for Australia. 
    He reflects on the valuable lessons learned while navigating the profession globally, contrasting the veterinary practices and opportunities in the UK with those abroad. Jamil highlights the importance of gaining a broad range of practical experience, especially in surgical skills, and the systemic issues facing the veterinary profession. 
    He also sheds light on the power of networking through social media to find unique opportunities and the importance of mentorship, advocating for new graduates to seize opportunities and develop diverse competencies early in their careers.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Journey Into Ultrasound With Angie Lloyd-Jones and Julie Burnage from Aspire UCS

    A Journey Into Ultrasound With Angie Lloyd-Jones and Julie Burnage from Aspire UCS

     In this weeks episode, Julian and Mike are joined by Angie and Jules, two women with a combined experience of 65 years in ultrasound, now focused on enhancing ultrasound skills within the veterinary field. 
    Starting with a light-hearted discussion about their favourite bread, the conversation quickly shifts to the serious topic of veterinary ultrasound diagnostics. Angie, a former radiographer turned ultrasound specialist, shares her journey from human to veterinary sonography, emphasizing the vast differences and challenges between the two fields. Jules talks about being drawn out of retirement to elevate standards and training in veterinary ultrasound, motivated by the glaring absence of standardized practices in primary care. 
    They discuss the pressing need for proper training and mentorship for veterinarians, the potential risks of inadequate ultrasound diagnostics, and their efforts to provide comprehensive online and mentor-led training programs. Their mission is to ensure vets can confidently diagnose and treat animals, mirroring the rigour and standards found in human medicine. The conversation also touches on their personal stories, challenges, and a memorable adventure in Sri Lanka, underlining their passion for their work and the veterinary community.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 109: Flying Giraffes and Aging Horses With Nicola Jarvis (Redwings Horse Sanctuary)

    Episode 109: Flying Giraffes and Aging Horses With Nicola Jarvis (Redwings Horse Sanctuary)

     Join Nicola Jarvis, a passionate veterinary surgeon from Red Wings Horse Sanctuary, as she shares her fascinating experiences in this light-hearted chat. Nicola qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and after working in mixed practice in Norfolk, she became Rossdales’ first ever intern in 1993. Nicky then joined Redwings Horse Sanctuary in 1996 as a locum and loved it so much she never left!
    Redwings currently cares for over 1500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at eleven sites around the UK. Nicola is responsible for overseeing the team of dedicated vets, equine veterinary nurses and equine care staff who look after their health and well-being. From quirky tales about 'flying giraffes' to more serious topics such as the impact of Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) on elderly horses, Nicola covers it all. The episode also explores her baking escapades, her love for cars, and her work at the horse sanctuary. 


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    Episode 108: Change How You Think About Special Need Dogs With Tracey Turnbull

    Episode 108: Change How You Think About Special Need Dogs With Tracey Turnbull

    In this episode, we delve into the heartwarming world of dog rescue and advocacy with the incredible Tracey Turnbull. Introduced to us by former guest Louise Buckley, Tracey enlightens us on the latest challenges facing dog charities, focusing on the complexities surrounding Brucella Canis, overseas rescues, and the financial aspects involved.
    Beginning with the intricacies of adoption fees, Tracey walks us through the process, shedding light on what it means to rescue special needs dogs. Through her personal adoption story, she passionately advocates for these dogs, sharing the impactful life lessons they've brought to her family and the broader community.
    Tracey's journey takes an unexpected turn as she recounts an accident that altered her life's trajectory and inspired her to become a nurse. We explore her career progression, gaining insights into her day-to-day responsibilities and the evolving landscape of mental health treatment in the UK, especially in children.
    The conversation takes a thought-provoking turn towards biomedical ethics, as Tracey shares her interest and expertise. Amidst a discussion on asking difficult questions, our hosts, Mike and Julian, humorously slip in one of their regular tricky queries – this time about Tracey's favourite bread. The segue leads us into a sensitive conversation about pet euthanasia, guiding listeners on how to approach this difficult decision and the emotional complexities it entails.
    As we navigate the poignant subject of loss, Tracey emphasizes the joy and love that any dog, especially those with special needs, can bring into one's life. Both hosts share their personal experiences with special needs pets, offering valuable insights. The episode wraps up with Tracey's 60-second CPD, titled "The Joy And Excitement Special Dogs Bring To Your Life," leaving listeners with a heartfelt appreciation for the unique bonds formed with our four-legged friends. Tune in for a touching exploration of compassion, resilience, and the transformative power of our furry companions.


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    Episode 107: In the Arctic with Mike Brampton

    Episode 107: In the Arctic with Mike Brampton

    To celebrate the festive season, Julian Hoad interviews Mike Brampton who provides a compelling account of his life as an Arctic explorer, guide and wildlife photographer.
    From learning to drive powerboats to navigating the unpredictable waters and ice flows of the Arctic in search of polar bears, Mike shares captivating tales about his journey, his responsibilities, and the mesmerising natural phenomena he encounters. He delves into the challenges of balancing his duties towards guests, wildlife, and nature; the specifics of his routine in Arctic expeditions; and the future of ecotourism amid changing Arctic landscapes due to climate change. The discussion concludes with Mike’s future plans, which potentially include an expedition to Antarctica.
    To see Mike's stunning photos, head over to his instagram @mikebrampton
    Mike will be guiding from next year, and if you would like to join him, you can sign up to his email list for updates on upcoming expeditions here: https://form.jotform.com/233603596118054 


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    • 56 min
    Episode 106: Not One More Vet With Shannon Emmons

    Episode 106: Not One More Vet With Shannon Emmons

    In this episode, we sit down with Dr Shannon Emmons, a practice owner, Education Committee Co-Chair and a member of the Board of Directors for the veterinary mental health organization, Not One More Vet, Inc. Join us for a down-to-earth conversation about the realities of veterinary life and the importance of mental health awareness! 
    We kick off the conversation by getting to know Shannon better, exploring the challenges she faced as a new vet and business owner amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Shannon candidly shares her personal journey with mental health challenges and how it spurred her involvement with 'Not One More Vet,' a non-profit offering support to vets facing similar struggles. She also discusses the prevalent issues in the profession, like cyber harassment and communication breakdowns, underscoring the need for open conversations about mental health.
    Delving into her interest in veterinary behaviour, Shannon highlights the connection between physical and mental health and shares her vision for improving well-being within the industry. The episode wraps up with a practical 60-second CPD challenge and a thought-provoking question from Shannon, aiming to spark positive change in the veterinary field.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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