The veterinary thought exchange (vtx) was founded in 2019 by RCVS and EBVS Veterinary Specialists Scott Kilpatrick and Liz Bode. The vision for vtx is to provide high-quality, friendly veterinary CPD that both educates and inspires our colleagues, delivered in a professional and compassionate manner. Through our podcast we hope to start conversations with as many of you as possible.
Episode 20 - Childhood Dreams, Comedy Clubs and Cats With Clots
We are excited to be joined this week by Judy, chatting about everything from childhood dreams to realistic career expectations. Judy Puddifoot has been a first opinion small animal vet for 6 years since graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 aged 37. She is passionate about raising clinical standards and improving animal welfare. She has also presented TV shows, enjoys writing articles and guesting on podcasts. Judy can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @JudyTheVet. Her Facebook page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/judythevet/ In our clinical segment Scott and Liz chat about the management of aortic thromboembolism in cats. This is a really challenging and devastating condition. Have treatment options changed and is there really anything we can do? www.vtx-cpd.comFAT CAT vs SUPER CAT What’s New in FATE? | vtx-cpd (vtx-cpd.com)
Episode 19 - Nutrition... how Paleo are you?
We are really pleased to be joined by Michael (Vet Affairs Manager, United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Hill's Pet Nutrition Ltd). This was a great opportunity to chat about the role pet nutrition plays in practice today - touching on some of the trends and difficulties we come face as vets and nurses on a daily basis. Ultimately as members of the vet healthcare team we face ever increasing time pressures, so where does nutrition fit in the order of priorities? With increasing emphasis being placed on preventative healthcare and an increase in nutrition linked diseases such as obesity, nutrition is increasingly being pushed into the pet owners line of sight. So who is best placed to discuss nutrition and to make an appropriate recommendation? Dr Google, the breeder, the groomer or the Vet Healthcare Team? www.vtx-cpd.comwww.hillsvet.co.uk
Episode 18 - Katie, Cobalamin and Christmas
We are so excited to welcome back Katie Ford for our Christmas podcast! We look back on the crazy year we have had and reflect on some of the great podcast chats we have had. Katie also takes some surprise questions from podcast listeners. We were also lucky enough to chat with Gemma about the wonders of cobalamin in small animal practice. It really is the vitamin that keeps on giving! Merry Christmas everyone! Check out Katie’s amazing book at Shop | Katie Ford Ltd (katiefordvet.com)You can find out more about the veterinary thought exchange at www.vtx-cpd.comCheck out Protexin at Protexin Veterinary | Vet Area - Protexin Vet
Episode 17 - "In a world where you can be anything, be kind"
This week we are so privileged to be joined by Rosie Allister. Rosie has received the BVA Chiron Award and RCVS Impact Award for work on veterinary mental health. Her PhD researched mental health, support, and identity and how they affect veterinary wellbeing and mental health. She has substantial experience in applied suicide prevention, support, and evidence-based solutions. She combines technical and academic knowledge with a practical background in veterinary practice and in supporting veterinary professionals. Rosie manages Vetlife Helpline and volunteers with All4Paws veterinary clinic and Samaritans.Vetlife Helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential support to the veterinary community. Call 0303 040 2551 or email via www.vetlife.org.ukYou can find out more about the veterinary thought exchange at www.vtx-cpd.com
Episode 16 - Kitchen Floor Moments
This week we are joined by Lacey. Born in South Wales in a small valleys town she decided to swap paths from law and followed her passion to become a veterinary nurse. Lacey has enjoyed a diverse career and has learnt to embrace the bumps in the road along the way. She currently works as a locum RVN throughout the UK. Lacey is passionate about wellness, nurse training, brachycephalic education and veterinary culture. Lacey founded veterinary pay it forward in 2018. If you only do one thing this week then check out her Facebook page and pay it forward!https://www.facebook.com/groups/422930401517207/?ref=shareRVN Lacey (@rvnspeaks) • Instagram photos and videos
Episode 15 - It started with a sticker
This week we chat to Anna about her career as a vet and her amazing campaign ‘Vet Your Breasts’. It was one of those typical Fridays in the lead up to Christmas with a 4pm emergency and a late discharge. Anna just managed to get to the pool for a swim before it closed. That’s when she saw a breast cancer awareness poster in the changing room. She felt a lump in her left boob and 2 months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 and life turned upside-down. If you only do one thing today ‘Vet Your Breasts’. website: www.vetyourbreasts.comfacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vet-Your-Breasts-108626200807292instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vetyourbreasts/gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vetyourbreastscampaign?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
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So informative and interesting!!
I love nothing more than finding a podcast that hooks me and I can’t wait for the next episode and this is one of those podcasts! Really great addition to my podcast library!
The most fabulous people with the best knowledge. Could listen to scott explain things all day. Well done xxx