20 episodes

Vet Candy is a veterinary talk show that showcases dynamic and relatable veterinary professionals. Unfiltered and always entertaining, host Dr. Merrill Simpson and her guests present unique and amusing points of view on literally everything related to their vet life.

Vet Candy on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com) Dr. Jenifer Chatfield & Dr. Jason Chatfield

    • Kids & Family

Vet Candy is a veterinary talk show that showcases dynamic and relatable veterinary professionals. Unfiltered and always entertaining, host Dr. Merrill Simpson and her guests present unique and amusing points of view on literally everything related to their vet life.

    Vet Candy - Episode 20 In Other News… Do Vets Need To Worry About The Novel Coronavirus?

    Vet Candy - Episode 20 In Other News… Do Vets Need To Worry About The Novel Coronavirus?

    You can’t watch the news these days without hearing about the new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. The reports are scary and getting scarier. It is getting very hard to distinguish fact from fiction. On this episode, Dr. Jen and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by virologist and coronavirus expert, Dr. Gary Whittaker, from Cornell University who explains all and tells us where we can go for accurate information.

    • 31 min
    Vet Candy - Episode 19 In Other News, What Is African Swine Fever and Why Should We Be Concerned?

    Vet Candy - Episode 19 In Other News, What Is African Swine Fever and Why Should We Be Concerned?

    Vet Candy co-hosts, Dr. Jen and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by researchers from the USDA to learn the latest on this serious disease any how it could affect the US pork industry. Scientists Douglas Gladue and Manuel Borca join us from Plum Island and tell us all we need to know and more.

    • 38 min
    Vet Candy - Episode 18 Aussie Vet Student, Lucy Fuchter Gets Real About Mental Health Issues

    Vet Candy - Episode 18 Aussie Vet Student, Lucy Fuchter Gets Real About Mental Health Issues

    University of Sydney veterinary student, Lucy Fuchter, already has an impressive resume. She graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary sciences and she is the former president of the school’s Veterinary Society. She recently made headlines by inspiring her classmates to strip and pose with animals to raise money for mental health awareness.

    Both male and female veterinary students from the University of Sydney bared all with strategically-placed pigs, hats, and puppies to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Hosts Dr. Jen and Dr. Jason Chatfield get to know Lucy and learn about vet school life down under and why Lucy thinks it is time for us to focus on mental health.

    • 30 min
    Vet Candy - Episode 17 In Other News...Many Deadly Diseases Are Preventable!

    Vet Candy - Episode 17 In Other News...Many Deadly Diseases Are Preventable!

    Is "Vaccinology" really a thing? How many vaccines is too many...on a Friday...afternoon...before a holiday weekend? Join Dr. Jenifer and Dr. Jason Chatfield as they discuss the ins and outs of vaccinology with Amy Stone, DVM, PhD (Immunology). Learn why the posse should ride together and other great tips for determining vaccine administration timelines.

    • 43 min
    Vet Candy - Episode 16 Secrets to A Happy Vet Visit

    Vet Candy - Episode 16 Secrets to A Happy Vet Visit

    Veterinarians become veterinarians because they love animals and they want to keep them healthy. However, that is an impossible task if pets never come in through your door. Getting customers to visit your clinic can be very difficult for most of us, but guest Dr. Kathryn Primm of Applebrook Animal Hospital makes it easy. Dr. Kat tells explains to hosts Dr. Jason and Dr. Jenifer Chatfield about how she learned about customer experience by simply strapping on a Go Pro camera to a dog that visited her clinic.

    • 35 min
    Vet Candy - Episode 15 In Other News…We Should Pay Attention To What We Eat?

    Vet Candy - Episode 15 In Other News…We Should Pay Attention To What We Eat?

    Some carbs? No carbs? Good carbs? Bad carbs? Sheesh! What about snacks?! Yikes! Join Dr. Jen and Dr. Jason as they sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly of nutrition with Caitlin Kiarie, a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and the owner of Mom N Tot Nutrition in Montclair, New Jersey. Find out what Dr. Jen relied on when working overnight ER shifts…at 2am…AND what Caitlin has to say about that! Caitlin also has a great recipe for cookie dough hummus that she says is a great snack - get it from Vet Candy’s Facebook Watch!

    • 34 min

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