52 episodes

The Vet School Unleashed podcast aims at uniting veterinary students around the world as well as prospective veterinary students and veterinarians with a collaborative forum where we provide a candid commentary on topics, issues, and insight on life in veterinary school.  Each episode features a special guest who will lend their stories, expertise, and wisdom on the topic at hand. Learn more at www.vetschoolunleashed.com.

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The Vet School Unleashed podcast aims at uniting veterinary students around the world as well as prospective veterinary students and veterinarians with a collaborative forum where we provide a candid commentary on topics, issues, and insight on life in veterinary school.  Each episode features a special guest who will lend their stories, expertise, and wisdom on the topic at hand. Learn more at www.vetschoolunleashed.com.

    52: Setting Yourself Up for NAVLE Success featuring Dr. Matt Asciutto

    52: Setting Yourself Up for NAVLE Success featuring Dr. Matt Asciutto

    Foliage changing color, brisk mornings, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes aren't the only things that signal Fall is here.  Fall also means NAVLE season!  In this episode, Seth welcomes back (now Dr.) Matt Asciutto to talk about their own NAVLE experiences and share tips, tricks, and words of wisdom for fourth-year veterinary students embarking on this milestone moment in veterinary school.

    Click here to learn about the basics of the NAVLE

    Click here to read more of Matt's test-taking strategies































    Dr. Matt Asciutto spent many years performing improv, putting his master’s in chemistry to work, and teaching MCAT for Kaplan before pursuing an incredibly sensible and ever lucrative career in veterinary medicine. He now only does freelance relief work as an ER veterinarian across whatever states are willing to license him. When he isn’t traveling for work he is off exploring the world - so, he is basically never home and always leaves his door unlocked.

    • 48 min
    51: Replay! NAVLE Details You Wish You Knew, But Didn’t Have Time to Look It Up

    51: Replay! NAVLE Details You Wish You Knew, But Didn’t Have Time to Look It Up

    The NAVLE, for most veterinary students, is the scary monster waiting at the end of the vet school road.  There are many questions we have about some basic details of the exam, but the answers are sometimes hard to come by.  In this episode Seth shares information he's found about some handy key details about the (arguably) most important exam of veterinary school.

    Special thanks to AVMA PLIT for making this episode possible!

     

    Click here to find resources about the details in this episode

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    • 34 min
    50: Erasing the Stigma featuring Jeannine Moga, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    50: Erasing the Stigma featuring Jeannine Moga, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Veterinary medicine, whether in school or in practice, is tough.  After some time, all of us will become both physically and mentally exhausted.  It's important we all invest in our wellbeing starting on day one of veterinary school.  In this episode, Seth welcomes mental health professional, Jeannine Moga, to the podcast to talk about this incredibly important topic and how we can better take care of our mental and physical wellness during the marathon of veterinary school and beyond.

    This episode would not be possible without the support of AVMA PLIT.  Sign up for liability coverage, which is complementary to all active SAVMA members, at avmaplit.com/unleashed.































    Jeannine is a mental health clinician, educator, and program consultant practicing at the intersection of human and animal issues to support animal people, create sound organizational/social policies, and develop evidence-based animal-assisted programs. She has served as the Founding Director of both Veterinary Social Services at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center (2004-2012) and, more recently, Family & Community Services at North Carolina State University’s Veterinary Hospital (2012-present). Jeannine provides consultation and training to social services, veterinary medical, and animal welfare professionals across the country. Her focal interests include traumatic grief, medical futility, and occupational risk and resilience in animal care professions.

    • 49 min
    49: Sharing My Vet School Story on Social Media featuring Vet Student, Kristi Crow

    49: Sharing My Vet School Story on Social Media featuring Vet Student, Kristi Crow

    Ever wonder how to get your start creating a social media platform for yourself?  In this episode, Seth sits down with Kristi Crow (@dogtorkristi) to get a glimpse into her life as a veterinary student and how's she's built her online presence.





















    My name is Kristi Crow and I’m from Brownsburg, Indiana. I got my bachelors in animal sciences at Purdue University and decided to continue my veterinary education at Purdue! I’m currently interested in many aspects of the veterinary field such as public health but also really interested in practice ownership now. Not really sure where my degree will take me. My hobbies outside of school involve traveling, helping others through my social media platforms, exercising and binge watching shows.

    Follow Kristi on Instagram @dogtorkristi


    Check out Kristi's website: www.dogtorkristi.com


    Read Kristi's blog on Merck Manual here!

    • 53 min
    48: Lemurs & Tortoises & Budgies, Oh My! Exotics Medicine featuring Dr. Lauren Thielen

    48: Lemurs & Tortoises & Budgies, Oh My! Exotics Medicine featuring Dr. Lauren Thielen

    Hear from avian and exotics veterinarian and co-star of the TV show, "Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER," Dr. Lauren Thielen talk about her journey into avian and exotics medicine.  Seth and Dr. Thielen also talk about her advice for students and new veterinarians that are wanting to practice in this exciting area of veterinary medicine.





















    Dr. Lauren Thielen graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. From there, she completed an internship at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in Florida and then a 2-year avian residency at the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in New York. After finishing her residency, Dr. Thielen returned to Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital to practice full-time. She has been there since and only recently left her position to move to Texas for a new career with Texas Avian & Exotics Hospital.

    She is the marketing committee co-chair for the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at University of Miami Avian and Wildlife Laboratory, providing case consultations to veterinarians around the nation. Dr. Thielen is also featured on the television show Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER on NatGeo WILD, which is her platform for educating people all over the world about exotic animal care.

    In her free time, she enjoys training jiu-jitsu, hiking, and traveling. She also loves spending time with her pets: cats Theo and Kit-10, rabbits Benjamin and Livvy, and bronze wing Pionous parrot, Evie.

    Follow Dr. Thielen on Instagram @dr.laurenthielen


    Check out the Texas Avian & Exotic Hospital at www.texasavian.com


    Catch Dr. Thielen on "Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER" on Nat Geo WILD

    • 41 min
    47: “What I Would Have Done Differently in Vet School” featuring VM4s, Jenny Howard & Kelly Sandelin

    47: “What I Would Have Done Differently in Vet School” featuring VM4s, Jenny Howard & Kelly Sandelin

    Some may say this episode is pure gold.  Wonder what some graduating veterinary students have to say about what they would have done differently in vet school?  Look no further.  In this episode, Seth welcomes on fellow Mizzou fourth year veterinary students, Jenny Howard and Kelly Sandelin, to share their thoughts and discuss ways they could have made their vet school experience even better.

     

    A special thanks goes to this episode's sponsor, AVMA PLIT!

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Customer Reviews

KiwiVetStudent ,

A vet student's best friend

This has quickly become my favourite podcast. Even studying in a different country with a markedly different vet school system, the topics covered are useful and interesting. I like the mix of personal and professional topics, as well as the wide range of gifts. The conversational tone makes this podcast my go-to!

Gatorsvt ,

Topical and well-rounded

The topics presented and discussed on this podcast have been of great help and support going through vet school! A great range of speakers, and a true passion and empathy for his colleagues!!!

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