13 episodes

Veterinary Woman wants to inspire you and help you to develop the confidence to overcome challenges and follow your passions. In our feminising profession we want to encourage women to aspire to be at the forefront of clinical practice, specialisation, professional bodies, corporates, education, research, industry, government… leaders in every area of veterinary influence. Everyone at Veterinary Woman understands the battles we all face against perfectionism, imposter syndrome, self-doubt, bias and the rest. We also know that role models are vital in encouraging the progression of others, but it’s a misconception that they are untouchable superstars. They are very real women experiencing all of these things yet finding the support and courage to do the very best job they can. The women we'll be chatting to in this podcast are all down-to-earth, relatable people, doing their bit to support and raise up other women in the workplace. There'll also be episodes on career skills to help you develop at work, so don't forget to subscribe now to get episodes delivered to you on release!

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Veterinary Woman wants to inspire you and help you to develop the confidence to overcome challenges and follow your passions. In our feminising profession we want to encourage women to aspire to be at the forefront of clinical practice, specialisation, professional bodies, corporates, education, research, industry, government… leaders in every area of veterinary influence. Everyone at Veterinary Woman understands the battles we all face against perfectionism, imposter syndrome, self-doubt, bias and the rest. We also know that role models are vital in encouraging the progression of others, but it’s a misconception that they are untouchable superstars. They are very real women experiencing all of these things yet finding the support and courage to do the very best job they can. The women we'll be chatting to in this podcast are all down-to-earth, relatable people, doing their bit to support and raise up other women in the workplace. There'll also be episodes on career skills to help you develop at work, so don't forget to subscribe now to get episodes delivered to you on release!

    Work-life balance: Annie and Georgi Makin discuss generational differences

    Work-life balance: Annie and Georgi Makin discuss generational differences

    This special Veterinary Woman podcast is kindly supported by Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging – improving the lives of animals and of those who care for them.
    Mother and daughter duo Annie and Georgi Makin discuss their individual approaches to work-life balance and how that differs generationally.
    Annie is Chief Commercial Officer for Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging. After graduating in 1990, she started her career in human healthcare before moving into the veterinary sector 12 years ago. Annie had her family early and delayed her return to work to watch her children, Georgi and Tom, grow up before resuming her career.
    Georgi is the Editor at Phacilitate, looking after all digital content from news coverage to webinars for the advanced therapies industry, which includes biotech and clinical development of cell and gene therapies. Georgi started working in the veterinary industry as a teenager before studying bioveterinary sciences at the RVC, and subsequently moving into a career in science communication. She is now 27 and is in the process of buying her first home.
    Working in similar fields, they discuss their different experiences of working life and workplace equality.
     
    About Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging
    Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is an award-winning global leader in innovative diagnostic imaging solutions. As industry specialists, we focus on providing safe, accurate and affordable advanced imaging for practicing veterinarians worldwide. With a shared passion for improving animal health, we have partnered with our customers since 2000 to support over 300,000 animal scans in twenty-five countries. Our exclusive dedication to the industry, and the exceptional support we provide our customers through our unique Q-Care programme, has resulted in increased access to advanced clinical systems for small animal and equine practices worldwide. Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has offices in the U.K. and North America.
    Find out more at www.hallmarq.net and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
     

    • 32 min
    Victoria Johnson, on chasing the sun and working with your husband to create a global diagnostic imaging business

    Victoria Johnson, on chasing the sun and working with your husband to create a global diagnostic imaging business

    One of the privileges of hosting this podcast is hearing from a wide range of brilliant women, and picking up valuable nuggets of wisdom about management, business, veterinary medicine and life in general. Today’s episode has a good few gems courtesy of our guest this time, Victoria Johnson. 
    Victoria is the founder and CEO of VetCT, a specialist telemedicine provider created to meet the needs of vets using digital radiography, MRI and CT. She is a specialist in diagnostic imaging and has worked extensively throughout the UK, US and Australia. Victoria runs the business with her husband Julien, and we discuss working with your partner in this chat, as well as her progression from general practice to being the boss of a large company. 
    Useful Links:
    VetCT website: https://www.vet-ct.com/gb/
    Follow VetCT on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vet.ct/ 
    Subscribe to the VetCT YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/VetCTchannel1 
    Veterinary Woman: https://www.veterinarywoman.co.uk

    • 47 min
    Jane Ladlow, on juggling surgery, research and motherhood

    Jane Ladlow, on juggling surgery, research and motherhood

    My guest today is a wonderful surgeon, teacher and researcher, whose influence on students, interns and residents at the University of Cambridge Vet School over many years has been significant. Jane Ladlow is a European and RCVS recognised specialist in soft tissue surgery, and her pioneering research and work into brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome has been instrumental in developing both objective assessment of the pets involved, and surgical techniques to help them.
    Jane was the 2019 recipient of the BSAVA Simon award for her outstanding contribution to the field of surgery, and is now based at Hamilton Specialist Referrals in High Wycombe where she is continuing her work on BOAS patients. 
    Useful Links:
    Hamilton Specialist Referrals: https://www.hamiltonspecialists.vet 
    Jane's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-ladlow-79b91919/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    Veterinary Woman: https://www.veterinarywoman.co.uk

    • 44 min
    Laura Whyte, on setting the tone on the culture of a business, plus women on boards

    Laura Whyte, on setting the tone on the culture of a business, plus women on boards

    I’m delighted that today I’m joined by Laura Whyte, the current chair of XL Vets. Those of you that attended the inaugural Women in Veterinary Leadership conference last autumn will recognise Laura from her brilliant talk there - she is a hugely experienced, charismatic leader with a lot of wisdom to share. 
    Laura spent over 30 years at the John Lewis partnership, of which over 10 years were on the management board, primarily as director of HR. Laura has huge expertise in managing people, getting the best out of a team, and building a business around the personalities and qualities that those within it offer. She also has an impressive number of trustee and non-exec directorships under her belt, and we talk in this episode about how she chose the organisations she’s worked with, and how voluntary roles can enhance your working life.
    Laura is so warm and friendly, and full of good advice. I really enjoyed chatting to her and hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 
    You can follow Veterinary Woman on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and find Naomi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn here.

    • 40 min
    Amanda Boag, on taking risks and breaking new ground

    Amanda Boag, on taking risks and breaking new ground

    My guest today is Amanda Boag, who has so many letters after her name that I’m not sure I even know what they all mean, but suffice to say she’s a very highly regarded specialist in emergency and critical care, and concurrently holds a American Diploma in veterinary internal medicine. 
    Amanda grew up in a small village in north Yorkshire - true James Herriot country as she puts it. Neither her mother, a teacher, nor her father, a businessman had been to university, but they instilled in her the value of education, education and more education, and after choosing veterinary as her career path, she qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1998, and since then has undertaken internships at the RVC and Penn State University, and a residency at the RVC. She became Clinical Director of Vets Now in 2008, and is now the Group Referral Director of IVC Evidensia. 
    She is, by her own admission, an adrenaline junkie in the workplace, enjoying the cut and thrust of rapid decision making and producing an immediate difference to an animal. Amanda also has a wealth of experience in leadership and taking the initiative - she has been president of the RCVS, the founding president of the European College of Veterinary ECC and a founding trustee of the British College of Veterinary Specialists, so she knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a successful organisation. 
    She’s open in this chat about the difficult conversations that motherhood adds to the work/life equation, acknowledging failures as a leader and how you can grow as a result,  and why women have got so much to add to the profession. 
    You can follow Veterinary Woman on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and find Naomi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn here.

    • 52 min
    Daniella Dos Santos, on acknowledging failure and going for jobs you're not qualified for

    Daniella Dos Santos, on acknowledging failure and going for jobs you're not qualified for

    Welcome to the Veterinary Woman podcast! My guest today is a woman that will be very familiar to many of you, as she has been the public  face of veterinary medicine throughout one of the most turbulent years in living memory. As last year’s president of BVA, Daniella Dos Santos has navigated the profession through the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, doing so with grace, humility and great skill. 
    As you’ll hear in this chat, Daniella did a degree in molecular genetics at Kings College London before qualifying from the RVC as a vet in 2012. She has been in first opinion small animal and exotic animal practice since then, and is currently the Senior Vice President of BVA following her presidential year.
    We covered a lot of ground in this chat - widening access to vet school, why it’s ok not to get into vet school first time round, talking about our failures and why you should go for jobs you don’t think you’re qualified for. As ever Daniella speaks with frankness, honesty and good humour and it was a joy to chat to her.
    You can follow Veterinary Woman on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and find Naomi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn here.

    • 49 min

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