13 episodes

“All Creatures Great and Small” just got updated for the 21st century! Have you ever wondered what kind of crazy hijinks happen at your local veterinary clinic? Ever wonder what your vet really thinks? Ever drive past a cow and think about who it’s doctor is? Ever wonder why and how your veterinarian became who they are? Find all this out and more as veterinarians from around the country share their funniest, saddest, and most heartfelt stories about animals and their human caretakers.

Critter Chronicles: Real Stories From Veterinarians Aaron Pospisil

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

“All Creatures Great and Small” just got updated for the 21st century! Have you ever wondered what kind of crazy hijinks happen at your local veterinary clinic? Ever wonder what your vet really thinks? Ever drive past a cow and think about who it’s doctor is? Ever wonder why and how your veterinarian became who they are? Find all this out and more as veterinarians from around the country share their funniest, saddest, and most heartfelt stories about animals and their human caretakers.

    2:1 If You Can't Be Anything Else, Be a Bad Example

    2:1 If You Can't Be Anything Else, Be a Bad Example

    Consider this a great lost episode of Critter Chronicles! This was recorded a lifetime ago back in September of 2021, and then life got in the way of this podcast. Well, it is finally time it sees the light of day! Michelle was a wonderful host who shared many stories about her career in mixed practice in Southern California. It was a really fun interview, and I'm glad I finally have been motivated enough to get it out to your ears! Note: there's some interruptions from my son in this podcast, and to be honest, it just sounded even clunkier when I tried to edit them out. My bad. That's a good taste of why there was a big 'ol pause on new episodes :) Sorry. 

    • 59 min
    Episode 11: A Ron Swanson Quote AND a Forrest Gump Quote? What an Episode!

    Episode 11: A Ron Swanson Quote AND a Forrest Gump Quote? What an Episode!

    This episode we are joined by Dr. Sarah Finney, a 3rd generation mixed animal veterinarian from Ohio. Dr. Sarah was a member of the OSU Class of 2018, which unfortunately has lost two members due to suicide. Sarah is kind enough to share her mental health journey and encourage others to reach out if they need help. 

    Email: critterchroniclespod@gmail.com

    Not One More Vet Website: https://nomv.org/
    Suicide Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 10: He Said His Favorite Part of the Clinic Was Burying Dead Dogs

    Episode 10: He Said His Favorite Part of the Clinic Was Burying Dead Dogs

    Today we are joined by Dr. Christina Frick, veterinarian, mom, and social media poster on the YouTube Channel DVM Mom and Farm Girl Frick (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0NgyxhMdZL7gCouXEF9qXA). She joins us tonight to share some stories from her 21 year career as a vet, from building a practice from scratch to some funny stories about her family. 

    • 42 min
    Episode 9: Family and Adjustments

    Episode 9: Family and Adjustments

    Dr. Sonya joins us this week to discuss her veterinary journey. She is a veterinarian from Louisiana who has taken a few different journeys in her career, from her children to starting a practice to starting a career in chiropractic medicine. This was a neat episode that taught me a lot about the world of chiropractics in veterinary medicine, as well as some great story telling from Dr. Sonya's time in practice!

    • 42 min
    Episode 8: Being a Veterinarian in the Mountains Is Different Than Ohio....

    Episode 8: Being a Veterinarian in the Mountains Is Different Than Ohio....

    Today we are joined by Dr. Jackie Lee, a young veterinarian who recently made a change to a new practice in the Vermont/New Hampshire region. She shares some stories about becoming a vet, and some of her misadventures learning how to practice on the side of mountains rather than the flat parts of Ohio.

    • 36 min
    Episode 7: It's Not a Journey, It's a Schlep

    Episode 7: It's Not a Journey, It's a Schlep

    Being a young veterinarian and owning a clinic, you expect certain challenges. Hearing the words "you have cancer" typically isn't one of them. Join us this episode with Dr. Lynne Acebey as she discusses how she overcame her diagnosis, the lessons it taught her, and how it has impacted her life in veterinary medicine. She has also graciously allowed me to leave her contact info below for anyone who is facing similar challenges and would like some help connecting to resources.  Email: drlynneacebey@gmail.com

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Julie Gayheart ,

Love Hearing about Veterinarian Life!

I have thoroughly enjoyed each episode of Critter Chronicles and look forward to more in 2022. I have a new appreciation for the profession and want to thank Dr. Aaron for opening my eyes to that. Thanks to all Veterinarians for not only taking care of our 4 legged friends but us as well when we visit!

Dr.Buck77 ,

Livens up any truck ride

Love hearing the stories, really keeps me entertained in the truck between calls. Hoping Dr. Aaron puts out more content soon!

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A real treat

I am an ambu vet, and this show always has me smiling and laughing along. It’s such a nice pick me up at the end of a long day on the road. It’s just like being with friends, having a drink, and sharing some good stories

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