12 episodes

A Walk on the Wild Side is a podcast designed to educate veterinary professionals and other animal lovers on all things involving wildlife, zoo, aquatic, and zoological companion animals. Tune in as host Dr. Kyle Kansman, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, interviews veterinary professionals and other experts in the zoo, zoological companion animal, aquatic, and wildlife field. Also enjoy listening to the podcast's special segment "The Couch Conversations", where Kyle is joined by best friend and colleague, Dr. Maddie Chilcote, as they dissect the topics discussed in the interviews, talk about navigating veterinary school and getting your foot in the door in this field, and much more! AND enjoy the podcast's short segments "Speak Up for a Species", where Kyle and Maddie share facts about a specific species and highlight diseases or threats they face and what we all can do to help! Show us some love on Instagram (@walkonthewildside_vetpodcast) and like us on Facebook for continual info on episodes, animal health, and special content! Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.onpodium.com/

A Walk on the Wild Side: A Veterinary Podcast Kyle Kansman, DVM, CertAqV

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A Walk on the Wild Side is a podcast designed to educate veterinary professionals and other animal lovers on all things involving wildlife, zoo, aquatic, and zoological companion animals. Tune in as host Dr. Kyle Kansman, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, interviews veterinary professionals and other experts in the zoo, zoological companion animal, aquatic, and wildlife field. Also enjoy listening to the podcast's special segment "The Couch Conversations", where Kyle is joined by best friend and colleague, Dr. Maddie Chilcote, as they dissect the topics discussed in the interviews, talk about navigating veterinary school and getting your foot in the door in this field, and much more! AND enjoy the podcast's short segments "Speak Up for a Species", where Kyle and Maddie share facts about a specific species and highlight diseases or threats they face and what we all can do to help! Show us some love on Instagram (@walkonthewildside_vetpodcast) and like us on Facebook for continual info on episodes, animal health, and special content! Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.onpodium.com/

    "Speak Up for a Species": The Amur Leopard

    "Speak Up for a Species": The Amur Leopard

    On this segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the critically endangered Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). Listen in as host Dr. Kyle Kansman, DVM, a current veterinary intern at Colorado State University, talks about the Amur Leopard, the threats against their population, and what is being done to save this critically endangered species.  At the end of the episode, Dr. Kans brings back "Fact or Fiction", a fun true or false game for you to test your leopard knowledge.  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkonthewildside_vetpodcast/?hl=en
    Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.onpodium.com/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awalkonthewildsidepodcast/
    A few organizations where you can donate to help the Amur Leopard:
    https://donations.zsl.org/wildcats/
    https://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions/Amur-Leopard.aspx?sc=AWY1705OQ18316A01275RX&_ga=2.238002755.292227254.1654709813-218727948.1653658717
    https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/amur-leopards-conservation/
    Intro and Outro Music by MBB:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music
    Other Music During the Episode:
    Music by WELC0MEИ0 from Pixabay
    Music by Anton_Vlasov from Pixabay

    • 34 min
    Ep. 6- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

    Ep. 6- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

    On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (Michigan State 2022 DVM candidate) as he interviews two other incredible veterinary students, Floyd Williams Jr. (Purdue University 2022 DVM candidate) and Hira Basit (University of Florida 2022 DVM candidate and co-founder of Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals) on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession.  Listen in as we discuss issues surrounding race, ethnicity, sexuality, and other facets of DEI including how we can help grow DEI in the profession and some of our personal experiences and stories about how DEI has shaped us as people and future veterinarians.  Celebrating DEI in all aspects of life is incredibly important and we hope that this episode brings discussion and meaningful change to the profession.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkonthewildside_vetpodcast/?hl=en
    Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.podsite.io/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awalkonthewildsidepodcast/
    Links for the Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals:
    Instagram: @AsiansInVetMed 
    Facebook: Facebook.com/AsiansInVetMed
    Website: AAVMP.org
    Email: asiansinvetmed@gmail.com
    Music by MBB
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music

    • 1 hr 5 min
    "Speak Up for a Species": The Florida Manatee

    "Speak Up for a Species": The Florida Manatee

    On this month's segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris ). Listen in as host Kyle Kansman, a 4th-year veterinary student at Michigan State University, talks about the Florida Manatee, the threats against their population, and why 2021 has been the deadliest year on record.    At the end of the episode, Kyle brings back "Fact or Fiction", a true or false game for you to test your knowledge and see if you qualify as a manatee maniac.  For updated and current information on the Florida Manatee, please also visit https://myfwc.com/research/manatee/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkonthewildside_vetpodcast/?hl=en
    Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.podsite.io/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awalkonthewildsidepodcast/
    Music by MBB
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music

     

    • 24 min
    Ep. 5- Avian Orthopedics

    Ep. 5- Avian Orthopedics

    On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (Michigan State 2022 DVM candidate) and wildlife veterinarian Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen (DVM at PAWS Wildlife Center) as they make their way through the avian skeleton & talk all things avian orthopedics! Listen in and learn about common causes of orthopedic injuries (such as trauma, anthropogenic effects, and metabolic bone disease), initial stabilization and diagnostics for fractures, and how to manage fractures and joint luxations based on anatomic location.  Thanks for listening in and hope you enjoy the episode!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkonthewildside_vetpodcast/?hl=en
    Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.podsite.io/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awalkonthewildsidepodcast/
    Email: walkonthewildsidepodcast@gmail.com

    Music by MBB
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music

    • 53 min
    "Speak Up for a Species": The Sea Otter

    "Speak Up for a Species": The Sea Otter

    On this month's segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week.  Listen in as host Kyle Kansman, 4th-year veterinary student at Michigan State University, talks all about the sea otter and discusses big threats and diseases against their population.  Throughout the episode, there are also questions for you to test your knowledge to see if you are otterly the best at sea otter trivia. 
    This episode is dedicated to a special sea otter, Tazlina, who was rescued by the Alaska Sealife Center as a pup in 2019 and now calls the Vancouver Aquarium her home. 

    Music by MBB:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music

    • 23 min
    Ep. 4- Anesthesia & Analgesia in Exotics

    Ep. 4- Anesthesia & Analgesia in Exotics

    On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (2022 DVM candidate) and board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Kirk Munoz (DVM, MRCVS, CVMA, DACVAA) as they take you through anesthesia & analgesia in exotic animals.  Learn about drugs used for premedication, induction, maintenance, and anesthetic emergencies as well as anesthetic monitoring and ways to be more successful with anesthesia in exotic patients.  This episode has a special focus on birds, rabbits, and ferrets with some additional "pop-up" portions related to wildlife provided by Kyle.  Just be aware, this episode in particular is more dense and strongly geared towards veterinary professionals & similar disciplines that work with anesthetic/analgesic drugs.  But of course, all listeners all welcome :) 

    Music by MBB
    https://www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic
    https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
    https://www.instagram.com/mbb_music 

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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AMAZING podcast

I absolutely LOVE this podcast! I’m a soon to be veterinary student and I’ve learned so much from it and love how it applies to both people in the veterinary profession and just people who love or work with animals in other ways. I also really like the host Kyle and how he has little soundbites within the episodes where he explains things or makes funny comments!! 10/10 would recommend :)

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Awesome podcast!!

I’m a pre-vet student, and I love this podcast. It has taught me so much, and is very interesting.