Stories of your local veterinarians, as they try to maintain sanity and offer details on their medicine and their lives. We are a group of extremely interesting and passionate people.
This podcast opens up our doors and connects the veterinary community with the rest of the world. Interviews with veterinarians, discussions on day-to-day topics, and insight on how we try to keep our delicate lives moving along are all included within this podcast series. Thanks for listening!
DRAT Vet Ep. 11 Dr. Z and Wellnergy Pets
This month I hang out with Dr. Liao, a fellow colleague and old classmate from as far back as 2008!
We discuss it all: Asian American background, student loans, business ownership, entrepreneurship, and of course our Oma/Sarcomas.
Tune in with a cup of coffee and listen to us catch up on life.
DRAT Vet Ep.10 - Dr. Afifa Rahim
Dr. Rahim and Dr. Tam update their lives since starting vet school and surviving the pandemic. They discuss their changes in the veterinary field, their mental health stories, and how they got to where they are now.
Black Lives Matter
It took me a long time to post anything for a while. It's been such an emotional year with so many reasons to keep your head down. I've been pretty quiet about a current social justice movement that has been battling a crisis for many generations. This being a social podcast, I feel like it is important to discuss this issue, especially since I have befriended many brilliant black veterinarians during my time in vet school.
There is always a spectrum of one's understanding and the volume of their voice when dealing with each individual's opinion on a certain matter. This is my spectrum. Will there be opposing thoughts on what I say from BOTH sides of this coin? Absolutely. Hopefully I can look back on this in the future and have an even better understanding of racial equality, realizing potential flaws from this episode. We can only strive to be better.
DRAT Vet Ep.8 - Dr. Hayley Hoffman
New graduates tune-in! Dr. Hayley Hoffman, a recent graduate of 2019, has some fantastic insight on how to approach your first year.
We've talked about work-life balance here on this podcast before, and Hoffman is the key example of how to keep your mental health in check, especially while you're in your first year out. Absorbing all those new stimuli around you can be extremely overwhelming, so doc offers her personal ways of keeping herself on her two feet.
Also, what should you be looking for in your first job? What are some things you absolutely should look for, and what are some alternatives? Pre-vet students will also get some insight on one of the top ranked vet schools, the Royal Dick Veterinary School!
Thanks for tuning in everyone!
DRAT Vet Ep.7 - Dr. Pamela Colareta
Behavior medicine is an incredibly under-appreciated and poorly understood specialty in our veterinary field. I am so happy to have Dr. Pamela Colareta, a connoisseur of this specialty to bring us a little bit closer to understand what a behaviorist entails, as well as some misconceptions we may have about training our pets and their behavior modification.
We also go into expectations entering an rotating internship, as Dr. Colareta has just passed her halfway mark through this treacherous and difficult year.
Finally, as my significant other, we share a bit about our relationship as veterinarians and how it sets small foundation for us as a couple. She will be a returning member of the show, so if you have any itching questions for her or us, post a comment on the gram!
DRAT Vet Ep.6 - Phil Aughinbaugh, RVT
This episode we have the wonderful and charismatic Phil Aughinbaugh who chats with us about his story as a registered veterinary nurse. Being in this field for nearly a full decade, he's been in GP, surgery, emergency, and has even taken a break from the veterinary field for some time.
Tune in to learn more about the stories of our veterinary team members. For the followers on this channel who are pursuing a career in RVT, listen in to collect some great tips on your future! Where should you go to school? What will you expect? What's next after your graduate? Only Phil has the answers to these questions!
Thanks again for listening in everyone! Stay inside and stay safe!
Excellent podcast! Love the info you provide!
Keep it going
Nice insight into this profession. Keep the discussion rolling.