Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!
Snackisode 3.13: Stick the Landing
Lauren and JJ discuss important clinical updates including canine outcomes in high-rise syndrome, a recently published case series about tartaric acid toxicity in dogs and its link to grape and raisin toxicity, and a new clinical trial for hemoabdomen patients at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
No Is Not An Emotion
Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and the Veterinary Hope Foundation.
Veterinary Hope Foundation: https://veterinaryhope.org/
Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.
Snackisode 3.12: Wet Werewolves
Lauren and JJ welcome relief veterinarian Dr. Shelby Agnew back to the podcast to discuss workplace red flags.
Special Guest: Shelby Agnew.
I Believe I Can Fly
Lauren and JJ discuss the treatment of high-rise syndrome - falls of more than two stories - in cats, including some amazing survival stores about falls over twenty stories!
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Snackisode 3.11: The Late 1900s
In Snackisode 3.11, Lauren and JJ answer a "what would you do?" question from the mail bag: When a veterinarian and a technician disagree about patient care, what should be done?
Can't Get No Catisfaction
Lauren and JJ welcome feline specialist Dr. Michelle Gaspar back to the podcast to talk about feline GI disease and the latest vaccination recommendations from AAFP and AAHA.
2020 AAHA/ AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines: https://www.aaha.org/globalassets/02-guidelines/feline-vaccination-guidlines/resource-center/2020-aahaa-afp-feline-vaccination-guidelines.pdf
Special Guest: Michelle Gaspar.
I couldn’t recommend this more highly. Very helpful clinically. Super entertaining. Thanks for making this show!
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In the most recent episode you sided with the vet tech after assuming a lot of factors that were not stated in the scenario. The tech is allowed to make suggestions and allowed to not do anything they’re uncomfortable with but if it is not company policy that a catheter is required for sedation procedures then they overstepped and should be reprimanded. A catheter is not a quick, easy, cheap option in all situations and while it does add safety, the amount of safety should be weighed for each situation and ultimately it is the vets license on the line and not the tech’s, he or she is the authority if there is not a set policy. I can think of many patients that the added stress of restraint for catheter or the added cost could be prohibitive in a sedation procedure that I as a vet deem low risk.
My absolute favorite podcast!
Ok Lauren, you know how you said that you get super excited when a new episode of Hidden Brain drops? Well that is how I feel about seeing a new episode of Introvets on my phone! I so enjoy working through the cases with you guys and just hearing about other veterinary professionals experiences. I feel like I’m sitting in my living room having a conversation with you each time I listen. Truly, I would love to work with both of you. I was so worried that you had quit the podcast when you took the long break and was ecstatic to see that you had come back! Keep up the great work and congratulations on your new job and puppy JJ!
Nicole in NC