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!
Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss introversion and how this temperament impacts career decisions and job satisfaction in veterinary medicine.
Special Guest: Laurie Fonken.
Snackisode 2.12: Not a Specialist
Lauren and JJ respond to listener mail about standard of care practices and expectations for care in the general practice setting.
Lauren and JJ investigate a case of sudden collapse in a young dog.
This episode includes a detailed review of heat stroke in dogs.
Rothrock, K., Shell, L., Carr, & A. (2017). Heat stroke. VINcyclopedia of diseases. www.vin.com
Wells, R. (2012). Environmental Emergencies. Proceedings from the Western Veterinary Conference 2012.
Aroch, I., Klement, Y., & Bruchim, Y. (2007). Nucleated red blood cells and their association with mortality in canine heatstroke. Proceedings from the 17th european college of veterinary internal medicine congress.
Snackisode 2.11: Duct Tape
Lauren and JJ discuss listener mail about the pressures of trying to increase client compliance.
Lauren and JJ talk with Emergency Critical Care Specialist Dr. Jacqueline Nobles about emergency medicine, career development, and point of care ultrasound.
Snackisode 2.10: The Haircut
Lauren and JJ discuss introversion, shyness and social anxiety, and how they relate to a career in veterinary medicine.
Introversion. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/introversion
Social Anxiety. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/social-anxiety-disorder-social-phobia
Granneman, J. (June 13, 2019). How an introvert lives with social anxiety. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-secret-lives-introverts/201906/how-introvert-lives-social-anxiety
Granneman, J. (August 13, 2018). If you relate to these 21 signs, you're an introvert. Introvert, Dear. https://introvertdear.com/news/introvert-undeniable-signs/
I FEEL SEEN.
Very informative and well-rounded. Relatable and hilarious.
Informative. Funny. Easy to listen to and understand. These ladies have such sweet voices. It’s a pleasure to listen to them.
Best veterinary pod out there!
Finally a vet med podcast for me! Lauren and JJ are fun, informative, and relatable. My new fave pod!