209 episodes

Tune in for inspiring stories from your colleagues across the profession. You’ll hear from guest veterinarians about the journeys, challenges – and often hilarious anecdotes – that got them to where they are today. Come away with a fresh look at our veterinary community and a renewed excitement to embrace your veterinary journey. Hosted by Drs. Marci Kirk and Annie Chavent.

My Veterinary Life American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Tune in for inspiring stories from your colleagues across the profession. You’ll hear from guest veterinarians about the journeys, challenges – and often hilarious anecdotes – that got them to where they are today. Come away with a fresh look at our veterinary community and a renewed excitement to embrace your veterinary journey. Hosted by Drs. Marci Kirk and Annie Chavent.

    Vet Debt Session with Dr. Emily Schaefer

    Vet Debt Session with Dr. Emily Schaefer

    We are so excited to bring you a special episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast. We are calling these drop-in episodes the Vet Debt Sessions. Throughout the year, we will talk to veterinary colleagues about how they are managing their educational debt. Our guest today is Dr. Emily Schaefer. She shares with us how she went from being overwhelmed with her debt management to educating herself to committing to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. She also opens up about some of the changes she would have considered to minimize debt from her undergraduate education. It is a fun and informative conversation, and we cannot wait to share her journey with you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 17 min
    The VLI Trek Experience

    The VLI Trek Experience

    We are so excited to bring you this special episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast. Today our guest is also one of our co-hosts. Dr. Marci Kirk shares her experience with the Veterinary Leadership Institute Trek program, which took place in Post Falls, Idaho the first week in April. We talk about why smaller group retreats like this are worth considering for your continuing education budget and what you can expect to learn during your time. It’s a fun conversation and we are so excited to share this journey with you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    To learn more about the Veterinary Leadership Institute, please visit their website: https://veterinaryleadershipinstitute.org/

    • 29 min
    Informed Owner Consent with PLIT Trust Veterinarian Dr. Kara Escutia

    Informed Owner Consent with PLIT Trust Veterinarian Dr. Kara Escutia

    We are so excited to bring you this special episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast. We are talking to Dr. Kara Escutia. Dr. Escutia is a Trust Veterinarian with AVMA’s PLIT and our focus today is on informed owner consent. This will be the first of many conversations with Dr. Escutia throughout the year to help you understand some of the most common claims seen and how to prevent them. Informed owner consent is a foundation to all these discussions. Dr. Escutia shares some great insights and stories, and we are thrilled to bring this conversation to you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 26 min
    A Conversation with Heather Jarvis- Student Loan Expert

    A Conversation with Heather Jarvis- Student Loan Expert

    We are so excited to bring you this special episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast. Today we are talking to Heather Jarvis. Heather is a lawyer who specializes in public interest law, and this includes becoming an expert in student loans and advocating for borrowers. She brings her own experience with student loans to the conversation too! It’s a great conversation that shares some things to consider while student loans are still on pause. At the time of the recording, payments on student loans were scheduled to begin again in May, however at the time of release, student loan payments have been paused until September 1. We are so excited to share this conversation with you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 14 min
    Discussing the Merck Wellbeing Study 3.0

    Discussing the Merck Wellbeing Study 3.0

    We are so excited to bring you this special episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast We have two extraordinary guests today. Dr. Joseph Hahn from Merck Animal Health and Dr. Jen Brandt from the AVMA. We discuss the findings from the most recent Merck Wellbeing Study and what tangible steps we can take to improve the culture in our workplace. It’s a informative and inspiring conversation and we can’t wait to share it with you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    To find out more information on the Merck Wellbeing Study please visit: https://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/about-us/veterinary-wellbeing-study

    • 31 min
    Naturally Caffeinated with Dr. Sonja Olson

    Naturally Caffeinated with Dr. Sonja Olson

    “When you feel called to, find the courage, find your voice, and find your way forward. Build your community of allies and cheerleaders around you, which is what I did.”

    Our guest today is Dr. Sonja Olson. Dr. Olson has had an incredible career! We dig into how the road was not a straight path to where she is now and how it all ended up working out in an unexpected way for her to pursue her dreams. We discuss how it takes a lot of self-reflection to determine what next steps are the best for you in your career and ways to follow your passions, which in Dr. Olson’s case culminated into a book on veterinary wellbeing that was just released! It is a great conversation, and we learn so much from her positive attitude towards challenges and unforeseen bumps along the road. We cannot wait to share her journey with you.

    Remember we want to hear from you! Please be sure to subscribe to our feed on Apple Podcasts and leave us a ratings and review. You can also contact us at MVLPodcast@avma.org

    You can also follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

mwmdvm ,

Great Interviews

I love the wide variety of veterinary guests showcased in this podcast demonstrating how versatile a veterinary degree can be. The icing on the cake is the delightful personalities of the cohosts, who always find a way to connect with their guests.

Juana Poareo ,

Terrific rapport

Marci and Anna have a great rapport with each other and their guests. They're not afraid to get into tough territory like exploring gender and racial disparities in the veterinary field. There's plenty of amusement to be had, and it's an overall interesting podcast experience. Go check it out!

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Empowering Conversation

Kudos to Drs. Kirk and Reddish for initiating such an important conversation about diversity and inclusion in the profession. I look forward to hearing more episodes that cover this topic! Keep up the amazing work.

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