323 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)

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 53 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.

    Sharks, Hamilton and Coffee with Dr. Jessi Farris

    Sharks, Hamilton and Coffee with Dr. Jessi Farris

    Our guest on this week’s episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast is Dr. Jessi Farris, Vice President of Campus Relations and Clinical Recruiting at Heartland Veterinary Partners. Dr. Farris shares her journey from aspiring shark veterinarian to small animal general practice, and eventually pursuing an MBA. She emphasizes the importance of networking, intentional career decisions, and a growth mindset. After hearing her story, we hope you will ‘say yes’ to the coffee and take time to reflect on what brings you joy in the profession. This is such a wonderful and inspiring episode and we are excited 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

    Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 26 min
    The Road to AVMA President and Beyond with Dr. Rena Carlson

    The Road to AVMA President and Beyond with Dr. Rena Carlson

    Our guest on this week’s episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast is Dr. Rena Carlson, the immediate past president of the AVMA. Dr. Carlson shares her unexpected journey to AVMA leadership, emphasizing the importance of seizing opportunities and the support she received along the way. She discusses the roles of president-elect and immediate past president, and the different ways to balance personal and professional life. The conversation highlights the collaborative nature of the veterinary community, and the diverse paths professionals take within the field. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be AVMA President, then this episode is for 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

    Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 32 min
    Finding Your Place and Space within Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Mo Miller

    Finding Your Place and Space within Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Mo Miller

    Our guest on this week’s episode of My Veterinary Life Podcast is Dr. Mo Miller, a recent graduate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in Chicago. Dr. Miller shares their journey to becoming a veterinarian, highlighting their early passion for animal care and some of the speedbumps encountered along the way. They discuss their involvement with the Pride Veterinary Medical Community and their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within the profession. Dr. Miller offers advice to LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking a sense of belonging, emphasizing the importance of community support and self-acceptance. 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

    Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 27 min
    Put me in Coach- A Career Conversation with Dr. Julie Cappel

    Put me in Coach- A Career Conversation with Dr. Julie Cappel

    In this episode of the My Veterinary Life podcast, Dr. Julie Cappel shares her multifaceted career journey, from practicing veterinary medicine with small animals, avians, and exotics to becoming a life coach. She recounts her early inspiration from a sixth-grade teacher and her path to practice ownership, where she learned valuable leadership skills and the importance of aligning with one's ethics. Dr. Cappel also discusses her experience of being fired from her first job, which, despite being challenging, taught her resilience and empathy, ultimately benefiting her leadership style. Balancing career and family life, she candidly admits to the challenges and imperfections of managing multiple roles, including raising children and holding leadership positions in veterinary associations. Dr. Cappel's story is one of growth, overcoming adversity, and embracing the diverse opportunities within the veterinary profession.

    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

     Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 29 min
    How to be an Upstander and Stay Interviews

    How to be an Upstander and Stay Interviews

    This is our final installment of our three-part mini-series highlighting topics that will be covered in AVMA's Journey for Teams Educational Sharpenings. In this episode, we are focusing on how to be an upstander and stay interviews. We are joined by Dr. Latonia Craig, AVMA’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA’s Director of Member Wellbeing and Diversity Initiatives. They discuss the significance of being an upstander in the workplace, the implementation of stay interviews to gauge employee satisfaction, and the importance of trust and communication in leadership. The episode offers practical advice on fostering a supportive and inclusive culture in veterinary settings.

    To learn more about all these resources, visit journeyforteams.org

    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

     Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 29 min
    Perspective Taking and "What if I Say the Wrong Thing?"

    Perspective Taking and "What if I Say the Wrong Thing?"

    This is part two of our three-part mini-series, where we are focusing on Educational Sharpenings, a new program within AVMA's Journey for Teams. To share information on these topics, we are joined by Dr. Latonia Craig, AVMA’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA’s Director of Member Wellbeing and Diversity Initiatives. We focus today on the topics of  Perspective Taking and "What if I Say the Wrong Thing?" The conversation touches on the importance of these skills, addressing the fear of saying the wrong thing, and the value of genuine apologies all while sharing examples of how to apply these in veterinary medicine.

    To learn more about all these resources, visit journeyforteams.org

    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

    Follow us on social media @AVMAVets #MyVetLife #MVLPodcast

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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.

Sejhnsn2 ,

Potential

As a practicing veterinarian, I love the idea and diversity behind this show. However, with at least half of the episodes, the sound is typically off. Usually it’s the interviewee and their volume is so soft that you sometimes can’t even make out the words they are saying. Just wish the audio was a little better quality.

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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