On this episode of the Pawareness Podcast, I welcome Dr. Tannetje Crocker, a Pet Vet based in Texas that works with animals of all sorts. Join us as we discuss what it means to properly medicate pets, a few reasons why a pet owner may not be able to medicate their own animal, along with solutions for this troubling issue. Dr. Crocker details how she copes with the emotions and heaviness that comes with being a veterinarian, including having a support system and a consistent gratitude practice. We touch on the importance of communication with your veterinarian, the frequency in which you should bring your pet in for a check-up, as well as why the Southern US states ship out more pets than Northern states.
“With covid, the shelters have been really clearing out a lot because everyone’s getting pets… which is great, but it’s also hard because covid’s not allowing people to socialize their pets and so we’re seeing some more behavioral issues and things like that that we wouldn’t normally see when people adopt new pets.” - Dr. Tannetje Crocker
Tune in to learn Dr. Crocker’s powerful recommendations for pet owners, including the value of pet insurance and quickly addressing behavioral issues with training, as well as valuable advice for existing and aspiring veterinarians.
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[00:30] Introducing Dr. Tannetje Crocker
[01:40] How Dr. Crocker’s passion for pets has grown throughout her life
[03:55] Properly medicating cats and dogs: What does that mean?
[05:50] Reasons why a pet owner can’t medicate their own animal + A shocking statistic
[07:47] Solutions for people who can’t give their pet medications properly
[09:50] What it’s like to be a vet in the South (specifically Texas)
[11:10] Why does the South ship out pets more than the North?
[12:22] Advice for existing and aspiring vets
[15:00] How Dr. Crocker copes with the emotions and heaviness that comes with being a veterinarian
[18:36] Advice for pet owners + Common misconceptions she sees
[22:34] How often should I bring my pet to get a vet check-up?
[24:35] Are there some insurance plans that cover behavioral pet training?
[26:36] How to reach Dr. Crocker and learn more about her practice + About her Veterinary Career Guide