9 episodes

Simple, Interrupted is a podcast about how to evolve in the ever shifting landscape of veterinary medicine and practice management. In each episode you’ll hear from host Mary Schwartz and passion-driven individuals on their ideas, best practices and stories on surviving radical vet industry changes. What’s most important? Having compassion and giving good quality care to your clients. We will provide you with actionable tips on adopting a CareFirst Approach. 

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Simple, Interrupted is a podcast about how to evolve in the ever shifting landscape of veterinary medicine and practice management. In each episode you’ll hear from host Mary Schwartz and passion-driven individuals on their ideas, best practices and stories on surviving radical vet industry changes. What’s most important? Having compassion and giving good quality care to your clients. We will provide you with actionable tips on adopting a CareFirst Approach. 

    Building Trust, Educating and Shifting the Veterinary Client Mindset to CareFirst with Dr. Lauren Smith and Ron Sosa

    Building Trust, Educating and Shifting the Veterinary Client Mindset to CareFirst with Dr. Lauren Smith and Ron Sosa

    In episode 8 of PetDesk’s podcast, Simple, Interrupted, we chat with our guests about the necessity of creating “CareFirst” clients and how to shape them into being “CareFirst” clients. We welcome Dr. Lauren Smith, DVM, founder of The Vetitude, which is dedicated to improving the relationships between veterinary professionals and their clients. Ron Sosa, CVBL, CCFP, is the current Executive Director for the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and shares his insights with over two decades of experience in the veterinary industry. 

    The client mindset can be shifted! By utilizing education and proactively building a foundation for trust, veterinary clients can become CareFirst clients.  Together, Dr. Smith and Ron cover ways to proactively insert yourself in the client’s decision-making process and also how you and your team can help veterinary clinics enhance the client experience every visit. Subscribe to this podcast today so you never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues!

    • 39 min
    End of Year Inventory Process Advice with Nicole Clausen & Special Highlight Edition

    End of Year Inventory Process Advice with Nicole Clausen & Special Highlight Edition

    On today’s episode, we take a look back at a few great moments from our special guests so far this season as we tackled topics from hiring to team culture to dealing with toxic employees and clients. You’ll also hear from Nicole Clausen of Veterinary Care Logistics. She knows inventory like the back of her hand, and will be doling out some tips and tricks so that you can get a head start on your end-of-year inventory. Simple, Interrupted will have more veterinary industry-crucial conversations coming up soon. In the meantime, you can listen to all of the full episodes of Simple, Interrupted on your favorite podcast app! Subscribe to this podcast today to never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues! 

    • 26 min
    Assessing and Handling Toxic Veterinary Clients with Dr. Cynde Courtney and Josh Vaisman

    Assessing and Handling Toxic Veterinary Clients with Dr. Cynde Courtney and Josh Vaisman

    On today’s episode, we switch from dealing with toxic staff and open up a conversation about toxic clients and how to handle those difficult conversations. You’ll hear from international consultant and The Jerk Researcher, Dr. Cynde Courtney and Founder & Lead Positive Change Agent of Flourish Veterinary Consulting, Josh Vaisman. Dealing with difficult clients at your clinic is stressful for you and your staff. How do you assess and what do you do? What can you say to deescalate anger or annoyance? The ultimate goal is to find a way to make it right in the midst of frustration and reach a level of understanding. It's important to avoid reactionary responses, remove any biases, actively listen, and remain genuine. We discuss ways to empower these types of clients and how to prepare your staff for these interactions to protect their own well-being.
    Be sure to use these resources below that were discussed today from our guests to help you navigate client communication. Subscribe to this podcast today to never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues!
    Flourish Veterinary Consulting
    https://www.flourish.vet/
    The Jerk Researcher
    https://www.thejerkresearcher.com/
    Code of Conduct AVMA News: https://www.avma.org/news/fight-contagious-toxicity-write-code-conduct-clients-and-clinic
    Chelsea Jankowski of Family Pet Health Center in South Bend, Indiana (Idea around coming up with ideal client first and then working backward to the boundaries they want to set) https://familypethealthcenter.com/
    Caitlin DeWilde's Social Media Marketing for Veterinary Professionals: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B92HRJQP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tpbk_p1_i0 OR https://www.thesocialdvm.com/book

    • 46 min
    Identifying and Managing Toxic Veterinary Staff with Alyssa Mages and Dr. Phil Richmond

    Identifying and Managing Toxic Veterinary Staff with Alyssa Mages and Dr. Phil Richmond

    On today’s episode, you’ll hear from guests Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT and Dr. Phil Richmond as they talk about identifying  toxic employees and how to manage them. Whether they're the symptom or the cause, unaddressed bad behavior negatively affects other team members and develops into a toxic work environment. While it’s not all that uncommon to find, toxic work environments must be addressed. It’s important to not only develop strategies to identify the behavior, but to also create solutions to address it, and maintain cohesion in the workplace. Engaging in these tough conversations is not easy, but as a manager, it’s crucial to figure out a solution that works for everyone. 
    Subscribe to this podcast today to never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues!

    • 50 min
    Retaining Vet Staff and Providing Growth Opportunities with Neda Panuska and Paige Allen

    Retaining Vet Staff and Providing Growth Opportunities with Neda Panuska and Paige Allen

    Staff retention, turnover, clinic growth opportunities. If you’re a veterinary professional, these terms have become buzzwords in the industry as they’ve become a growing problem among veterinary practices. So what action can vet pros take to keep their clinic staff and help them grow? On this episode, we dive into this much-needed conversation with two passionate individuals with well-established veterinary careers. Neda Panuska, CVT, and Talent Acquisition Manager with Blue Heron Consulting and Paige Allen, MS, RVT, and Assistant Director for Academic Advising of Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine.
    Building a team by creating an atmosphere that celebrates them and supports their career paths is essential for your practice. It’s important to keep in mind that people can and do evolve, so evaluating what motivates each individual and determining goals together helps your team feel good, in turn creating a happier work and clinic life balance. By educating, mentoring and prioritizing training from the top down, and expanding the care your team can provide, assists in retaining staff. Improving veterinary staff wellness and support, improves the practice, which improves the profession, and ultimately improves the outcome of your patients.
    Subscribe to this podcast today to never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues!

    • 31 min
    Creating a Better Veterinary Clinic Culture with Dr. Sarah Wooten and Amy Newfield, CVT

    Creating a Better Veterinary Clinic Culture with Dr. Sarah Wooten and Amy Newfield, CVT

    On this episode we welcome award-winning international speaker and author Amy Newfield CVT.  Along with Dr. Sarah Wooten, veterinary speaker, influencer, and creator of “Vets Against Insanity”. We discuss the importance of creating a better work culture in your clinic today and effective methods to retain new and current staff. Easier said than done, right?  
    Listen in to get some great points you can bring  to your  management team to create good cultural shifts in your practice. Amy and Sarah also discuss preventable bad habits and toxic behaviors that often go missed. There are plenty of good examples to start building better work cultures, and it starts with involving your team and identifying the problem from a leadership standpoint. Getting those opinions and pulling out the trends are key. However, it goes above and beyond one conversation. It’s important to develop plans while creating an environment where people feel comfortable coming to you. Make those changes and reward those who are really making a difference in your business.  And remember: it’s a marathon not a sprint. 
    Subscribe to this podcast today to never miss an episode, and share with your veterinary colleagues!

    • 45 min

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Best Veterinary Podcast Out There

This podcast talks about all the topics that need to be discussed in vetmed. The honesty and the passion the host Mary & the guests show each episode is inspiring.

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