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Integrative discussions with the people that Inspire, Encourage and Challenge the Veterinary Profession. Hosted by vet student, Moriah.

That Vet Life That Vet Life

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Integrative discussions with the people that Inspire, Encourage and Challenge the Veterinary Profession. Hosted by vet student, Moriah.

    Defining Sustainability, with Jaky Wilson

    Defining Sustainability, with Jaky Wilson

    Jaky Wilson is a third year vet student at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. While She aspires to become a marine veterinarian, there is another area of medicine she is equally passionate about. After starting her Instagram account she quickly came to realize the power of connectivity it held as she came to know the diverse groups of individuals within the VETstagram community. Progressing through her degree she discovered her passion for Sustainability. Not just sustainability by way of reducing waste, but on the grander scale of sustainability within the veterinary profession both in materials used and emotional sustainability.
    Recently, Jaky rebranded her Instagram to become @thesustainablevet . A place where she can share her passion for sustainability through connecting with people.
    In this episode, I chat with Jaky about her rebrand and ask what her 'why' was in deciding to become The Sustainable Vet.
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    Want  to know more? You can follow Jaky's blog by clicking HERE!!

    • 37 min
    Scrubbed In - Should you Care what they think?

    Scrubbed In - Should you Care what they think?

    It's been a hot minute. But now that exams are over and Dani and I are in the same time zone, recording episodes should be more regular.... In theory.

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    In this episode we get you Scrubbed In to what's been happening these past few weeks and talk about all that is to come between now and graduation. Additionally, we chat about the idea of not caring what other people think about you.

    It's a bit of a hot topic in today's society and seems to be used more as a 'feel good' statement or as a way to validate our own paths. As it is a blanket statement in today's episode I caution everyone from using it blindly. This is because though it has its attributes, it should be taken with caution. In today's episode, Dani and I barely scratch the surface as we ask the question of 'Should you care what they think?"

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    Ok, a bit of a personal plug now, but beyond finishing selected rotations and finding a job there is a little thing called an SRC, or 'Student Research Component.' It's something all vet students here at the Dick Vet need to complete in order to graduate. Since I've been running this show I thought I would look into how podcasting is being utilized within the learning environment of veterinary medicine. But I need YOUR help to complete this study.

    If you are able to help me out, below you will find a secure link to a short survey where you can answer questions about how you use podcasting in your daily life.

    https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/influence-of-podcast-medium-within-learning-environment-of

    This survey will only be available for 3 weeks. Thank you!

    • 31 min
    Scrubbed In - We're getting jobs

    Scrubbed In - We're getting jobs

    When you start your vet school career, everything has been leading up to actually getting into vet school. This means, the idea of graduating and actually WORKING as a licensed veterinarian feels so far away. So when you do reach your final year in vet school the process of job searching doesn't feel real.

    On this week's episode, we're getting you Scrubbed In to what this is actually like, as Dani and I chat about our recent externships and job searches. There is so much we feel like we are simply learning as we go, so we are by no means professionals when it comes to what you should look for in a job. But, we hope you enjoy listening along t our journeys through the process.



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    @thatvet_life

    @adventurous.vet

    • 40 min
    28 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence, with Dr. Lauren Smith

    28 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence, with Dr. Lauren Smith

    Emotional Intelligence; 2 words that have been receiving quite a bit of attention on social media and the veterinary world. But what does it mean within the profession? In this episode, I chat with Dr. Lauren Smith about how we can learn to develop our own Emotional Intelligence, and how to utilize it in our day to day events. Lauren is a small animal veterinarian, blogger and speaker who has built her brand on social media @thevetitude and you can check her out on Instagram, Facebook and her website! As someone who actively strives to promote empathy and wellness in vet med, Lauren was the perfect guest to have on today's episode. If you have any thoughts or questions about today's episode, you can reach out to either Lauren or myself through social media.

    • 47 min
    Scrubbed In - We took the NAVLE

    Scrubbed In - We took the NAVLE

    Hey y'all. It's been a minute!
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    We've been gone from the podcast sphere for quite a while. But it's all been because of the beast of an exam known as the NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam). Pretty much every waking hour for the past 4-6 weeks at least, has been spent either in core rotations or studying. It hasn't been fun to say the least.
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    However.... we now get to say that we have completed the NAVLE!!!! which means we can take a huge breath of fresh air and focus on the next things in life; like finals, finding jobs and finishing our last year of vet school!! Crazy, right!?!?
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    In today's episode, Dani and I will get you caught up on everything that's happened these past 6 weeks. We talk about what our farm animal rotation was like and what we've learned. We also talk about what it was like to take the NAVLE (granted we can't talk about any of the content of the actual exam, per testing regulations).
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    We are excited to be back and look forward to putting our more episodes in the future. Though they may not be as regular as we would all like due to our rotation schedules, we will do our best. 

    • 35 min
    Scrubbed In - Is this the Final episode?

    Scrubbed In - Is this the Final episode?

    Well Friends. We've reached the final countdown.... to the NAVLE that is.
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    There are only a few short weeks left in Core Rotations, which means the NAVLE is creeping closer with each day. As such Dani and I will be taking a bit of a break from the podcast and social media so we can focus on studying for the exam. You can expect to hear from us After we finish our NAVLE, at which point the podcast will start up again. But until then we will be on radio silence.
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    Now that we've covered that, we can talk about this week's episode! Dani and I are still in our equine rotation, and we each had a bit of fun trying out different procedures this past week. I (Mo) was on soft tissue surgery, while Dani was out driving across the countryside with the general practice. 
    Additionally, Dani tells her funny story about a near miss she had with a horse a few weeks ago, and I talk about meeting one of my co-hosts from an episode I recorded last year, Dr. Dave Nicol!
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    I want to thank each and every one of you who have joined us each week to listen along as we share our journey through final year. The number of you who have reached out to say hi and share your own stories just makes me love this profession even more! Thank you for coming along for the journey. We'll chat soon.
    See ya.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

Crosseyed Jicama ,

Such a great listen

I’m not much of a podcast guy. But I really enjoy That Vet Life. Moriah has produced a smart, fun, informative and sometimes challenging podcast. Well worth the listen. And before you know it, you’re ready for the next one.

Dani the vet student ,

Student

Great podcast that features many different vets and their paths. Great for students to get an idea of what hte options are after vet school as wll as things to do as students. I really enjoy the podcast and recommend it!

That Vet Life Podcast ,

An exciting adventure

It’s like an inside scoop to what vet students are thinking about when it comes to joining the veterinary profession. In this podcast vet student Moriah chats with the veterinarians that have inspire, encourage and challenged her thus far in her veterinary career.

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