Two veterinarians from Ethos Veterinary Health, a national network of specialty hospitals, - Dr. Krista Vernaleken and Dr. Lindsay Renzullo - dive into conversations, education, health tips, and controversies within the veterinary industry. The doctors are joined periodically by experts in their field to offer more insights for you and your pets.
Members of The PAWEDcast:
Dr. Krista Vernalaken, VMD - Show host
Dr. Lindsay Renzullo, DVM - Show host
Lauren Parece - Executive Producer
Rachael Gillis- Senior Producer
The World of Dog Sports
Dr. Renzullo interviews National Champion Agility Trainer Amber McCune from American K9 Country in Amherst, NH. Amber and her Border Collies have won the AKC National Championship and represented team USA at the World Agility Championships! She brings her expertise to discuss the world of dog sports from agility, flyball, dock diving, fast CAT, obedience, & more.
Can any dog breed of any age participate in dog sports? How do I pick the right sport for my dog? Is it dangerous for dogs? What are dog sports competitions like? Dog sports can truly transform your relationship and create a dialogue with your dog. We encourage you to give it a try!
Veterinary Game Night
Survey says... it's game night on The PAWEDcast! Dr. Vernaleken & Dr. Renzullo compete against fellow emergency veterinarians Dr. Kramer & Dr. Lee in Ethos Friendly Feud! Play along as they guess answers to "name an awkward diagnosis to explain to pet owners," "name the most common foreign body you see in dogs," & more.
Then, all 4 doctors debunk common pet myths in Veterinary Myth Busters. Are dogs color blind? Are cats nocturnal? Is it okay for dogs to chew on sticks?
Celebrating Women in Veterinary Medicine
Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). But in veterinary medicine, that number jumps to 63% and at Ethos, 89% of the entire organization is female.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Dr. Vernaleken & Dr. Renzullo talk with Holly Firestine, the Chief People Officer at Ethos, about the power of women in vet med. Along with reflecting on their own personal experiences as women in science and executive business roles, they discuss: how has the veterinary field shifted from a male-dominated to a more equalized industry? How have "traditional views" of working mothers, work-life balance, and who's the breadwinner changed for women? How can we continue to empower the young girls in our lives to get into STEM fields?
And: an update & future projects on how Ethos is building a culture of caring and learning & development for veterinary professionals to thrive in.
E-VET: A New Take on Veterinary Emergency Training
Emergency Veterinary Medicine: the thrilling field of medicine that many veterinary graduates are drawn to – so why are so many veterinarians leaving, or not going into ER at all? Low pay, burnout, the daunting task of proving yourself, the stress of the match system; there's many aspects of traditional emergency internships that just don't seem worth it. Two emergency veterinarians from Massachusetts are challenging the standard emergency training methods and expectations and building a new path for new grads with the E-VET Training Program.
Join Dr. Vernaleken & Dr. Renzullo as they talk with Annie Wayne, DVM, MPH, DACVECC and Ali Pivoda, BVMS about how E-VET is bringing wellness and competency-focused training back into veterinary emergency training programs. And: why should you consider a career in ER? What does a day in a veterinary ER look like?
To learn more about E-VET or to apply, click here.
Dr. Vernaleken & Dr. Renzullo are joined by Veterinary Neurologist Baye Williamson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) from VERC Hawaii. Dr. Williamson is the first and only Veterinary Neurologist in the state of Hawaii! She brings her expertise to discuss the complex science of neurology in cats and dogs:
How do neurologic symptoms present in pets? How difficult are seizures to manage in pets? How have MRIs revolutionized veterinary neurology? And out of our own curiosity (and certainly not jealousy), what is it like practicing veterinary medicine on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii?
Cats & Multi-Cat Households
A purrfect ending to 2021 on The PAWEDcast, Dr. Vernaleken & Dr. Renzullo talk all things cats: How do you manage a multi-cat household? How many litter boxes and feeding bowls do you need? Should you help feral cats? And other things to keep in mind before getting another cat.
Happy Holidays PAWEDcasters! Thanks for another great year. We'll see you next year for our January episode!
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Great podcast for Animal Lovers
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