270 episodes

The Vet Blast Podcast is a fun, educational show for veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary support team members and of course, pet parents! Learn the latest and greatest in veterinary medicine from professionals in the field! Also laugh with my guests as we share great stories of the incredible human-animal bond. No creature is too big or too small for a show designed for all!

The Vet Blast Podcast The Vet Blast Podcast

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Vet Blast Podcast is a fun, educational show for veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary support team members and of course, pet parents! Learn the latest and greatest in veterinary medicine from professionals in the field! Also laugh with my guests as we share great stories of the incredible human-animal bond. No creature is too big or too small for a show designed for all!

    Convenient care for the modern pet owner

    Convenient care for the modern pet owner

    Mita Malhotra is the President of Chewy Health, where she is passionate about pet health and driving long-term growth for Chewy via product innovation, technology and a laser focus on customer and veterinarian experience. Malhotra joined Chewy in 2018 to build Chewy Pharmacy, which is now America’s #1 pet pharmacy. The brand has since experienced transformative growth by delivering innovative solutions that empower pet parents and veterinary partners to better care for pets in real-time, regardless of their location or proximity to resources.

    Benjamin Carter, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, Chewy Vet Care, is a seasoned veterinarian who has spent the last decade focused on transforming the pet healthcare industry for the better. At Chewy Vet Care, he leads the team devoted to delivering personalized, patient-centered medicine with the latest technology, for the benefit of pets, pet parents and practitioners at Chewy Vet Care locations across the U.S.

    To learn more about careers at Chewy, check out the Chewy website.: https://careers.chewy.com/us/en/vetcareers

    • 27 min
    CE: A Surgeon’s Perspective on Current Trends for the Management of Osteoarthritis, Part 2

    CE: A Surgeon’s Perspective on Current Trends for the Management of Osteoarthritis, Part 2

    Sponsored by Elanco. Head to dvm360 Flex and login or create a free CE account and claim your credit after listening to this episode.

    Program Description:

    Canine osteoarthritis is a complex disease that impacts quality of life for many of our canine patients. Part 2 of this podcast series will highlight why effective management requires development of a baseline treatment plan that is customized to the individual patient and includes a plan for managing flare-ups. A systematic, evidence-based approach will be presented that can be implemented in general practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    Recognize the importance of a customized treatment plan; that one-size does not fit all for canine osteoarthritis
    Appreciate the ebb and flow of osteoarthritis with periods of calmness followed by periods of flare-ups
    Appreciate the multimodal management of osteoarthritis

    • 20 min
    The dual life of a veterinarian firefighter

    The dual life of a veterinarian firefighter

    Mariah Young, DVM, is a small town Montana girl with a passion for compassion. Her whole life she wanted to be able to make an impact on this world. As she grew up, this desire morphed into pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and a secondary career as a firefighter/EMT. Young achieved both goals simultaneously and currently work full time as a mixed animal veterinarian and part time as a firefighter/EMT.

    Young has an Australian Kelpie named Dilly who is her constant adventure companion. She is fluent in Spanish and love to travel. Young volunteered in a vet clinic in Peru during undergrad, studied abroad in Spain, and has visited 13 different countries. Recently, she has been spending her time playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, running half marathons, and white-water rafting. Young also enjoy reading, baking, training Dilly, and cleaning

    • 22 min
    Bridging the gap in dentistry education

    Bridging the gap in dentistry education

    Doug Aspros, DVM, joined the VPP team in 2015 to help develop the promise of co-ownership into a transformational reality for the profession. With his extensive experience as a clinician and practice owner and strong relationships in the wider veterinary community, he worked to improve many aspects of our partnerships and practices, focused on clinician development, leadership training, and building our veterinary community.

    Aspros served as the 150th president of the AVMA, the largest member organization in veterinary medicine. He worked to make AVMA more engaging for the new generations entering the profession, responsive to their needs and reflective of those of a changing society. Among other roles in the profession, Aspros chaired the AVMA Council on Education, served as a trustee of the AVMA-PLIT, was appointed a member of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, and currently chairs the New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine.

    A graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Aspros and his wife split their time between the NY Metro area and Tucson, AZ, and are the proud pet parents of a Norfolk Terrier, an African Grey Parrot, and one awesome cat.

    • 23 min
    The newer normal of communicating with clients

    The newer normal of communicating with clients

    Jill Clark, DVM, spent 17 years as an Assistant Director on feature films, commercials, and documentaries before changing direction and becoming a veterinarian in 1996.  She practiced in a multi-doctor group of small animal practices known for creating an exceptional client experience as an associate and then as Medical Director before joining a group of entrepreneurial veterinarians who grew their hospital group from 8 to 80 hospitals.  She was vice president of Operations for this group before joining VCA, managing 22 general and specialty practices with a continued focus on client experience as a competitive advantage.  In 2009, she joined VCA’s Executive Team and was responsible for VCA’s doctor recruiting team as well as creating VCA’s corporate university, WOOF-U, which served over 24,000 veterinary team members.  In 2016, Clark founded IGNITE Veterinary Solutions, a modern learning company focused on bringing high-end learning experiences to all veterinary teams across the globe.  She has a special passion for Client Service teams and elevating their role to its fullest in our profession. She is one of the founders and President of the newly formed, North American Association of Veterinary Receptionists.

    Sarah Machell, DVM,  is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College and previously owned and operated a Small Animal Practice outside of Toronto, Canada for 18 years.  Since transitioning her practice in 2018 she has worked in a variety of industry spaces, with a special interest in technology and virtual care. Machell is passionate about maximizing the capacity of veterinary practices to engage with and effectively leverage technologies to improve practice efficiencies, patient outcomes and professional satisfaction.  One of Sarah's current roles is the Medical Director for PetPath, a digital tool that provides a critical bridge between inpatient and outpatient care.

    Alex Ehrich, co-founder of PetPath and Liberty University graduate, is passionate about transforming lives and bringing innovative ideas to life.  Ehrich has spent the past four years in the tech space, bringing products to market that enhance organizational effectiveness and improve user experiences.  In 2022, Ehrich teamed up with a veterinary neurologist and several business partners to launch PetPath. This digital care companion guides pet owners through their pet's most stressful moments, while freeing up veterinary care teams to focus on their core passion: providing exceptional animal care.

    • 23 min
    Under pressure! Everything you need to know about glaucoma

    Under pressure! Everything you need to know about glaucoma

    Alex Sigmund, DVM, DACVO, “The Vet Eye Guy” on Instagram, and founder of Insight Veterinary Eye Care, LLC that provides continuing education and teleconsultation services. He enjoys combining his passion for ophthalmology by engaging owners and veterinarians via social media, continuing education events, and one-on-ones. Sigmund wants every veterinarian to be comfortable with the basics of ophthalmology to improve patient care and client understanding. He has plans to start his own private practice in the near future that will focus on the client/patient experience in addition to high quality medicine. 

    Sigmund enjoys working with exotic animals at local zoos and aquariums to ensure health and comfort for animals ranging from puffins to elephants. He completed veterinary school at the University of Georgia and a residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee. His publications have ranged from feline stem cell therapy to cataract surgery in raptors. Sigmund has a wonderful partner, an “old lady dog” named Asima, and a fluffy Ragdoll cat named King Louie that help occupy his time outside of the clinic.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AoShire ,


An excellent informative podcast.

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Best podcast ever

I really enjoy this podcast, you’re rockstar Adam.

TCrockerdvm ,

Educational and Exciting!

Dr Adam is an amazing host who always brings the energy, while offering important information for Veterinary professionals, and pet owners. Definitely worth listening to.

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