73 episodes

A show made by vets, featuring absolutely no pets!

The Veterinary Project Podcast sheds no hair, just light, on the areas of life that we believe the veterinary community should have a pulse on.

From enjoying the good days in the clinic to handling the tough ones - from personal improvement to professional development - from managing your money to investing in your future, we provide a veterinarian's view on a life well-lived.

Join us every Wednesday for new episodes. Stethoscopes allowed, headphones preferred!

The Veterinary Project Podcast The Veterinary Project Podcast

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A show made by vets, featuring absolutely no pets!

The Veterinary Project Podcast sheds no hair, just light, on the areas of life that we believe the veterinary community should have a pulse on.

From enjoying the good days in the clinic to handling the tough ones - from personal improvement to professional development - from managing your money to investing in your future, we provide a veterinarian's view on a life well-lived.

Join us every Wednesday for new episodes. Stethoscopes allowed, headphones preferred!

    Your Employees will Quit if you Don't Get This Right!

    Your Employees will Quit if you Don't Get This Right!

    How you handle winter holiday schedules can create significant challenges from both the employer and employee perspective.

    Unlike other typical holiday times surrounding Canada Day / Independence Day, or Thanksgiving Day, the winter holiday season is especially important to most people and is filled with greater connotations around time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. 

    As a result, it is vital that employers get this right when working with employees to create win-win holiday schedules as best they can. 

    It is equally important for employees to be clear in their understanding of expectations and provide significant lead time for extended time-off requests. 

    In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Leicht provides some insights on the employer perspective of how to handle the challenges the holiday season brings, while Dr. Michael Bugg offers points from the employee perspective. 

    Topics discussed include:


    Opportunity costs around holiday scheduling
    Understanding that the clinic will be short staffed
    Blocking the holiday season ahead of time
    Employers can't make everyone happy - if you try to, no one will be happy
    "The business has a seat at the table." 
    Ways employees can make the most of comparable holidays
    How employers can work with employees to set up holiday staffing schedules
    Benefits of working during the holiday season



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project.

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 22 min
    Combining Veterinary Passion and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Christine Beck

    Combining Veterinary Passion and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Christine Beck

    Dr. Christine Beck has been in the animal industry for over 20 years, and is a successful business owner in multiple industries.



    She is a passionate visionary who just recently launched Waggle Mail, a filler-free subscription box for dogs and their humans that contains vet-curated information and products to support dog’s health and wellbeing, no matter their stage in life. Her vision is to build a community of empowered dog owners taking the best care of their dogs.



    Christine is passionate about advocating for the health and wellness of animals, and has creatively blended that with her skills and experience in finance and business.



    Topics of discussion in this energetic, entrepreneurial episode include:

    • Christine’s career trajectory from vet school to business ownership and entrepreneurship

    • Handling a veterinary career while growing a non-vet related business

    • Getting aligned on your professional direction

    • The genesis of Waggle Mail

    • The shift from “pet owners” to “pet parents”

    • Communicating effectively from human to human to pet (from vet to pet owner to pat)

    • The subscription box business model

    • Providing pet health product awareness to pet owners

    • Getting pet owner’s to see a vet for the things you should see a vet for

    • Identifying bottlenecks to the growth of Waggle Mail

    • Navigating setbacks as an entrepreneur

    • Dr. Beck’s Impact Round!



    Thank you to Dr. Christine Beck for joining us on the show.For clinic partnerships, to sign up for the Waggle Mail newsletter, or to connect directly with Christine, reach out to her in the following places:

    christine@wagglemail.com

    @wagglemail

    www.wagglemail.com



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project.

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 51 min
    A Money Catch-up with Dr. Brent Mayabb, Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Canin

    A Money Catch-up with Dr. Brent Mayabb, Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Canin

    Dr. Brent Mayabb is currently the Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Canin, where he’s responsible for being the medical liaison between Royal Canin and large multi-hospital veterinary practice groups around the globe. He joined Royal Canin USA back in May 2004 and has held many jobs in between, including roles in HR and Corporate Affairs, with responsibilities in areas as diverse as public relations and government affairs.



    Prior to joining Royal Canin, Brent worked in a small animal practice in Granite City. He continues to do relief work in a small animal practice. 



    When not working, Brent spends time volunteering at events with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri and is a board member of the Banfield Foundation. He earned his DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. 



    In this follow-up conversation with Dr. Mayabb we discuss:


    Enrolling in a graduate program in personal finance
    Why does personal finance matter?
    The difference between Fiduciary responsibility and suitability, two very different financial planning standards
    Budgets: The Foundation of Personal Finance
    Navigating personal finance tough spots
    "Personal finance is more personal than finance"
    Bridging the discomfort of having money conversations



    Big thank you to Brent for returning to the show for another episode!



    If you'd like to connect with Brent for a conversation around money, you can find him on LinkedIn:

    Brent Mayabb



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project.

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 23 min
    Real World Communication in Veterinary Practice with Dr. Jim Clark

    Real World Communication in Veterinary Practice with Dr. Jim Clark

    Dr. Jim Clark is an animal lover, entrepreneur, former multi-practice owner, clinician, and educator.  

    After working in general and emergency practice for more than 20 years, earning an MBA, and serving as an owner in four ER/Spec practices, 

    Dr. Clark joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, assuming leadership of their Professional Skills curriculum.  He currently provides instruction in communication, mental health, career planning, DEI, and business management skills.  

    Dr. Clark is also a Co-Founder of the educational consulting firm Pet Practice Partners, which is dedicated to providing impactful and cost-effective evidence-based learning for the veterinary profession.

    Trust us when we say Jim BRINGS IT on this show, and you're going to take away some great tools you can start using immediately to become a better communicator. 

    Topics covered within the conversation include:


    Dr. Clark's unique career path and professional development
    Today's pet owners are more informed than ever, for better or worse
    Coaching clients through the treatment plan
    The WISE COACH framework
    It's all about relationships!
    Examples of open-ended questions and developing rapport with clients
    Tools to become a better communicator in practice
    "Better communication creates greater job satisfaction."
    The importance of role playing
    Dr. Clark's Impact Round



    Thank you to Dr. Jim Clark for coming on the show! If you'd like to connect with Dr. Clark or learn more about the WISE COACH framework you can find him in the following places:

    www.petpracticepartners.com

    jclark@ucdavis.edu



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project.

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What Can You Do Before You Die?

    What Can You Do Before You Die?

    Do you have a bucket list of things you want to do before you die? 

    In this week's episode, co-hosts Dr. Michael Bugg and Dr. Jonathan Leicht have some fun (in part thanks to Dr. Leicht's pre-show caffeine blitz) in this casual, coffee-cup conversation.

    Connecting to the reality that we will die helps us realize that we should make the most of our lives.

    What better way to do that than to lay out some experiences we want to enjoy before we pass on?

    Intended to inspire, topics touched on include:


    Defining bucket lists and the importance of having them
    Different perspectives on bucket list items as a foundation for setting goals
    Sharing some of Dr. Bugg and Dr. Leicht's bucket list experiences already had
    Future Dr. Bugg and Dr. Leicht bucket list items
    Don't forget to make them happen!
    #MikePetsATiger

    Maybe it's time to start checking off some of your bucket list items . . . and if you don’t have a list, start creating one today!



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project.

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 27 min
    Adversity and Growth

    Adversity and Growth

    What do you do when **** hits the fan?

    In this week’s episode, co-hosts Dr. Michael Bugg and Dr. Jonathan Leicht visit the subject of handling adversity in business.

    Chock full with personal vulnerability, this episode pulls back the curtain on handling adversity with commentary on:


    The real world responses to adversity for Dr. Jonathan Leicht in his Operational roles, including compartmentalization of emotions, trying to win, and over-communicating
    How response to adversity changes over time with experience
    How different people view adversity and conflict
    The real world responses to adversity for Dr. Michael Bugg in his Real Estate business, including entering "silent-mode", getting emotional and losing rationality, and shelving the problem
    Adversity is almost always worse in the moment than in the long run
    Ask empowering questions like "what can I do about this?" and recognizing what's inside (and outside) of our control
    Don't avoid adversity
    Tips and ideas for becoming better at handling adversity

    Adversity is going to happen whether we like it or not, so how do we best handle it?

    There's no easy answer, but we’re working to improve in this area and hope this conversation will help you do the same!



    We're now online! Check out our new website at theveterinaryproject.com for more info about the show, our hosts, and all things Veterinary Project!

    If you liked the show and want to stay in the know, please subscribe to the podcast on the listening platform of your choosing.

    Want to join our community of like-minded Veterinary Professionals? Send an email to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com and we'll get you connected to our private Veterinary Project Facebook group.

    Any questions, comments, feedback, or requests for guests can also be sent to theveterinaryprojectpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for another episode of The Veterinary Project Podcast!

    - Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM

    • 37 min

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