64 episodes

Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast helps to share experiences and start a dialogue about how we can grow as people and professionals. As a female equine solo practitioner, mother and business owner, I've seen the challenges that face us. I want veterinarians to learn to be happier, healthier, wealthier and more grateful for the lives that they've created. Together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.

The Whole Veterinarian Stacey Cordivano, DVM

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Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast helps to share experiences and start a dialogue about how we can grow as people and professionals. As a female equine solo practitioner, mother and business owner, I've seen the challenges that face us. I want veterinarians to learn to be happier, healthier, wealthier and more grateful for the lives that they've created. Together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.

    Developing Influential Veterinary Leaders featuring Dr. Dave Nicol

    Developing Influential Veterinary Leaders featuring Dr. Dave Nicol

    Have you struggled to create a cohesive vetmed team? Are you having difficulty attracting the right talent? Are you confused as to why you work in a veterinary clinic that has no direction or actual leadership? Dr. Dave Nicol of VetX International is here to help us understand how vital leadership is for the health and wellbeing of the entire vet practice - both the business and the individuals working inside of it. Leadership cannot be left to chance - tune in to this episode to get insight into how and why you need to be proactive in your veterinary business if you want to see your team succeed.
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    More about Dr. Dave Nicol...
    Dr. Dave Nicol is a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in general practice and has held several leadership roles within practice and industry. He has written three books, most recently the best-selling, So You’re A Vet...Now What? – a manifesto on how to survive as a veterinarian after graduation. Dr. Dave hosts The Blunt Dissection podcasts which combined has been played more than 250,000 times. He owns Roundwood Vets, a boutique vet practice in London and founded VetX International to help vets connect with their career and help practice owners create fantastic practices for the vets to work in.
    He speaks at conferences all over the world to speak about his favourite topic of
    leadership and generally cheerleading for the veterinary profession. In 2019 he was
    voted VMX Practice Manager Speaker of the Year.
    Find out more here...
    www.vetxinternational.com
    www.drdavenicol.com

    Connect on IG @drdavenicol or @vetxinternational or LinkedIn
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    The Veterinary Employment, Engagement and Retention Survey
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    • 45 min
    Understanding How Spectrum Of Care Affects the Veterinary Industry with Dr. Cherice Roth

    Understanding How Spectrum Of Care Affects the Veterinary Industry with Dr. Cherice Roth

    Spectrum of care may or may not be a new phrase for you. I feel as though I personally only understood it in vague terms, but after speaking with Dr. Cherice Roth for today's episode, I am clearly on the "this is super important!" bandwagon! Today we cover everything from the transition from vet school into practice to providing care for under-served communities to veterinary telehealth options and finally back around to mentorship. Dr. Roth is an amazing woman, mom and vet who is contributing so much to our profession. Please make sure to check out all that she is involved with!

    Find out more about Cherice Roth, DVM...
    Dr. Cherice Roth is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Before veterinary school, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Biochemistry. She spent time perfecting her exotic animal medicine and surgical knowledge in Australia, and upon returning to the U.S., mentored and guided veterinary assistants and DVMs in her home hospitals. She has held many roles within veterinary medicine from associate DVM, Medical Operations Support Manager all the way to Chief Veterinary Officer. Dr. Roth has done clinical, industry and administrative
    work within Veterinary Medicine. She was one of the developers of the RACE approved Virtual Care University as well as MyPetDoc. Dr. Roth has remained on the cutting edge of perfecting virtual veterinary care. She is currently the Chief Veterinary Officer of Fuzzy Pet Health as well as an advisory board member for Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) and  Veterinary Professionals Instilling Black Excellence (VIBE). She believes that veterinary virtual care is the answer for health disparities in pets as well as part of the answer to psychological health issues of veterinary professionals.
    Dr. Roth is also the author of children’s books “What’s a REAL Doctor?” and “What does a REAL Doctor look like?” Both books focus on veterinary medicine, diversity, STEM and representation. Outside of work, you can find her in the woods of Oregon with her many, many “Roth Ranch” animals, her sons (The Rothlings), and husband, or serving on the medical board for several boxer, Doberman and dachshund charitable organizations.

    Signed Copies of her books be purchased at https://the-real-doctor-store.myshopify.com
    The books are also available from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Ingram Publisher.

    Ways to Connect with Dr. Roth:
    LI: www.linkedin.com/in/chericeroth
    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/cherice.roth/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_doctor_roth
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/RothDVM
    www.Fuzzy.com
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    Facebook
    Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com

    • 32 min
    Utilizing Transformational Leadership to Make a Positive Change in Veterinary Medicine featuring Dr. Andrew Ciccolini

    Utilizing Transformational Leadership to Make a Positive Change in Veterinary Medicine featuring Dr. Andrew Ciccolini

    When you think of amazing leaders throughout history, there's a good chance you're thinking of someone who has enacted transformational leadership. Today we get to learn all about the pillars of transformational leadership - what it's made of, why it can be so beneficial, and what some of the downsides might be in this interview with Dr. Andrew Ciccolini. Andrew is just wrapping up his Master's degree in Organizational Leadership and so generously shares his insight with us. Veterinary medicine is definitely in need of this leadership style, so let's all pay close attention!
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    More about Andrew Ciccolini, DVM, MSOL
    Dr. Andrew is a veterinarian dedicated to the health and welfare of underserved pet populations with a passion for reducing economic barriers that disrupt the human-animal bond. He is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. He served nine years of active duty with the United States Army providing veterinary care all across the world. Continuing to serve part time in the Army National Guard, he is also the Medical Director at the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit located in Colorado that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes over 1,100 commercial breeding dogs every year. Andrew has completed a Master of Organizational Leadership degree from Regis University and leads non-profit initiatives for Galaxy Vets.
    -Find him on Instagram!!!
    -Find him on LinkedIn
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    Make a donation to Children's Hospital Colorado in Ethan's honor!
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    Resources that were mentioned
    -Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (animated video from author Dan Pink)
    -Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
    -The Little Blue Truck series by Alice Schertle
    -My American Journey by Colin Powell
    -The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber
    -https://galaxyvets.foundation
    -National Mill Dogs Rescue Healing Hearts Fund
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    Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!
    Instagram: @thewholeveterinarian
    Facebook
    Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    BONUS - Charity Spotlight: Galaxy Vets Foundation

    BONUS - Charity Spotlight: Galaxy Vets Foundation

    The new directors of Non-Profit Initiatives at Galaxy Vets , Dr. Andrew Ciccolini, joins me today to introduce The Galaxy Vets Foundation. Please consider donating any resources that you might have available, be it time or financial support.
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    About Galaxy Vets Foundation
    Galaxy Vets Foundation is a non-profit arm of Galaxy Vets, an employee-owned veterinary healthcare system in the U.S. The foundation’s mission is to preserve the human-animal bond and enhance animal welfare throughout the world. In pursuit of this mission, it will improve access to care for underserved communities, reduce or eliminate economic euthanasia, and provide animal disaster and humanitarian response solutions. Learn more and donate to help animals of Ukraine here: https://galaxyvets.foundation/.
    Follow Them on Instagram

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    Instagram: @thewholeveterinarian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/
    Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com

    • 4 min
    Creating A Sustainable Equine Future in Veterinary Medicine

    Creating A Sustainable Equine Future in Veterinary Medicine

    Real talk regarding sustainability in equine veterinary medicine.
    For this episode, I'm joined by the co-creators of The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat  as we share some of the highlights of the past two events. The community formed over these two very special weekends can be described as nothing other than magical. We are excited for the future of equine medicine whenever we gather with these amazing folks. Come join us as we help shape a better vetmed for our present and future colleagues.

    Featuring Dr. Cara Wright, Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian and Dr. Misty Gray

    Find out more at www.SEPseminars.com!
    Follow along on Instagram @SEPseminars!

    Our next event will be held in Seattle, Washington on September 29-October 2, 2022.

    Big Thanks to Our Sponsors...
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    Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!
    Instagram: @thewholeveterinarian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/
    Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com

    • 23 min
    Take Care of Your Employees So They Will Take Care of Your Clients featuring Dr. Mike Pownall

    Take Care of Your Employees So They Will Take Care of Your Clients featuring Dr. Mike Pownall

    From workplace culture to salary structure to having time to ride your own horse, Dr. Mike Pownall joins me to discuss all of the important aspects of creating a workplace where veterinarians want to be. You don't want to miss any of the gems that he shares after having grown a practice with his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, over the past 20 years  and honing his skills as a veterinary business management consultant.
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    More about Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA
    Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001.In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 17 vets and 40 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area and one practice in Wellington, Florida. He is also a partner with Oculus Insights offering business management services and education to veterinarians throughout the world.
    Dr. Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Ontario, and was the class valedictorian. He presents internationally on business strategy, human resources, pricing, and marketing for veterinarians. He also contributes to numerous
    journals on business management topics.
    Dr. Pownall has a blog, podcast and webinar series on veterinary business management at www.veterinarybusinessmatters.com and you can learn more about Oculus Insights at www.oculusinsights.net.
    Ways to contact Dr. Pownall
    mpownall@oculusinsights.netLinked InMcKee-Pownall Equine ServicesMike recommends Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
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    Find out more about The Whole Veterinarian at our new website!
    Instagram: @thewholeveterinarian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholeveterinarian/
    Email: thewholeveterinarian@gmail.com

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Anne Budzinski ,

The whole vet covers the whole person on many levels

I love this podcast. Binge listened to all of the episodes while driving between farm calls. She has such interesting guests on and the conversations are great. Really looking to cover the whole human side along with being a veterinarian. Calf vet here and so many of these episodes hit the nail perfectly. I look forward to hearing the next episodes and I now share this podcast with any individual in the vet med world to guide and help them. Keep the awesome episodes coming!!!

MeredithJones ,

Fantastic topics and host!

I like to think of The Whole Veterinarian as a podcast that addresses vets as “whole” people. We all know that we are more than just our careers, but our daily lives don’t always reflect that. Stacey’s interviews and topic-based episodes help to give us a broader perspective.

Zak Kane ,

Great listen!

Fantastic stories and variety of guests that are really relatable to everyone. Highly recommend!

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