15 episodes

Unleashed Veterinary Podcast is hosted by Dr. Bruce W. Francke, DVM, a veterinarian and practice owner at Bay Animal Hospital in beautiful Bay City, Michigan. The awesome power of vet medicine will be unleashed with conversation, compassion and common sense. This podcast will empower pet owners to take the very best care of their four-footed family members.

Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Bruce W. Francke, DVM

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

Unleashed Veterinary Podcast is hosted by Dr. Bruce W. Francke, DVM, a veterinarian and practice owner at Bay Animal Hospital in beautiful Bay City, Michigan. The awesome power of vet medicine will be unleashed with conversation, compassion and common sense. This podcast will empower pet owners to take the very best care of their four-footed family members.

    Episode 15: Low Stress Animal Handling (A.K.A. Fear Free) with Dr. Katie Berlin

    Episode 15: Low Stress Animal Handling (A.K.A. Fear Free) with Dr. Katie Berlin

    In this episode Dr. Francke and guest Dr. Katie Berlin discuss a topic that has absolutely transformed the practice of veterinary medicine for the better for you and your pet!
    Drs. Francke and Berlin are both Fear Free Certified Practitioners, having completed all additional education and testing to achieve this title.
    Recent advances in the understanding of animal behavior have led many hospitals to adopt techniques of animal handling to accomplish everything that needs to be done to care for the medical and surgical needs of your pet, while greatly reducing or even eliminating the fear, anxiety and stress of the visit. Most pets will even LOVE going to the veterinarian, when these techniques are employed!
    Drs. Francke and Berlin give a broad overview of what a fear free visit entails, including preparation for the visit, minimizing stress of transportation to the hospital, and use of high-value food treats, gentle handling, calming pheromones, anti-anxiety medications, and enrichment of the veterinary hospital environment to create the absolute best experience for your pet, while they receive the best veterinary care available. 
    Veterinary visits will never be the same when these techniques are employed and that’s a very, very good thing for your pet, you, and everyone that works on the veterinary team!!

    • 47 min
    Episode 14: COVID-19 and You! Part 2 with Dr. Carrie Jurney

    Episode 14: COVID-19 and You! Part 2 with Dr. Carrie Jurney

    This podcast is an update from Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Episode 13 on COVID-19. In this podcast from April 5, 2020, veterinarians Dr. Bruce Francke and Dr. Carrie Jurney discuss the VERY LATEST information available about COVID-19 and pets! Includes a special shout out and message of solidarity to our International listeners! Also covered in this podcast is information about precautions being taken in the veterinary industry to safeguard human health and some information on the new CDC guidelines on mask usage for humans! So, wash your hands, and sit 6-10 feet away from everybody else, and enjoy this COVID-19 edition of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast!

    • 46 min
    Episode 13: COVID-19 and You! Veterinary Style with Dr. Carrie Jurney

    Episode 13: COVID-19 and You! Veterinary Style with Dr. Carrie Jurney

    In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast Dr. Francke is joined by Dr. Carrie Jurney, a boarded Veterinary Neurologist from San Francisco, California. They discuss the current Pandemic of Coronavirus and how it impacts you, your veterinary visits, and the teams that take care of your pets. This situation is very fluid and changing day by day! So, sit down, buckle up, put your headphones on, and join us for this wild and somewhat scary conversation!

    • 42 min
    Episode 12: Nutrition: Homemade and Raw Diets with Jackie Parr, BSch, DVM, MSc, Dip AVCN

    Episode 12: Nutrition: Homemade and Raw Diets with Jackie Parr, BSch, DVM, MSc, Dip AVCN

    In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke interviews Dr. Jackie Parr. Dr. Parr is a Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, one of only 5 in Canada and 85 in North America! She is a very passionate and talented communicator on the topic of pet nutrition and a highly respected public speaker as well!
    The topic of discussion is homemade and raw diets for pets. This is great information for Pet Parents who would like to explore preparing their pets food at home. What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages? How do I make sure my pet’s food is balanced? How do I make sure the diet is safe? How would I go about getting some guidance in making food for my pet? What is the relative cost versus commercial food? All of these questions, and more are answered in this conversation! 
    We hope you will enjoy this Episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast! Please leave us an rating and review in Apple iTunes, so others will be able to find the Podcast!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 11: Ticks: A Real and Increasing Threat to You and Your Pets with Jamie Holms, RVT, CPT1

    Episode 11: Ticks: A Real and Increasing Threat to You and Your Pets with Jamie Holms, RVT, CPT1

    In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke and Registered Veterinary Technician Jamie Holms discuss something that may just make your skin crawl, ticks! We discuss the life cycle of these blood-sucking parasites, as well as the diseases they carry and all the steps you must take to prevent them from harming you or your pet.
    Jamie Holms, RVT, CPT1, lives in Greenville, S.C. and recently attended Boehringer Ingelheim Tick Camp at Kansas State University, where she got “up close and personal” with a large number and variety of ticks!
    We think you will find this episode interesting and important to the health of your pets!

    • 57 min
    Episode 10: Feline Litter Box Problems with Abby O'Hare, LVT

    Episode 10: Feline Litter Box Problems with Abby O'Hare, LVT

    Is your cat frustrating you by urinating or defecating somewhere other than the litterbox? You are not alone! Litterbox issues are sadly one of the most common reason why cats are relinquished to shelters, and every situation is slightly different. Stress has been shown to be one of the most important factors in this problem. Luckily, there is help available!
    In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke and Abby O’Hare, L.V.T. discuss this very frustrating, but unfortunately common behavioral issue in cats. 
    We will discuss that most common causes of feline house-soiling, the medical issues at play, and the many tools available to help you deal with the problem. We will tell you about managing your cat’s environment to decrease stress, what really happens inside your cat’s body that contributes to this problem, how many litterboxes you should have, where boxes and other resources should be placed, how to clean soiled areas most effectively, medical treatments that are available and much more. 
    We will attempt to give you the knowledge and tools you need to get your kitty back in the box and save your sanity!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

andigaut ,

Food for thought!

Interesting and informative, left me with some questions to research and talk to my vet about.

JMN Cat Lover ,

Cat’s Rule, Dogs Drool!

Very informative. Nice to hear information about cats. Bay Animal Hospital is the best!

Beyondpondering ,

Helpful information

Great information made easy to understand! You can tell that everyone is really passionate about animals and helping owners provide the best care. Definitely worth a listen!

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