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Veterinary Vitals is a show produced by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association that examines the veterinary industry, explores the experiences of veterinary professionals and offers advice for navigating the evolving profession.

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Veterinary Vitals is a show produced by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association that examines the veterinary industry, explores the experiences of veterinary professionals and offers advice for navigating the evolving profession.

    Legislative Updates & a Changing of the Guard

    Legislative Updates & a Changing of the Guard

    In this episode, we hear a few important legislative updates, as well as the final word from our president Dr. Jodi Long as she prepares to end her term.
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    Crafting a Culture of Inclusion in Your Practice with Drs. Adria Flowers & Cherese Sullivan

    Crafting a Culture of Inclusion in Your Practice with Drs. Adria Flowers & Cherese Sullivan

    Drs. Cherese Sullivan and Adria Flowers are two veterinarians and practice owners in Houston, Texas. 

    Dr. Cherese Sullivan graduated from Cornell University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in general practice, emergency, and shelter medicine throughout her career. 
    Dr. Adria Flowers received her Bachelors in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2006 and obtained a masters in public health from University of Missouri. Dr. Flowers goal is to bring the One Health Initiative into her daily practice. 


    Drs. Sullivan and Flowers share how they found each other, opened a clinic together and embody diversity and belonging in their practice.


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    • 31 min
    Creating a Wellness Space For LVTs with Sherri Jerzyk

    Creating a Wellness Space For LVTs with Sherri Jerzyk

    Sherri Jerzyk, a veterinary technician in the TAMU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Service, developed "The Grotto" as part of her veterinary social work certificate program. Her experiences in veterinary medicine gave her a passion for addressing mental health in the LVT population.
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    The Joys of Veterinary Medicine - Holiday Special

    The Joys of Veterinary Medicine - Holiday Special

    To wrap up the year, we hear from veterinarians and veterinary professionals about how they find joy in the tough times. We also take a look across Texas to revel in the accomplishments of our peers. Happy holidays!
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    TBVME Progress Under TDLR with Brittany Sharkey

    TBVME Progress Under TDLR with Brittany Sharkey

    During the legislative session this spring, lawmakers voted to attach the TBVME to another state agency, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for the next four years. Here’s our conversation on the agency’s progress since our last update with Brittany Sharkey, Executive Director of TBVME.
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    Giving Back to the Profession with Drs. Chad Harris and Tracy McAdoo

    Giving Back to the Profession with Drs. Chad Harris and Tracy McAdoo

    In this episode of veterinary vitals, we spoke with Drs. Chad Harris and Tracy McAdoo at Southwest Veterinary Symposium in September about the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. Dr. Harris, the TVMF Board of Trustees President since 2017, handed over the gavel to Dr. McAdoo this year. Listen in as we uncover the hidden potential of TVMF and where the organization is headed in 2024.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

dr jodi ,

Thoughtful vet topics

Great perspective on veterinary topics that are not often discussed. Great job Deana!

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Helping Pets and People In Times of Crisis with Dr Katie Luke

Veterinary Vitals Podcast with Dena Goldstein is a hidden gem I just found. I love how her passion for people and their pets comes through in every episode. The acknowledgment of the need for help with people who consider their animals a member of the family during a crisis is a leap in the right direction. The bond between animal and their human has exponential mental and physical benefits that need resources in times of trial. Dena’s shows shed a light to areas we can focus efforts and resources ensuring the whole family can be cared for.

Juana Poareo ,

Insightful and educational

This podcast has a great hostess in Dena, who has a terrific rapport with her guests and keeps them talking. She doesn't shy away from discussing serious issues, such as the societal barriers for women and minorities seeking a career in the veterinary field. This is worth following!

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