Do you ever wonder about absurd animals swimming in the deep sea, or the ones that inhabit some of the most remote environments out there?
This podcast will guarantee you knowledge in a whole new area while hearing about some of THE most fascinating stories along the way.
The world has so much mystery and even more beauty to offer. Time to figure out what all is truly on this magnificent blue rock!!
Ep. 16 Dr. Richard Linnehan
Dr. Richard Linnehan is one of the most unique individuals I have ever talked to. A man who inspires, who makes anything seem possible. Taking multiple trips to SPACE, Dr. Linnehan shed light on his role in the missions, how we perceive our problems, and best of all......aliens. This is definitely an episode not to miss, as we dove into some of the most fascinating conversations.
If you ever think you can't do something in life, give this episode a listen and you'll see just how possible all things are. Being a veterinarian and astronaut, what more could you want?
Dr. Richard Linnehan's Biography
VETPAW - Ryan Tate
VETPAW, protecting wildlife on the frontlines. Post 9/11 US Veterans is who makes up VETPAW. These individuals are dedicated to protecting and training park rangers to combat poaching on the ground in Africa. Today I was able to speak with the Founder and President of the organization, Ryan Tate. Ryan is one of the most genuine people I've talked to and being able to hear how he is changing/saving parts of the world was amazing.
Check out their website: Vetpaw.org/ Figure how you can get involved to help TODAY!
Make sure you follow them on Instagram @vetpaw to see some amazing footage!
Dr. Erica Ward
Growing up in rural Michigan, Dr. Erica was never far from animals and started riding horses when she was four years old. She taught horseback riding lessons and directed a summer camp for kids through high school, university, and veterinary school. Her passion for conservation, volunteerism, and eco-tourism began during a high school ambassador trip to Australia. Soon after that, she made it her dream to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
She has participated in conservation, veterinary, and eco-tourism programs in Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, and Costa Rica. While attending veterinary school at Michigan State University, she developed a deep passion for elephant medicine and spent several months over summer breaks and the clinical phase of school working with elephants in Southeast Asia. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Erica moved to Thailand to work as a full-time veterinarian at a world-renowned elephant sanctuary. She is now an adjunct professor at the University of Findlay and Loop Abroad’s Academic Director and Head Veterinarian.
Dr. Erica teaches a variety of Loop courses including the Elephant Bonus Week, several courses in the Thailand Veterinary Semester Abroad program, and the Vet School Vet Service program. She also loves sharing her experiences and opportunities with pre-vet clubs both in-person while visiting the US and through virtual meetings.
A few of Dr. Erica’s favorite things are adventure sports, nature walks and hikes swimming, and spending time with her dogs, Mango and Lila.
Contact Erica at email@example.com
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Dr. Claire Simeone
Welcome back to volume 2 of Wild Encounters! Today I had the opportunity to chat with a marine mammal veterinarian. She studies the connections between animal health, ocean health, and our own. Coining the term “Zoognosis”, she shed light on the knowledge spread between humans and animals. She spearheaded neurosurgery done to a sea lion in the New York Times! In this fascinating episode, I learned about her ted talk, marine mammal business, and so much more. We got to talk about the importance of both human and animal medicine working together to create change in the world.
Check out her website, Ted Talk, and article on the sea lion brain surgery below.
New York Times Sea Lion Article
Dr. Claire Simeone's Ted Talk
Dr. Andrew Y Kushnir
There are animals that roam the streets in all towns and even those little critters need to be cared for. This is when Dr. Andrew Kushnir steps in to provide medical care to animals both near and far. He has traveled to many countries and worked with some insane animals. His opportunities and steps he's taken to get to where he is today were inspiring to listen to. We dove deep into the world of veterinary medicine and how society perceives those working in the animal field and what we need to do in order to sustain our mental health.
Check out Dr. Kushnir's Instagram page @thenomadvet. Here you'll find incredible stories and pictures of the animals he has cared for first hand.
Check out San Diego Humane society's Instagram page to figure out how you can help and donate @sdhumanesociety
Dr. Max Polyak
Dr. Max Polyak is an exquisite sea turtle veterinarian. He completed veterinary school at the University of Florida and took post-graduate training in Aquatic Animal Medicine. This man is an educator in animal medicine and conservation in multiple different countries. Dr. Polyak developed advances in the artificial life support system for organs awaiting transplant. Before becoming an exclusive sea turtle veterinarian, he aided as Medical Director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, the largest new world monkey sanctuary in North America. We chatted about how he took care of retired animals being brought into a sanctuary as a first of their species and how he treats Sea Turtles on a daily basis. Dr. Polyak works at one of the busiest sea turtle hospitals in the world serving as a veterinarian and helping to treat/release sea turtles back into the wild. You won't want to miss some of the insane stories he shares at the end so give it a listen!!
Check out Dr. Max Polyak's website below!
Check out his Instagram @drmaxpolyak
Check out the center's Instagram @loggerheadmarinelifecenter
Take a gander at the loggerhead marine life center's youtube channel and website!
This podcast is as good as it gets.