Veterinary Viewfinder

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Weekly podcast dedicated to tackling the toughest contemporary topics in veterinary medicine. Hosted by veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.

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Weekly podcast dedicated to tackling the toughest contemporary topics in veterinary medicine. Hosted by veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-13 23:51
last episode published
2019-11-13 10:00
publication frequency
6.91 days
Contributors
Dr. Ernie Ward owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
157
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Business Science & Medicine Health Management & Marketing Medicine Fitness & Nutrition

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
13.11.2019

There's drama and THERE'S DRAMA! When, Why & How to Share your Feelings in your Clinic

There’s drama and then there’s DRAMA!! This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT discuss when, how, and why you should share your feelings with your veterinary work family. Dr. Ward reveals why he believes the legacy of Baby Boomers “Suck i...
6.11.2019

Personal Finance Advice for Veterinary Professionals from Denise Tumblin

Do you struggle with money? Are you worried about your financial future? Is retirement a fictional concept? This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor are joined by Denise Tumblin, a certified public accountant with years of experience helping ve...
30.10.2019

Real-World Leadership and Personal Development Advice for Veterinary Professionals, Students, and Anyone

No matter where you are or what you're doing, someone is watching you. By definition, that makes you a LEADER. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT offer advice to help you overcome the challenges of daily veterinary practice and life....
23.10.2019

DCM Dog Food Controversy with Nutritionist Dr. Ryan Yamka

By now you’ve probably heard about the controversy between certain dog foods and potential DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy). But is DCM really caused by dog food? Many specialists and veterinarians are beginning to raise serious questions about the alleged...
16.10.2019

Can Online Mentoring Help You and Your Practice? Dr. Aaron Smiley of DVM Mentor

We've discussed the importance and value of mentoring here on the podcast multiple times over the past three years. This week we're joined by Dr. Aaron Smiley, the founder of an online veterinary mentoring app called DVM Mentor (DVMMentor.com). Hosts D...
9.10.2019

Switching to a Solution-Oriented Mindset with Catherine Haskins

Problems, problems, problems! These days there’s no shortage of challenges and issues within the veterinary profession. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT are joined by Catherine Haskins (Chicago-based Haskins Consulting) to discuss ...
2.10.2019

Self Care for Veterinary Professionals: What Really Works in the Real World

Self-care is essential in resisting burnout, remaining positive, and restoring passion. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT share their favorite personal self-care habits and hacks, how they deal with “self-care guilt,” and Dr. Ward r...
25.09.2019

Anti-Vax Pet Owners

The anti-vax movement has been slowly infecting the pet-owning public the past few years. Recent surveys indicate many dog and cat owners are skipping or avoiding core vaccinations for their pets., including puppy and kitten vaccines. Many pet owners c...
18.09.2019

Beyond Benefits - Incentives and Habits that Build a Positive Veterinary Clinic Culture

Do you have an “Employee of the Month” award? Do you give out “gold stars” or have a “Reward Wall” in your clinic? What about holiday pay bonuses? If you do, do these tactics actually encourage positive workplace behaviors and actions? This week co-hos...
11.09.2019

AVMA President-Elect Dr. Douglas Kratt Discusses Veterinary Profession's Challenges, Opportunities, and Future

This week we’re honored to be joined by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President-elect, Dr. Douglas Kratt. Dr. Kratt joined Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT for a candid, provocative, and inspiring discussion about the veterina...
4.09.2019

Veterinary Teletriage, Telemedicine, VCPR, and More with John Dillon from GuardianVets

Veterinary telemedicine has been a professional hot button topic for the past five or six years. This week we’re thrilled to share the podcast with John Dillon, CEO of veterinary teletriage service, GuardianVets. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor,...
28.08.2019

Treating Allergic Itch: Improving the Quality of Life for Dogs and their Owners with Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Dana Liska

Itching dogs update with Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Dana Liska! Once again we're thrilled to share the podcast with veterinary dermatologist Dr. Liska from Zoetis. This time we review why so many dogs develop allergic dermatitis, the latest news and ...
21.08.2019

Pink Poodles, Pierced Pekes & Cats with Tats - What Should Veterinary Professionals Do?

There is a growing global trend of body modification in pets. Exotic hair styles, dye jobs, piercings, studs, and tattoos are beginning to cross over from humans to their pets. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT discuss the welfare a...
14.08.2019

The Power of Performance Reviews for Veterinary Professionals

Performance evaluations are incredibly powerful tools for veterinary staff training, team morale, and job satisfaction. This type of feedback is also essential for providing the highest standards of patient care and client service. The fact is that per...
7.08.2019

How to Help Pet Owners Panicked by Viral Internet Stories

The Internet has the potential to educate pet owners about better healthcare, but it also can scare the heck out of them! This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor RVT discuss some of the real and not-so-real internet news clients are worried ab...
31.07.2019

New York State Bans Declawing with Feline Expert Dr. Margie Scherk

New York just became the first state in the U.S. to totally ban feline declawing. This week we’re delighted to be joined again by feline expert Dr. Margie Scherk to discuss what the new law means for veterinary professionals, how these measures have be...
24.07.2019

Dr. Andy Roark - 4 Eyes Save Lives Suicide Prevention Program

This week we're joined by our dear friend and colleague (and Dr. Ward’s student extern back in the day!), Dr. Andy Roark, to discuss his suicide prevention program, 4 Eyes Save Lives. Dr. Roark joins hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT to disc...
17.07.2019

California Budgets $5 million for Veterinary Care for Homeless People's Pets!

On July 1, 2019, California made history when it allocated $5 million dollars for veterinary care for homeless people. This week, hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT discuss what this budget means for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, w...
10.07.2019

Making Veterinary Clients with Special Needs Feel Welcome

Episode 137 (2 2/3 YEARS of weekly podcasts!) This week, podcast hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT tackle a topic often overlooked in veterinary practice: How to make our clients with special needs feel welcome. Beckie shares her recent Chica...
3.07.2019

Anesthesia Nerd Tasha McNerney CVT

This week we're delighted to share with the Viewfinders a special friend, Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia). Tasha shares her stories of being a college student seeking her passion, pursuing a career as a veterinary technician, b...
26.06.2019

Squad 51 Emergency Pet Responders & Animal Transport Services

This week we meet Yalanda Medina, founder of Cleveland-Based Squad 51, a pet emergency transport service and pet emergency first responders. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT learn the story behind Squad 51, what types of veterinary emergency...
19.06.2019

The Complications and Controversies of Convenience Euthanasia

Recent news reports convenience euthanasias have rocked the pet world and caused intense scrutiny of the veterinary profession’s role in this practice. This week Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT discuss the recent Richmond, Virginia euthanasia cas...
12.06.2019

Harry Potter Vet Dr. Michael Miller

Are you a big fan of Harry Potter? Did you read (and re-read, and re-read) them until the covers fell off? Did you wait in line with your six-your old daughter to purchase the books when they went on sale at midnight? (It could happen...jus sayin!) If ...
5.06.2019

2019 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Winner Dr Kristen Messenger

This week we’re honored to be joined by the 2019 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Winner Kristen Messenger, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DACVCP. Dr. Messenger is currently a pharmacology professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medici...
29.05.2019

2-time Pulitzer-nominated Bestselling Author, Flow Guru, & Chihuahua Rescuer Steven Kotler

International best-selling author, biohacker, flow guru, and animal rescuer are titles rarely strung together, yet they perfectly describe this week’s special guest, Steven Kotler. Steven joins veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary tech...
22.05.2019

Big Brother is Watching your Veterinary Clinic: Have Surveillance Cameras Gone Too Far?

This week we explore the role of surveillance cameras in the veterinary workplace. Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT ponder the ways surveillance cameras can be used for good and how their usage may go terribly wrong if we’re not careful. The Viewf...
15.05.2019

Follow your Dreams with Sailing Veterinarian Dr. Sheridan Lathe

How would you like to sail the Caribbean helping island animals? This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT are joined by an Australian veterinarian doing it! Dr. Sheridan Lathe is sailing her 37-foot boat, “Chuffed,” island-to-island helpin...
8.05.2019

Walmart Announces Online Pet Pharmacy and 100 Veterinary Clinics

This week Walmart announced it was launching an online pet pharmacy, WalmartPetRx.com, and plans to open 100 in-store veterinary clinics over the next 12 months. This week Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT talk with Julie Legred, CVT about what thi...
1.05.2019

Life Advice for Veterinary Professionals with Dr. Amy Mohl

This is one of those episodes we wish EVERYONE could hear! Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT are joined by their dear friend, Dr. Amy Mohl, as they discuss her story within the framework of following your passions, overcoming challenges, and ...
24.04.2019

California Replaces State RVT Exam with VTNE - What does this mean for RVTs, DVMs, and More!

This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor discuss the breaking news that California RVTs have abolished the previously-required California RVT exam in favor of the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam). The ...
17.04.2019

Banning Pugs & Brachycephalic Breeds: Where Should Breed Specific Legislation End?

Should pugs be banned? What about French bulldogs, English (or British) Bulldogs, and Shih Tzus? This week host veterinarians Drs. Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor weigh in on the ongoing UK push ...
10.04.2019

Veterinary Support Staff Unleashed Facebook Group & Transitioning into Management Roles

This week we're excited to sit down with the licensed veterinary technician, Jade Velasquez, who started the popular Facebook group, Veterinary Support Staff Unleashed. In addition to her work as an LVT and Facebook group administrator, Jade has recent...
3.04.2019

2+2 Vet School Programs Equal Lots of Questions

This week we discuss a little known, but rapidly expanding, veterinary medical school program called “2+2.” Host veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor try to make sense of the pro’s and con’s of a program that a...
27.03.2019

Female Veterinary Entrepreneurs, Networking, and Wine?

This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT are joined by one of the veterinary industry’s longtime female leaders and entrepreneurs, Brenda Andresen. Brenda shares her personal story, what she sees as some of the most pressing challenges fac...
20.03.2019

What the Furry Felines Is Going On in Feline Behavior? Tabitha Kucera RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP

This week we are thrilled to share the mic with an exceptionally talented and experienced registered veterinary technician who is also an accredited expert in feline behavior. Tabitha Kucera RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP is a pioneer for veterinary technicians in...
13.03.2019

Should Human Doctors, Dentists, and Others Be Allowed to Treat Animals?

Recent news stories have featured human surgeons performing procedures on dogs, human dentists treating animal’s teeth, and other human medical professional treating animals. This week we explore how we, as veterinary professionals, feel about this tou...
6.03.2019

Veterinary Nurse Initiative Opposition Leader Liz Hughston, RVT

One of the most controversial topics in the veterinary profession during the past few years has been the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). What should veterinary technicians be called? What should their credentials be? And what responsibilities should...
27.02.2019

Superpower Your Team! Veterinary team Empowerment with Tracy Dowdy, CVPM

Empowering your veterinary team to do their best and finding their personal superpowers isn’t a myth. This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor meet with Tracy Dowdy, CVPM to discuss team empowerment. Strategies ...
20.02.2019

Veterinary Cyberscams and Cybernightmares

Veterinary clinics and veterinary professionals are increasingly falling prey to online hacks and internet scams. From spearfishing to catfishing to drug diversion, veterinarians and veterinary technicians are vulnerable to schemes targeting their soci...
13.02.2019

Diagnosing a Dog's Itching with Veterinary Dermatologist Candace Sousa

We're back with another dermatological dilemma we confront (nearly) every day: the itching dog! Atopy, insect bite, and food allergies fill our schedules, challenge our teams, and frustrate everyone (especially the poor pet suffering from incessant itc...
6.02.2019

Emotional Blackmail in Veterinary Practice

Emotional blackmail in veterinary practice by clients and colleagues is a common experience for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mos...
30.01.2019

Pet CBD Update with Phyto Animal Health CEO Ian Quinn

CBD products for pets are everywhere these days! We know pet owners and veterinary professionals have plenty of questions, and we've got answers! This week veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie ...
23.01.2019

Veterinary Dermatitis Update with Dermatologist Dr Andy Hillier

Itchy pets can be one of the most frustrating signalments seen in veterinary practice. This week we chat with Board-certified veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Andrew Hillier from Zoetis, to discuss the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and c...
16.01.2019

Veterinary Nurse Initiative Update with Lead Attorney Mark Cushing

This week we review breaking news about the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) with lead attorney Mark Cushing from Animal Policy Group. Veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary nurse (RVT) Beckie Mossor review the l...
9.01.2019

Spotting Fake versus Factual Veterinary News

Fake news! Corporate conspiracies! It seems like nearly every week there’s a new viral veterinary news story that, well, isn’t as truthful as veterinary professionals might prefer. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with regis...
2.01.2019

How Should We Pick Protocols for Veterinary Practice

Standards of veterinary medical care can be complicated and confusing — and downright tricky to agree upon. This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor explore how a veterinary clinic ...
26.12.2018

What We Are (and Are Not) Looking Forward To in 2019

Happy 2019! This week we share some of the things we are - and are not - looking forward to in 2019 for veterinary professionals. Host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor discuss the ve...
19.12.2018

Holiday Hassles in Veterinary Practice

Happy Holidays! It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” in veterinary practice! Or is it? This special holiday edition of our podcast, host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, along with registered veterinary Technician Beckie Mossor detai...
12.12.2018

Socialization for Veterinary Professionals - Finding Friends Outside Work

Are you socialized? How do you find friends as adults? Are we expanding our social networks beyond the veterinary profession? This week, host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor talk ab...
5.12.2018

Enough is Enough! Saying No and Setting Boundaries in Veterinary Practice

When is enough too much? When (and how) is it okay to say, “No”? Is it clear or murky? This week host veterinarians Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor discuss establishing healthy boundaries with veterina...