For Kevin Castle, the passion surrounding wildlife animals latched onto his heart at a young age and never let go. Although it took him a while to find his true calling as a wildlife and ER veterinarian, Kevin took his time and has had an incredible 25-year career to show for it. Today Kevin is sharing his wealth of knowledge and impressive thrill-seeking stories to give us an overall picture of what wildlife ecology is really all about.
As veterinarians we often forget that sometimes we don’t just heal the animals, they can heal us in our time of need as well. Kate Neligan has fostered this human-animal bond since childhood, and after a career in Hollywood marketing, a Masters in psychology and creating powerful TV content, she turned to equine therapy and life coaching to help create positive change quickly.
Happy New Year everyone! We are excited for the new year and Season 2 of Podcast a Vet (PAV). Kelsey joins me again to discuss what the future holds for PAV, what to expect from future guests, an update on our not-for-profit status, and more.
Looking back on a full year of Podcast A Vet (PAV), I am so thrilled by the response to the podcast and the community that has grown around it. In the spirit of the holiday, today I am reflecting on past episodes and looking to the future of PAV.
Can you think of anything cooler than riding into a veterinary conference on a mountain bike in head to toe gear? Try adding being the Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at CSU, a DVM, board-certified zoo medicine, and the previous director of animal operations for Walt Disney Company, among others, to the list. This resume could belong to none other than Dr. Mark Stetter, an awesome conversationalist, and today's guest.
Dr. Tracey Jensen is a board certified canine and feline practitioner, certified acupuncturist, practice owner, past president of the AAHA and president-elect of the ABVP. Suffice to say, Tracey has an impressive resume, and her impressive communication skills and attention to listening make her all the more a wonderful guest on today's episode.
Jackie Campbell has had a journey filled with constant travel, learning how to balance work and life, and persevering through setbacks. A boarded dermatologist, Jackie’s story is full of humility, humor, and heart. Today we are reminiscing about our CSU memories, how she developed a keen passion for dermatology, and why grades are not the whole picture when it comes to your veterinary skills and placement.
Jon Geller has led an incredible journey full of reinvention, community, passion, and kindness. Board certified in canine and feline practice, a certified and published vet journalist, trained hyperbaric technologist, and hospital and non-for-profit organization founder, Jon’s resume is an impressive homage to the tribe of self-discovery.
Today we are diving into the mind of an undergraduate student with plans to go to veterinary school. Lance Sommer is a 3rd-year pre-vet student majoring in zoology and is here to share an interesting perspective about wanting to go to vet school, what the perception of going to vet school is like and his thoughts on the current state of the profession.
Kim Ellis has had an incredibly impressive 32-year long career as a CVT and equine nurse and has created a lasting positive impact in the field. Today we are reflecting on highlights throughout her career, finding longevity as a nurse, and her three-year-long battle with breast cancer.