065: The Importance Of Empowering Female Leaders w/ Dr. Doug Aspros

Former President of the AVMA, current Chief Veterinary Officer at Veterinary Practice Partners and founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLADI), Doug Aspros has an impressive resume spanning many fields of veterinary medicine. Throughout his different positions, Doug noticed a lack of female representation in the board room. He decided to do something about it and helped create WVLADI as a response to this lack of diversity in veterinary communities. On this episode, Doug helps us analyze the male lens, its influence in veterinary medicine, and everything in between.

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064: The Importance Of Promoting Diversity In The Vet Community w/ Stephen Cital

Stephen Cital is on a mission to bring veterinary technicians the respect they deserve while making some real money. An RVT specializing in anesthesia pain management, Stephen has a passion for promoting diversity in the veterinary space, as well as the use of cannabis as a legitimate therapeutic tool. Stephen combines a vast array of knowledge and topics to break down some of the barriers in our profession and is opening our eyes to a world of possibilities on today's episode.

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063: How To Use Social Media To Increase Your Income w/ Danielle Lambert

If you have been living under a rock these past few years and haven’t hopped on the social media bandwagon yet, you could be missing out on huge business and monetary gains. Danielle Lambert has a passion for helping veterinary hospitals market themselves and has created a successful business teaching others how to convert business from the internet into income for your practice. Founder of the Snout School and VP of Business Development at Whisker Cloud, Danielle knows what she is talking about when it comes to monetizing social media and putting your best virtual foot forward.

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062: Financial Wellness Series: Part One w/ Stith Keiser

Have you ever considered owning a practice or buying into a practice, but the financial intimidation is keeping you from moving forward? You aren’t alone, and Stith Kiser is here to shed some light on the message of financial wellness with the help of First Financial Bank. Stith harnessed his passion for veterinary medicine and finances to become an expert in everything related to veterinary business, monetary literacy and securing financial stability through job satisfaction. Today he is here to explain how to have a positive impact on the field of veterinary medicine through the financial window.

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061: How To Fail Right, Fail Early, & Fail Often w/ Dr. Andy Roark

Dr. Andy Roark believes that it is important to constantly try new things, accept failure as a natural growing tool and prioritize growth and development daily. He has taken his can-do attitude and courage to fail to social media and other methods of engagement in order to better spread his message of courage. Today Dr. Andy Roark joins us to help describe the connection he sees between failure and success, how to recognize when you are being spread too thin, and when it is time to drop some of your balls.

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060: How Diversity In The Veterinary World Benefits Everyone w/ Allen Cannedy

Often the topic of diversity and inclusion is overlooked in veterinary medicine, and Allen Cannedy is dedicated to changing that. The Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at North Carolina State University College of Vet Med, Allen is a mentor and recruiter of students from all groups that are underrepresented in the veterinary world. Today we are diving into racism, socioeconomic status, and how we can do a better job of making the veterinary world, and the world in general, a more inclusive place.

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057: How To Embrace The Fact That You Are Enough w/ Apryl Steele

Apryl Steele lives a life full of adventure, compassion, and drive. The President and CEO of the Denver Dumb Friends League, DVM, US Army Veteran, and so much more, Apryl has a motivated ‘can do’ attitude that is as contagious as it is inspiring.  Whether she is negotiating million dollar donations or teaching the veterinarians of tomorrow, Apryl is here to help you be motivated by your doubts and truly believe that you can do anything.

 

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056: How To Create Financial Stability While In Vet School w/ Sam Romano

Sam Romano boasts a dual DVM and MBA, is the past president of the Colorado Vet Med Association, a figure on the State Alumni Board and a past owner and manager of an emergency and referral hospital. From an early age, Sam’s father instilled the need for education, and hard work and Sam has taken the later years of his career in order to coach and lead the veterinary students of tomorrow.

 

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055: Why Communication Is The Most Important Tool In A Clinic w/ Rebecca Ruch-Gallie

Along with being one of my CSU mentors, Rebecca Ruch-Gallie (R-G) has an incredible resume including acting service chief of community practice at CSU since the year 2000, the elected state delegate for the CVMA to the AVMA, the vet of the year in the state of Colorado, plus much more. Today Rebecca is here to share her ever humble knowledge on why sharing information and relying on your peers is one of the best ways to help push the profession forward.

 

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054: The Risks And Rewards Of Being Hands On With Wildlife w/ Kevin Castle

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.

 

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053: How Equine Therapy Can Help Create The Best Version Of You w/ Kate Neligan

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.

 

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050: The Power Of Positive Reinforcement To Direct Behaviors w/ Mark Stetter

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.

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048: An Inside Look At The Growing World Of Veterinary Dermatology w/ Jackie Campbell

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.

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