Think Anesthesia Podcast
EP11: Exotic Panel Discussion

EP11: Exotic Panel Discussion

July 30, 2021

Round Table Discussion with Exotic Animal Experts: Stephen Cital, Dr. Grayson Doss, Dr. João Brandão and Dr. Angela Lennox. We pose some questions involving anesthesia and analgesia for exotic companion, zoological and laboratory animals to our panelist experts. Learn their favorite or most interesting species to anesthetize and their expert techniques in providing anesthesia and analgesia for these unique, diverse patient populations.

EP12: Celebrate Career Veterinary Technicians with Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

EP12: Celebrate Career Veterinary Technicians with Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

October 18, 2021

In this Think Anesthesia Podcast episode, we interview Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC) and author of Oops, I Became a Manager: Managing the Veterinary Hospital Team by Finding Unicorns. In celebration of veterinary technician week 2021, she shares with us the top things she values when hiring a career technician. She sheds light on what qualities it takes to be a good leader in a management role. And she provides us career inspiration as she details her experience as a 20+ year veteran with the US Health and Human Services National Disaster Medial response teams and how you could become involved. 

EP13: Charlotte Waack and Joe DeFulio Celebrate Career Vet Tech Week

EP13: Charlotte Waack and Joe DeFulio Celebrate Career Vet Tech Week

October 19, 2021

In recognition of veterinary technician appreciation week 2021 for our Think Anesthesia Podcast episode, we interview two career veterinary technicians: Charlotte Waack, CVT, RVT and VSPN Director and Joe DeFulio, CVT, Compassion Fatigue Educator and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Services for MedVet For Pets. We start with learning about how Charlotte became interested in pursuing a second career in veterinary technology! She outlines the benefit of skills gained from all professional experiences that navigated her from managing a restaurant to managing veterinary clinical practice, to pursing becoming a credentialed veterinary technician to eventually where she is now, developing and directing the veterinary support personnel network. She also shares with us the importance of being involved in our regulatory bodies to support change in the veterinary community. In the second half, meet Joe DeFulio, CVT. He provides us the unique perspective from the top and how serving in various positions provides him direction in his role. He shares with us the desire to give back to the community and profession and the importance of the veterinary technician’s voice in operational management of an organization. 

EP14: Darci Palmer and Jessica Sosa Celebrate Career Vet Tech Week

EP14: Darci Palmer and Jessica Sosa Celebrate Career Vet Tech Week

October 20, 2021

In recognition of veterinary technician appreciation week 2021 for our Think Anesthesia Podcast episode, we are interviewing career veterinary technicians. In this episode we speak with Darci Palmer LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and Jessica Sosa, LVTDarci shares with us the origins of her passion for veterinary medicine, how to be part of change and what it means to be an instructor for veterinary students. Jessica provides us with the unique insight into zoological medicine and the pathway to a fulfilling career. 

EP15: Jenn Sager and Jeff Backus Celebrate Vet Tech Week

EP15: Jenn Sager and Jeff Backus Celebrate Vet Tech Week

October 21, 2021

In recognition of veterinary technician appreciation week 2021 we interviewed two leaders in veterinary technology: Jennifer Sager, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, ECC) and Jeff Backus, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)Jenn shared with us her unique experience being the first, veterinary technician to co-chair an AAHA guideline. Learn ways to work towards authorship, where to find these opportunities and how to inspire the next generation of veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Next highlighted career veterinary technician, Jeff Backus, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) helps us “Find our Nerd” and shares how he was hooked on being a veterinary technician and how he found optimal work life balance with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.  

EP16: Liz Hughston Celebrates Career Vet Tech Week

EP16: Liz Hughston Celebrates Career Vet Tech Week

October 22, 2021

In this episode we discuss with Liz Hughston, Med., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (IM-Small Animal, ECC) the potential for entrepreneurship of veterinary technicians. She outlines how she made this move and considerations when leveraging skills outside veterinary medicine towards a successful veterinary medicine profession. She shares with us why she helped create the Facebook group, Not One More Vet Support Staff and the importance for mental health awareness in veterinary medicine. 

EP17: A Conversation with Renée Schott, DVM, CWR, Medical Director and Senior Veterinarian at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

EP17: A Conversation with Renée Schott, DVM, CWR, Medical Director and Senior Veterinarian at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

October 27, 2021

A conversation with Dr. Renée Schottveterinarian and certified wildlife rehabilitator. Dr. Schott is passionate about wildlife rehabilitation medicine and sharing her knowledge with others. In this episode, she discusses what her typical day looks like and her thoughts on sedating, anesthetizing, and monitoring a variety of wildlife species. 

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