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The fantastic Dr Moriah McCauley returns to Co-Host the Veterinary Career Success Show, and discuss the highs and lows of graduate life. Dr McCauley graduated from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a practising veterinarian back in the US. Thoroughly integrated into practice life, Dr McCauley discusses the transition between being a student and a professional, reflecting on her experiences at school and work. She talks about how vet school prepared her for graduate life, and the lessons she has learned on the way. For graduates eager to know what exactly it is like transitioning into work (and what they need to know as a graduate vet), this episode is for you. During this episode, Dr McCauley and Dr Dave discuss: 1- Work-life balance in practice 2- The pressure to achieve at vet school 3- The realities of practice life 4- Client communication and intentionality 5- Self-care in work and practice Want to hear more? Check it out now! Have a question for Dr Dave? Feel free to fill out this form here: eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form. Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, 'So You're A Vet...Now What?' Be safe. Be well. Be happy. Connect with Dr McCauley: Instagram: @thatvetlifepodcast Website: https://thatvetlife.wordpress.com/ Listen to Dr McCauley's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/that-vet-life/id1381117348
Dr. Steve Noonan is no stranger to anyone in veterinary medicine in North America. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983. By 1986 he and his wife, a veterinary school classmate, owned 3 clinics at the age of 27, necessitating a learning odyssey that continues to this day. He studied practice management continuously and was involved with veterinary politics at every level, serving on many committees. He chaired Veterinary Economics Committees for 12 years, overseeing extensive economic surveys of the profession and implementation of fee guides. He has worked with most of the multi-national pharmaceutical companies either as a key opinion leader or as a small contractor. He has lectured to veterinary students all over the world and coached over 100 hours in the veterinary student communication labs. Twenty-five years of clinical practice culminated in the formation of a 12 hospital partnership and the directorship of an ultramodern 15,000 square foot hospital in Nova Scotia. He started one of the first emergency clinics in Canada and was chairman of the board for 7 years. Steve has worked with dozens of clients as a management consultant involving on-going dialogue with veterinarians about their concerns and issues. In 2008 Noonan ‘burned out’. Suffering from a severe physical and mental breakdown, he left active practice. He sought strategies and tools to heal himself permanently and immersed himself in their study. He studied stress management extensively through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, completing 2 x 8-week courses and attending multiple workshops with other medical professionals in the US. He is a certified life and executive coach with the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com ), a process that took 18 months. He is an avid student of positive psychology, a branch of the science that studies methodologies to improve the human condition and help people flourish. He has taken online courses at Berkely and knows about the evidence behind the science of positivity and happiness and how this can be used to help the veterinary profession cope with the stresses that threaten our members. Dr. Steve is one of the VetX Thrive professional mentors meeting with graduates in North America each month. He’s also and perhaps most importantly a husband, father, friend, inspiration, and mentor to many. But none of these things would have been possible, if he lost his fight with some serious mental illness and suicidal ideation. In this episode Dr. Dave discusses these issues and much besides with Dr. Steve: 1. How he ended up being a vet and a flower farmer. 2. Three things all good mentors should be. 3. Taking risks early in your career. 4. How big projects burned him out and the mental health challenges that followed. 5. How he grapples with his mental health. 6. Using mindfulness as a lifeboat to prevent overwhelming suicidal ideation. 7. Encouragement to seek help - including mental health counseling. Here are some useful links if you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or mental health challenges: UK: Vetlife charity: www.vetlife.org.uk/ Samaritans: www.samaritans.org/ 116 123 (telephone) NHS support: www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ Australia: Lifeline Australia: 131 114 Beyond Blue Australia: 1300 224 636 Suicide Callback Service Australia: 1300 659 467 Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978 USA: National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Textline: www.crisistextline.org The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 Canada: Canada Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1.833.456.4566 Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show, Dr Dave Nicol talks to Dr Moriah McCauley, a veterinary graduate from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Dave and Dr McCauley discuss what it's like being a veterinary graduate during covid and discuss the transition between university and practice life. Dr McCauley further opens up about her experience job hunting and working as a veterinary graduate, and shares her tips for how to find a practice that suits you. Want to hear more? Check it out now! Have a question for Dave? Feel free to fill out this form here: eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form. Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show, Dr Dave talks to his old friend, Dr Sarah Vineyard, about the lessons she's learned as a practice owner in California. Dr Vineyard has wanted to be a practice owner since she was 16 and has learnt, first-hand, how challenging (and rewarding!) practice ownership can be. Want to learn more about practice ownership and leadership? If so, this podcast is for you. If you are interested in the Veterinarian position currently being advertised at Dr Vineyard's practice as mentioned in this podcast, you can check that out here: https://lajollacolonyvet.com/dvm/?fbclid=IwAR3T_FI2uvwTCJMnBNLBXbgbtCNI54Z6w7g2tv6530moygCWbEx2nagq0bE And if you have any questions for Dave feel free to fill out this form here: eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form. Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
We are bringing you more emotional insight from Nancy Slessenger in the latest episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show. This time, we are talking emotional blackmail. Ever felt pressured or manipulated at work? An example might be being pressured to work extra shifts. How can you combat this? Dr Dave and Nancy have an engaging discussion about setting boundaries, learning to say 'no', and reaching out to your team. It's well worth a listen whether you are in this position or not. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Brace yourselves: this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show is all about controlling your emotions during tough situations. We have taken a slightly different format this time, which should make for insightful and dynamic listening. Dr Dave is joined by the wonderful Nancy Slessenger, recruitment specialist and all round expert on emotional intelligence. If you've found yourself floundering in these uncertain times, or you find it hard to process and control your emotions when things don't go to plan, this will be essential listening. Nancy has so much wisdom to share, and this episode provides just a snippet of goodness when it comes to controlling your emotions. Give it a listen! If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success show, Dr Dave explains how integral a supportive network is to the building of resilience. When times are tough connection gets you through. By ensuring you surround yourself with supportive, positive people, you are building an essential safety net for yourself when things get (inevitably) tough. Find out Dr Dave's tips for building a supportive network by watching the episode If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Are you applying for a job in the veterinary profession but don't know where to start when it comes to writing a CV and cover letter? Don't stare at your blank screen any longer! In this episode of the Veterinary Career Success Show, Dr Dave explains how you can write a successful CV and cover letter. One of his tips is: do your research. Really make sure the practice is a good fit in terms of your needs, expectations and values. It's no good applying willy-nilly - a bit of consideration goes a long way and will make you stand out! If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What! Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
2020: what a year (so far). Many of you have graduated from vet school during the Covid-19 pandemic, which means you are entering your first jobs without the extensive practical experiences that often come in the final year. In these unprecedented circumstances, how can you find your feet? Dr Dave takes you through three tips to become a successful veterinarian despite the impacts of a world pandemic! You've got this! If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
In the latest episode of Freewheelin', Dr Dave gives you 4 tips to communicate with clients effectively. No one tells you this at vet school, but being a successful veterinarian largely rests on how you communicate with clients. If you can't communicate your ideas and diagnoses properly, how are clients ever going to follow your recommendations?! Fear not, because Dr Dave distils effective communication into 4 tips for you! (One of them includes speaking more like a human, not a vet) If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
How can I negotiate successfully and get myself a good deal? Great question! From negotiating a pay raise, to navigating contract terms during a job interview, negotiating with your boss can feel intimidating. But, it shouldn't be! Really, negotiation should be a discussion about how everyone can have their needs met. It is NOT about someone 'winning'. In this episode, Dr Dave explains exactly how to negotiate with your boss successfully and get a good deal...for everyone involved! If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Feeling the pressure yet? As a new vet, you might feel like you have to know EVERYTHING right from the start in order to be a success. You are worried about diagnosing correctly and communicating with the client. On top of this, consultations don't seem long enough. How can you effectively deal with such pressure? It all starts with re-framing 'success' and being a bit more reasonable with yourself. In the latest episode of Freewheelin', Dr Dave tells you exactly how to do this... If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Eek! The three mistakes new veterinary leaders make! Leaders often get promoted because of their technical prowess, but lack the essential leadership skills they need to be successful in their new role. Transitioning from vet to leader is especially hard; you can get stuck in that clinical grind and forget to lead your people! Are you a new veterinary leader? Looking to gain direction and become the leader your team deserves? Avoid these three classic mistakes new leaders make, and you will be on your way to success... For more information about VetX:Leaders, please visit this link: https://vetxinternational.com/leaders/ If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Are you a veterinary leader who is stuck in the clinical grind? Can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to properly lead your team? How can you get off of this perpetual hamster wheel?! In this episode of Freewheelin’, Dr Dave talks you through how to become an effective veterinary leader through prioritising, managing your time and altering your mindset. Follow these tips, and you will begin to build a practice culture and become the leader your team deserves. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
'How do I improve my work-life balance?' is a very common question in the VetX Community. However, the enigma that is 'work-life balance' is often so hard to achieve, because, everyone has a different idea of what 'balance' is in their individual circumstances. In this episode, Dr Dave discusses how you can find your very own work-life balance and lead a happy, as well as successful, career as a vet… If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
How do I manage my time? This has to be THE most common question veterinarians have! Yes, you're a vet and do some of the most valuable work on the planet. But, you also deserve a personal life. Listen to Dr Dave as he gives you 5 tips to manage your time effectively... If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Behind every successful veterinarian is often a great mentor. How can you find the best mentor for you? Do you have clear goals? How can you make the most out of the mentoring experience? Dr Dave shares his top 5 tips when it comes to choosing a mentor, getting valuable results from mentorship, and passing on your knowledge and gratitude. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Talking to clients about money can be awkward especially when you have the fear of negative comments about the price or even guilt-tripping you into lowering the price. This should not be the case. You should be an advocate for your service, not an apologist for your price! Listen to Dr Dave as he talks through these issues and why you are worth every penny of your services. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
A lot of new grads face the difficult decision on which path they want to take in veterinary medicine. It can be a super stressful time and you may feel hesitant to choose because of the perceived risks. Check out this episode of Freewheelin' to hear Dr Dave's thoughts and strategies on how to tackle this decision. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
With both our teams and clients feeling the pressures and uncertainties due to COVID-19, frustration can quickly lead to anger. Some veterinarians may have been on the receiving end of some pretty angry clients and may be left feeling hurt. But it's important to remember that this is not because these clients are bad people - they are just scared and need to be listened to. Listen as Dr Dave talks through some strategies he uses in these situations. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Social media is a powerful tool for creating your brand and showing the world how good you are at what you do. So a question I get asked a lot is "could social media be used to improve my vet career?" and "how could I expand my social media presence?". As someone who shares a lot on social media, I feel I'm in a position to give my thoughts on this. I'll be listing the pros and cons of whether you should put significant energy into building your social media presence and whether or not it will improve your employability and vet career as a whole. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
A lot of student veterinarians aren't in class right now due to the lockdown and feel that they are missing out on some crucial learning that can't be delivered well in online classes. They may be thinking about pausing their degree and pursuing something else such as an online course or in Kim's case, an MBA. Listen to what Dr Dave has to say about this issue that many of you may be facing. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Right now, I'm seeing and feeling the toxic effects of social media interactions more than ever. At this time when our human needs of certainly and connection have been shredded, there is a tsunami of ignorance, fear, and anxiety out there on social media. It is so easy to get pulled down useless rabbit holes and waste minutes and hours on senseless discussion and arguments that you will never win. Not only do these things rob you of your time, but they also hijack your mood and happiness. Watch this episode of Freewheelin' to hear my top tips for feeling better while staying connected via a device. What other strategies have you been using during these uncertain times? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Telemedicine has, overnight, become a thing in practices over the world. But how do you ensure that your clients perceive the value during conversations that they historically used to get for free? I was joined by vet consultant Debbie Boone to answer this question. If you would like your question answered by Dr Dave then post it to eu.jotform.com/VetXInt/video-submit-form Everyone who has their question answered will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, So You're A Vet...Now What? Be safe. Be well. Be happy.
Navigating between the good and the terrible, what does this sentence mean and how do you do this? Tune in to this episode of Freewheelin' where Dr Dave is joined by special guest Dr Betsy Charles for 25 minutes of de-stressing and strategies on staying positive through this lockdown. Remember you can catch Dr Dave LIVE on Facebook throughout this lockdown for Freewheelin' Lockdown Live every weekday at 3PM BST. Check out Dr Betsy Charles on Instagram @drbetsycharles and the Veterinary Leadership Institute on their website: http://veterinaryleadershipinstitute.org/
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The Veterinary Career Success Show
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Started
Jan 25th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
100
Avg. Episode Length
10 minutes
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Language
English

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