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Wonder what a vet clinic does to prep for the holiday season? Tune in for a live audio tour with Dr. McFaddin.
Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Susan Hopper.
In part 1 of a 2 part interview series, Dr. McFaddin discusses what it means to be a Clinical Director with Susan Hopper, DVM. Listen to the end for our final Pet Tales of the Year: My parents vs. A squirrel.
Tune in for part 2 of Dr. McFaddin's interview with Cindy Gannon, a veterinary life coach. Learn all about the Pet Tales of Ranger and Sadie as well.
Dr. McFaddin interviews Cindy Gannon, a veterinary life coach. Listen and learn about all the benefits a life coach can offer those in the veterinary profession. Check out Cindy Gannon's Women of Bravery pages on LinkedIn and Facebook. Don't forget about Pet Tales at the end of the interview. This session talks about Dr. McFaddin's childhood dog, Heidi.
In this episode we sit down with Dr. Erin Casey of Boehringer Ingelheim and learn all about what it means to be a technical veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. Stay tuned until the end to hear the Pet Tales of Chewbaca and Cody.
This snarky title hints at the rant/soap-box Dr. McFaddin explores in this podcast. We discuss the misconceptions MDs have toward DVMs (or VMDs), as well as peek into the overwhelming stresses veterinarians face in their daily work lives. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Veterinarians unfortunately have a higher suicide risk compared to the national average. Dr. McFaddin encourages all working in this field to read the following Time's article ( and listen to this piece on NPR ( For more information on how you can receive support or help support others struggling in this field we recommend you look into these amazing organizations: Not One More Vet (, 1 Life Connected (, the AVMA Wellbeing Initiative (, and AAHA Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative (
Ever wonder what going to a major veterinary conference is like? Join Dr. McFaddin as she attends the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2019 Conference. This informative episode ends with the Pet Tales of Badger and Dallas.
In part 2 of my discussion with Randy Hall we cover even more leadership and culture topics. You will also hear Pet Tales for Jerry Lee and Brooke.
To celebrate our 1 year anniversary Vetsplaining is super excited to have Randy Hall as our guest!Whether you want to establish a healthy workplace culture or become an inspiring and effective leader, Randy Hall is the man with the plan. In part 1 of this discussion Randy tells us some tricks of the trade and reintroduces us to Aspire. We also learn about Christopher the DSH and Blaze the Aussie.
Can't wait for more veterinary life hacks? Well here ya go! Don't forget to stay tuned for PetTales: Otis the German Shorthaired Pointer and Cookie the Mixed Breed.
In this episode Dr. McFaddin, with the help of other AAHA Accredited Hospitals, breaks down a few things owners need to know about caring for their pets and preparing for a veterinary visit. At the end we learn all about Piggy the Puggle and Willie the Kitty. Audio for Piggy the Puggle = Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Every wonder why a veterinary practice would need a temp doctor? Dr. McFaddin and Charlotte (of Roo) discuss how Roo is revolutionizing the veterinary relief business. And don't forget to listen for Maggie, Pig Pig, and Tosco's Pet Tales at the end. (
​In part 2 of the interview Dr. Foreman discusses additional tips for veterinarians looking for a new position and those looking to improve their current contracts. Plus 2 new Pet Tales: Graci and Cienna the Labs and Sophia the DSH.
In this episode Dr. Tyler Foreman discusses how PetWell integrates newly acquired practices and starts to give veterinarians (new and seasoned) some great interview and negotiating tips. We also hear 2 PetTales: Max the Aussie and Buddy the Beagle.
In this episode we interview Whitney, the head of the Human Resources Department at PetWell. You will also hear the Pet Tales of Max and Zack.
Listen in as David Murvin, co-founder of PetWell, tells us how it all started. At the end of the interview we hear Pet Tales from two of my clients: Tug the Pug and Murphy the Miniature Schnauzer. You can find links to the individual Pet Tales here:
In this episode we discuss how it all started with one of the co-founders of PetWell, David Strauss.
What is workplace culture? Why does it matter, especially at a veterinary hospital? Dr. McFaddin and Dr. Julie Reck discuss why this is so important to workplace satisfaction, patient care, and productivity. They also discuss how Aspire can facilitate culture improvement for all veterinary practices.
Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Loenser. We discuss how AAHA is revolutionizing the concept of veterinary conferences with the advent of Connexity. We also touch on the new accreditation process for veterinary parent companies. To learn more about AAHA check out their website ( and listen to Episodes 17 (Awww Yeah...AAHA) and 26 (A Deeper Delve into AAHA) of Vetsplaining.
Top 10 ideas/issues to keep in mind now that the weather is warmer and the days are longer.
In this episode I had the great fortune to interview Dr. Heather Loenser, AAHA's Veterinary Advisor for Professional and Public Affairs. In part 1 we discuss her fascinating and adventurous career thus far in veterinary medicine and AAHA's commitment to improving workplace health in our profession. To learn more about AAHA check out their website ( and listen to Episode 17 of Vetsplaining: Awww Yeah...AAHA. (As an added plug check out Vetsplaining's new website =
Learn why a complete physical examination is so important.
Every wonder why veterinarians require their staff restrain your pet? Tune in to learn all about it.
Part 3 of 3 - In the final installment of our Wellness Blood Work journey Dr. McFaddin discusses the importance of thyroid and urine testing. Tama provides the introduction...only fitting because she reads most of our urine.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Lisa McFaddin, DVM
Podcast Status
Aug 15th, 2018
Latest Episode
Dec 12th, 2019
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes

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