Live from VMX 2023 - Our Highlights and Vision for the Future of VMX
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1w ago
This week we’re recording live from the world’s largest veterinary conference - VMX, in Orlando, Florida! We cover the happenings, who’s here, and our vision for the future of VMX. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, are recording live from the floor of VMX 2023. They’re joined by over 27,000 veterinary professionals interested in learning about the latest advancement in veterinary medicine. This show is for anyone interested in what VMX (and NAVC) is all about and for those attending who might’ve missed some of the news. Dr. Ernie Ward shares his excitement and joy at the record-brea ..read more
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Advice for Aspiring Veterinary Writers, Speakers & Influencers
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2w ago
As we begin a new year, many veterinary professionals set goals to become professional writers, speakers, or influencers. This week we share our advice for aspiring future leaders and lessons we’ve learned that may accelerate your progress. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, review their journeys into the world of veterinary writing and speaking and their top tips for anyone interested in pursuing the role of “key opinion leaders” or, dare we say, “influencer.” During this episode, you’ll also learn why Dr. Ward and Beckie are somewhat uncomfortable with that term.) Viewfinders, this ..read more
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Lessons from a Veterinary ER Visit
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3w ago
What better way to spend a New Year’s Day than visiting a veterinary emergency clinic - as a patient and client! Our very own Beckie Mossor, RVT, had to take her doggo to the ER on New Year’s Day, and she gained a lot of insight into how you can provide better patient care and client service. Viewfinders, there are a lot of good lessons in this week’s episode. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Motor, RVT, share their recent experiences in hospital ER rooms. Dr. Ward recounts the eye injury he sustained (initially discussed in episode 317), and Beckie reviews her New Year’s Day vet ER visit. Dr ..read more
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Veterinary Trends and Topics You Need to Know in 2023
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1M ago
Predicting the future is tough…but we do it anyway every year! This week hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, discuss some of the topics and trends they believe veterinary professionals will be talking about in 2023 and beyond. Viewfinders, we hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for listening in 2022, and we hope to share your speakers for half an hour each week in 2023! Happy New Year ..read more
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Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Vet Clinic by Beckie Mossor, RVT
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1M ago
Happy holidays, Viewfinders! This week we’ve got a special rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” written by our very own Beckie Mossor, RVT! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the clinic Not a creature was stirring, but there’s always a cynic. “Seems awful quiet,” they said; Oh yes, they did dare, For at that very moment, they knew the rush soon be there.   The front staff was working away on their day, When they heard the cursed words, they cried, “What’d you just say?!” Then the new grad in training gently laid down a cat, Turned with a frown and said, “What’s wr ..read more
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Recent Controversies at NAVTA and AVMA - Why You Should Get Involved
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If your social media is anything like ours, you’ve seen a lot of questions and concerns about the upcoming National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Board of Directors elections. You may have also been following Veterinarians Against Ventilation Shutdown (vavsd.org (http://vavsd.org)) and their efforts to have the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reclassify ventilation shutdown, which uses a form of heatstroke to kill pigs and chickens. This week we discuss these issues and why you should care about how our membership-led professional organizations operate ..read more
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Is It Time to End Veterinary Non-Compete Clauses? Paul Diaz Speaks Out
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Non-compete clauses have been standard practice in veterinarian contracts for decades. This week we're joined by veterinary hiring consultant Paul Diaz to discuss why he believes non-competes should be abolished. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, share the mic with Paul Diaz to review the history and usage of a non-compete clause in employment contracts for veterinary professionals. Paul reveals why this practice is unfair and potentially harmful to veterinarians' mental well-being and future opportunities. Beckie reviews her experiences with non-compete clauses and why vet techs sh ..read more
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A Flurry of Frenchies: How Will Winston’s Win Affect Vets and Pet Parents?
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2M ago
Winston, an unarguably adorable French bulldog, took top honors at the 2022 National Dog Show. Historically, breeds crowned Best in Show surged in popularity. Will Winston's win result in a flurry of French bulldogs this year? Viewfinders, this is another potentially sticky situation for veterinary professionals. Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, discuss the dichotomy of a French bulldog winning the crown jewel of US dog shows in the same year countries such as Norway are banning them. The pair review the diverging differences in attitudes toward brachycephalic breeds in European co ..read more
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It's Our 6-Year Anniversary and We're Spending It with Dr. Marty Becker
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2M ago
Happy Six Years to us! And you, the Viewfinder Family! This week, Dr. Marty Becker joins us to talk all things veterinary! Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT, want to thank the Viewfinders for their loyal listening over the past 312 episodes. This week we're honored to share the mic with a dear friend, Dr. Marty Becker. Dr. Becker and Ernie share stories from their "old days" and pontificate on the changes ahead. Learn why Dr. Becker loves Dr. Ward's number one rule for want-to-be vets: "bathe dogs and cats and any animal you can." Dr. Becker shares his high school nickname of "Farty ..read more
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Controversial Vet Tech Program in Washington State
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2M ago
The Washington State Veterinary Board of Governors (WSVBG) recently voted to approve a private veterinary practice’s proposal to establish a self-serving apprenticeship program as an alternative pathway to licensure as a Veterinary Technician in the state. The Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT), NAVTA, AVMA, and several other veterinary groups opposed the change. This week we have two leaders from the WSAVT, Ryan Frazier, BS, LVT, and Ashley Byrne, LVT, to bring the Viewfinders up to speed and explain why this matters to everyone in veterinary medicine. Host Dr. Ern ..read more
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