Ep 69: Change-makers - Getting Real about the Toxic Impact of Gold Standard “Care”, with Dr Sara Pizano
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3w ago
On today's episode of Blunt Dissection, we are doing something a little bit different. For the last 6 years, I have been interviewing people who are doing remarkable things in veterinary medicine. I thought for this year, given what we’ve been through in the last 3 months and given where my mind has taken me, it’s time to explore. New ways, new options, new models, and new business thinking that's out there.  Why?  That reason is pretty simple. We are in what seems like an unsustainable moment where we are haemorrhaging talent of all kinds out of the profession. This is against the b ..read more
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Ep 68: Martin Traub-Werner - Power to the People!
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3w ago
On today’s show I’m joined by Martin Traub-Werner.  Martin is the founder and former CEO of Vet Success, a business helping practice owners improve their decisions by taking objective data, sucked from their practice management software, and turning it into meaningful insight. He holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from York, and a Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell. His early career was spent cutting his teeth in the HR department of a global manufacturing organization. He then took a “tour of duty” through the various business departments of both fortune 500 compani ..read more
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Ep 67: David McCormick - Profit Is Not A Dirty Word
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3w ago
On today’s show, I’m joined by David McCormick. David is a veterinary valuation appraiser and transaction specialist, working with veterinarians throughout their ownership journey to help evaluate financial health so owners can make better decisions.  To give that a better outline David, in the same way, that veterinarians look at lab tests and x-rays to diagnose disease in animals, uses financial reporting tools to diagnose and treat unhealthy practices, or helps new owners understand their numbers from the beginning. In short, he’s a veterinary business health wizard who can read the te ..read more
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Ep 66: Dr. Peter Weinstein Flips the Mic & 'Blunt Dissects' Dr. Dave
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3w ago
When I sat down for this episode of Blunt Dissection I thought it would be like any normal interview. Very quickly however I found myself in the Blunt Dissection hot seat! Being interviewed by the returning Dr Peter Weinstein. Peter takes to the mic to ask me some of veterinary medicines' most burning questions and I must say I’m a bit worried he’s trying to take over as the host of Blunt Dissection as a whole!  Peter and I have a fantastic discussion on a range of subjects from avoiding mentoring meltdowns, to the importance of culture, to reimagining the whole veterinary model around ne ..read more
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Dr Mike Petty - Managing Pain in Pets & Long Lasting Career Happiness
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3w ago
In today's show, we visit rural Michigan and find ourselves on a horse farm… Home to none other than veterinary pain management guru Dr. Mike Petty. Mike is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He has been the owner of Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital since 1985. And it was here that he dedicated himself to becoming a pet pain management specialist, developing his practice to include the Animal Pain Center, a hugely popular service drawing pet owners from far and wide.  Within this particular niche, Dr Petty expanded his knowledge and skills to en ..read more
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Tasha McNerney - Preventing Pain in Pets (& People!)
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3w ago
On today’s show I am joined by uber-technician and Anesthesia Nerds founder Tasha McNerney. Tasha is a certified veterinary technician and pain practitioner specialising in anaesthesia as well as having the distinguished diploma in utterly nerdy vet tattoos!   Her veterinary journey bagan back in 1997 when she first started working in practice and has seen her rise to become one of the most inspiring advocates for animals in our profession.  Tasha graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a degree in wildlife Biology, gained her LVT in 2006 after studying Veterinary ..read more
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Ep 63: Rob Pope - Becoming Forrest - One Vet’s Epic Run Across America
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3w ago
In today’s episode of Blunt Dissection, we’re joined by the real-life Forrest Gump, Rob Pope.  Rob is best known for being the first person to complete the famous Forrest Gump run: 15,621 miles, five times across the United States. Rob is a graduate of the London Royal Veterinary College, an ER vet, winner of the Liverpool marathon, a qualifier for the Australian Olympic marathon team, ultra-athlete, and the first man to complete the Forrest Gump Run across America.  Averaging nearly 40 miles each day, Rob embarked on this mind-boggling journey across the United States to raise ..read more
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Ep 62: Dr Sarah Boston - Dedication, Improvization & Actualization
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3w ago
Now after a short intermission, on today’s show, we’re back. And I’m joined by Canadian veterinarian, comedian, author, and cancer survivor Dr. Sarah Boston. Sarah graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1996.  She completed a rotating internship at the University of Guelph the following year. She then returned to Western Canada for three years of general practice before going to the University of Guelph for a residency in small animal surgery - becoming board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004.  ..read more
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Ep 61: The Time of Your Life with Dr Adam Christman
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by Dr Dave Nicol: Veterinarian
3w ago
On today’s show, I’m joined by vet, author, social media personality and potentially the biggest Doxie & Disney cheerleader in the world, Dr. Adam Christman. Adam gained his Bachelors in Animal science from Rutger University in 2000 before going on to study veterinary medicine at Iowa State where he graduated in 2004. He is also a rare breed vet holding an M.B.A from Aspen University. Adam’s career kicked off at lightning pace, initially working in his hometown practice where he ended up the chief of staff (while also working ER and relief shifts). He’s scratched his altruistic itch workin ..read more
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Ep 60: Stop, Start, Less, More with Dr Andy Roark
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by Dr Dave Nicol: Veterinarian
3w ago
My first Blunt Dissection episode of the year kicks off with veterinarian, podcaster, international speaker, author, media personality, founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference, and of course good friend, Dr. Andy Roark. Dr. Andy graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Florida in 2008 and since then has been changing the pathway of veterinary medicine through his many outlets and talents. Over the past 10 years, Andy has poured himself into life as a veterinarian, as well as being an award-winning columnist for DVM360, a veterinary speaker for Dr. AndyRoark.com ‘a veterinary s ..read more
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