Work-life balance: Annie and Georgi Makin discuss generational differences
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
2y ago
This special Veterinary Woman podcast is kindly supported by Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging – improving the lives of animals and of those who care for them. Mother and daughter duo Annie and Georgi Makin discuss their individual approaches to work-life balance and how that differs generationally. Annie is Chief Commercial Officer for Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging. After graduating in 1990, she started her career in human healthcare before moving into the veterinary sector 12 years ago. Annie had her family early and delayed her return to work to watch her children, Georgi and Tom, grow up before re ..read more
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Victoria Johnson, on chasing the sun and working with your husband to create a global diagnostic imaging business
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
One of the privileges of hosting this podcast is hearing from a wide range of brilliant women, and picking up valuable nuggets of wisdom about management, business, veterinary medicine and life in general. Today’s episode has a good few gems courtesy of our guest this time, Victoria Johnson.  Victoria is the founder and CEO of VetCT, a specialist telemedicine provider created to meet the needs of vets using digital radiography, MRI and CT. She is a specialist in diagnostic imaging and has worked extensively throughout the UK, US and Australia. Victoria runs the business with her husband J ..read more
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Jane Ladlow, on juggling surgery, research and motherhood
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
My guest today is a wonderful surgeon, teacher and researcher, whose influence on students, interns and residents at the University of Cambridge Vet School over many years has been significant. Jane Ladlow is a European and RCVS recognised specialist in soft tissue surgery, and her pioneering research and work into brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome has been instrumental in developing both objective assessment of the pets involved, and surgical techniques to help them. Jane was the 2019 recipient of the BSAVA Simon award for her outstanding contribution to the field of surgery, and is ..read more
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Laura Whyte, on setting the tone on the culture of a business, plus women on boards
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
I’m delighted that today I’m joined by Laura Whyte, the current chair of XL Vets. Those of you that attended the inaugural Women in Veterinary Leadership conference last autumn will recognise Laura from her brilliant talk there - she is a hugely experienced, charismatic leader with a lot of wisdom to share.  Laura spent over 30 years at the John Lewis partnership, of which over 10 years were on the management board, primarily as director of HR. Laura has huge expertise in managing people, getting the best out of a team, and building a business around the personalities and qualities that t ..read more
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Amanda Boag, on taking risks and breaking new ground
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
My guest today is Amanda Boag, who has so many letters after her name that I’m not sure I even know what they all mean, but suffice to say she’s a very highly regarded specialist in emergency and critical care, and concurrently holds a American Diploma in veterinary internal medicine.  Amanda grew up in a small village in north Yorkshire - true James Herriot country as she puts it. Neither her mother, a teacher, nor her father, a businessman had been to university, but they instilled in her the value of education, education and more education, and after choosing veterinary as her career p ..read more
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Daniella Dos Santos, on acknowledging failure and going for jobs you're not qualified for
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
Welcome to the Veterinary Woman podcast! My guest today is a woman that will be very familiar to many of you, as she has been the public  face of veterinary medicine throughout one of the most turbulent years in living memory. As last year’s president of BVA, Daniella Dos Santos has navigated the profession through the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, doing so with grace, humility and great skill.  As you’ll hear in this chat, Daniella did a degree in molecular genetics at Kings College London before qualifying from the RVC as a vet in 2012. She has been in first opi ..read more
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Career Skills - On how to achieve your 'thing', whatever that might be
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
This week's episode is about taking on adventures in life, whether personal or professional, & how to achieve your goals. It doesn't really matter what your 'Thing' is, but if there's a goal you want to achieve or a challenge you want to complete in 2019, then this is the podcast for you. Naomi discusses the 5 D's of achieving your 'thing' following her completion of a big personal challenge, incorporating advice from others who've achieved their goals and hints & tips to help you on your journey.  You can follow Veterinary Woman on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn an ..read more
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Career Skills - On negotiation, and how to ask for what you deserve
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
This series was inspired when a friend revealed to me not so long ago that she had just negotiated a sizeable pay rise after discovering that as the only female in her team, she was being paid significantly less than her male counterparts. We discussed how she prepared, how the meeting went and how she drove a successful outcome. After a few drinks, said friend suggested that I do a podcast about negotiation, and that got me thinking about all the other workplace dilemmas that crop up regularly, whatever industry you’re in. So today we will be talking about money, and about NEGOTIATION. I ment ..read more
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Career Skills - On listening, one of life's most underrated skills
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
Today we are talking about LISTENING. Listening is one of the most under-rated workplace skills, but also one of the most essential. Everyone wants to feel heard, that their ideas are being considered, and that their input is valuable, but if everyone is talking and nobody is listening then as a team, you’re going nowhere fast. Want to be be a better listener? Listen in for more! You can follow Veterinary Woman on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and find Naomi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn here ..read more
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Career Skills - On conflict resolution, and facing your fears to get the result you want
Veterinary Woman
by Veterinary Woman
3y ago
This series on career skills was inspired by discussions with a friend about pay, hence the episode on negotiation. Today's podcast follows a conversation with another friend who has had a tricky time at work with a colleague of late: in this podcast we are discussing CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Conflict is inevitable in every workplace, but it's how you deal with it that marks you out both as a leader or a team member. I'll be talking about strategies to manage conflict within a team that you manage, and what to do if you find yourself in a conflict situation. I mention Mike Myatt in this episode an ..read more
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