I N T R O V E T S

A veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety.

About the show

Introvets is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Co-hosts Lauren, a Veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. In each episode, we present an anonymous case, work through differentials and testing, reveal the diagnosis, then relate disease and treatment info, along with various sidebars, fun facts, and new research. We talk frankly about our anxiety, going to therapy, and things like that. There is (hopefully) a strong humor element, as well as some philosophizing and opinion sharing. There is also the occasional moderately naughty word, but we try to not use the big guns. It's not really a formal environment - it's more of a veterinary hang, and we'd love to see you there!

Episodes

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    Cute But Deadly

    September 28th, 2022  |  50 mins 16 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Licensed Veterinary Technician Elena Graves back to the podcast to discuss a case of epistaxis in a dog.

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    Snackisode 3.13: Stick the Landing

    September 21st, 2022  |  36 mins 25 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss important clinical updates including canine outcomes in high-rise syndrome, a recently published case series about tartaric acid toxicity in dogs and its link to grape and raisin toxicity, and the new clinical trial for hemoabdomen patients at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

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    No Is Not An Emotion

    September 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and the Veterinary Hope Foundation.

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    Snackisode 3.12: Wet Werewolves

    September 7th, 2022  |  58 mins 2 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome relief veterinarian Dr. Shelby Agnew back to the podcast to discuss workplace red flags.

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    I Believe I Can Fly

    August 31st, 2022  |  59 mins 52 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss the treatment of high-rise syndrome - falls of more than two stories - in cats, including some amazing survival stores about falls over twenty stories!

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    Snackisode 3.11: The Late 1900s

    August 24th, 2022  |  50 mins 55 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snackisode 3.11, Lauren and JJ answer a "what would you do?" question from the mail bag: When a veterinarian and a technician disagree about patient care, what should be done?

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    Can't Get No Catisfaction

    August 17th, 2022  |  48 mins 28 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome feline specialist Dr. Michelle Gaspar back to the podcast to talk about feline GI disease and the latest vaccination recommendations from AAFP and AAHA.

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    Snackisode 3.10: Fifteen Quesadillas

    August 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 12 secs
    anxiety, dvm, gabapentin, introvert, introvets, marijuana, olfactory, toxicity, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss the importance of addressing retained deciduous teeth right away, tests for marijuana toxicity in dogs, the discovery of new anatomic brain pathways in the dog, emerging veterinary specialties, and a study on the efficacy transdermal gabapentin in cats.

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    Starstruck

    August 3rd, 2022  |  52 mins 35 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome veterinarian and therapist Dr. Michelle Gaspar to the podcast to talk about her unique career journey and the barriers to wellness within the profession.

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    Snackisode 3.9: Put Your Cape On

    July 27th, 2022  |  49 mins 52 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Is the promotion of self-care in veterinary medicine a scam? In Snackisode 3.9, Lauren and JJ answer this question and discuss the process of creating and maintaining healthy work boundaries.

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    Unicorn Hair

    July 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Dr. Chris Reeder to the podcast to discuss veterinary dermatology!

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    Snackisode 3.8: Black Market Pugs

    July 13th, 2022  |  38 mins 22 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snackisode 3.8, Lauren and JJ discuss the importance of ear protection, brachycephalic breed bans, the heartwarming story of a dog reunited with its owner at a Dollar General in Florida, and National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat program.

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    Not My Favorite

    July 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Episode 3.9, Lauren and JJ investigate a case of dyspnea in a cat patient.

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    Snackisode 3.7: All the Answers

    June 29th, 2022  |  41 mins 29 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome clinical pathology resident Dr. Sarah Laroche back to the podcast to discuss common misconceptions about veterinary practice and being a new veterinarian.

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    Pointy Teeth

    June 22nd, 2022  |  57 mins 47 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In episode 3.7, Lauren and JJ welcome clinical pathology resident Dr. Sarah Laroche to the podcast to discuss the case of an icteric cat, a dog’s run-in with a rabbit, and veterinary school struggles.

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    Snackisode 3.6: Just Don't Do It

    June 15th, 2022  |  40 mins 8 secs
    animal cruelty, anxiety, dvm, florida, heatstroke, hemangiosarcoma, introvert, introvets, rabies, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary oncology, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss the 2/3 rule in veterinary oncology, a Florida criminal case in which a woman has been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty following the heatstroke deaths of four dogs, and the 2021 report of an imported dog who developed Rabies following insufficient vaccination.