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!

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Episodes

  • Snackisode 2.13: Cheese Every Day

    September 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 52 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken joins us to continue the conversation about introversion in veterinary medicine and how veterinary leaders can help their colleagues and staff cope.

  • Go Away

    September 15th, 2021  |  53 mins 8 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss introversion and how this temperament impacts career decisions and job satisfaction in veterinary medicine.

  • Snackisode 2.12: Not a Specialist

    September 8th, 2021  |  39 mins 44 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ respond to listener mail about standard of care practices and expectations for care in the general practice setting.

  • That’s Uncool

    September 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ investigate a case of sudden collapse in a young dog.

  • Snackisode 2.11: Duct Tape

    August 25th, 2021  |  46 mins 17 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss listener mail about the pressures of trying to increase client compliance.

  • Spare Goat

    August 18th, 2021  |  54 mins 6 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ talk with Emergency Critical Care Specialist Dr. Jacqueline Nobles about emergency medicine, career development, and point of care ultrasound.

  • Snackisode 2.10: The Haircut

    August 11th, 2021  |  48 mins 38 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss introversion, shyness and social anxiety, and how they relate to a career in veterinary medicine.

  • Not Gandhi

    August 4th, 2021  |  46 mins 3 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ investigate a case of sudden blindness and weight gain in a dog patient.

  • Snackisode 2.9: On the Menu

    July 28th, 2021  |  39 mins 1 sec
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Dr. Shelby Agnew joins us again to talk about organized veterinary medicine and how to get involved.

  • The Snorkel

    July 21st, 2021  |  54 mins 47 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ talk with Dr. Shelby Agnew, noted "extrovet" and relief veterinarian. The ladies discuss career development in veterinary medicine.

  • Snackisode 2.8: Foam Finger

    July 14th, 2021  |  45 mins 26 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ ask, "Did you know?" In this episode, the ladies discuss monitoring resting respiratory rate at home, the potential issues with cicada ingestion, utilizing technology to make practice easier, and the addition of dentistry as a requirement for veterinary education.

  • Plot Twist

    July 7th, 2021  |  44 mins 12 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ investigate a curious case of urinary signs in a young cat - but is everything as it seems?