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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    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.

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    Zombie Shark

    June 8th, 2022  |  55 mins 52 secs
    anxiety, dvm, hemangiosarcoma, introvert, introvets, oncology, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ investigate a case of collapse in a middle-aged dog.

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    Snackisode 3.5: A Tire

    June 1st, 2022  |  37 mins 48 secs
    anxiety, attire, cgm, clothing, compounding, continuous glucose monitor, cooling, diabetes, dvm, fda, heatstroke, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ share some important clinical updates including a study about client perception of veterinary attire, guidelines from the FDA regarding veterinary drug compounding, updates for appropriate patient cooling in heatstroke cases, and the use of continuous glucose monitoring in diabetic cases.

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    No Limit

    May 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome therapist Dr. Kevin Stoltz to the podcast to discuss career counseling and development.

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    Snackisode 3.4: That's How You Get Ants

    May 18th, 2022  |  47 mins 23 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome veterinary clinical pathologist Dr. Kate Baker back to the podcast to talk about telecytology, sample preparation, and crumbs on the microscope.

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    Blood Smears for Everyone

    May 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 36 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome veterinary clinical pathologist Dr. Kate Baker to the podcast to review some cool hematology cases.

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    Snackisode 3.3: Flying Balls

    May 4th, 2022  |  38 mins 16 secs
    anxiety, brainstorming, divergent thinking, dvm, goal setting, introvert, introvets, resilience, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss a case of veterinary resiliency, including the importance of mental flexibility, divergent thinking. The ladies also discuss brainstorming and goal setting.

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    Get Your House in Order

    April 27th, 2022  |  48 mins 50 secs
    anxiety, diversity, dvm, inclusion, introvert, introvets, multiculturalism, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Dr. Cherese Sullivan to the podcast to discuss the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association and the importance of diversity and inclusion in our field.