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

  • My Nightmare

    April 14th, 2021  |  45 mins 11 secs
    anxiety, dvm, hyperkalemia, introvert, introvets, urethral obstruction, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ share a case of a sick kitty who has been straining in the litterbox. The ladies provide a comprehensive review of diagnosis and treatment of feline urethral obstruction, including hyperkalemia.

  • Snackisode 2.1: You Need Therapy

    April 7th, 2021  |  22 mins 14 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss the benefits of seeing a therapist and how to find the right one.

  • Wei-Not-Maraner

    March 31st, 2021  |  41 mins 1 sec
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ discuss a puppy with swollen joints and a fever.

  • Snackisode 15: Monkey With Bananas

    November 25th, 2020  |  47 mins 58 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In a continuation of Episode 15, fan favorite therapist Dana Hampson is back to walk us through how to manage sticky situations in practice.

  • Episode 15: We are Wizards

    November 18th, 2020  |  54 mins 20 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Fan favorite - therapist Dana Hampson - is back on the podcast to walk us through how to manage some sticky situations in practice.

  • Snackisode 14: Management Fail

    November 11th, 2020  |  31 mins 45 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, management, social media, standard of care, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Management announces a policy change, and it’s obvious to everyone that it’s directed at you. No one gave you a heads up, you disagree with the change, and the announcement was sent to the entire staff via social media. Now the drama llama is at full gallop. How do you respond?

  • Episode 14: A Very Big Deal

    November 4th, 2020  |  55 mins 43 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, rabies, vampire, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, werewolf, zombie

    In episode 14, Lauren and JJ present a case of a puppy with bizarre neurologic signs.

  • Snackisode 13: Howloween Spooktacular

    October 28th, 2020  |  51 mins 27 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    The Howloween Spooktacular episode is here! Lauren and JJ share spooky clinic stories and talk about all things Halloween.

  • Episode 13: Be-E Aggressive

    October 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 41 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Cats just tend to vomit, right? No big deal? No! It’s a big deal! In Episode 13, Lauren and JJ work up a chronically vomiting cat who is losing weight.

  • Snackisode 12: Don't Google That

    October 14th, 2020  |  23 mins 26 secs
    anxiety, dvm, hero pets, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In this week’s episode, Lauren and JJ share stories of hero pets: a bomb-sniffing rat, a cat and dog who each saved their owners from potential disaster, and two cool penguins!

  • Episode 12: Many Chemistries

    October 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    addison’s disease, anxiety, dvm, hypoadrenocorticism, introvert, introvets, pancreatitis, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ present a case of chronic GI illness in a dog. Are we really just dealing with chronic pancreatitis, or is something else going on?

  • Snackisode 11: Beautiful and Professional

    September 30th, 2020  |  43 mins 41 secs
    advice, anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, voicemail fail, wow cat

    In snack-sized episode 11, the advice column is back! A veterinary staff member is dissatisfied with the veterinary care of their own pet. Also, JJ tells the WOW cat story, and we hear a listener story about a voicemail fail.