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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Snackisode 2.7: Riding the Wave

    June 30th, 2021  |  29 mins 17 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Therapist Dana Hampson is back this week to talk about processing grief.

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    Everyone is Tiffany

    June 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In episode 2.7, fan favorite therapist Dana Hampson is back to help us tackle some dilemmas that we may face in the veterinary field.

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    Snackisode 2.6: Cream of Carter

    June 16th, 2021  |  28 mins 9 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ ask, “did you know?” In this journal club episode, the ladies discuss a possible mechanism for grape toxicity in dogs, the benefits of alcohol based rubs over traditional surgical scrubbing, a new pet diabetes app, and a veterinary satirical newspaper.

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    Constellation of Signs

    June 9th, 2021  |  54 mins 58 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome board-certified veterinary neurologist Dr. Jill Narak to the podcast!

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    Snackisode 2.5: It’s Not A Cult

    June 2nd, 2021  |  33 mins 43 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snackisode 2.5, Lauren and JJ welcome Shea Baker back to the podcast to discuss career flexibility, embracing career course corrections, overcoming fear of failure, and the importance of keeping career and personal identity separate.

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    All Hail Satine

    May 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ chat with highly credentialed dog trainer Shea Baker about the myths and realities of the discipline.

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    Snackisode 2.4: King Koopa

    May 19th, 2021  |  38 mins 38 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snackisode 2.4, Lauren and JJ talk about the latest in #pet #technology and fun #products, plus the potential impacts of a post-quarantine world on pet #socialization and separation #anxiety.