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 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.

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    Hidden Spiders

    May 12th, 2021  |  59 mins 2 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Licensed Veterinary Technician Elena Graves to the podcast to discuss the benefits of becoming a credentialed technician, the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, and the importance of encouraging colleagues to further their skills and education.

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    Snackisode 2.3: The Donut

    May 5th, 2021  |  32 mins 3 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Surgeon Dr. Nicki Plunkett is back on the podcast to discuss surgical oncology and more wacky cases!

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    Boob Spay

    April 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Dr. Nicki Plunkett, a board-certified veterinary surgical specialist, to the podcast to discuss crazy cases, dealing with clients, and surgical pet peeves!

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    Snackisode 2.2: Right Meow

    April 21st, 2021  |  44 mins 25 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    A review of alternative, lower cost methods of management of feline urethral obstruction.

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    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.