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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    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?

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    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.

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    Episode 11: Respectable Mass

    September 23rd, 2020  |  54 mins 11 secs
    anxiety, cat, dvm, feline, hyperthyroidism, introvert, introvets, neoplasia, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, weight loss

    In Episode 11, Lauren and JJ present a case from one of our veterinary technician friends. Cassie’s cat is losing weight and seems like a textbook case, but not everything is as it seems.

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    Snackisode 10: Dear IntroVets

    September 16th, 2020  |  32 mins 59 secs
    anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snackisode 10, Lauren and JJ tackle a tough listener question. What do you do if you encounter a lower standard of care than you feel comfortable with?

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    Episode 10: Cluster of Shoes

    September 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 40 secs
    anxiety, dog, dvm, false pregnancy, introvert, introvets, pseudocyesis, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ work up a case with some odd non-specific symptoms.
    This episode includes an in-depth discussion of pseudocyesis in the dog.

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    Snackisode 9: Purrrsday

    September 2nd, 2020  |  50 mins 2 secs
    advice, angry clients, anxiety, difficult clients, dvm, grumpy cats, introvert, introvets, listener stories, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ read some listener mail and give advice about dealing with grumpy clients, plus the Spicy Purrito Feline Chili Pepper Rating System is explained!

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    Episode 9: Decision Fatigue Dice

    August 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 33 mins
    altruism, anxiety, compassion fatigue, decision fatigue, dvm, edge states, horizontal hostility, introvert, introvets, jennifer jones, lauren grider, laurie fonken, stress, therapist, therapy, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    The ladies welcome special guest therapist Laurie Fonken to discuss the edge states, including pathologic altruism, burnout, compassion fatigue, and more!

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    Snackisode 8: Buy a Baby Scale

    August 19th, 2020  |  43 mins 30 secs
    aafp, anxiety, dvm, feline hyperthyroidism, fundraising, guidelines, haunted house, hyperthyroidism, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Fundraiser stories, podcast recommendations, and a review of the AAFP feline hyperthyroidism categories.

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    Episode 8: F*cktion

    August 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
    anxiety, behavior change, dvm, hyperthyroidism, i 131, introvert, introvets, methimazole, polydipsia, polyuria, radioiodine, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, weight loss

    Lauren and JJ work up weight loss and behavioral changes in a feline patient.

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    Snackisode 7: Slow Blink

    August 5th, 2020  |  33 mins 33 secs
    anxiety, dvm, fish skin graft, introvert, introvets, pair bond, pyometra, slow blink, tiktok, tripod dog, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Storytime! Lauren and JJ read veterinary stories from listeners.

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    Episode 7: Anesthesia Mythbusters

    July 29th, 2020  |  57 mins 45 secs
    age, analgesia, anesthesia, anxiety, buprenorphine, butorphanol, dvm, introvert, introvets, mu agonist, training, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ welcome Dr. Lydia Love to the podcast to discuss common anesthesia and analgesia myths.

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    Snackisode 6: Tiny Medal

    July 22nd, 2020  |  38 mins 27 secs
    anxiety, boundaries, clinic culture, declaw, dvm, hero pets, house fire, introvert, introvets, tail docking, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Veterinary story time! Lauren and JJ share listener stories.

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    Episode 6: Drama Bus

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins
    anxiety, bullying, conflict, drama, dvm, employee conflict, introvert, introvets, issues, passive aggressive, personality types, practice management, practice manager, stress, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    Lauren and JJ sit down with Office Manager Christine Wood to discuss the management of interpersonal conflict in veterinary hospitals.

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    Snackisode 5: Cupcake Conundrum

    July 8th, 2020  |  50 mins 22 secs
    anxiety, canine parvo virus, colorado state, dvm, introvert, introvets, outpatient, parvo, parvo virus, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician

    In Snack-Sized Episode 5, Lauren and JJ discuss outpatient therapy options for the management of canine parvo virus.

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    Episode 5: Super Unnecessary

    July 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    anxiety, canine parvo virus, death, diarrhea, dvm, enteritis, gastroenteritis, introvert, introvets, leukopenia, lymphopenia, neutropenia, parvo, patient death, puppy, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, vomiting

    We’ve been presented with a very sick puppy and an unexpected test result. Lauren and JJ are on the case!

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    Snackisode 4: Vets 4 Vets

    June 24th, 2020  |  37 mins 30 secs
    anxiety, depression, dvm, help, introvert, introvets, suicide, suicide prevention, support, support group, support4support, therapist, therapy, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, vets4vets

    Lauren and JJ discuss Vets4Vets with Program Leader Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP. Vets4Vets is a completely free resource available to all veterinarians who are in crisis, seeking counseling, or just need a shoulder to lean on.