IntroVETS is a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. The show was conceptualized in 2019 and launched in 2020 by co-hosts Lauren and JJ. Lauren, a veterinarian, and Jennifer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Alabama, have over 40 years of combined experience in the veterinary field. The podcast presents veterinary case studies in a fun and relatable way, along with various sidebars, interesting facts, and new research. The hosts talk frankly about anxiety and other mental health concerns, going to therapy, and related topics. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
June 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
anxiety, boundaries, dana hampson, depression, dvm, introvert, introvets, licensed professional counselor, no, suicide, therapist, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, work life balance
Lauren and JJ sit down with Dana Hampson, a Licensed Professional Counselor, to tackle some tough subjects including boundary setting, communication with colleagues, and managing anxiety in the workplace. The ladies also discuss the troubling subject of suicide in veterinary medicine.
June 10th, 2020 | 32 mins 24 secs
anxiety, cockroach, consultation, crazy clients, diabetes, diabetic, dvm, feline diabetes, introvert, introvets, raven, referral, specialist, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary specialist, veterinary technician
In this snack-sized companion episode, JJ shares the story of her diabetic kitty Raven, and the ladies discuss referrals, phone-a-friend options, and a whopper of a crazy client story.
June 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
anxiety, blood sugar, cat, diabetes, diabetic, diabetic remission, dvm, feline, fructosamine, glucose, glucose curve, insulin, introvert, introvets, prescription diet, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician
In this episode, Lauren and JJ talk about really sweet kitties, human anxiety, and the importance of taking time off.
May 26th, 2020 | 30 mins 5 secs
anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring, anxiety, blood work, bloodwork, dvm, introvert, introvets, lab work, labwork, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary anesthesia, veterinary anesthesia. anesthesiologist, veterinary anesthesiologist, veterinary technician
A snack-sized companion piece for our pre-anesthetic labwork episode! Lauren and JJ share some comments from a veterinary anesthesiologist, discuss the importance of supportive care during anesthesia, and retell a super gross (you were warned) story from the annals of Craigslist, original author unknown. The ladies also discuss a listener question about “mandatory” socialization after work hours.
May 26th, 2020 | 57 mins 14 secs
anxiety, blood work, bloodwork, cbc, chemistry profile, complete blood count, dvm, introvert, introvets, lab work, labwork, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, wellness, wellness care, wellness lab work
Lauren and JJ discuss the importance of pre-anesthesthetic lab work. No, really, it’s important!
May 26th, 2020 | 34 mins 6 secs
anxiety, dog parks, dvm, halloween, intestinal parasites, introvert, introvets, ivermectin, moxidectin, parvo, pinworm, red balloon, trichuris vulpis, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, whipworm
A snack sized companion piece for Episode 1, with a more casual vibe.
May 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
anxiety, dvm, febantel, fecal centrifugation, fenbendazole, intestinal parasite, introvert, introvets, milbemycin, moxidectin, trichuris vulpis, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician, whipworm
Lauren and JJ discuss a dog presenting with weight loss. Is the answer in the trash bag full of poo?
May 18th, 2020 | 1 min 10 secs
anxiety, chonky, humor, introverts, introvets, medication, rabies, stress, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary medicine, veterinary professionals
Introducing Introvets: A veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. You'll hear real cases, presented by veterinary professionals, with a weird sense of humor. There are a few naughty words along the way. It's like having a beer with your best veterinary colleague friends, and we hope you'll join us!