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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.