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!

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Episode 4: Anxiety Castle

    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.

  • Snackisode 3: Noodly Appendages

    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.

  • Episode 3: The Nifflers(TM) of Disease

    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.

  • Snackisode 2: Anal Crackers

    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.

  • Episode 2: Human Lyre

    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!

  • Snackisode 1: Stay Away from Storm Drains

    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.

  • Episode 1: Trash Bag Full of Poo

    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?