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Finding My Why Feat. Rebecca Enerson & Aimee Labrie | PAWCast 68 | Veterinary Podcast

Finding My Why Feat. Rebecca Enerson & Aimee Labrie | PAWCast 68 | Veterinary Podcast

July 29, 2021

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rt2-wVC0_FU

Over the last few months, PAW Health has been blessed to have Rebecca Enerson and Aimee Labrie from the MSU Veterinary School here with us on a summer long externship. As third year vet students, it was their mission to "put on the shoes" of emergency veterinary medicine and see if it is actually of interest to them. They've been able to work on their skills and knowledge base as well as make long lasting connections with those who are here and committed to serve the patient.

But they also did another, unintended thing. They found their "why."

The year 2020 and into 2021 was a dark one for them as vet students. Almost all learning transitioned to being online. Events ceased. Friends and colleagues began to struggle and over time, many felt as though all hope was lost. They began to wonder why they even bothered embarking on this difficult journey in the first place.

This is the story of how both Rebecca and Aimee re-found their "why." We hope you enjoy it.

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The Veterinary Night Life | PAWCast 67 | Veterinary Podcast

The Veterinary Night Life | PAWCast 67 | Veterinary Podcast

July 22, 2021

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q64-hvP1_9w

Working the overnights as a veterinarian can be a tall task. You're typically one of very few, if not the only vet on shift within a hundred mile radius. You're only seeing critical and urgent care patients. You have to perform surgeries and attend to hospitalized patients with a high degree of both efficiency and accuracy. And you almost always have to do it while your clients wish they didn't have such a long wait time.

In short, the veterinary night lift is not an easy one. It's no wonder that so many veterinary professionals prefer to work during daylight hours.

So, for the crazy few that are attracted to the role, what keeps them coming back? Do they see great purpose in what they do or are they just gluttons for punishment. To find out, we have Dr. Rheannon Burris join us to discuss the last year of her time as an overnight veterinarian and how it has taken her from being a baby doctor to a true veterinary professional.

This is Dr. Burris' second appearance on the PAWCast. Check out her post-externship PAWCast here: https://youtu.be/hRg4mTUeEi8 

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.
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It’s Not Just Another Job | PAWCast 66 | Veterinary Podcast

It’s Not Just Another Job | PAWCast 66 | Veterinary Podcast

July 15, 2021

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZbjW0bKBlVU 

We know that there is a significant gap in between the demand for veterinary services and the availability of veterinary services. But, per the AVMA, we have a surplus of doctors in the profession (in small animal clinics), so that means that we have to look further.

It has been reported that there are.6 CVTs for every 1 DVM in the profession. CVTs, paired with uncertified medical staff, hereby referred to as MSS (Medical Support Staff) are the hands that every doctor uses to implement patient care. That means diagnostics, treatments, surgeries, vaccines, estimates... Basically everything that happens in a veterinary clinic has to go through the hands of the medical support team before anything happens.

That means that when there's a lack of skilled workers to fulfill what is necessary, patient care suffers. So how do we get more people interested and involved in veterinary medicine?

We first have to make it more than just another job.

Do you think working as a CVT or MSS is a viable long term career option? Let us know in the comments!

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.
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Inefficient or Short Staffed? Both. | PAWCast 65 | Veterinary Podcast

Inefficient or Short Staffed? Both. | PAWCast 65 | Veterinary Podcast

July 6, 2021

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6I9FZbt7058 

The Washington Post recently released an article discussing the seven industries most desperate for workers. You can find that article here: https://wapo.st/2SIfwpE  

This led Ben, Dr. Katie and Dr. Caroline into a discussion on whether or not the veterinary industry has problems more sourced in being short staffed or in being inefficient. If you have listened to the PAWCast in the past, you know that we are big believers in care provision models heavily focused on efficiency and availability, but we can also acknowledge that not everyone can perform veterinary medicine the way that we do at PAW Health Network.

So, to understand the issue of veterinary staff shortages more effectively, this episode is a deep dive into the reality of staffing, wages, benefits and the impact of COVID-19 on the veterinary community. All the referenced articles and reports are linked below.

What's your opinion? Are we actually short staffed or do you think the problems could be solved if we were more efficient in the way care is provided across the board? Let us know in the comments!

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Referenced Articles:
AVMA Report on The Market for Veterinary Service 2018: https://bit.ly/3hrudpv 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2017: https://bit.ly/36a4ay0 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2014: https://bit.ly/3ygi79j 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2007: https://bit.ly/2TusNTa 

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.
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The Reality of Veterinary Mental Health feat. Dr. Dustin Kieschnick | PAWCast 64

The Reality of Veterinary Mental Health feat. Dr. Dustin Kieschnick | PAWCast 64

June 16, 2021

If you have listened to the PAWCast at any point, you know we are big believers in the concept of accountability. We have analyzed the process of reaching mutual solutions both in the consultation room with caregivers, in the treatment area with our teams, and in meetings with our leaders. In that process, we have concluded through many trials and errors that we HAVE to start with a shared reality before we can implement any (hopefully effective) solutions.

So knowing that there is a significant issue regarding the mental health of veterinary professionals, we seek to apply the same problem solving method by first establishing a professionally understood and shared reality. With that goal in mind, it is time to bring in a professional.

Dr. Dustin Kieschnick received his doctorate from the joint program between the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He is currently the Associate Director of Research of Scalable Therapeutics at the University of California, San Francisco. He has trained at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Kieschnick’s research and clinical focus is on grief, trauma, and suicidality. Prior to his career in clinical psychology, Dr. Kieschnick served in the United States Marine Corps for 9 years. Dr. Kieschnick is also a contributor to the Veterinary Mental Health Initiative leading weekly support groups and one on one sessions. You can find more information on the group here: https://bit.ly/2SvPZzO

In this episode, we will discuss Dr. Kieschnick's background, military experience, career path and professional understanding of the state of mental health in the veterinary industry and how that relates to our experiences here at PAW Health.

What do you think is the leading contributor to the poor state of mental health for veterinary professionals? Let us know in the comments!

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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We’re Not Fighting, We’re Collaborating | PAWCast 63 | Veterinary Podcast

We’re Not Fighting, We’re Collaborating | PAWCast 63 | Veterinary Podcast

June 11, 2021

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MSvdsr0Akp0 

Have you ever been engaging with a co-worker and had someone come up to you to ask if everything is ok? The outsider to the conversation assumes that a fight was occurring when in fact, your were merely collaborating with no attention to the emotional management between each other.

When you encourage maximum individuality, it can yield both great returns but also unnecessary conflict. We as individuals are difficult to understand, often times to others and sometimes to ourselves. So if you value people being themselves, what keeps them together? How do you have a unified team of individuals and not force people into a specific box of behaviors and motivators? How do you actually keep people from fighting and encourage collaboration?

You do it through shared purpose. Being here to serve the same goal is the glue between a team of unique individuals.

In this episode, we discuss how two very unique individuals in Molly and Caroline are able to collaborate so effectively even though they are very different from one another. We review their ADVanced Insights Assessment data to understand more effectively where their natural conflict points are and how to at LEAST manage them, if not use them to their advantage in patient care. We also review what they admire most about each other in the workplace as well as what they find most infuriating! If you are ready to take the next step in collaboration, this episode is for you.

How do you collaborate with individuals that are different than you? Are you able to find common ground or do you struggle with working with them?

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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Veteran to Veterinarian feat. Andrea Weinrick | PAWCast 62 | Veterinary Podcast

Veteran to Veterinarian feat. Andrea Weinrick | PAWCast 62 | Veterinary Podcast

June 9, 2021

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Imagine going through the process of realizing that dream after already having a successful career and starting a family. Sometimes when you meet someone with a story so unique and so outstanding, you have to give them the platform to tell their story.

That's the mission of PAWCast 62 feat. Andrea Weinrick. Andrea is a 3rd year vet student at Michigan State CVM and has a great story as a second life student. Andrea served 8 years in the military and graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from MSU in 2005. Now she is racing towards a successful career in emergency veterinary medicine with a clear sense of direction and purpose.

In this episode, we discuss Andrea's path from the military to vet school, how military training compares to vet school, and how her life experience has aided and inhibited her educational experience.

Would you go back to school to realize your dream? What would you do to find fulfillment? Let us know in the comments!

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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The PAW Health Way feat. Bre Demaline & Rebecca Enerson | PAWCast 61 | Veterinary Podcast

The PAW Health Way feat. Bre Demaline & Rebecca Enerson | PAWCast 61 | Veterinary Podcast

May 27, 2021

We've put hours of podcasts into dissecting and understanding our process. From our patient management protocols to our culture architecture and team collaboration, we have covered it all. But how does it work in real life? How does it compare to how students are being taught and how other clinics are being run?

This LIVE PAWCast features Bre Demaline & Rebecca Enerson, both MSU CVM students who have been at our clinic for the last couple weeks and have been a great litmus test to the PAW Health Way. Their experience and education has made their insight extremely valuable and hope their feedback will help you better understand why we say and do the things we do!

The future is now, and in the words of The Mandalorian, "This is the way."

Have you been able to shift to The PAW Health Way? What are you most interested in implementing? Let us know in the comments!

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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Divided We Fall | PAWCast 60 | Veterinary Podcast

Divided We Fall | PAWCast 60 | Veterinary Podcast

May 24, 2021

As a profession, we have to start solving our problems together. We have to unify as veterinary professionals and implement solutions that help all of us, not just some of us. The more we isolate our clinics, the more we niche down and the more we focus on our own outcomes over the industry, the worse the problems become.

On this weeks PAWCast, Dr. Carlo and Ben dissect a recommendation to limit availability and affordability within the veterinary clinic to improve the survival mode of the staff. We also discuss John Nash's non-cooperative game theory and how that thinking by professionals impacts the well being of their patients. It's time. We need to unify. We need to have each other's backs. We need to make a better future for ourselves and those around us.

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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Process & Purpose feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 59 | Veterinary Podcast

Process & Purpose feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 59 | Veterinary Podcast

May 18, 2021

For the first time, the PAWCast assigned homework in episode 55. Molly was tasked with drawing the lines between clinic process and our shared purpose of Serve The Patient. As any good teacher does, this week is all about the beginning of her journey in learning that method of communication and some of the initial roadblock she has faced. We use tools such as her assessment and the dichotomy of leadership to further understand those issues and relate them in a universal way to those seeking to improve their collaboration within their clinic. We also discuss the couple times Molly has had to work within the state board review process as a veterinary technician, as well as a highly unique 'Heather' case as we refer to them here at PAW.

In this episode, we discuss Molly's growth plan, her path forward in improving collaboration, the things she has learned in learning by accountability, the insanity of working night shifts, and how to communicate purpose within process and why that works so well in coaching.

If you are ready to take the next step in collaboration, this episode is for you.

How do you find you have to adjust your communication style to collaborate best with your team? Let us know in the comments!

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The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.

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Interested in working with the team at PAW Health Network? We are hiring at all positions in our company. If you would like to learn more, please visit http://bit.ly/PAWHealthJobs for more information!

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