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Trust Your Gut | PAWCast 58 | Veterinary Podcast

Trust Your Gut | PAWCast 58 | Veterinary Podcast

May 11, 2021

In all honesty, has your intuition ever been wrong? Have you ever regretted following your gut instinct? Most of the time, we try to do the 'logical' thing against our instinct for many and various reasons, however that can lead us down unfulfilling paths. In our professional lives, the 'logical' choice can lead us away from our true passions or into serving ideas that are finite in their measure.

On this weeks PAWCast, Dr. Caroline and Ben tackle the idea of trusting your gut. We talk about how to listen to get more in tune with your intuition. We discuss the idea of putting a decision to a coin flip, the feeling of hoping it falls a certain way, and how to follow that instinct. We also discuss how to be selective in who you put your work into and how your intuition tells you to get out when necessary.

What do you do to be more in tune with your intution? Do you listen and follow it well? Let us know in the comments!

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The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

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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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A (Re)Call To Action | PAWCast 57 | Veterinary Podcast

A (Re)Call To Action | PAWCast 57 | Veterinary Podcast

May 3, 2021

We used to believe the goal is to get out of the hurricane that is the culture, service and talent issues that pervade our veterinary industry. But we made it out. We've escaped the hurricane, and now we realize it's not as big as we thought. We've blazed the trail, and now it's time to starting fighting the storm because the industry and its people are worth fighting for. The veterinary professional is worth fighting for.

This week's PAWCast summarizes a new season of the PAWCast. We have spent 55 episodes learning and exploring the concepts that have gotten us out of the storm and into growth mindset. Now we choose the re-establish the game and to collaborate more directly with our audience. We have the tools and resources to help those who want to get out of the hurricane and fight with us and for them to understand the path out.

In this episode, Dr. Carlo and Ben all discuss the history and the future of the PAWCast and how we are going to take what we have shared and learned and apply it to more specific, audience sourced questions to start to fight the storm. Simply put, we are #HereToServe, and we will do that by fighting for the veterinary industry and professional.

What are you struggling to solve in your practice? Where do you see your professional career in 5 years and what do you want to know about how to get there most efficiently?

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

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The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

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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. __________

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!

Will I Find My Dream Practice? feat. Breanna Demaline | PAWCast 56 | Veterinary Podcast

Will I Find My Dream Practice? feat. Breanna Demaline | PAWCast 56 | Veterinary Podcast

April 28, 2021

Young veterinary professionals are nearing graduation and the beginning of their working lives. Many have already accepted their first job offers, but the status of our industry has sown significant doubt into the minds of those entering the profession in thinking they may never find a place they truly love to work. Our profession is filled with passionate, intelligent and altruistic people, but the slow death of the traditional practice and the overtaking of corporate medicine doesn't provide a lot of hope for our best and brightest.

On this weeks PAWCast, we are joined by future Dr. Breanna Demaline. Bre attends Michigan State University CVM and is the president of the MSU VBMA (Veterinary Business Management Association) chapter. We have had the great opportunity to collaborate with and mentor Dr. Demaline since the beginning of her veterinary school experience, and during a recent VBMA event, she posed a great question. "What if I never find my dream practice?"

In this episode, Dr. Carlo, Dr. Caroline, Dr. Bre and Ben all discuss the search for a great practice to work in and potentially purchase as well as what variables to audit while you are working to know if you're in the right place. What do you look for in a place to work or a team to work with?

Do you have any deciding variables that make of break that decision? Let us know in the comments!

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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. __________

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!

Collaboration & Accountability Feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 55 | Veterinary Podcast

Collaboration & Accountability Feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 55 | Veterinary Podcast

April 21, 2021

The life of a veterinary technician is not an easy one, especially when working overnights. It requires a way of communicating that can be difficult for some, but necessary for the patient. That means that a different type of person tends to be attracted to and thrive in the emergency and overnight practice setting. Someone who is ready to learn and coach with accountability. Someone ready to seek collaboration to implement solutions.

On this weeks PAWCast, we are joined again by Molly Backlund. Molly is a CVT here at PAW as well as our Shelter Engagement Coordinator. In this episode, we discuss Molly's role as a CVT, her love for committing fully to patients in the clinic, the things she has learned in collaboration and 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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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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. __________

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!

Get More Grit | PAWCast Episode 54 | Veterinary Podcast

Get More Grit | PAWCast Episode 54 | Veterinary Podcast

April 13, 2021

Growth Mindset, Positive Self-Talk, Perseverance.

Your amount of grit is the sum of four key skills. Interest, Practice, Purpose & Hope. Normally these would be believed to be tendencies or mindsets, however, if we want to get more grit, we have to first realize that each of these can be worked on and improved in ourselves. Some of us might be more naturally talented than others, but we all have the ability to stop procrastinating and reach the goals that mean the most to us and improve the lives of those around us.

This is the second part of a two part series on this topic, so be sure to check out Do You Have Grit? | PAWCast Episode 53 as well!

What are your to-dos in improving your grit? Which skill are you best at? Let us know in the comments!

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The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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. _____________________

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!

Do You Have Grit? | PAWCast 53 | Veterinary Podcast

Do You Have Grit? | PAWCast 53 | Veterinary Podcast

March 30, 2021

"In sum, no matter the domain, the highly successful had a kind of ferocious determination that played our in two ways. First, these exemplars were unusually resilient and hardworking. Second, they knew in a very, very deep way what it was that they wanted. They not only had determination, they had direction."

That is an excerpt from the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. In her research, Angela takes a deep look into how people survive the struggle of gaining success and what it means to have Grit. In the book, she shares her research tool she coined as the 'Grit Scale' and on this week's PAWCast, Ben and Caroline review the 8 questions and provide the context to their answers.

This is the first part of a two part series on this topic, so be sure to tune into the next Tuesdays with Caroline when we review the results! Links to the book and the grit scale questionnaire are included below! What did you get for a score on the grit scale? Do you think it takes grit to find success in veterinary medicine?

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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.

__________

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!

Be True to Yourself and Everyone Else feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 52 | Veterinary Podcast

Be True to Yourself and Everyone Else feat. Molly Backlund | PAWCast 52 | Veterinary Podcast

March 26, 2021

Balancing individuality and shared purpose is something that is hard for most teams to handle. We tend to enjoy assimilation and being surrounded by people that are like minded to us. However, here at PAW Health, we have been blessed with having a diverse team, and realizing that encouraging differences among staff allows us to serve the patient more effectively. On this weeks PAWCast, we welcome Molly Backlund.

Molly is a CVT here at PAW as well as our Shelter Engagement Coordinator. She is also the reason we learned that valuable lesson in the early days of PAW Health Network. In this episode, we discuss Molly's path into veterinary medicine, her 'black sheep' personality, the things she has learned in communication and collaboration, the insanity of working night shifts, and most importantly, how being true to herself has allowed her to be successful and fulfilled in her professional life.

If you are struggling or feeling a lack of fulfillment, this episode is for you.

How are you working to define and be true to yourself? Let us know in the comments!

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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.

__________

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!

Success Requires Perseverance Feat. Bree Kraut | PAWCast Episode 51 | Veterinary Podcast

Success Requires Perseverance Feat. Bree Kraut | PAWCast Episode 51 | Veterinary Podcast

March 19, 2021

The transition from didactic to clinical learning is one that every vet student has to make. Each institution does it their own way, and hopefully, each student looks forward to the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned and accelerate their path towards being day one ready.

We have been blessed with the honor of having Bree Kraut, DVM student from Michigan State, join us for her very first clinical rotation and externship, and she joins us for this weeks PAWCast!

In this episode, discuss Bree’s path to and through vet school thus far, how she has overcome some of the obstacles she’s encountered as well as some of the wisdom she has gathered along the way. Her story is one that many students and graduates can relate to and glean insight out of in how she has been able to adjust her plan and how she has maximized on opportunities to learn in the ideal fashion for her.

Bree also showed up prepared with a few questions for us about ourselves and about PAW Health which are answered at the end of the episode.

If you are seeking a unique externship experience here at PAW Health, or have any questions on the transition from didactic learning to clinical learning, drop them in the comments!

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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.

__________

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!

Day One Ready | Resources For Vet Students | PAWCast Episode 49 | Veterinary Podcast

Day One Ready | Resources For Vet Students | PAWCast Episode 49 | Veterinary Podcast

March 2, 2021

A common idea being utilized in veterinary schools is the concept of graduating students that are "day one ready." Although it is a great sentiment, some details of what it actually means to be day one ready have been ill defined or missed entirely.

So what does it actually mean to be day one ready? What are the expectations of clinic owners of those recently graduated? How much knowledge do you have to have at the ready to walk into a consultation with your clients? What skills do you need to be a productive member of the team? How will you succeed?

In this episode of the PAWCast, Tuesdays with Caroline edition, we explore the concept of being day one ready, and how the only thing that is necessary to succeed in your first days, weeks and months, is a great mindset. Knowing how to learn and trusting the process of improving your abilities each day is equally if not more important than the didactic knowledge you obtained in vet school.

Primarily though, it's about setting the standards between you and your employer. What are you expecting in terms of education and a reasonable start up timeframe. How will questions be received in the clinical setting? What deliberate steps will be taken to ensure a base level skill set to be built upon. The early days of a career in veterinary medicine can be very chaotic. What will you and your team do to make order out of the chaos?

What are you seeking out of your employer as a veterinary professional? Let us know in the comments!

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: https://amzn.to/2KGGhGG

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://amzn.to/3qDkIai

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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.

__________

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!

The Balance of Mentorship | Resources for Vet Students | PAWCast Episode 48 | Veterinary Podcast

The Balance of Mentorship | Resources for Vet Students | PAWCast Episode 48 | Veterinary Podcast

February 11, 2021

Mentorship has become a standard expectation for graduation DVM students in their first years in practice. There is a lot of power in mentorship in accelerating careers towards success and improving patient care. However, as the term has been used more and more, we have forgotten a simple question, what is mentorship?

This question is one that needs definition and constant refinement as it varies person to person, mentee to mentee and mentor to mentor. We are all likely to have different expectations as mentees and mentors, so why are we leaving the success of that relationship up to chance? Why are some of us expecting the other party to contribute their entire selves while the other contributes little to nothing?

In this episode of the PAWCast, we are blessed to have Dr. Katie Niksich join us in the studio as we discuss the balance of mentorship and how to best set the bounds of the relationship that has the greatest potential to propel a young veterinary professional's career forward. We discuss the utilization of values as defining characteristics of the relationship and getting expectations in writing just as clear as any contract for employment.

Mentoring can be a great asset when implemented well. It can be a major detriment to everyone when it is out of balance.

What are you seeking in a mentor? Do you believe in using a mentorship agreement prior to job offer acceptance? Let us know in the comments!

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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/3dw9izl

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: https://amzn.to/2lB5rdy

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: https://amzn.to/2nfvo2Ia

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.

__________

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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