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Dr. Virginia Kiefer Corrigan is shaking things up!

Dr. Virginia Kiefer Corrigan is shaking things up!

April 18, 2022

If you told Virginia Kiefer Corrigan two years ago that she would walk away from a job teaching vet med at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to start up a new veterinary technician program, I am sure she would have laughed.

But, things during the last few years have changed for this mom of three under five, she's heading up a new program at Appalachian State University and she's on a mission to make learning fun!

Check out the latest Vet Candy IRL podcast with host Shannon Gregoire and find out how Dr. Virginia is shaking things up for the better!

 

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How do you tame a kelpie?

How do you tame a kelpie?

April 6, 2022

On this episode of Obsessed with the Palmers, we learn about the mysterious kelpie- which is a mythical shape-shifting spirit inhibiting the lochs in Scottish folklore.  It is usually described as a beautiful horse like creature but it also is able to shape shift into beautiful women- although the human form still have horse hooves. 

Join us as we investigate this mysterious devil animal and try to discover the truth behind this myth. We love you for listening!

 

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Talking about dream jobs with Olympic veterinarian, Dr. Lisa Borzynski

Talking about dream jobs with Olympic veterinarian, Dr. Lisa Borzynski

April 4, 2022
Many of us have grown up loving horses, but only a few of us make it to become an equine veterinary specialist.  On this episode of Vet Candy IRL, host Shannon Gregoire meets the Olympic team's veterinarians, Dr. Lisa Borzynski, who makes sure the four legged members of the Olympic team are kept safe and healthy.
 
Wisconsin native, Dr. Lisa tells us all about her journey that has led up to this Olympic reality.  After 25 years of working at shows, nearly 2 years of planning, 6 Covid tests in 4 days, and 24 hours of travel, she arrived in Tokyo this summer to help support the team.
 

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Vet Candy Magazine, April 2022 featuring Aziza Glass

Vet Candy Magazine, April 2022 featuring Aziza Glass

April 1, 2022

Welcome listeners!  We are delighted to share some stories with you this month, including one about our cover star, Aziza Glass.    She is the founder of Personal Touch Veterinary Clinic, a mobile practice in Houston, Texas, incorporates eastern medicine, like acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas, with traditional western medicine.  Her story is amazing and I hope it inspires you to find your purpose.

 

Speaking of mobile clinics, did you know that they are becoming the hottest trend in vet med these days?  In fact, Betsy Saul, the founder of Petfinder.org is teaming up with animal related charities to bring mobile veterinary care to animals areas in need across the U.S.  One of the most interesting parts of her new company, Heal Housecall Veterinarian, is that she helps veterinarians incubate their own practices.  So, when you team up with her group, you you’re your community plus you create your own business with their help.  You can read all about it in this issue!

 

If you have stories you would like to share, please reach out to us at hello@myvetcandy.com.  

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How to live a happier life with Dr. Stacey Cordivano

How to live a happier life with Dr. Stacey Cordivano

March 28, 2022

This week, the third veterinary wellbeing study, which was taken during the height of the pandemic, was rolled out with some very sad news.  Ninety-two percent of respondents rated increased stress as one of their top mental health challenges, 88% cited student debt and concerns about the risk of suicide as leading stressors for veterinarians. It is no surprise that the pandemic impacted many veterinarians and clinic staff, including veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, practice managers and client service representatives. Add to that, the percentage of veterinarians with serious psychological distress has increased to 9.7% in 2021 as measured by the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, compared to 6.4% in 2019.

 

On this episode of the Desk Wench Confessions, Caitlin Palmer gets real with Dr. Stacey Cordivano, an equine veterinarian who is on a mission to bring happiness back to our profession.  Dr. Stacey talks about her life and her seven secrets to making your wellbeing a priority. 

 

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Talking about making time for a family with Dr. Tara Harrison

Talking about making time for a family with Dr. Tara Harrison

March 21, 2022

For female veterinarians who want to specialize in zoological work, a new study on family work and income for diplomates of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) holds both good and bad news with a recent study that was published in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.. While women in the field don’t seem to suffer from a gender pay gap, many feel that they must give up on having children in order to succeed.

On this episode of Vet Candy IRL, host, Shannon Gregoire meets Dr. Tara Harrison, an associate professor of zoological medicine at North Carolina State University and lead author of the study.  

The study showed that when it comes to having a family, respondents’ perception of its effect on career did differ by gender. Seventy-six percent of females and 47% of males reported delaying having children because of their career. Additionally, 65% of females with children felt that having children had a negative effect on their career, compared to 16% of males with children. Finally, 85% of females without children, and 44% of males without children, thought having children would have negatively affected their careers.  

What can we do to change this?  Start by having the conversation.  Listen in to learn more!

 

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Are there Karens down under?

Are there Karens down under?

March 14, 2022

On this episode of Desk Wench Confessions, we meet the lovely Aussie vet twins, Dr. Audry and Dr. Alison Shen.  These two ladies have some great stories to tell about their adventures running their mobile practices in Australia.  We learn about their exciting lives, including staring in Bondi Vet- reality show, creating a camp for future vets, and saving wildlife at a medical clinic they founded after the devastating wildfires in 2020.   Wait, did I tell you that they also designed a line of sexy, glamorous and fashionable scrubs?  

 

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Vet Candy Magazine, March 2022

Vet Candy Magazine, March 2022

March 8, 2022

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.  International Women’s Day is March 8th and the goal is to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.  That’s something that we need a lot of in our profession. 

In 2017, for the first time in history, women finally became the majority in the veterinary field. Today, the AVMA says that 2/3 of all veterinarians are exclusively small animal practioners; of these, 63% are female. Women also make up 85% of all veterinary students, while veterinary technicians are about 90% female. Sadly, although women outnumber men in the veterinary field, they are still underrepresented in higher management roles.

This month, we are celebrating Dr. Christine Royal, the AVP of Companion Animal and Equine Business at Merck Animal Health.  Dr. Christine is a woman who has taken the reins and proved her worth in a male dominated industry, shaping the world for the women that will come after her. In this issue, you can read more about her journey and how she wants to use her success to elevate others.

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Dr. Angela Hoffman is fearless, fierce, and funny

Dr. Angela Hoffman is fearless, fierce, and funny

March 7, 2022

On this episode of Desk Wench Confessions, we meet the amazing Dr. Angela Hoffman.  Not too many stay-at-home mothers make the transition from caring for four children 24/7 to veterinarian, but Dr. Angela Hoffmann has proven absolutely anything is possible in the world of vet medicine.

At 42 years old and a single mother to four, the agonizing decision on what to do for the future of her family was one of the biggest career choices she made in her life—but she did it. Feeling positively ancient compared to her younger piers in the veterinary industry, she got into veterinary school and made the journey to becoming a vet.

Years down the line, her choice has greatly benefited both her own personal well-being and her family. They now reside in a beautiful Oceanside house, and she owns her own private clinic where she sees a variety of small animals.

Dr. Hoffman is an inspiration because she truly shows that no matter what your personal situation is, the potential is there to realize your dreams and become the person you want to be. When she first joined veterinary school, she was one of the oldest people there, but she was able to overcome this and succeed.

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Talking Derm with Dr. Joya Griffin

Talking Derm with Dr. Joya Griffin

March 1, 2022

On this episode of Vet Candy IRL, host Shannon Gregoire chats with veterinary dermatologist and star of Nat Geo Wild's Pop the Vet, Dr. Joya Griffin.  Dr. Joy talks about growing up as a pet lover and her journey to speciality clinic ownership. 

 

POP GOES THE VET WITH DR. JOYA, complete with a special serving of pus, gunk and goo. Dermatologist Dr. Joya Griffin sees it all—from impacted earwax to oozing cysts to massive hair loss, there’s no case too mysterious or bizarre for this Kentucky-based doctor as she investigates the largest organ in an animal’s body—the skin.

 

This program is brought to you by Merck Animal Health.  Check out this link to learn more about Merck Animal Health's otitis treatments: https://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/condition/otitis-externa

 

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