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Looking for on-the-go content on all things veterinary? VETchat by The Webinar Vet brings you exclusive discussions with members all across the veterinary profession. From hot topical debates to mini CPD/CE lessons, we cover just about everything! Join us weekly to learn, be inspired, and be entertained.

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With Kathryn Bell & Tasha Walsh

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Tasha Walsh, a Relationally trained Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and founder of Seen and Heard Therapy.

In this episode, Kathryn and Tasha talk about ASC and ADHD in women. Tasha shares a bit of her background and what made her want to start working in this area, she explains what ADHD is and its symptoms, and how they may overlap with other neurodivergent diagnoses. They discuss why it may go undiagnosed for so long and how young boys are diagnosed much more frequently than young girls. Finally, Tasha shares advice she would  give to someone with ADHD on how they can improve their workplace and personal life.

Learn more about Seen and Heard Therapy here

With Anthony Chadwick & Martin Whitehead

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Martin Whitehead, Clinical Director and Veterinary Surgeon at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital.

In this episode, Anthony and Martin talk all about feline hyperthyroidism. Martin shares his career so to date, the etiology of the disease, and why he thinks it is becoming more common. They discuss which cases may be harder to diagnose and the different types of treatment, including radioactive iodine injections and their success rate.

With Anthony Chadwick & Sarah Heath

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Sarah Heath, Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine.

In this episode, Anthony and Sarah discuss veterinary behavioural medicine. Sarah explains how we should consider emotional and cognitive health alongside physical health, and defines what she means by these terms. They discuss how to lessen the association of pain and the vet practice, whether we are still seeing puppy parties, how vets can educate the public on research that should be done before getting a puppy and more!

Thank you Forte Healthcare for sponsoring this episode.

Find out more about Reconcile here

With Anthony Chadwick & Ian Wright

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Ian Wright, Veterinary Surgeon and Parasitologist at the Mount Veterinary Practice, Fleetwood.

In this episode, Anthony and Ian discuss a whole lot of parasitology! They talk about Animal Health Certificates; what they are, what is needed for them, and their benefits and drawbacks. Anthony asks Ian for his opinion on the government removing the compulsory treatment of ticks when animals travel and the dangers of bringing parasites over from other countries.

Ian shares information on parasites including Rhipicephalus, Leishmania, Toxocara, and the risk that Phortica Variegata may bring to the UK. They discuss whether we are still over-treating animals and whether Ian thinks we should be doing more surveillance such as flea comings and faecal egg counts.

With Kathryn Bell & Libby Kemkaran-Thompson

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Libby Kemkaran-Thompson, Neurocoach and creator of Tame Your Brain.

In this episode, Kathryn and Libby talk about how to get your brain into flow and how to be the best version of yourself. Libby shares some background on herself and the turning point that caused her to stop practicing in the veterinary profession. They discuss Libby’s program ‘The Big Cat Vet Brain’, the only profiling tool specifically designed for the veterinary profession. This tool helps vets to both understand themselves and how to keep everyone in their natural flow in order to have the team work well together. Finally, Libby shares the first steps to take if you are interested in learning more about this topic.

Find More From Libby here

With Anthony Chadwick & Juliet Davenport

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Juliet Davenport. Founder of Good Energy and Author of ‘The Green Start-Up: Make Your Business Better For The Planet’.

In this episode, Anthony and Juliet discuss her new book and what people can expect from it. Juliet shares how she started good energy, including her work on changing the regulations for exporting energy to the national grid. They talk about the importance of trying to produce as much energy ourselves as we can, the shortage of engineers that can install solar panels, and Juliet’s thoughts on investing in natural capital.

Order a copy of ‘The Green Start-Up’ here.

With Anthony Chadwick & Dr Sarah Machell

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Dr Sarah Machell, Medical Director at Vetster, a veterinary telemedicine provider.

In this episode Anthony and Sarah discuss who Vetster are and how the company was founded. Sarah shares some insight on her career background and discusses how technology progression has helped us in the profession. Sarah tells of how people are enjoying the Vetster platform in the UK, how beneficial it is bringing the physical and virtual practices together to help complement and support each other, and how telemedicine can help people to continue to practice and stay in the profession just in a less traditional way. Finally, they talk about how Vetster will be attending the London Vet Show in 2022 and how you can get in touch with them if you are attending.

Thank you to Vetster for sponsoring today’s episode.

Find out more about Vetster here

With Anthony Chadwick & Fergus Allerton

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Fergus Allerton, European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Ian Battersby, Responsible Pharmaceutical Stewardship Lead for Mars Veterinary Health.

In this episode Anthony, Fergus and Ian talk all about antibiotics ahead of the antibiotic amnesty campaign running in the UK through the month of November. They explain both of their backgrounds, discuss how the professional opinions on antibiotic treatment lengths have changed, and the problems with inappropriate usage of leftover antibiotics.   Fergus explains the Antibiotic Amnesty Campaign and how veterinary practices can get involved. He outlines the benefits of running a campaign like this, such as offering safe disposal of unused antibiotics and the research information that will be gathered to help guide future prescription habits.  

Find out more from the RUMA website here

Find out more from the RCVS Knowledge website here

With Kathryn Bell & Clare-Louise Knox

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Clare-Louise Knox, business psychologist and founder of See Her Thrive. To mark national menopause awareness day,  Kathryn and Clare talk all about perimenopause and menopause. They discuss the difference between the two, what age you can actually start seeing signs of perimenopause, and some of the symptoms. Clare also shares some of her personal experiences with symptoms and doctors. They also talk about the importance of manager training in the workplace and ensuring that team leaders have the knowledge, awareness and confidence to offer support to those who might be experiencing symptoms.

Find more about See Her Thrive here

 

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With Anthony Chadwick & Sean Wensley

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Sean Wensley, Senior Vet at the UK veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and Author of the book ‘Through A Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals’.

In this episode, Anthony and Sean talk about the great new release ‘Through A Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals’, a book where Sean shares his first-hand experience of how animals are treated and used for our benefit. He interrogates the different levels of welfare afforded to them and reveals how we the general consumer can reduce our animal welfare footprint through the choices we make every day.’

They discuss how the veterinary welfare syllabus improved over the years, the importance and the benefits of giving animals a good life and a humane death, the different levers for change, and the benefits of unions such as the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Purchase your copy of Sean Wensley’s ‘Through A Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals’ here.

With Anthony Chadwick & Sergio Silvetti

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Sergio Silvetti, Veterinary Surgeon at Rutland House Referrals.

In this episode, Anthony and Sergio discuss one of Sergio’s recent cases, Eddie the tortoise. Eddie had unfortunately escaped his enclosure one night and his owners found him outside the next morning with serious injuries to his front legs. Sergio explains what steps he took with this case and what led to the idea of attaching some plastic wheels from a toy to Eddie’s shell. They also discuss how best to approach exotic patients, the importance of good husbandry, how to look after tortoises during their winter hibernation, and ways in which we can educate our clients to provide the best care for their exotic pets.

 

With Anthony Chadwick & Fabiola Quesada

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Dr Fabiola Quesada, Founder & Executive Director Wildlife Conservation Medicine Foundation & CEO Wild Spirit.

In this episode, Anthony and Fabiola discuss wildlife conservation, natural resource over-use and the importance of protecting natural areas and wildlife. Fabiola talks us through her conservation courses for veterinary professionals in South Africa and Gabon and how you could get involved with them. They also discuss whether tourism in conservation areas is a solution or a problem and the importance of individual responsibility.

Learn more about The Wildlife Spirit here

With Anthony Chadwick & Emma Keeble

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VETchat is Emma Keeble, DVREP Senior Lecturer and Vet Clinician, and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

In this episode, Anthony and Emma chat all about Emma’s background and career to date, including how she was inspired to become a zoo vet, working at Edinburgh Zoo. Emma talks all about interesting and unusual wildlife cases, including being involved in hands-on seal rescues and even treating an abscess in a scorpion!

Anthony and Emma also talk about avian flu and how this has become a real worry this year. Emma says that often, we overlook the importance of wildlife as sentinels for these sorts of diseases, and it is so important for vets to be able to perform proper post-mortems on any wild birds that are dying unexpectedly, or with signs that they may have been suffering from avian flu.

Lastly, they discuss their top tips on how to treat hedgehogs, as well as how to encourage them, and other wildlife, into your garden. The over-urbanisation of the environment has really impacted hedgehogs, so how can we help them survive?

 

With Anthony Chadwick & Sean McCormack

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sean McCormack, Head Vet and Manager, Veterinary Affairs at tails.com and Founder and Chair of Ealing Wildlife Group.

In this episode, Anthony and Sean discuss Sean’s career journey, including what inspired him to become a vet and why he decided to stop working in clinical settings. Sean shares his journey up to COP26 on a sailboat and what research they did along their way. They also talk about topics such as the biodiversity crisis, wetland creation, and pet food sustainability. Finally, Sean also explains why he set up the Ealing Wildlife Group and their latest project.

Learn more about the Ealing Wildlife Group here

With Anthony Chadwick & Lior Kuyer

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Lior Kuyer, CEO and co-founder of SignalPET. SignalPET’s advanced technology utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to assess radiographs in real-time for normals and abnormals on 50+ radiographic tests. You take x-rays. Your images instantly get reviewed by SignalPET’s AI. And you get instant test results in addition to a custom client-facing radiology report. Help your veterinary team provide faster intervention, less expensive care, and enhanced patient outcomes during radiographic procedures.

In this episode, they discuss Lior’s career journey so far, how SignalPET was formed, and the influence of the pandemic on the business. They talk about why they chose to focus on radiology initially, the benefits of educating the veterinary profession and the great combination of artificial intelligence and human intelligence.

Learn more about SignalPET here

 

Thank you to SignalPET for sponsoring this episode.

 

With Anthony Chadwick & Olivia Oginska

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Mark Turner, Small Animal Practitioner and Course Director at VetQIT, a consultancy helping practices integrate quality improvement into everything that they do. In this episode, Anthony and Mark Discuss patient safety and quality improvement, ensuring we learn from our mistakes, and what contributes to the culture in practice.

They also talk about whether new graduates are less confident, the issues that come with hierarchical structures and not feeling able to speak up, and Mark explains what his company VetQIT are about.

Learn more about VetQIT here

With Kathryn Bell & Olivia Oginska

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Olivia Oginska, Emotional Intelligence & Wellbeing Coach and founder of VetGoneReal.

In this episode, Olivia shares her knowledge of bullying, the key signs to look out for to tell if someone is being bullied and advice for team leaders on how to manage bullying situations. They discuss the effects of bullying on practice culture and productivity and the importance of ensuring you listen to the person doing the bullying, making it a safe space for a discussion. Finally, Olivia shares tips on approaching your leader if you are being bullied.

 

Find more from Olivia at VetGoneReal here

With Anthony Chadwick & Stefanos Kladakis

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Stefanos Kladakis, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon and President of Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society.

In this episode, Anthony and Stefanos discuss the pros and cons of neutering. Stefanos share’s his B.O.A.T acronym for how to approach neutering, the importance of ensuring the procedure is done at the correct time, and the risks associated with spaying obese dogs. Anthony asks what stitches Stefanos recommends, when to choose to do an ovariectomy or an ovariohysterectomy, and whether the flank spay method or the midline spay method should be used.

With Anthony Chadwick & Neil Shaw

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Neil Shaw, founder of SignalPET. SignalPET’s advanced technology utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to assess radiographs in real-time for normals and abnormals on 50+ radiographic tests. You take x-rays. Your images instantly get reviewed by SignalPET’s AI. And you get instant test results in addition to a custom client-facing radiology report. Help your veterinary team provide faster intervention, less expensive care, and enhanced patient outcomes during radiographic procedures.

In this episode, Anthony and Neil discuss the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and the common challenges in a veterinary practice that AI can help with, such as; time management, lack of confidence and tunnel vision. Neil explains how SignalPET works, how they developed the system and what is in the near future too. They also discuss how the system continues to learn itself and how we can improve as vets as a result of its help.

Learn more about SignalPET here

Thank you to SignalPET for sponsoring this episode.

With Anthony Chadwick & Andrew Perry

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Andrew Perry, European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry and Head of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals.

In this episode, Anthony and Andrew have a great discussion on all things dentistry! They talk about Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome (FOPS), how often Andrew sees this and how dangerous it can be. Andrew shares the importance of dental radiography before surgeries, his general approach to different diseases and advice on what equipment to use in practice. Finally, they also discuss the use of antibiotics and whether Andrew still stitches open wounds.

With Anthony Chadwick & Douglas Thamm

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Douglas Thamm, Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University.

In this episode, Anthony and Douglas discuss a whole range of new treatments in oncology that have been appearing over the last few years.

Douglas shares his first opinions on the drug Stelfonta for the treatment of mass cell tumours in dogs. He discusses what it is, the potential limitations of the drug and where he can see it being useful. Doug explains the similarities and differences of Stelfonta vs tyrosine kinase inhibitors, they talk about new blood tests that are said to detect tumours early, and what circumstances he thinks they may be used. Anthony also asks Doug about his thoughts on treatments such as using monoclonal antibodies and new radiation treatment.

With Anthony Chadwick, Sarah Heath and Rowena Packer

Joining Anthony for this special episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sarah Heath, Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine and Rowena Packer, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Scientist at RVC.

In this episode, Anthony, Sarah and Rowena discuss the influence of the pandemic on our pets. They delve into Rowena’s research, some of the future issues that may be a direct result of the pandemic, the difference between the impacts on cats and dogs, and the importance of recognising emotional, physical and cognitive health as a whole. They also have an important conversation on the increase in less-reputable breeders, dog services and designer dogs, and just how vital it is to do your research before buying a puppy.

Watch the webinar series on pandemic pets here

With Anthony Chadwick & Sarah Heath

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Sarah Heath, both an RCVS and an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine as well as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

In this episode, Anthony and Sarah discuss Sarah’s welfare background and her path to becoming a behavioural specialist, the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in practice, and the difference between environmental optimisation, enrichment and modification. They also discuss the need for recognising behavioural medicine as a discipline in university education and some of the great feedback that Sarah has received after her teaching.

With Anthony Chadwick & Stephen Cital

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Stephen Cital, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Specialist, Cannabis Expert, Speaker, Author and Inventor.

In this episode, Anthony and Stephen discuss CBD use in veterinary medicine. Stephen shares some background knowledge on cannabis use in the USA and Canada, the difference between hemp and marijuana, and a few additional benefits of hemp such as its use in clothing. They talk about clinical studies that have investigated where CBD may be helpful in veterinary, as well as the future of CBD, such as its use in cancer treatment. Stephen also emphasises the importance of product quality and knowing your manufacturer. They end the episode with Stephen talking us through the Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy, a platform he co-founded to provide reliable evidence-based information on the utility of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine.

Visit The Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy here.

Watch Stephen’s Webinar ‘Cannabis Use in Veterinary Medicine’ here.

With Anthony Chadwick & John Waterhouse

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is John Waterhouse, Veterinarian, Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner and Founder of Veterinary Teaching Academy.

In this episode, Anthony and John discuss all things rehabilitation. John shares his journey up until now and what led to him launching the Veterinary Teaching Academy in 2015. They discuss how to decide between surgery or rehabilitation, issues such as degenerative joint disease and the difficulties with feline rehabilitation.

John also shares all the information on their new venture ‘Canine Rehab On-Demand’, which are 12-week rehabilitation programmes for the top 20 most common orthopaedic diseases. These are made for the public so that veterinarians can refer their clients, with the added benefit of a 40% affiliate commission.

Learn more about Canine Rehab On-Demand here

Learn more about the Canine Rehab On-Demand affiliate programme here

With Anthony Chadwick & Cat Henstridge

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Cat Henstridge (or ‘Cat the Vet’ as she is known online), a small animal veterinary surgeon and veterinary blogger.

In this episode, Anthony and Cat have a little catch up with what they have been doing and talk all about nutrition. They discuss how most vets know more than they think when it comes to nutritional issues, and how their skill set is often wrongly set aside. Cat explains how approaching senior nutrition requires a very holistic view and how veterinarians have to know such a wide range of information.

Find more from Cat here

With Anthony Chadwick & Fabian Rivers

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Fabian Rivers, Exotics and Small Animal vet at Amicus Veterinary Centre.

In this episode, Anthony and Fabian discuss a whole range of topics around exotic diseases in exotic pets. Fabian shares tips on how to recognise diseases, how we should be promoting better rabbit husbandry, and the importance of knowing just how transferable a veterinarian’s skills are. They also discuss the proper use of drugs and topical treatments, the top 3 common conditions in Eurasian Hedgehogs, and the relatively new revelation in reptile husbandry – bioactive setups. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick & Bryanna Andrews

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Bryanna Andrews, a veterinary surgeon with the PDSA in Swansea, Wales.

In this episode, Anthony and Bryanna have a great discussion about the changes to the veterinary profession over the last 30 years, particularly on the education side. They discuss Bryanna’s background as a veterinary technician in America and how this has certainly helped her as a recent graduate in the pandemic. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick & Georgia Woods-Lee

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Georgia Woods-Lee, ROYAL CANIN Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool.

In this episode, Anthony and Georgia discuss nutrition and diets in pets. Georgia explains why obesity is still a major issue with many animals today, and how we may be able to combat it. They also discuss raw diets, how the market for this has evolved, and Georgia shares her main concerns with it, including nutritional adequacies and pathogen risks. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick & Guen Bradbury 

Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Guen Bradbury, a veterinary surgeon who runs a teleconsultancy to help rabbit owners, vets, and vet nurses with behavioural problems in rabbits.

In this episode, Anthony and Guen discuss parasite control in rabbits. They chat about Guen’s experience to date, rabbits’ domestication, and why we should refrain from picking them up. They talk through the most common parasites in rabbits and the best treatment methods. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick & Nate Zhang

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is Nate Zhang, Strategic Partnership at Vetstoria. In this episode, Anthony and Nate start off with a little bit of a sustainability chat before heading into a brief description of Vetstoria, a veterinary scheduling platform. They discuss the benefits of spending less time on the phone organising bookings and how inspiring more conversation with clients in the waiting room can lead to an overall improvement in wellness. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick, Rae Walters & Jane Tyson

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Rae Walters, Director of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund and Jane Tyson, Scientific Officer at the RSPCA.

In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk all about rabbit welfare. They discuss the current public viewpoint when caring for rabbits, the benefits of keeping rabbits indoors rather than outside, and information such as the PAW report. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Alasdair King

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Alasdair King, Executive Director of International Veterinary Health for MSD Animal Health.

Ahead of the MSD Animal Health one health approach to vector born diseases symposium in March 2022, Anthony and Alasdair have an insightful chat on the topic. In this episode, Anthony and Alasdair talk about Alasdair’s career so far, such as his work on stopping the spread of bluetongue in the UK. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Hugo Walters

Joining Anthony for today’s episode of VetChat by The Webinar Vet is Alexander Davies, President of Vet Mentor and BVA’s Young Veterinarian of the Year 2021. Vet Mentor is the UK’s largest veterinary social enterprise, renowned for widening access to veterinary medicine, providing courses and educational resources for veterinary school applicants. Read more…

WVA Food Security Seminar
 

Today’s podcast with VETChat by The Webinar Vet is the final of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. Read more…

Karla Verastegui
 

Today’s podcast with VETChat by The Webinar Vet is the third of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. Read more…

Saskia Hendrickx
 

Today’s podcast with VETChat by The Webinar Vet is the second of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. Read more…

Evan Fraser
 

Today’s podcast with VETChat by The Webinar Vet is the first of our bite-size content taken from the April 2021 WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and promote the veterinary role in achieving global food security through the establishment of relevant partnerships with other professionals, integrating veterinary expertise into current and future global food security programs and identifying possible workforce opportunities for veterinarians outside of clinical practice. Read more…

Alan Robinson
 

Empathy is espoused as the ultimate ‘soft skill’ that vets and nurses need to be successful in veterinary practice. The assumption is that empathy and compassion in vets increases client satisfaction and therefore practice success through better compliance, better patient outcomes and better financial rewards. However, vets, particularly new graduates, are highly trained in clinical knowledge but lack the emotional intelligence skills of empathy and compassion to deal with the stressors of day to day practice, hence the burnout, anxiety and depression – so the story goes. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Oke Eleazu
 

No longer do Baby Boomers represent the largest portion of pet owners; that title now belongs to Millennials. Brands who will thrive in the Pet Ecosystem understand how our Millennial consumers differ from the other generations. Rising per capita income and growing pet adoptions for companionship lend to an increase in spending on pet care which will continue to boost the market. Read more…

Mike Scanlan
 

All anxiety is exacerbated by feelings of uncertainty and a sense of loss of control. This very practical and interactive session is aimed at helping attendees to explore how they are currently responding to the challenges posed by a return to seeing people in person and returning to ‘normal functioning’. The session will also explore and share a variety of strategies that will enable participants to build their own anxiety toolbox and help people to use these tools from the most useful psychological stance. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Rosie Allister
 

The last 18 months have seen unprecedented challenges in veterinary workplaces. Burnout and compassion fatigue are important topics for us to understand right now. This podcast looks at what vet professionals need to know about burnout and compassion fatigue: focusing on prevention, recognition, and what helps. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Mathew Wood
 

Joining Anthony for today’s podcast with VETChat is Mathew Wood, ProVet Sales Manager for UK and Spain. They talk a bit about Mathew’s career so far, the history of ProVet Cloud, and how beneficial the software is at helping to run a veterinary practice. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Shawn Wilkie
 

Joining Anthony for today’s podcast is Shawn Wilkie, CEO of Talkatoo, a voice dictation software. They talk about Shawn’s career so far, how technology has changed over the last 12 months, and how Talkatoo can help those in the veterinary profession. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Paul Manktelow
 

Joining Anthony for today’s podcast with VETChat is Paul Manktelow, Principal Vet at PDSA and founder of Vital Pet Health. They talk about Paul’s career in veterinary and presenting, the PDSA’s continued efforts to help patients during the pandemic and Paul’s work as a board trustee at StreetVet. Read more…

With Anthony Chadwick and Thom Jenkins
 

Today’s podcast with VETChat is hosted by Anthony Chadwick, he is joined by Thom Jenkins, Co-Founder and CEO of ‘PetsApp’. They talk about Thom’s great and varied career so far, the world going digital and the purpose behind ‘PetsApp’. Read more…

With Ben Sweeney and Pete Wedderburn
 

Joining Ben for today’s podcast with VETChat is Pete Wedderburn, media veterinarian with regular national TV and radio appearances, and writer for a column in the Daily Telegraph since 2007. They chat about Pete’s 35 years of experience, how the veterinary profession has changed over time and how to get the most out of your time within it. Read more…

With Ben Sweeney and Laura Massey-Pugh
 

Joining Ben for today’s podcast with VETChat is Laura Massey-Pugh, Small Animal Vet. They chat all about ‘SteLa Tandem Around the World’ which is Laura’s and her husband Steven’s attempt to cycle around the World on a tandem bicycle in 180 days, setting a new World Record. Read more…

With Ben Sweeney and James Russell
 

Joining Ben for today’s podcast with VETChat is James Russell, BVA President. Ben and James discuss what has been going on behind the scenes at BVA in light of the new government guidelines and what teams can do at a practice level to work through this time. Read more…

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Special Podcast Episodes

Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is David Hetherington, Ecology Advisor at Cairngorms National Park Authority and author of ‘The Lynx and Us’.

In this episode, Anthony and David discuss the topic of trying to re-introduce the Lynx back into the UK, both David’s PhD and book focused on research into this re-introduction possibility. David shares some great insight into the nature of the Lynx… Read more…

Joining Anthony for this episode of our sustainability series on VETchat by The Webinar Vet is Jen Gale, founder of Sustainable(ish) and author of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide. Sustainable(ish) is ‘the home of easy, everyday sustainability for the #IMPERFECTLYGREEN, doing what you can, one baby step at a time. No preaching, no judgement, no expectations of eco-perfection.’ In this episode, Anthony and Jen have a great discussion on all things sustainability. Jen gives insight into her passion for sustainability, her year of buying nothing new, and her book writing process! Read more…
 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet is John Chitty; RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, Co-Director at Anton Vets, and consultant to seven zoological collections, a commercial laboratory and the Great Bustard Reintroduction project. In this episode, Anthony and John discuss the introduction of Great Bustard birds back into the United Kingdom. Read more…
 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Sarah Heath, Sustainability & ESG Director at IVC Evidensia and Lisa King, group HR director for IVC Evidensia. In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk through the final pillar of IVC Evidensia’s new sustainability strategy – people. They discuss what IVC Evidensia are doing to make their practices a great place to work in, including starting conversations. Read more…
 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet is April Sotomayor, General Manager & Principal Consultant at Investors in the Environment.

In this episode, Anthony and April discuss how April came to be a part of investors in the environment, including her experience as a biologist and her masters in environmental management. April shares some insight into who investors in the environment are, what they do. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet are Sarah Heath, Sustainability & ESG Director at IVC Evidensia and Alistair Cliff, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at IVC Evidensia.In this episode, Anthony and his guests talk through the first two pillars of IVC Evidensia’s new sustainability strategy. Read more…
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Hugo Walters, Founder and CEO of Aardvark Pet Food. Aardvark makes sustainable fuel for planet-friendly pets, nutritionally balanced with insect protein.

In this episode, Anthony and Hugo discuss Hugo’s reasoning for setting up Aardvark, how their insect-based pet food offers a more sustainable option for pet owners, and what their thoughts on the future of this industry are. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Chris Copeland, Veterinarian and builder of the first Passivhaus veterinary practice. Passivhaus is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

In this episode, Anthony and Chris recap their time spent at COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s episode of our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Deborah Thomson, Veterinarian and Chair of World Veterinary Association’s One Health Education.

One Health aims to teach all ages about the connection between human, animal and environmental health. They educate on how people can collaborate to make the world healthier and more sustainable. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Camilla Edwards, Managing Director at First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound.

In this episode, Anthony and Camilla have a great conversation on what the everyday person can be doing to make their lifestyle more sustainable. Camilla starts by giving details on her own personal sustainability journey, such as home audits to understand her energy consumption and where she can improve. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series on VetChat by The Webinar Vet, is Mark Jones, Head of Policy at Born Free Foundation.

The Born Free Foundation are an animal charity that is passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Founded by Virginia McKenna OBE, Will Travers OBE and Bill Travers MBE in 1984, they work to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. Read more…

 
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Gemma Davidson, Veterinary Technical Manager at Macahl Animal Health and committed environmentalist. They talk about Gemma’s career so far, the wonders of carbon offsetting, and all things recycling. Gemma also shares some of her sustainability top tips! Read more…
 
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Laura Sullivan, Veterinary Surgeon and founder of All Scrubbed Up. They talk about how Laura runs her business, how sustainability is at the forefront of her production decisions and Laura offers some of her sustainability top tips. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special discount for our listeners too! Read more…
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Richard Scott, Director of the National Wildflower Centre at the Eden Project and Chair of the UK Urban Ecology Forum. They talk about The Eden Project and all things wildflower meadows, including tips on how to start growing your own! Read more…
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Chantelle Brandwood, Founder of Eco Offset Ltd. They talk about why Chantelle set up Eco Offset, how you can offset your pets, and offer some more sustainability tips for practices. Read more…
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Sean Wensley, Chair of Animal Welfare Working Group, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and senior vet at PDSA. They talk about the joys of local wildlife and the natural world, Sean’s involvement in the banning of wild bird trade and some global sustainability challenges. Read more…
 
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Hannah James, Sustainability & ESG Manager at VetPartners. They talk about Hannah’s career so far, some of VetPartners sustainability initiatives, Hannah’s re-wilding volunteer work on the Lifescape Project, and also her tips on how to become greener in both our professional and personal lives. Read more…
Joining Anthony for today’s podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Simon Doherty, Senior Lecturer at The Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast and Director of Vet Sustain. They talk about Simon’s career so far, the topic of food security, including campaigns such as ‘Send A Cow’ and some of Simon’s tips for what we should be doing to help regenerate the veterinary world. Read more…
Joining Anthony for the first podcast in our sustainability series at VetChat is Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts. They talk about a whole range of topics, including the UK’s decline in nature, The Wildlife Trusts’s aim to change this with their target of 30 by 30, and some of Craig’s personal tips on how to be more sustainable. Read more…
1st NOVEMBER 2022 | 22 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Libby Kemkaran-Thompson

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Libby Kemkaran-Thompson, Neurocoach and creator of Tame Your Brain.

In this episode, Kathryn and Libby talk about how to get your brain into flow and how to be the best version of yourself. Libby shares some background on herself and the turning point that caused her to stop practicing in the veterinary profession. They discuss Libby’s program ‘The Big Cat Vet Brain’, the only profiling tool specifically designed for the veterinary profession. This tool helps vets to both understand themselves and how to keep everyone in their natural flow in order to have the team work well together. Finally, Libby shares the first steps to take if you are interested in learning more about this topic.

 

Find More From Libby here

18th OCTOBER 2022 | 21 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Clare-Louise Knox

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Clare-Louise Knox, business psychologist and founder of See Her Thrive.

To mark national menopause awareness day, Kathryn and Clare talk all about perimenopause and menopause. They discuss the difference between the two, what age you can actually start seeing signs of perimenopause, and some of the symptoms. Clare also shares some of her personal experiences with symptoms and doctors. They also talk about the importance of manager training in the workplace and ensuring that team leaders have the knowledge, awareness and confidence to offer support to those who might be experiencing symptoms.

 

Find more about See Her Thrive here

 
13th SEPTEMBER 2022 | 24 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Amelia Sherwood

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Amelia Sherwood, Veterinary Nurse.

In this episode, Kathryn and Amelia talk about IVF and how to manage conversations around this in practice. Amelia talks us through her own personal fertility journey including when they decided they needed medical assistance, the IVF process, how long treatment lasted and her experience of going through all of this whilst working in a veterinary practice. They also discuss how important it is to be mindful of what is said about pregnancy within the practice environment.

We apologise for the sound issues in this episode.

6th SEPTEMBER 2022 | 25 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Silvia Janska

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Silvia Janska, Equine veterinarian, Co-Founder of Flexee, Consultant at Innovating and much more.

In this episode, Kathryn and Silvia talk all about hybrid veterinary roles. Silvia talks us through the different jobs she works on, how she got into her various roles and how she manages to balance everything at once. They discuss tips on managing burnout and Silvia offers advice for anyone looking to start using their veterinary degree in different ways.

30th AUGUST 2022 | 22 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Key O’Neill

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Kel O’Neill, an Integrative Counsellor / Therapist and Educator with a special interest in the area of Eating Disorders.

In this episode, Kathryn and Kel talk about the topic of eating disorders. Kel shares her expert knowledge on what they are, how many people are affected and how it can impact someone’s life. They talk about whether the perfectionist mentality typical to the veterinary profession can be a catalyst to eating disorders, and similarly how dangerous busy work environments and missing meals can be. Kel also shares the key signs to spot if someone is struggling and tips on how best to approach someone if you are worried about them.

 

Find more from Kel here

 

 

9th AUGUST 2022 | 22 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Olivia Oginska

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Olivia Oginska, Emotional Intelligence & Wellbeing Coach and founder of VetGoneReal.

In this episode, Olivia shares her knowledge of bullying, the key signs to look out for to tell if someone is being bullied and advice for team leaders on how to manage bullying situations. They discuss the effects of bullying on practice culture and productivity and the importance of ensuring you listen to the person doing the bullying, making it a safe space for a discussion. Finally, Olivia shares tips on approaching your leader if you are being bullied.

 

Find more from Olivia at VetGoneReal here

7th JUNE 2022 | 20 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Lou Northway

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Lou Northway, QI Clinical Lead RVN at RCVS Knowledge.

In this episode, Kathryn and Lou discuss their personal experiences with maternity leave, how quickly they came back to work and what the transition of returning looked like for them. Lou shares some of the reasons why her practice was great at welcoming her back and emphasises the importance of taking time for yourself. They also talk about feeling guilty, accepting that you can’t do everything you used to do and the transferrable skills from being a parent that you can bring into practice.

 

Follow Lou’s socials @louthevetnurse

31st MAY 2022 | 22 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Tshidi Gardiner

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Tshidi Gardiner, Mindset Mentor & Wellness Coach for Veterinary Professionals at Gardiner Coaching.

In this episode, Kathryn and Tshidi have a conversation about burnout and taking care of your mental health as a follow up to Tshidi’s recent webinar with The Webinar Vet. Tshidi explains the biological reasoning behind stress and how it can affect our bodies. They discuss burnout, its 5 stages, how it differs from stress, and some of the practice management mistakes that can lead to burnout. Finally, Tshidi shares some great tips on preventing burnout and keeping stress levels low.

 

Find more tips on The Webinar Vet blog here

 

 

24th MAY 2022 | 19 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Pam Mosedale

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Pam Mosedale, Quality Improvement Clinical Lead at RCVS Knowledge.

In this episode, Kathryn and Pam discuss the topic of quality improvement (QI) in practices. Pam shares what QI is, how practices can achieve QI and how practice managers can get started. Pam also shares her answers to questions from our audience, such as ‘Does blame culture inhibit quality improvement?’.

 

Read our blog for more resources here

 

Visit the RCVS Knowledge website here

 

26th APRIL 2022 | 20 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Liz Barton
 

This VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Liz Barton, Head Of Communications at VetCT and Co-Founder of WellVet.

In this episode, Kathryn and Liz discuss how we can enhance our own self-care. They talk about the reality of self-care, how we can become more aware of our levels of self-care, how to deal with being overwhelmed or stressed, and how to practice self-care during busy workdays. Read more…

15th MARCH 2022 | 17 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Hannah Perrin
 

This VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn today is Hannah Perrin, Learning & Development Lead at Veterinary Leadership & Management at Veterinary Management Group (VMG). In this episode, Kathryn and Hannah discuss VMG’s new ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management. The course’s aim is to enable you to progress your leadership and management knowledge and skills, whatever your role. Read more…

8th MARCH 2022 | 30 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Molly Fiander
 

This week’s VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Molly Fiander, RVN and founder of MolyMed Supplies. In this episode, Kathryn and Molly talk all about MolyMed, an online medical marketplace where you can create a shop to sell directly to your target market. Molly shares her journey in creating the business, where the idea came from in the wake of the pandemic, the steps she took to get to where she is now and what she would have done differently. Read more…

4th MARCH 2022 | 30 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Chloe Hannigan
 

This week’s VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. In this episode, we are once again focusing on the topic of endometriosis as part of endometriosis awareness week. Joining Kathryn is Chloe Hannigan, Director at VetYogi Ltd. In this episode, Kathryn and Chloe discuss the topic of endometriosis and Chloe’s personal story. 1/10 women have endometriosis in their reproductive years, yet many take years to be officially diagnosed. Read more…

22nd FEBRUARY 2022 | 23 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Christina Youell
 

This VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Christina Youell, Directors at People & Performance Ltd. In this episode, Kathryn and Christina discuss the topic of women in leadership. They talk through Christina’s career to date, how she would define leadership and what makes a good leader. Read more…

8th FEBRUARY 2022 | 30 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Cat Henstridge
 

This VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Cat Henstridge (or ‘Cat the Vet’ as she is known online), small animal veterinary surgeon and veterinary blogger. In this episode, Kathryn and Cat discuss the topic of balancing work and motherhood. Cat talks through her own experience of being a vet with 3 children, her experience in her first few years as a new mother and having a very short maternity leave, and how she personally balanced it all. 

Read more…

28TH JANUARY 2022 | 33 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Gillian Page
 

This week’s VETChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Gillian Page, senior Vice President of the Veterinary Management Group and co-founder of Ayrton Veterinary Hospital.In this episode, Kathryn and Gillian discuss how we can achieve business success and obtain better profits in practice. Read more…

17TH DECEMBER 2021 | 26 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Megan Halewood
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Megan Halewood, retreat host and yoga and mindfulness teacher. Megan specialises in Yin and Seasonal Hatha Vinyasa yoga and offers classes for both adults and children. Read more…

3RD DECEMBER 2021 | 17 minutes
 
With Kathryn Bell and Alexandra Taylor
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Alexandra Taylor, registered Veterinary Nurse and BVNA President. Alexandra also runs her own company ‘The Cat Nurse’ where she offers CPD about feline nursing and behaviour. Read more…

19th NOVEMBER 2021 | 25 MINUTES
 
With Kathryn Bell and Katie Ford
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Katie Ford: Speaker, Coach & Locum Vet.

On this episode Kathryn and Katie discuss the topic of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), that causes a range of emotional and physical symptoms every month during the week or two before your menstrual cycle. Read more…

5TH NOVEMBER 2021 | 21 MINUTES
 
With Kathryn Bell and Remi Onabolu
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is the from of our series on supporting and empowering women in the veterinary profession, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Remi Onabolu, a registered veterinary nurse and current veterinary medicine student. They talk about Remi’s education path so far, her top tips as both a veterinary nurse and vet student, and how she handles the stresses that they bring. Read more…

29th OCTOBER 2021 | 29 MINUTES
 
With Kathryn Bell and Lizzie Lockett
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Lizzie Locket, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). They talk all about dealing with failure, offer tips on managing and supporting members within a team who may have made a mistake, and how we can learn from them. Read more…

15TH OCTOBER 2021 | 16 MINUTES
 
With Kathryn Bell and Melissa Donald
 

This week’s VetChat podcast is the first of our new series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Melissa Donald, Chair Standards Committee at Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and past president of the BVA Scottish Branch. In this episode, they break open a conversation all about menopause: how it affects women, its influence in the workplace, and Melissa’s own advice on managing it. Read more…

About Anthony

The Webinar Vet was established in 2010 by Anthony Chadwick (BVSc CertVD MRCVS), with the express wish of making veterinary education easier, more accessible and affordable for vet professionals with very busy lives.

As a small animal vet for over 20 years, Anthony experienced first-hand the problems of travelling around to CPD meetings after a hard day’s work. He knew there had to be a better and more efficient way to deliver CPD that would save vets time and money – and so, The Webinar Vet was born!

Anthony is passionate about helping his fellow colleagues develop themselves and become better vets or nurses.

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Anthony Chadwick (BVSc CertVD MRCVS)

About Kathryn

Kathryn is the CEO for Alpha Vet International Ltd, which includes The Webinar Vet, WikiVet and Simply Vets.

Kathryn is a University of Liverpool Business and HR graduate, and has been with the company for a decade, taking us from a team of 3 to 30 and 1 brand to 4 through growth and acquisitions.

Kathryn is passionate about helping veterinary professionals around the world; providing the best education, the largest support community and the planet’s most confident veterinary professionals. She is also incredibly passionate about people, diversity, and business transformation, with a focus on supporting and empowering women.

Outside of work Kathryn lives by the beach in Liverpool and loves nothing more than spending time there with her young family!

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Kathryn Bell

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