Episode 18: Tom Bohn, CEO of the NAVC, talks about the future for VMX

Tom Bohn, CAE became CEO of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) in 2013. He works with the NAVC Board of Directors and staff to help the organization grow and innovate. In this episode, we explore a wide range of topics – how the Spark videos celebrate our profession, what the future holds for VMX, and a tongue-in-cheek look at his Swedish origins (with apologies to Sweden). Sadly, Tom is allergic to cats, so we discuss that too. Oh, and find out why his dog Winston has an English accent.

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Episode 17: Elizabeth Green, CEO and Founder of Brief Media, talks about innovation in veterinary information

Elizabeth Green is an amazing person. She is the CEO and Founder of Brief Media, a giant in veterinary publishing. The flagship publication, Clinician’s Brief, appeared in 2002 and is the official journal of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. It has been voted the most essential publication by small animal veterinarians in the United States for 9 consecutive years. Beth is a Folio Magazine 2016 Top Women in Media honoree for entrepreneurship. Her forward-thinking approach has helped bring projects like Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs and New York Vet to Brief Media. In this episode, we chat about where veterinary continuing education came from, what the exciting possibilities are for the future, and how millennials shift the veterinary practice paradigm. You’ll find out what ‘old people cool’ means!

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Episode 16: Part two of our chat with Dr. Katie Tolbert about rational use of gastrointestinal protectants in cats

Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and on staff at the TAMU Gastrointestinal Lab. Katie is one of the authors of the ACVIM Consensus Statement: Support for rational administration of gastrointestinal protectants to dogs and cats.

In part two of our chat with Dr. Tolbert, we talk about how and when to use gastric acid suppressant drugs in cats. Dr. Tolbert talks about the need for more research in cats and how we cannot extrapolate data from dogs or humans to our feline patients. She is a big fan of the Winn Feline Foundation (we are too!). Dr. Tolbert received a grant from Winn in 2018 to study novel gastroprotectants in cats.

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Episode 15: Dr. Katie Tolbert takes the sting out of gastric acid suppressants in cats, part 1

Dr. Katie Tolbert (L) and student Rachel Dickson (R) presenting a poster at ACVIM

Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and on staff at the TAMU Gastrointestinal Lab. Katie is one of the authors of the ACVIM Consensus Statement: Support for rational administration of gastrointestinal protectants to dogs and cats. In this episode, we chat about whether we should use gastric acid suppressants in cats with chronic kidney disease and about prioritizing medications for cats with chronic disease to improve compliance and protect the human-animal bond. Can you count how many times Katie says the D-word?

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Episode 14: Kara Burns – Veterinary technicians rock!

Kara Burns

We were thrilled to have the opportunity while at NY Vet to sit down with Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry). Kara is not only the president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, she is well known as a supporter of veterinary technician specialty training (Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice) and of veterinary nutrition. Kara talks with us about the powerful role of veterinary technicians/nurses in practice today and the wealth of free online tools for nutrition through the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Pet Nutrition Alliance. We also chat about how to get cats to eat while in the hospital, and why feeding puzzles are a good idea. Our one disappointment is that we couldn’t get her to say the “D word.”

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Episode 13: Dr. Stanley Marks – Get the scoop on feline poop, part 2

Stanley "Stan" Marks

We had so much fun talking with Dr. Stanley Marks of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine that we recorded two podcasts while we were at New York Vet. Here is part two, where we talk about the best diagnostic approach for gastrointestinal disease, whether full thickness biopsy is better than endoscopic biopsy, how to use cobalamin as a diagnostic tool and for treatment, and how to tell inflammatory bowel disease from lymphoma. Enjoy!

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