Welcome to the Vet Vault

Do you simply work in veterinary science, or could you make veterinary science work for you?

There are key people from every part of the veterinary profession who just seem to get it right, who have conquered the elusive “balance”. How do they do it? How do they stay motivated and passionate in an industry that is plagued with burnout and fatigue. In the Vet Vault we dive deep with some of the most inspiring and energised vets from around the world to unlock the tips, tools and inspiration for making veterinary science work for you.  Gerardo and Hubert are on a mission to unstitch the veterinary profession and all of it’s quirks in this provoking, stimulating and entertaining podcast.

About the Vet Vault 

The Vet Vault is a space where we talk to high performing individuals from varying niches of the veterinary profession who have found ways to thrive in their careers and make veterinary science work for them. From cutting edge specialists to inspired new graduates – we unlock knowledge and passion through open and honest conversations to reveal the thoughts, beliefs and habits that will launch your veterinary career sky high.

Each guest brings with them unique insights. Our conversations cover important topics like mindset, confidence and competence, career pathways, mental health, wellness, resilience, thought patterns, dealing with fear and uncertainty and having the right values, goals and attitude to succeed. Regardless where you are in your career, you’re bound to uncover something useful in each episode.  We sure did! 

Do you have feedback or a topic or guest suggestion? Email us on vetvaultpodcast@gmail.com

Recent Podcasts...

VV Clinical 3: Non-haemolytic anaemia and gastrointestinal bleeding, with Prof. Alice Defarges

Professor Alice Defarges is a professor of small animal internal medicine, and in this episode she tells us how to work up and successfully diagnose cases with non-haemolytic anaemia, and specifically GI bleeding. Our guest today is brought to you by ALICAM. ALICAM is the world’s first veterinary capsule endoscopy unit. Alicam is distributed in Australia by Fourlimb Surgical Solutions. 
To find out more about Alicam and to get a listener discount on your first order, go to www.Fourlimb.com.au/Alicam.

#30 Journeys of a Free Range Surgeon With Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar

If you’re anything like us you might have some preconceptions about surgery and surgeons. Our guest for this episode, Dr Bronwyn Fullagar, will flip those ideas of yours on their heads. Bronwyn is a board certified specialist surgeon who has a different take on what it means, and what it takes, to be a surgeon. When there is not a global viral pandemic she travels the world as a locum surgeon, and in between work stints she shares her skills at several charity organisations in some pretty awesome locations. We dig deep into a career in surgery: what it takes, what it looks like – the good and and the bad, including some practical advice on how to become a surgeon . She gives us her tips on how to stop ‘post-op panic’ about things going wrong with your cases, and she shares with us about finding her passion, loving the journey, picking your mentors, how working in the US compares to a career in Australia, and much much more. 

VV Clinical: A practical guide to diagnosing coagulopathy, Part 2.

In part 2 we cover secondary coagulopathy, including the coagulation cascade. Bruce gives us the most simple and memorable explanation of that Y-shaped beast that you’ll ever hear, and we learn how and when to use the tests of secondary coagulation: Activated clotting time, APTT and APT. We get deep into the weeds of the most commonly seen causes that will disrupt the coagulation cascade, and Bruce also clarifies some of the ‘unusual suspects’ – the congenital factor abnormalities.
 
This episode is brought to you by Heska; THE most exciting new player in in-house diagnostics in Australia. Heska aims to change the way you think about and run your in-house diagnostics to save you both time and money, while increasing your standards of care. Best of all, you don’t pay a cent for the analysers – you only pay for the test you perform. It’s that simple! Pay less, get more, no tricks. Go to www.heska.com.au/vetvault to claim your Vet Vault listener exclusive offer of $5000 with of consumables.

VV Clinical: A practical guide to diagnosing coagulopathy, Part 1.

In our two part series on coagulation we talk to Prof. Bruce Parry, a former clinical pathologist from the University of Melbourne. In part 1 we cover primary coagulation. We talk everything platelets: how to accurately pick cases of thrombocytopaenia, pro-tips to make sure you get to the right answers, and common pitfalls. We also look at the buccal mucosal bleeding time test: how to do it, and what information it will provide. 
We’re also excited to introduce you to our first ever sponsor: our guest expert is brought to you by Heska, the most exciting new player in in-house diagnostics in Australia.  Heska aims to change the way you think about and run your in-house diagnostics to save you both time and money, while increasing your standards of care. Best of all, you don’t pay a cent for the analysers; you only pay for the tests you perform. It’s that simple. Pay less, get more, no tricks. Go to www.Heska.com.au/vetvault to get access to a special offer that they’ve created exclusively for Vet Vault listeners, which gives you $5000 worth of free consumables.

#29 Lead to Succeed with Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth is the founding director of the Lincoln Institute, which is a leadership and development organisation for veterinarians and veterinary teams. He is a highly sought after executive coach, facilitator and key note presenter.  Paul is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, the Royal Military College Duntroon and was awarded the prestigious Sasakawa Leadership Scholarship by the Australian Graduate School of Management’s Executive MBA program.

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