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#33: Seeing The Full Picture with Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson is a specialist veterinary radiologist and the founder and director of VetCt, a global leader in teleradiology and telemedicine. We dig deep into diagnostic imaging as a career choice: the how’s, the why’s and the why not’s, and everything else you wanted to know about it. Victoria tells us her secrets to maintaining a healthy relationship when your significant other is not only a vet, but also your business’s partner – a situation that is not at all rare in our profession. And of course, I can never resist asking a fellow parent,  especially a parent who is such an accomplished business owner, about how they balance parenting with caring for what Victoria calls ‘the other child’ – your business. We also get some pro tips from someone who’s been immersed in working remotely with teams over Zoom long before Covid forced the rest of onto video conferencing on how to successfully communicate remotely without losing the human touch. 

#32: Healthy healthcare teams. With Roz Lindsay

Roz Lindsay’s career started as a veterinarian. After several years of working in clinical practice in both the UK and Australia, she transitioned into a career in human pharmaceuticals. This is where her interest in business, management and leadership was peaked, with a particular focus on the inner workings of teams within the healthcare professions. Fast forward to the present: these days Roz is an accomplished trainer and facilitator in her learning and development company for healthcare teams. (https://engageyourhealthcareleadership.com) She has a passion for people development with particular interests in leadership, team development and the neuroscience/psychology of human interaction. Her background in veterinary science with the subsequent years of experience in sales, customer service, operations and management in healthcare services outside of vet gives her a unique perspective into the challenges we face in our profession and is why we loved having her as a guest in the show and why we know you’ll love her content.

#31 Are you ready for practice ownership? With Dr. Zach Lederhose

In this episode of our business and leadership series we speak to Dr. Zach Lederhose. Zach was about 2 years out of university and just 26 years old when he took the plunge into practice ownership. Ownership is a long term goal for many vets, but most of us feel that we need a certain level of age or expertise before we can even begin to consider it. But is that necessarily true? In our conversation we cover career progression, plateaus, pivots, and taking the road less travelled. Zac talks us through his decision making process leading to him buying the practice, and talks us through some of the challenges he’s faced. He gives advice on how to prepare yourself for a leadership role and how to prepare your new team for change. We talk about making ‘good’ mistakes, creating your ‘inner circle and how to put processes in place to guard against burnout. And if you’re already a business owner or a more seasoned vet – don’t be fooled by Zac’s age: this episode offers some sound business principles.

VV Clinical: Next level imaging of the GI tract, with Prof. Alice Defarges (Part 2)

In this episode Alice talks about imaging of the gi tract when you suspect gastro-intestinal bleeding, and specifically the use of capsule endoscopy. This is not an entirely new thechnology, but for a long time it’s been very limited in it’s usefulness to veterinarians. However, in recent years advances in tech in this field has significantly increased it’s utility. Alice talks us through when to use it, how to use it, what it’s not good for, and what it’ great for. Our guest for this episode is brought to you by ALICAM. ALICAM is the world’s first veterinary capsule endoscopy unit. It’s a revolutionary way to easily image the gastro-intestinal tract with unsurpassed detail and accuracy, and is achievable at any level of practice. 

To find out more about Alicam and to get a listener discount on your first order, go to www.Fourlimb.com.au/Alicam.

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.