AAEP Practice Life
Mentorship and the Young Veterinarian

Mentorship and the Young Veterinarian

April 20, 2021

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgIn anticipation of spring, with its new crop of graduating vets and interns, AAEP Practice Life Dr. Mike Pownall speaks with three practitioners who have experience mentoring young or new veterinarians. Join Drs. Luke Bass (Colorado State University), Kimberly Harmon (Fairfield Equine, Connecticut) and Karen Jackman (Pioneer Equine, California) as they share their experiences and recommendations for helping new vets settle comfortably into their new positions.

Also joining Dr. Pownall is AAEP Membership Director Nick Altwies, who gives an overview of AAEP's Outrider Mentorship Program. 

AAEP Practice Life is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Visit them at https://www.bi-vetmedica.com/species/equine.html

Hiring new veterinarians and staff

Hiring new veterinarians and staff

March 22, 2021

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgAAEP Practice Life podcast host Dr. Mike Pownall joins successful practice owners Dr. Alex Eastman (Salinas, California), Dr. Miranda Gosselin (Millbrook, New York) and Dr. Shane Baird (Golden, Colorado) to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in hiring new veterinary and support staff.

AAEP Practice Life is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Visit them at https://www.bi-vetmedica.com/species/equine.html

AAEP’s Plans for 2021

AAEP’s Plans for 2021

February 19, 2021

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgAAEP Practice Life podcast host Dr. Mike Pownall chats with AAEP 2021 President Dr. Scott Hay, president-elect Dr. Emma Read, and executive director David Foley. They discuss long-term changes in the industry, COVID-related changes, and plans for 2021. We hear about upcoming educational opportunities, the ongoing efforts toward new-practitioner retention, and a new focus on inclusion, equity and diversity in the equine veterinary industry.

This podcast is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

AAEP Business News Hour Recap and 2021 Outlook

AAEP Business News Hour Recap and 2021 Outlook

January 26, 2021

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgJoin AAEP's Practice Life host Dr. Mike Pownall as he joins fellow presenters Dr. Caitlin Daly and Dr. Amy Grice as they recap their reports for the 2020 Convention's Business News Hour and make some predictions for the year to come.

The wide-ranging discussion covers, among other things, the economy, unemployment, gender bias, media consumption, virtual meetings, technology, attrition, work/life balance for one's self and staff, maternity policies, practice consolidation and unionization. They finish by emphasizing the importance of embracing new experiences, practicing collegiality, and supporting employees and staff.

This podcast is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 4

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 4

January 14, 2021

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgPodcast host and AAEP Member Dr. Mike Pownall brings together five equine veterinarians whose backgrounds and experiences are incredibly diverse, but who all agree that there's nothing they'd rather do than be a horse doctor.

Join Dr. Pownall and Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey-Herbert from Australia, Dr. Kathy Lynde from California, Dr. Stacy Whitton of Colorado, Dr. Bibi Freer of North Carolina, and soon-to-be-Dr. Liliya Becktell, a 4th-year vet student from Cornell University, as they share their stories of the joys and benefits of equine veterinary life.

This podcast is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 3

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 3

December 23, 2020

BI_Logo_Blue98fpx.jpgStill not convinced that equine practice can be pretty good? Listen in as AAEP member and podcast host Dr. Mike Pownall chats with three veterinarians who love their jobs as horse doctors.

Joining Mike for this third entry in the Pretty Good series is Dr. Tena Boyd of Northern Virginia, Dr. Lauren Davang, who works near Houston, Texas, and Dr. Scott Spaulding, who's based in southern Wisconsin. 

This podcast is brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 2

Equine Practice is Pretty Good, Part 2

October 20, 2020

Still not sure whether being in equine practice is a good thing? AAEP Practice Life host Dr. Mike Pownall chats with three veterinarians who think it's a great thing!

Drs. Dorothee Gilmore (Lisbon, New York), Chelsea Luedke (Berthoud, Colorado), and Jeremy Shaba (Lexington, Kentucky), share their tactics for managing demanding clients, understanding the importance of work/life balance, meeting the challenges, and maintaining or reigniting a passion for the profession. 

Equine Telemedicine

Equine Telemedicine

July 16, 2020

With social distancing becoming the (at least temporary) norm, the use and importance of telemedicine -- and the confusion over its value -- has increased. Can it replace traditional hands-on medicine? Can you convince your clients to pay for tele-consults? 

Join podcast host Dr. Mike Pownall as he chats with Drs. Erica Lacher (Newberry, Florida), Elizabeth Herbert (Gawler, South Australia) and Cris Navas (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) about their experiences with equine telemedicine and their recommendations for its use. 

Equine Practice is Pretty Good

Equine Practice is Pretty Good

June 8, 2020

There have been numerous grim reports about the future of equine veterinary practice. Join host Dr. Mike Pownall as he talks with Drs. Lisa Kivett and Mitchell Rode, who share not only their positive outlook of the equine veterinary profession, but also some tips to help other vets achieve a sustainable work/life balance. 

Top 10 Equine Practice Management Tips During Times of Crisis, with Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA

Top 10 Equine Practice Management Tips During Times of Crisis, with Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA

April 23, 2020

Business Educator and AAEP Practice Life podcast host Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA, shares ten timely and very useful veterinary practice management tips for times of economic difficulty, including the current COVID-19 crisis.  

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