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Fully Vetted

49 EpisodesProduced by OhioVMAWebsite

Produced and presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Fully Vetted is a podcast for members of the veterinary community who want to take a closer look at issues impacting the profession, both in Ohio and nationwide. Every other week, host Mia Cunningham and producer Krysten Bennett brin… read more

49 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

39. Just Keep Swimming: How Water Quality Affects Fish Health

November 29th, 2021



Aquaculture is a growing area of veterinary medicine, but few veterinarians have extensive …

38. In Case of Emergency: Gaining Confidence for Critical Care Cases

November 22nd, 2021



When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions. A large part of that is knowing how to identify …

37. Taking Stock: Inventory Management for Veterinary Practices

November 16th, 2021



Inventory management is something that many veterinary practices struggle with, but when stock makes up the second-largest expense, learning how to properly manage your …

36. Down on the Farm: The Life of a Rural Veterinarian

August 23rd, 2021


It's certainly not news: Rural veterinarians are in short supply, growing ever more scarce as new graduates opt to practice in a bustling metropolis, …

35. Finding Safe Harbor: Online Refuge for Veterinarians

August 9th, 2021


They say it's a small world, but it's getting more and more difficult to stand out from the crowd. Small, independent business owners have to work …

34. Digital Footprints: Improved Tracking of Animal Movements

July 26th, 2021


Like it or not, the world is becoming more digitized every day — and the veterinary profession is no exception. Advances in technology have elevated …

33. Raise Your VOICE: Speaking Up for Diversity

July 12th, 2021



By now we know that the veterinary profession is arguably one of the least diverse fields in the nation. Students …

32. Safe Haven: Community for Black Veterinary Students

June 28th, 2021



For minority groups, finding a community of peers in a highly homogenous profession can be …

31. Taking Pride: Establishing an Inclusive Veterinary Community

June 14th, 2021


As you probably know by now, Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to recognize the LGBTQ+ community's fight for equality and to celebrate the freedom to be yourself. And, if you've been listening to the podcast …

30. Inside the Complaint Department: Common Licensing Board Cases

June 1st, 2021


As part of their official duties, members of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board review a wide variety of complaints from pet owners and concerned citizens. Most are minor, some egregious, still others outside …

29. The Cost of Wellbeing: Who Pays the Price?

May 17th, 2021



Listen to the first installment in this series » 28. Wellness in the Veterinary …

28. Wellness in the Veterinary Profession: The Perfect Storm?

May 3rd, 2021


What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm.

At this point, we all know wellness is a big issue in the veterinary …

27. Reporting Animal Abuse: From Ethical Responsibility to Legal Requirement

April 19th, 2021


Earlier this month, Ohio veterinarians became mandatory reporters of animal abuse—but what does that mean, exactly? In this episode, we discuss specific provisions of the new law and tackle some of your burning …

26. Shades of Gray: How to Identify Reportable Cases of Abuse

April 5th, 2021


Ohio's new law requiring veterinarians to report suspected companion animal abuse is about to go into effect. Sounds simple, but there are many shades of gray that can make reporting a complicated matter. In today's …

25. Grassroots Roundup: Loan Assistance, Animal Abuse & Humane Law

January 25th, 2021


In this episode, OVMA Government Relations Director Michael Guastella joins Mia to discuss three major bills that were recently signed into law by …

24. Old Dog, New Tricks: Virtual MVC Preview

January 11th, 2021


For decades, the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference has offered an unparalleled experience for thousands of veterinary and animal care professionals from across the country and beyond: Hundreds of hours of …

23. Accident or Abuse? How to Differentiate

November 23rd, 2020


Animal cruelty: It's something no veterinarian wants to see but inevitably will at some point. That's why it's so important to learn how to recognize an abused animal and how to handle such a case before it shows up at …

22. Log on for Learning: MVC 2021 Veers into Virtual

November 2nd, 2020


Though OVMA's decision to pivot its annual Midwest Veterinary Conference to a web-based platform was unlikely to surprise anyone, there are still many unknowns about the 2021 convention. In this episode, get a preview …

21. Radical Candor: Reflecting on Racism in Social Settings

October 19th, 2020


As the old adage goes, you should never talk about politics at the dinner table—or should you? In this final installment to our DEI series, we …

Sneak Peek at Episode 21: Radical Candor

October 16th, 2020


In the final installment to our DEI series, we discuss the sticky subject of handling racism from friends and family members. Tune in on Monday for …

20. Diversity Discussions: Tough Talks with Family & Friends

October 5th, 2020


Educating your staff about racism and setting practice policies around diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employer—that's one thing. But …

Sneak Peek at Episode 20: Diversity Discussions

October 1st, 2020


In the next episode, we continue our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series with Dr. Mia Cary. Join us on Monday to learn how to have open and productive conversations about race with family and friends. 

Missed an …

19. Balancing Act: How to "Do it All" without Neglecting Yourself

September 21st, 2020


Veterinary professionals are no strangers to burnout. With so many demands on your time and attention, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s hope! All you need is to get organized. But where do you start?

In this …

Sneak Peek at Episode 19: A Juggling Act

September 18th, 2020


Veterinary professionals are no stranger to burnout. With so many demands on your time and attention, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But there's hope! On the next episode, we'll share some simple ways for you to stay on …

18. College in the Age of COVID

September 8th, 2020


When hands-on experiences are such an important part of the learning process, especially for fields like veterinary medicine, how can the education model be adapted to keep everyone safe without impacting quality? In …

17. Veterinary Medicine: The Whitest of them All

August 24th, 2020


The veterinary profession has historically been the least diverse field in the United States—a trend that endures even in 2020. Why do black people make up such a small fraction of the veterinary workforce (no more then …

Sneak peek at Episode 17. DEI in the veterinary profession

August 17th, 2020


Why is veterinary medicine one of the least diverse professions in the country? Find out next Monday as we continue our discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion with Dr. Mia Cary.

Missed the first episode? Listen …

16. Discussing Racism: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

August 10th, 2020


In the introduction to our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine Series, Mia and Krysten welcome Dr. Mia Cary back to the show to break down the complicated and layered subject of racism and …

15. Full Speed Ahead: A Journey to End Cancer for All Species

July 27th, 2020


One day, a cure for cancer will be discovered—but for Dr. Michelle Harcha, "one day" isn't soon enough. Since childhood, she's been fiercely determined to do everything her power to make that goal a reality. One way she …

14. For the Record: Patient Record Keeping Q&A

July 13th, 2020


How long do you have to keep a patient’s records? With whom can you share records, and do you need a client’s permission? What if a client requests their records, but they have an outstanding balance on their account? …

13. Veterinary Forensic Files: Investigating & Prosecuting Animal Crimes

June 29th, 2020


With the plethora of studies showing a link between animal abuse and violence against humans, the evolving field of forensic veterinary medicine has …

Sneak Peek at Episode 13: Veterinary Forensic Files

June 26th, 2020


Because animal abuse is often linked to violence against humans, veterinarians have a unique opportunity to save not only pets, but their people as …

12. Care for the Caregiver: Wellness Resources for Veterinary Professionals

June 15th, 2020


Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic,  the mental health (or lack thereof) of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic in recent years—and even more so as the world slowly emerges …

Sneak Peek at Episode 12: Care for the Caregiver

June 8th, 2020


There's a simple way you can improve your overall wellness. Learn about this technique, along with other strategies and resources, on next week's …

11. Emerging From Crisis: Finding the New "Normal"

June 1st, 2020


In the final installment of our COVID-19 Survival Series, Dr. Ed Biggie of Feeder Creek Veterinary Services in Millersport joins us to reflect on the past three months. He talks about how his mixed-animal practice fared …

10. Putting it into Practice: A Telemedicine Case Study

May 18th, 2020


In this episode, we continue our COVID-19 Survival Series with a real-life example of how veterinarians can benefit from expanding into telehealth. Mia and Krysten talk to OVMA Member Dr. Jessica Harriman, who explains …

09. Taking the Plunge: A Deep Dive into Telehealth

May 4th, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we do business—but not all of these changes are negative! In fact, now is the perfect time to dive in to telemedicine, but the process can be intimidating. In …

08. Money Matters: Financial Strategies in Uncertain Times

April 20th, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has hit humanity hard in every aspect of life, not the least of which is the economy. In this episode, the third in our COVID-19 Survival Series, we sit down with veterinary financial advisor …

07. Weathering the Storm: Staying Well in Times of Crisis

April 6th, 2020


When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling? In the second episode of our COVID-19 Survival Series, host Mia Cunningham …

06. Veterinary Telemedicine: Embracing the Technology

March 23rd, 2020


Even without a global public health emergency, telemedicine is an invaluable tool for any veterinarian to have in his or her arsenal. In this …

Sneak Peek at Episode 06: Veterinary Telemedicine

March 21st, 2020


Now more than ever, businesses around the world—including veterinary practices—are worried about how to stay afloat during the uncertain and ever-changing climate. The answer? Telemedicine. Join us on Monday morning as …

05. Creating Community: Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

March 9th, 2020


Veterinary medicine is known to be one of the whitest professions in America, which can create fertile ground for discrimination and marginalization. In this episode, PRIDE Veterinary Medical Community's CEO, Dr. Mia …

04. Pay it Forward: Volunteers in Veterinary Medicine

February 24th, 2020


Studies have shown that being an active member of a trade organization makes professionals more successful than their non-member colleagues. But how …

03. CBD Products in Veterinary Medicine: Clearing the Haze

February 10th, 2020


CBD products seem to be everywhere—from beauty salons to grocery stores to the internet—and rumors of its virtues have spread from coast to coast. …

02. Buried Alive in Loans: Digging Your Way Out of Debt

January 27th, 2020


It's a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic …

Sneak Peek at Episode 02: Buried Alive in Loans

January 24th, 2020


Crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community—as well as how to tackle the problem. Tune in to the …

01. Sick as a Pig? Preparing for African Swine Fever

January 13th, 2020


In the inaugural episode of Fully Vetted, hosts Mia Cunningham and David Frash sit down with OVMA President Dr. Ellen Yoakam to discuss African swine …

Sneak Peek at Episode 01: Sick as a Pig

January 8th, 2020


African swine fever is devastating pig populations in other countries, but has not yet spread to the United States. Tune in to the inaugural episode …

Get a sneak peek at Fully Vetted!

December 31st, 2019


The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to present Fully Vetted, a brand-new podcast for OVMA members and the Ohio veterinary community. …

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