Are veterinarians “just in it for the money” or are they bleeding heart softies? Or are they just human, like all of us? The way you answer this question will impact your dog’s vet care.
Are veterinarians “just in it for the money” or are they bleeding heart softies? Or are they just human, like all of us? Well, let’s see:
Imagine starting your day by telling a family their beagle has lung cancer. Follow that with a routine cat spay, some stitches, and putting down a favorite patient—all before lunch, and without a chance to process any of those feelings. Vets carry heavy emotional and financial baggage, which partly explains why 1 in 6 have considered suicide.
In this Deep Dive episode with Dr. Katie Berlin, we go “behind the scenes” and see what it’s like on the other side of the exam table: the pathos, thoughts, and struggles of the profession. Most importantly, we explore the all-important relationship between veterinarians and their clients. The way you relate to your veterinarian will support or hinder your treatment plan for your dog … so this is a Must-Listen episode!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: The vet support movement Not One More Vet
The podcast Dr. Katie Berlin co-hosts is Veterinary Super Friends
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Katie Berlin:
Katie Berlin is a small animal general practitioner at a Fear Free-certified, AAHA -accredited private practice in York, PA. She graduated from Williams College in 2000 with a degree in Art History and worked in art museums before going back to school and earning her DVM from Cornell in 2009. She is a Veterinary Editor at Brief Media, a certified personal trainer and marathoner, and co-host of the Veterinary Super Friends podcast with Carrie Jurney of Not One More Vet. Through the podcast and her website, The Vet Reset, she hopes to help veterinary professionals find sustainability and happiness by focusing on both mental and physical wellness.
She currently lives in Lewisberry with her Chihuahua named Franky, and her two senior cats named Simba and Basil. She also has a “quirky” horse named Remy (AKA “Squish” for his squishy nose).
In her spare time, Dr. Berlin enjoys horseback riding and training for half and full marathons. She is also a certified BollyX instructor and enjoys strength training, reading, blogging, and watching cooking reality shows and sports documentaries. In addition to a passion for low-stress veterinary visits, she has a special fondness for senior pets, anesthesia and pain management, and veterinary staff wellness.
This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.
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