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Each week I publish the Freewheelin' video Q&A show and each month an episode of Blunt Dissection Podcast. I also publish articles randomly from time to time. 

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March 19, 2020

Are you worried about having motivation during vet school or a finding a purpose after you graduate? Well you shouldn’t, your purpose right now is to finish your...

March 4, 2020

It can be difficult and awkward to talk to your clients about the best way to continue their pet's care at home, especially when you think the client might not feel too comfortable with the idea of carrying out this treatment. 

How do you get around this and maximise th...

February 27, 2020

For a lot of student vets, trying to stay on top of their clinical rotations whilst keeping up with their own research and studies can be very tough to juggle and manage.

However, by prioritising and using SMART goals, you can deal with all of these things with much les...

February 21, 2020

On today’s show, I’m joined by one of the most respected thought leaders on the planet when it comes to veterinary economics, Dr Karen Felsted.

Karen graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in marketing and spent 12 years in accounting and business manageme...

February 12, 2020

It can be hard to balance your life between getting the best grades and earning money to fund your living costs and your degree. However, by chunking your time down you can avoid stress and be able to live a bit more comfortably. Watch as Dr Dave explains how to do thi...

February 6, 2020

The bouncing balls of veterinary medicine is a concept Dr Dave has spent a lot of time talking about with practice owners, so now is the time to share his thoughts with you in this episode of Freewheelin'.

During this episode, Dr Dave covers: What the bouncing balls are...

January 29, 2020

Many vet clinics don't have a psychologically safe and happy culture which can lead many of the team being too scared to take risks in fear of messing up and being scolded.

Daniel; a practice owner in Florida wants to know how veterinary practice culture affects the b...

January 24, 2020

On today’s show, which was performed and recorded in front of a live audience at Fetch Kansas City 2019, I am joined by an incredible woman, who is genuinely making a difference in veterinary medicine, Dr Betsy Charles.

Betsy is the executive director of the Veterinary...

January 16, 2020

Bushfire season is always a sketchy time of year, the tinder dry bush, full of high oil plants like eucalyptus make for a highly combustible mix. Add to that some of the worst droughts on record and you get the picture of why Australia seems like it's ablaze. This year...

January 9, 2020

OK, Let's discuss why so many people are struggling with feeling like a fraud or an imposter and what you can do about it.

In this 20 minute LIVE event I discuss:

+ Three reasons you feel this way.

+ What the result of harbouring this feeling is for your career - (spoiler...

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