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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. 

In order to submit a question to freewheelin' please record a video and following the format closely:

1. State who you are and where you are from.
2. Ask your question as concisely as possible, it must be under 30 seconds long.

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April 24, 2020

Dear John,

The other day was asked a question about how things would work out after the devastation that COVID19 is doing to the economies of the world and my first thought was that I have no idea!

It would be so much better to ask someone who had seen something lik...

April 23, 2020

On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Saye Clement. Saye graduated from Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph in 1993. During her career she has worked in emergency medicine and since 2003 has been a co-owner of Carling Animal Hospital in Ottawa, where, on top of her clinical...

April 16, 2020

Telemedicine has, overnight, become a thing in practices over the world. But how do you ensure that your clients perceive the value during conversations that they historically used to get for free?

I was joined by vet consultant Debbie Boone to answer this question.


April 9, 2020

Navigating between the good and the terrible, what does this sentence mean and how do you do this? Tune in to this episode of Freewheelin' where Dr Dave is joined by special guest Dr Betsy Charles for 25 minutes of de-stressing and strategies on staying positive throug...

April 6, 2020

Right now, I'm seeing and feeling the toxic effects of social media interactions more than ever.

At this time when our human needs of certainly and connection have been shredded, there is a tsunami of ignorance, fear, and anxiety out there on social media. It is so easy...

March 26, 2020

My guest today is a genuine global superstar in the world of animal health, Dr Temple Grandin. The word ‘legend’ is often overused, but when you’re talking about one of the most respected animal behaviourists in the world – and the most famous person with autism – the...

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...

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