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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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2. Ask your question as concisely as possible, it must be under 30 seconds long.

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June 25, 2018

My guest on today’s show is cat vet extraordinaire, Dr Susan Little. Susan received her DVM from Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph and has been in feline practice since 1990, achieving board certification in Feline Practice in 1997.

She is part owner of two feline spec...

May 17, 2018

On today’s show, I’m delighted to welcome one of the most well-read, insanely qualified and awesome people in veterinary medicine you’ve most likely never heard of, Dr Sheilah Robertson.

Sheilah grew up in Scotland and graduated from Glasgow University. Her career in ve...

April 19, 2018

On today’s episode, it’s a pleasure to be joined by Dr Mia Cary. When I ask for guest recommendations from you guys, Mia’s is a name that comes up frequently, and here’s why. She has seen animal care from multiple different and interesting vantage points. And she’s ex...

March 15, 2018

On today’s show, I am delighted to be joined by Squadron Leader Tim Davies, a qualified fast jet instructor for the Royal Air Force.

Over his 20 year career, Tim has been a frontline Tornado GR4 low-level strike attack pilot, before becoming a fast jet flying instructo...

February 15, 2018

On today’s show, we welcome Dr Gerardo Poli, author of the minivet guide, Emergency Veterinarian and Director at Animal Emergency Service, a business with four hospitals based in Queensland, Australia.

He completed his Vet Degree at the University of Queensland, Austr...

February 8, 2018

Explore. Create. Grow.These are the three most important words in my business world.

They define what I am all about as a person, and at the heart of each is one unquenchable desire… To learn how to be a better version of myself tomorrow than I was today. And the most i...

January 25, 2018

On today's show, Dr Dave Nicol answers the question: "What are the three top pieces of advice or rules for a veterinarian hoping to open their own vet practice within the UK?"

The question was submitted on Instagram by @jasglanv.

Submit your question for Dr Dave on twi...

January 18, 2018

On the podcast today I’m joined by Dr Peter Weinstein. Peter has had a rich, varied and successful career based in Southern California. He is a graduate of Cornell University and got his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois. After graduation, he worked as...

December 21, 2017

This month’s episode is a mashup from all ten of my guests from around the world in 2017. I’ve cut five of the most powerful minutes from each interview into one episode so you can distil a huge amount of value. 

Also if you’ve never listened in to the Blunt Dissectio...

July 27, 2017

As the class of veterinary class 2017 jet off on their final university hurrah (the epic final year holiday) prior to seeking employment as fully fledged veterinary surgeons, I wanted to offer some words of encouragement to practices with vacancies to fill. So here are...

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