The Hamster Wheel Blog

Est 2009
"Probably the world's best, occasionally
profane, veterinary business blog"

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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We do not guarantee to answer all questions, especially ones that have been answered previously. 

December 3, 2019

On today’s show I’m delighted to welcome back (back extremely popular demand) anaesthesia, feline and end of Life care guru Dr Sheliah Robertson for our very first ever “round two” interview.

Sheilah is one of the insanely qualified, brilliant yet humble people in veter...

October 29, 2019

On today’s show I’m joined by former US marine turned marketing guru Bill Schroeder.

Bill has a fascinating career path and attended Western Illinois University where he gained his degree in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering in 1991. Following gradua...

September 27, 2019

On today’s show, I am joined by Dr Steve Noonan. Steve graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983 and by 1986 (at the tender age of 27) he owned three veterinary clinics.

Though business grew fast, life got tough and with interest rates exceeding 20% per annu...

August 31, 2019

On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Robert M Miller. Dr Miller is an equine behaviourist, veterinarian, and author.

He was born in New York on March 4, 1927, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After serving in the infantry in World War II, he attended and graduated from the v...

August 1, 2019

On today’s show, I am super-excited to be joined by the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Lizzie Lockett.

Lizzie, originally from a farming background in the North of England, is an Accredited PR Practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Pu...

June 21, 2019

On today’s show, I am joined by the multi-talented Jolle Kirpensteijn.

Jolle graduated from the Utrecht Veterinary School in Holland and promptly moved to the US where he completed his residency training in small animal surgery and Masters degree at Kansas State Univers...

May 23, 2019

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On today’s show I super excited to be joined by one of my writing and business idols, Chris Brogan.


Chris is one of the original group of people who, in the late nineties, decided this new-fangled-interwebs thing might just be useful and went a...

April 21, 2019

On today’s show, I’m joined by Veterinary Technician, campaigner and veterinary Instagram celeb Nicole LaForest.

Nicole is a co-owner, manager and Licensed Veterinary Technician for Mayo Veterinary Services - a large mobile surgery practice in Seattle. She graduated w...

March 21, 2019

On today’s show, I am joined by Dr Jessica Wilson. Jessica is a veterinarian and professional athlete. In fact, as of now, she holds a new record - being the first pro-athlete to appear on Blunt Dissection.

Jessica’s journey into veterinary medicine began early when s...

April 20, 2017

When things go wrong, do you feel like the world is crashing down around you? Is it all you can muster to put on a brave face and gut your way through it?

For many of us, that’s what problems are, things we want to go away as quickly as possible. Things that stress us i...

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