How to Create a Strategic Life Plan

This exercise was a game changer for me. It was the starting point to realizing that I could create a life that I love instead of letting life and work run all over me. Check it out and let me know if you need any help getting started.

Utilizing Transformational Leadership to Make a Positive Change in Veterinary Medicine featuring Dr. Andrew Ciccolini

Episode 53 – Utilizing Transformational Leadership to Make a Positive Change in Veterinary Medicine featuring Dr. Andrew Ciccolini

When you think of amazing leaders throughout history, there’s a good chance you’re thinking of someone who has enacted transformational leadership. Today we get to learn all about the pillars of transformational leadership – what it’s made of, why it can be so beneficial, and what some of the downsides might be in this interview with Dr. Andrew Ciccolini. Andrew is just wrapping up his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and so generously shares his insight with us. Veterinary medicine is definitely in need of this leadership style, so let’s all pay close attention!

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Episode 52 – Creating A Sustainable Equine Future in Veterinary Medicine

For this episode, I’m joined by the co-creators of The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and Retreat as we share some of the highlights of the past two events. The community formed over these two very special weekends can be described as nothing other than magical. We are excited for the future of equine medicine whenever we gather with these amazing folks. Come join us as we help shape a better vetmed for our present and future colleagues.

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mike pownall joins stacey cordivano on the whole veterinarian podcast

Episode 51 – Take Care of Your Employees So They Will Take Care of Your Clients featuring Dr. Mike Pownall

From workplace culture to salary structure to having time to ride your own horse, Dr. Mike Pownall joins me to discuss all of the important aspects of creating a workplace where veterinarians want to be. You don’t want to miss any of the gems that he shares after having grown a practice with his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, over the past 20 years and honing his skills as a veterinary business management consultant.

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dr. david stephens joins the whole veterinarian podcast for epiosde 50 called no egos allowed

Episode 50 – No Egos Allowed with Dr. David Stephens

Highlighting equine practices that are moving away from “traditional” equine veterinary norms is a way to bridge the gap that exists between younger and older veterinarians. We cannot hope to attract new talent to our pool of equine veterinarians if recent grads and students don’t know that there ARE progressive practices out there. I’m excited to highlight a few of these practice owners over the next couple of weeks.
To start off, please enjoy this discussion with Dr. David Stephens of Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas.

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julie squires joins us on the whole veterinarian podcast

Episode 49 -Setting Boundaries Starts with Finding Your Own Value featuring Julie Squires

Julie Squires is back to take a deeper dive with us into the actual practice of setting boundaries! She has such important insight into what work we need to do when approaching boundaries in the workplace. You will get a ton of ideas from this episode regarding how to start a boundary discovery process and how to approach conversations in the workplace once you’ve nailed down some boundaries that need to be established.

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episode 48 jay mcchord on the whole veterinarian podcast

Episode 48 – Here’s Why You and Your Colleagues Can’t Agree on the Definition of Hard Work featuring Jay McChord

You are not alone if you struggle to communicate with your boss or your employees. We are at a time in the world where five different generations are forced to play nicely when it comes to working together. Jay McChord is here today to help us understand just how differently all of these generations view life and work. You’ll also get to hear an awesome discussion on courageous leadership and how to be a great mentor. If you are a veterinarian who struggles with employee recruitment or retention, or if you are scared to talk to your boss about a new idea, this episode is one that cannot be missed.

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MEET STACEY

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hey there!

I’m Dr. Stacey Cordivano

LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

Fueled by equal parts coffee and passion, I spend my days managing horses who like to hurt themselves and kids who do about the same thing. 

I am a woman, wife, mother, equine vet and continual learner. I have realized that by focusing on my personal development, rather than just my professional CE, I have been able to get back to a place of happiness within veterinary medicine. I hope to share resources that will allow you to do the same thing.

STACEY

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Episode 58 – Personal Brands in Veterinary Medicine: You Need to Find Your Authentic Voice featuring Danielle K. Lambert

Building a brand for your veterinary clinic or for yourself personally is a daunting task. And like today’s guest mentions in the episode, you are building a brand whether you like it or not, so why not be in charge of how people see you? Danielle K. Lambert shares many more marketing gems in today’s episode. She is the CEO and Founder of The Snout Group and The Snout School where she spends her time helping veterinarians’ brands look pretty and guides them to communicate their authentic values to clients and colleagues.

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matt salois, phd joins the whole veterinarian podcast to talk profitability and wellbeing in veterinary medicine

Episode 57 – Addressing the Balance Between Profit and People in Veterinary Medicine with Matt Salois, PhD

Let’s be honest. We need to make a profit to keep our practices open. But what is the cost of running a veterinary business without taking your team’s wellbeing into consideration? Today you get to hear the numbers when it comes to recruitment, burnout, staff turnover and all things workplace wellbeing. Mr. Matthew Salois, PhD is an economist who is deeply involved with the people side of veterinary medicine. That might sound like a surprising mix, but Matt provides a valuable and deeply knowledgeable perspective for our veterinary industry.

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Episode 56 – Finding Your Path In Veterinary Medicine by Staying True to You with Dr. Eve Harrison

In sharing her path from burned out surgical resident to thriving house call concierge vet, Dr. Eve Harrison highlights a fundamental truth – veterinary medicine can truly be whatever you make of it. We talk a lot about the logistics of screening clients as she describes the strict boundaries around her practice culture, but in doing so, we are given an opportunity to see the real life effects of being in the driver seat of your own life and career. There’s much to glean from this conversation, even if you aren’t a mobile veterinarian. And for my equine colleagues, listen up – we can definitely stand to take away a few pointers from this chat!

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Is it impossible for veterinarians to aim for more balance? The Whole Veterinarian podcast is about sharing experiences and starting a dialogue about how we can grow as people and professionals. As a female equine solo practitioner, mother and business owner, I’ve seen the challenges that face us. Vets are some of the hardest working and most dedicated professionals out there; together, let’s learn how to develop a life we love.

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