Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital’s Dr. Sirima Yaemsiri joins us this month to share her expertise and experience dealing with chronic kidney disease—this episode is sponsored by Royal Canin
Featuring Sirima Yaemsiri
Dr. Sirima Yaemsiri received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University and completed a small animal rotating internship at Colorado State University. Following completion of her small animal internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, she returned to her hometown of Raleigh, NC to join Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital. Dr. Yaemsiri has particular interests in management of both acute and chronic renal diseases, extracorporeal medicine, and endocrine diseases.
What does passion in vet med look like? #NextSquad members Dr. Jeff Tinsley, and veterinary students Dana Tsuchida, and Danielle Marie Lancer discuss their very different passions in the field on this month’s episode
Dr. Jeff Tinsley graduated from vet school at Tuskegee University in 2017. He completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship in 2018 at the Blue Pearl of San Antonio, Texas. He stayed in San Antonio for a year of general practice, then moved to Louisville, Kentucky for a one year Dermatology Specialty Internship with Animal Dermatology Clinic. He is currently completing a three-year residency at the ADC of Louisville. Outside of vet med he enjoys supporting local restaurants, teaching crossfit, and running with his dog “Renly.”
Dana Tsuchida is a third-year veterinary student at Oregon State University, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she hopes to work with a variety of animals, including exotics and wildlife, by practicing integrative veterinary medicine. She is currently working on her CVA (Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture) at Chi University. She aims to become a practice owner one day, but hopes to still be involved in international medicine by participating in global service projects. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys many forms of art, including music, dance, and art history. Her motto is to closely work with one animal, one community, and one country at a time.
Danielle Lancer is a second-year veterinary student at the University of Sydney in Australia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2015. For three years, she worked as a veterinary assistant in the oncology and emergency departments at VCA West Coast Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital. She is on the committee of the Veterinary Society and the wildlife society. Danielle’s future career goals include working with small animals in emergency or oncology.
Cornell veterinary student Chloe Pham and experienced technician and #NextBoard member Valarie Adams ask expert Dr. Alice Villalobos questions about how young professionals can approach ethics in practice
Chloe Pham is a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a DVM candidate of the Class of 2024. Before going to Cornell, Chloe obtained a BA in Religious Studies and a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia in 2016. Her post-baccalaureate education was done at Hunter College. Chloe has a strong interest in pursuing small animal medicine and incorporating animal and veterinary ethics into her future practice.
Valarie Adams is a CVT with over 40 years working in veterinary medicine. Graduating from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1973 puts her in the “aged but still useful” class. Her background in veterinary medicine has taken her from working large and small animal, ECC, and delivering in home veterinary hospice and palliative care. Valarie has lectured and written on death and dying and the human animal bond. She believes the future of veterinary medicine should include compassionate mentoring programs. She fills her soul with her horses, volunteering veterinary care on a Native American reservation, and gathering with groups of wise women.
Dr. Alice Villalobos is 2005-06 President of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAHABV). She is a well known pioneer in the field of cancer care for companion animals and a founding member of the Veterinary Cancer Society. A 1972 graduate of UC Davis, she completed Dr. Gordon Theilen’s first mock residency program in oncology and has served the profession by consulting, writing and lecturing in the rapidly growing field of veterinary oncology and end of life care. She was awarded the UC Davis Alumni Achievement Award in 1994, and the Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1999. She is Editor-in-Chief of the AAHABV Newsletter, Secretary of the Animal Health Foundation of the SCVMA and Founder of the Peter Zippi Memorial Fund for Animals, with over 10,000 rescued and placed pets. Dr. Villalobos is serving as President of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics (SVME) for 2010-2011. She will raise discussions about the ethical obligation that veterinarians have to communicate compassionately yet frankly with clients regarding options for pets with cancer and other terminal diseases.
#NextBoard member and expert in animal infectious diseases Dr. Jen Chatfield speaks with us for this month’s episode
Featuring Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM
Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the board-certified Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center. She is a diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM). Dr. Chatfield is a national thought-leader in infectious disease and conservation medicine. She’s been a practice owner, a relief vet, worked in public health, serves as a member of the National Veterinary Response Team, and is a Medical Reserve Corps member. She serves on the advisory boards for DVM360, PetVet Magazine, and VPNextGen and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Along with her twin brother, Dr. Jason Chatfield, she co-hosts the incredibly popular podcast, “Chats with the Chatfields.” Previously, the dynamic hosts were recognized for their show on PetLife Radio, “In other news…” when it became the #1 veterinary podcast and was the first veterinary show ever recognized by the People’s Choice Podcast Awards as a finalist in the Science and Medicine category. Dr. Jen and the entire Chatfield family were recently profiled by Pet Vet magazine.
Lifelong learning is a passion of hers and led Dr. Chatfield to create a YouTube channel dedicated to helping animal lovers provide better care through improved communication with veterinary professionals. Through her popular show, “Is this a thing? Veterinary translations for pet owners,” she teaches animal lovers all about preventive medicine, behavior challenges, infectious diseases, and more! Dr. Chatfield’s peer-reviewed publications range from pharmacokinetics to wild animal behavior to infectious disease and assisted reproduction in endangered species. She is an instructor for FEMA/DHS courses and was a Regional Leader for the National Disaster Medicine System Team for several years.
Dr. Chatfield developed the "Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in a Disaster" for the National Veterinary Response Team’s (NVRT) training curriculum. She has chaired the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's (FVMA) One Health Committee and co-chaired FVMA's Disaster Response Committee. Dr. Chatfield has a particular interest in infectious diseases and biosecurity and her work for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s (DHS) courses has been focused on topics such as foreign animal diseases, quarantine and isolation, and malicious introduction of pathogens. Dr. Chatfield served on the curriculum redevelopment team for the nationally renowned DHS course, “Emergency Response to a Domestic Biological Incident.” Her extensive experience in public health includes developing a jurisdiction’s plan for response to bioterrorism in a large metropolitan area. She was an original founder of the Pasco Hernando Veterinary Medical Association (PHVMA) and served as its President since 2008. Dr. Chatfield completed a Congressional Fellowship working in the US House of Representatives from 2016-2018. Dr. Chatfield is one of the most popular speakers at the largest veterinary conferences and has been quoted in national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens. She was selected as a Future Leader by the AVMA and has been awarded 2 Gold Stars for contributions to veterinary medicine by the FVMA.
Dr. Chatfield loves French bulldogs, Himalayan cats, the dirtiest of vodka martinis and basking on Caribbean beaches.
Bond Vet’s Dr. Simone McLaughlin shares her experiences with leadership in the clinic and the importance of maintaining positive team culture
Featuring Simone McLaughlin
Since the age of 7, Dr. McLaughlin knew she wanted to work in the vet space. She’s now a veterinarian and mom, to two adorable boys *and* a Rottweiler Collie mix. When she has time to herself, she enjoys yoga, swimming, and binge-watching some quality movies. On her Spotify playlist, you can find a mix of indie tunes, pop, classic rock, and some showtunes thrown in. Dr. McLaughlin has been working in general practice since graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London UK in 2012. Over her career, she’s performed surgery, dentistry, and even cared for a few exotic animal cases. Dr. McLaughlin enjoys being in a field where she is constantly learning, whether it be personally or medically. She hopes to continue her growth with the Bond Vet family!
Featuring co-founders of Florida Veterinary Advisor and co-hosts of the Smarter Vet Podcast, Tom Seeko and CJ Burnett, this episode aims to help #NextSquad listeners gain tips for financial planning during their careers in vet med
Tom Seeko graduated from the University of South Florida with a finance degree and is a fully licensed financial advisor with his Certified Exit Planning designation (CExP). Tom has worked with veterinarians since 2014 on all different financial matters including income protection, debt repayment, business planning, estate planning, taxation, etc. Tom is the co-founder of Florida Veterinary Advisors and the co-host of the Smarter Vet Podcast. He is an approved RACE provider since 2018. Tom is involved within several associations in the state of Florida, VetPartners, and the Veterinary Business Management Association. Tom has spoken at several national conferences including the Western Vet Conference, IVECCS and DVM 360.
CJ Burnett has been learning about the investment world from the young age of 16. He graduated with a finance degree from the University of South Florida and is a fully licensed financial advisor with his Certified Exit Planning designation (CExP). CJ has worked with veterinarians and business owners since 2014 on structuring a financial plan that gives them the most amount of control over the results that they are after. CJ is the co-founder of Florida Veterinary Advisors and the co-host of the Smarter Vet Podcast. He is involved within several associations in the state of Florida, VetPartners, and the Veterinary Business Management Association. CJ has spoken at several national conferences including the Western Vet Conference, IVECCS and DVM 360.