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.
In this episode, we discuss leptospirosis with the senior professional services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Companion Animal business, Dr. Taylor Tillery
Featuring Taylor Tillery, DVM
Dr. Taylor Tillery is a Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian for Merck Animal Health’s US Companion Animal business, where he provides technical information to veterinary health care teams. He has extensive knowledge of small animal medicine and has aided in certifi ed veterinarian technician and veterinary assistant training programs. Dr. Tillery’s vast experience extends beyond general practice in Texas: he has also worked in emergency room and critical care as well as provided surgical support for the local shelter that he continues to support on weekends. He actively participates in the Power of 10 leadership group with the TVMA to help maintain, improve, and lead the veterinary profession into the future.
We spoke to founder of Pets Help the Heart Heal, Inc. Dr. Stephanie Jones about the importance of the human-animal bond in veterinary medicine
Featuring Stephanie Jones
Dr. Stephanie Jones is co-owner of the Animal Hospital of Ft. Lauderdale. A native of Arkansas, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M in 1994 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida in 1999. Dr. Jones moved to Ft. Lauderdale after graduation and joined the Animal Hospital of Ft. Lauderdale team in 2000. Known at that time for its reproduction services, Dr. Jones developed a special interest in reproductive medicine and soft tissue surgery. Her passion for surgery, innovative medicine, and optimal patient care allowed for the Animal Hospital of Fort Lauderdale to be one of few hospitals in South Florida to offer stem cell therapy. In addition to being a practice co-owner and veterinarian, Dr. Jones also serves as President on the executive board of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. In 2019, Dr. Jones became the CEO and Founder of Pets Help the Heart Heal, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social, physical, and emotional health of youth through the human animal bond. The organization incorporates veterinary medicine, veterinary care, animal industry career exploration, and the human animal bond through events and activities provided to underserved and underprivileged youth. As part of this organization, Dr. Jones is a mentor to teens, conducts career day presentations to elementary schools, and oversees a shadow program at the hospital, which she created, for high school students interested in a veterinary career. She hopes that her love for animals and passion for her career sparks interest in animals and helps motivate today’s youth to reach for their dreams.
This month we interviewed Elli Verrocchi a second-year veterinary student at The Royal Veterinary College in England, who is originally from Australia, about her online experience
Featuring Elli Verrocchi
Elli Verrocchi is a second-year veterinary student at The Royal Veterinary College in London, England. She is originally from Melbourne, Australia, where she completed her BSc in Zoology at Monash University (2018). She has worked and volunteered within the veterinary/animal-shelter sector for more than five years as a veterinary nurse/assistant. It is there she discovered she wanted to become a vet. Verrocchi has a passion for all things wildlife, ECC, and small animal/shelter medicine. She is keeping her options open for a variety of specialties upon graduating. Outside of studying, you will find her playing soccer (or football, depending where you are from) with her RVCWFC team, drawing a Disney cartoon for a friend, or travelling across the world to spend time with her family down-under.
Experienced specialist, Dr. Millie Rosales joined us to talk about what veterinary dermatology is all about
Featuring Millie Rosales, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Millie Rosales graduated with a Bachelors of Biology and high honors from Florida International University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation, she worked as a general practitioner in Miami for a non-profit small animal clinic. In 2003, Dr. Rosales returned to the University of Florida and completed a two year residency in the specialization of veterinary dermatology. Dr. Rosales is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), a distinction given only to practitioners who have achieved board certification in this specialty. She has also authored several articles and lectured at local and state veterinary associations. Dr. Rosales holds a primary interest in allergic and immune mediated skin conditions in dogs and cats; and chronic (recurrent) ear infections in dogs. A native Miamian, Dr. Rosales values her roots and is fluent in English and Spanish enabling her to serve the Spanish speaking clients of the South Florida area. Away from the office, Dr. Rosales enjoys running, spending time with her family and daughter, and doing art activities.
This show with Dr. Moriah McCauley (a 2020 grad) touches on the transition from being a vet student to working as a doctor
Featuring Moriah McCauley
Dr. Moriah McCauley is a practicing small animal veterinarian and host of That Vet Life Podcast. As a 2020 graduate of Edinburgh’s Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. McCauley began her career at the COVID-19 pandemic. While this presented learning curves and opportunities for growth that no one could have predicted, it also provided new direction for That Vet Life Podcast. Created during Dr. McCauley’s time studying in Scotland, That Vet Life Podcast focuses on the role of storytelling within veterinary medicine. Each episode takes its listeners around the world to hear from inspiring veterinarians as they faced exciting and challenging situations in their jobs and teaches veterinary students and veterinarians how to become confident and engaging storytellers. Recent guests have included Dr. Dave Nicol, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, Dr. Tannetje Crocker and so many more.