This episode goes into everything new and aspiring vet students need to know about school with three of our #NextSquad members Juan Sebastian Orjuela, Lindsey Whitlock, and Marie Bucko
Featuring Juan Sebastian Orjuela, Lindsey Whitlock, Marie Bucko
Juan Sebastian Orjuela is a third-year veterinary student at the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. He is the co-founder of the Latinx Veterinary Medical Association, the first association of its kind to represent Latinx veterinary professionals in North America. He was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota when he was 10 years old. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in biology and conservation environmental sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Juan, aka "@juancho.the.student.vet", has created social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube that focus on diversity, health and wellness, and entrepreneurship in veterinary medicine. Juan has a passion for small animal medicine and is interested in rehabilitation, ophthalmology, and surgery. One day he hopes to become a multi-practice owner that celebrates diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession.
Lindsey Whitlock is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2017. Currently, she studies veterinary medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She decided she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine at the young age of 8 years old. Lindsey\'s interests are in small animal general practice and she hopes to own a hospital(s) someday. During her off time, she loves to spend time with her loved ones, exercise, explore nature, photography, and discovering new recipes to make. To continue to follow her journey, connect with her through her social media platforms.
Marie Bucko currently serves as the President of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and a fourth-year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin. Before veterinary school, Marie served the US Food and Drug Administration's Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) Program as a Science Policy Analyst, in Washington DC. She was the point person for the agency's Center for Veterinary Medicine helping to prepare and staff agency leadership for Congressional briefings, leading FVM's Congressional Appropriation's response efforts, coordinating industry meetings, & leading the National Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring System communications across USDA, CDC, and FDA. During this time she received her Master's of Science in Food Safety from Michigan State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Marie, her husband Justin, Penelope (dog), and Hugo (cat) reside in Madison, Wisconsin, frequenting all the custard shops in town. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her passion of working for animal agriculture through practice ownership and policy development.
Take a listen to this month’s episode, which touches on vaccines and immunization with #NextBoard member Dr. Brennen McKenzie, a doctor who specializes in evidence-based medicine
Featuring Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD
Dr. McKenzie has worked in small animal general practice since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He also teaches senior veterinary students in his practice, writes a monthly column for Veterinary Practice News, manages the SkeptVet Blog and social media outlets, has served as president of the Evidencebased Veterinary Medicine Association, and has recently released a book: Placebos for Pets? The Truth about Alternative Medicine for Animals. In his sparse free time, he enjoys playing mandolin, reading, hiking, and watching the hummingbirds and woodpeckers outside his living-room window.
This month’s episode looks at social media, digital marketing, and telemedicine within the veterinary industry with Danielle Lambert, a former veterinary practice manager and founder of SnoutSchool.com
Featuring Danielle Lambert
Danielle is a former veterinary practice manager turned total veterinary marketing mogul. In 2012, she founded SnoutSchool.com to give bold veterinary businesses & brands the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly noisy landscape. Over 20,000 veterinary professionals across the world have accessed her guides, courses, and webinars. As a female entrepreneur, Danielle is especially passionate about supporting and empowering women in veterinary medicine. Through Snout School's #SnoutSquad initiative, she works to bring vet med the "girl boss" energy it needs to push into the future.
Listen to this BONUS EPISODE of NextPod all about how to give back in vet med today with executive director of the Banfield Foundation, Kim Van Syoc
Featuring Kim Van Syoc
Kim Van Syoc is executive director of the Banfield Foundation, the charitable arm of Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest general veterinary practice in the world. Under Kim’s leadership, since its launch in 2015, the Banfield Foundation has awarded nearly $10 million in grants and improved the health, safety and wellbeing of more than 4 million pets in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam. Kim also helped launch, and currently serves as president of, the Better Together Fund, a separate public charity which empowers Banfield and BluePearl associates to support one another with critical financial assistance in the event of natural or manmade disasters. Kim joined Banfield Pet Hospital in 2009 after spending more than 12 years working in public relations. Prior to her role at the Banfield Foundation, Kim served as Banfield’s director of external communications, overseeing public relations, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has also been instrumental in elevating the importance of pets when it comes to disaster relief and preparation, spearheading efforts with Banfield Pet Hospital and the Banfield Foundation to raise awareness and provide direct financial assistance to impacted communities and pets. Kim serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Zoo Foundation. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with her family which includes her two dogs—Lulu and Pippa.
Tune in to NextPod’s June episode that discusses the impact and importance of the LGBTQ+ community within the veterinary industry featuring Dr. Dane Whitaker
Featuring Dane Whitaker, DVM, MPVM
Dr. Dane Whitaker has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco area for over 25 years. He completed his Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 2017, and is currently providing veterinary relief services for the marine Mammal Center in Sausalito CA. Although a Bay Area native, he grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After graduation, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. His veterinary interests include small animal medicine, clinical pathology, marine mammal medicine and One Health. Dr. Whitaker is the president of the Pride Veterinary Medical Community and takes an active role in promoting the ideas of inclusion and acceptance for all members of the community in the veterinary profession.
Listen to NextPod’s May episode that touches on sustainability and the environment in veterinary medicine today with Dr. Stephanie Stubbe
Featuring Steph Stubbe, BAppSc (Hons.), DVM
Dr Steph Stubbe is an RSPCA veterinarian and founder of AniPal, a social enterprise dedicated to helping the veterinary and animal communities transition to more sustainable practices, lowering their environmental footprint. Growing in rural Australia, Steph moved to Melbourne to study Science and The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine whilst working at an AgTech Accelerator. This fuelled her curiosity and led her to develop Business Association of Veterinary Students (BAVS) at Melbourne University, a group dedicated to fostering veterinary business understanding. Whilst working as a graduate at RSPCA, she created Anipal, which cleans the ocean and planet one dog and doctor at a time. Steph has spoken at numerous veterinary conferences and the United Nations on this topic and is dedicated to helping the veterinary and agricultural industries become more sustainable.