#83 Melanie Bowden, DVM - What the F**k Is This Vet Med?
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Today I’m joined by Dr. Melanie Bowden, who is a veterinarian, speaker, author, and mentor living in Maine. She is passionate about many things as we’ll get into, but accessibility to care and quality medicine, relationship-centered care for patients, owners, and staff, and improving the profession through innovation, mentorship, and having a growth mindset. She is likely best known for her TedX talk “What being a Veterinarian Really Takes,” which is unbelievable; the link is below.

  • The story behind the cover photo for her new book, What the F**k Is This Vet Med?
  • The solutions she’d like to see come to light in veterinary medicine.
  • Let’s talk about personal responsibility in how veterinarians treat each other and the expectations you have for one another.
  • You and your peers are well educated on taking care of pets, but no yourself. What have you learned personally that has helped you?
  • You work at a specialty clinic and ER - > what are your experiences in what you’ve seen over the last twelve months as you are the only 24 hours clinic in Maine.
  • Let’s talk about the cost of veterinary care and how to provide better access to care.
  • Why do you think there is high burnout in low-cost, high-volume clinics more so than in nichey high-end boutique practices?

Pre-Order the Book HERE

TEDx Talk - What being a Veterinarian Really Takes

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