A Walk on the Wild Side: A Veterinary Podcast

A Walk on the Wild Side: A Veterinary Podcast

A Walk on the Wild Side is a podcast designed to educate veterinary professionals and other animal lovers on all things involving wildlife, zoo, aquatic, and zoological companion animals. Tune in as host Dr. Kyle Kansman, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, interviews veterinary professionals and other experts in the zoo, zoological companion animal, aquatic, and wildlife field. Also enjoy listening to the podcast's special segment "The Couch Conversations", where Kyle is joined by best friend and colleague, Dr. Maddie Chilcote, as they dissect the topics discussed in the interviews, talk about navigating veterinary school and getting your foot in the door in this field, and much more! AND enjoy the podcast's short segments "Speak Up for a Species", where Kyle and Maddie share facts about a specific species and highlight diseases or threats they face and what we all can do to help! Show us some love on Instagram (@walkonthewildside_vetpodcast) and like us on Facebook for continual info on episodes, animal health, and special content! Website: https://a-walk-on-the-wild-side-a-veterinary-podcast.onpodium.com/

Episodes

October 11, 2022 49 min

On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Dr. Kyle Kansman, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV), as he interviews wildlife veterinarian Dr. Bree Talbot, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Australia's largest mobile wildlife hospital.  Listen in and learn about the story behind the birth of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and the effects of nat...

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On this segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the critically endangered Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). Listen in as host Dr. Kyle Kansman, DVM, a current veterinary intern at Colorado State University, talks about the Amur Leopard, the threats against their population, and what is being done to save this critically endangered species.  At the end of the episode,...

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On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (Michigan State 2022 DVM candidate) as he interviews two other incredible veterinary students, Floyd Williams Jr. (Purdue University 2022 DVM candidate) and Hira Basit (University of Florida 2022 DVM candidate and co-founder of Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals) on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession.  Listen in as...

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On this month's segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris ). Listen in as host Kyle Kansman, a 4th-year veterinary student at Michigan State University, talks about the Florida Manatee, the threats against their population, and why 2021 has been the deadliest year on record.    At the end of the episode, Kyle brings back &...

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October 18, 2021 53 min

On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (Michigan State 2022 DVM candidate) and wildlife veterinarian Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen (DVM at PAWS Wildlife Center) as they make their way through the avian skeleton & talk all things avian orthopedics! Listen in and learn about common causes of orthopedic injuries (such as trauma, anthropogenic effects, and metabolic bone disease), initial stabilization and diagno...

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September 25, 2021 23 min

On this month's segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we are highlighting the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week.  Listen in as host Kyle Kansman, 4th-year veterinary student at Michigan State University, talks all about the sea otter and discusses big threats and diseases against their population.  Throughout the episode, there are also questions for you to te...

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September 2, 2021 76 min

On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, join host Kyle Kansman (2022 DVM candidate) and board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Kirk Munoz (DVM, MRCVS, CVMA, DACVAA) as they take you through anesthesia & analgesia in exotic animals.  Learn about drugs used for premedication, induction, maintenance, and anesthetic emergencies as well as anesthetic monitoring and ways to be more successful with anesthesia in exotic pa...

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On this first segment of "Speak Up for a Species" here on A Walk on the Wild Side, we wanted to highlight an animal that is at an immediate threat for extinction: the Vaquita. Tune in as hosts Kyle Kansman and Maddie Chilcote talk about this unique species, the threats the vaquita face, and how we all can act now to save the vaquita from extinction.
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July 11, 2021 14 min

On this short special episode to celebrate the start of "Shark Week", host Kyle Kansman shares fintastic facts about sharks and what makes them such interesting animals! There's a mix of facts based on sharks in general, their anatomy and behavior, and some cool information related to working with sharks in veterinary medicine. The episode then finishes off with a little true or false game, "Fintastic Fact or Fake N...

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June 24, 2021 38 min

On this new episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, listen in as Mark Romanoski, a registered veterinary technician at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Wisconsin, talks about conservation medicine in zoos and aquaria.  Discover how zoos and aquaria utilize research, conservation, education, and breeding programs to help ensure the survival of so many important species!  There's even a special focus on Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpesvirus (...

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On the first ever episode of the podcast's special segment "The Couch Conversations", listen in as hosts Kyle Kansman (MSU CVM '22) and Maddie Chilcote (MSU CVM '22) have an honest and raw conversation about working with wildlife and the field of wildlife rehabilitation.  This episode dives into a day in the life of wildlife rehab, how you can get involved, why it is important, and much more! Kyle and Maddie als...

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April 10, 2021 44 min

On this episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, listen in as Jane Belovarac, a licensed veterinary technician and the wildlife response program curator at the Alaska Sealife Center, dives into the topic of marine mammal rehabilitation.  Learn about the rehab process, why marine mammals are stranding, and the common conditions they face, with a special focus on sea otter and seal pups! This episode is dedicated to and in memory of PV190...

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March 23, 2021 43 min

On this first ever episode of A Walk on the Wild Side, tune in as Dr. Stephany Lewis, current wildlife veterinarian at the Ojai Raptor Center in California, discusses how anticoagulant rodenticides affect both domestic animals and wildlife.  Listen in as she describes the deleterious effects anticoagulant rodenticides have on non-target species and what we can do to treat and prevent these poisonings.  She even shares a special cas...

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