Chats with the Chatfields

Chats with the Chatfields

Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. Hosted by expert veterinarians, Dr. Jen Chatfield and Dr. Jason Chatfield (they're not married, they're twins!), "Chats..." is the second podcast these veterinarians have created and their second show to be a finalist for a People's Choice podcast award in the science and medicine category. Whether you are a seasoned pet care professional or a new pet owner, this is the podcast for you!Join these unfiltered and genuine siblings as they invite their friends (and maybe some foes!) to chat about interesting things from a slightly different perspective while always providing practical pet care tips and expert advice. To get in on the "chitty-chatty" email the fearless hosts directly: Or drop them a comment on YouTube channel - @ChatfieldShow


July 25, 2023 57 mins

Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, our hosts sit down with expert veterinary dentist, Dr. Mike Peak, to discuss the importance of dog dental care.

During the episode, Dr. Peak explains the role of proper dental hygiene in promoting overall canine health, and the common dental issues that can occur if dental care is neglected. H...

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In this episode of "Chats with the Chatfields," Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason are joined by  Dr. Luke Gamble, a dedicated veterinarian who is currently on location in Cambodia leading a Mission Rabies campaign. Dr. Luke Gamble is a passionate advocate for animal welfare and has been working tirelessly to combat the deadly disease of rabies with global charities Mission Rabies and Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS).


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Join the Dr. Jen the vet, Dr. Jason Chatfield and Dr. Amy Stone on "Chats with the Chatfields" as they explore mucosal vaccines and their impact on both veterinary and human medicine. Gain valuable insights into the science behind these innovative immunization strategies, including their applications in protecting pets and humans alike. Discover the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this thought-provoking epi...

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In this episode, our hosts (Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield) sit down with an experienced pet owner and reporter to talk about the world of pet insurance. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming for pet owners to navigate the various plans and providers, and to decide whether or not insurance is right for their furry friend.

Emily Brill of The Canine Review breaks down the different types of coverage avail...

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In this episode of Chats with the Chatfields, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason discuss the threat of high path avian influenza and how backyard poultry owners can protect their flocks. Joining them is Dr. Karen Grogan, a leading expert in avian medicine, who shares her insights on biosecurity measures that can prevent the spread of the virus.
From disinfecting equipment and maintaining a closed flock, to identifying signs of illn...

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Welcome to another episode of "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, we'll be discussing feline upper respiratory infection (URI), a common and highly contagious condition that affects cats of all ages.

Join our expert guest, Dr. Danette Schweers, and our hosts, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield, as we dive into the world of feline...

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Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, our hosts sit down with veterinarian and member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), Dr. Craig Prior, to discuss the importance of parasite prevention in pets.

During the episode, Dr. Prior explains the role of the CAPC in promoting awareness of the dangers of pet parasites, includ...

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Dr. Lori Gordon is not just any veterinarian - she takes care of urban search and rescue (USAR) know, the heroes that search for people following disasters or accidents!  Dr. Gordon enters the Chat Room to talk all about her path to such an incredible career and what working dogs mean to her.  Big shout to other veterinarians helping to save the world!

More on Dr. Gordon:

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Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Cosette the farm fresh Frenchie and Dr. Isolde Baylor to talk all about the importance of getting a great photo of you and your pet - the fur-ever photo!

Spoiler alert! Cute BTS pics at 28:50 in the Youtube version of this episode! ;)

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Her studio - Images by Iba -

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January 24, 2023 48 mins

Do you know which commonly used landscaping plants are toxic to pets?  What about in an herb garden?  That's all natural right? Can't be toxic? WRONG!  Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined in the Chat Room by a Chat's fave, Dr. Renee Schmid from the Pet Poison Helpline, to chat all about toxic plants and what to do about it.  If you are dying to know what these plants look like - check out our Youtube c...

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It's always fun to look forward and backward this time of year and Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield love sharing their most fascinating articles with everyone in the Chat Room.  As we all move into a new year, check out these twin veterinarians' top five articles from 2022 - and get some hints about this year's upcoming episodes.

Links to our Top 5 picks!

  1. Bee vaccine!
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Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason welcome Dr. Michele Broadhurst into the Chat Room to explain all about integrated medicine...and what it can mean for your pet!  Dr. Broadhurst is chiropractor, acupuncturist, Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports, AND  International Veterinary Chiropractic Association certified Animal Chiropractor...and a really funny person! L...

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Since late 2019 and early 2020, researchers everywhere have worked overtime to discover everything possible about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Precious few publications have been as ground-breaking as the recent pre-print publication by Grace Tyson and her team at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, "Rising SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence and Patterns of Cross-Variant Antibody Neutralization in U...

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Ever heard of the dog aging project? Well, even if you haven't yet, you should!  In this episode, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Dr. Kate Creevy, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the dog aging project. 
"The Dog Aging Project is an innovative research initiative that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine he...

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November 8, 2022 53 mins

It's time to get dangerous! Just kidding!  The Chat Room is safe from toxins!  All joking aside, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Dr. Renee Schmid from the Pet Poison Helpline and Safety Call International to chat about the top 10 toxins in pets in 2021.  Does CBD make the list? What about antifreeze?  You'll have to listen to find out!  The trio also discuss what to do if you think your pet has inges...

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October 26, 2022 46 mins

Ever wonder what it's like to take your pet to the vet in a different country?  Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason are joined in the Chat Room by Dr. Jason's vet school classmate, Dr. Anders Kulhavy.  Dr. Kulhavy has been practicing in Hong Kong for the last 12 years and has had some interesting experiences!  Hear how culture influences the pet-client-vet relationship in this episode!

V shares her view from vet school...

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October 11, 2022 49 mins

Every restaurant in the universe is now dog-friendly, it seems!  But, is that okay?  Should all dogs go out to eat?  Is it safe for your dog to go out to eat with you? What should you even consider before making the decision to load that dog up and get your grub on?!  Luckily, world-renowned dog trainer Kathy Santo sits down in the Chat Room with Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason to talk all about taking your dog out to eat... or not!<...

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September 27, 2022 21 mins

Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield took "Chats with the Chatfields" on the road - LIVE!  As the keynote speakers at the 2022 annual conference of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA), our fearless twin docs were joined on stage by Cosette the farm fresh Frenchie.  In this uplifting and inspirational keynote address, not only do the Chatfields invite the more than 250 live attendees into the...

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Following story after story about the veterinary profession after COVID, frustrated clients, depressed veterinarians, and everything in between, Dr. Jen the vet came across a TED Talk video that made a lightbulb go off in her head.  She immediately called Dr. Jason and they chatted about thoughts inspired by the video resulting in three basic rules (guidelines) to help everyone on the animal care team to work together to take care ...

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Eerry dog and cat has EARS!  But, not every dog and cat struggles with otitis externa (fancy word for ear infections!)...why? How come?  AND what can pet lovers do to prevent them? Treat them?  Your favorite veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Millie Rosales, joins Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason in the Chat Room to share pearls of wisdom for pet owners about some of the why's and wherefore's about ears!

BTW - Cosette th...

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