Paws Claws & Wet Noses | Veterinary Podcast

Paws Claws & Wet Noses | Veterinary Podcast

For veterinary professionals (veterinarians and veterinary nurses + veterinary support staff) working or wanting to work in New Zealand. This podcast helps veterinarians | businesses | jobs | business | personal growth. Julie South - your show host - tackles frequently asked, yet unanswered, questions relating to veterinarian recruitment, being a veterinary locum, business growth - sales, marketing and social media, personal development. Your success as a veterinary professional starts in the gap between your ears. Julie South tackles some of the tough veterinary recruitment and employment questions in a way that's easy to understand. Julie South does veterinary recruitment different - she's New Zealand's veterinary sector *matchmaker* - finding dream jobs for job hunters and finding model employees for veterinary clinics.

Episodes

October 19, 2021 59 min

When it comes to matters "immigration" in New Zealand there are all sorts of changing scenarios - almost weekly.

Licensed Immigration consultant Katy Armstrong of IntoNZ chats with Julie South about what's news. 

Here's what Katy and Julie talked about:

Julie's petition to have two MIQ spaces allocated each week to vets issued visas by Immigration NZ

  • Is the median wage expected to change?    If so: 
  • What difference...
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    Veterinarian Dr Liza Schneider is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities in holistic animal healthcare. 

    In 2003 Liza established – what is today – award-winning Holistic Vets in Tauranga – located in New Zealand’s spectacular Bay of Plenty region.  

    Holistic Vets is a fully integrated veterinary practice combining conventional veterinary medicine and surgery with complementary therapies.   This was the first of its kind in New Zea...

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    Vet Clinic Sustainability - three vet panel discussion on what vet clinics can do to start or further their sustainability journey

    GUESTS:

    Dr Francesca Brown:
    Head of Programmes and Principal Lecturer, Vet, Nursing Education and Chair, Educational Standards committee at Otago Polytech
    Previous guest episodes:
    Episode 28
    Episode 29

    Dr Rose Unsworth - Companion Animal Veterinarian
    Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch of the NZVA.  Rose ...

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    Guest:  Dr Lucy Scott - New Zealand Registered Veterinarian from the Massey Veterinary Science class of 2015 recently branched out into veterinary behavioural work and starting her own behaviour business.

    Lucy started off in a rural mixed animal practice – where she spent six years before pursuing her dream of making a difference in animals’ lives through behaviour modification and training. 

    Lucy uses positive reinforcement training...

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    Vets and Vet Clinics:  how to incorporate an attitude of gratitude in your life for well health

    I’ve noticed the light of positivity in my mind dim over the last couple of weeks, and if I’m feeling it, then I know that others must certainly be a little shaky too.

    Since that episode I’ve had a few people ask me how can they have an attitude of gratitude – what does that look like – as part of their lives?   The conversation usually go...

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    Vet clinics:  how secure is your website or internet system?

    Do you have a recovery or contingency plan if you're the victim of a cyber attack?

    What aspects of your vet clinic practice are vulnerable?

    Today Julie South looks at:

  • how to protect your vet clinic against a DDoS attack, 
  • internet failure contingency plan(s) 
  • how to recognise phishing scams & emails
  • latest password management recommendations
  • identity theft
  • free wifi dange...
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    Vet Science Student Q&A - part 2 of 2

    Although today’s episode specifically answers Massey students’ questions, as you’ll hear, the information Janet shares is relevant to just about most people.  

    Because her profession requires full disclosure – which you can read in its entirety at smartmoneyadvice.co.nz I’ll just go over the top level stuff.


    Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Business Studies - Massey University 
  • Diploma in Business en...
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    Mindset – how to stay sane when your world appears to be spinning out of control crazy through Covid Lockdown

    Language of Appreciation at Work - Questionnaire

    During Lockdown last year, I uploaded a questionnaire onto VetStaff’s website to help employers / employees discover how people like to be appreciated at work.  It’s a free questionnaire – you don’t have to provide your email or anything like that, takes about 5 minutes to comp...

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    Julie South interviews Jocelyn Birch Baker of Smooth Operating Vets + High Street Veterinary Clinic in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

    Jocelyn’s vision at Smooth Operating Vets is to ensure all veterinary women have the opportunity to work in a team where everyone knows their talents and calmly does their very best in an encouraging and supporting place…. That women can return to veterinary practice after the birth of their b...

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    Julie South interviews Jocelyn Birch Baker of Smooth Operating Vets + High Street Veterinary Clinic in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

    Jocelyn’s vision at Smooth Operating Vets is to ensure all veterinary women have the opportunity to work in a team where everyone knows their talents and calmly does their very best in an encouraging and supporting place…. That women can return to veterinary practice after the birth of their b...

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    This week Massey University Veterinary Science students asked Julie South questions relating to their first job interview & recruitment.

    The questions asked were: 

    Why should we go through a recruitment agency when we can get a job ourselves – doesn’t it just cost the clinic more to use an agency and won’t they then hold that against us?   Is it money they could have paid us instead?

    Is it okay to ask about salary at the job inter...

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    EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - EQ - part 2 (of 2)

    Strategies to become more emotionally intelligent

    6 ways emotionally intelligent people lead

    #1 – Learn more about the inner workings of YOU

    #2 – Get an honest & objective assessment of YOU – from people you trust who’ll tell you how you are, not how you want to be

    #3 – Journal & Track – discover cause & effect

    # 4 – Listen

    #5 – Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes

    #6 – open y...

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    Today we’re looking at emotional intelligence (EQ) and how essential having a high EQ score is to your professional and personal success and development.

    In today’s workplace - workplace performance and career success, and even employee health, which were once thought to be a function of someone’s IQ – or intelligence quotient - are, in fact, tied in with EQ – or someone’s emotional intelligence.

    If you’re unfamiliar with EQ - it’s e...

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    Has the idea of volunteering your amazing veterinary skills - either as a veterinarian or veterinary nurse - kinda got you a little bit excited?

    If so, then Dr Yvonne Clark's experiences - on beautiful holiday-resort islands - Sardinia in the Mediterranean and Rarotonga in the South Pacific - will give you a bit of an insight into what volunteering is like.

    Dr Yvonne Clark is a companion animal veterinarian who originally qualifi...

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    15 signs it’s time to change jobs + 4 next steps

    1.       By the time Sunday night comes around, you’re in “dread mode” – you dread going to work on Mondays

    2.       Time drags – you struggle to immerse yourself and be in the zone like you used to

    3.       Little things start getting you down and you no longer believe in the clinic like you used to … favouritism, perhaps things don’t get fixed fast – it’s always been like that but...

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    The WHAT, WHY, WHEN & HOW to conduct EXIT INTERVIEWS at your Veterinary Clinic

    Questions to ask at Exit Interviews

  • What is their reason for leaving?
  • Do you feel you had opportunities for growth or promotion within this clinic?
  • How well do you believe your work was recognised and appreciated?
  • Do you feel you were given adequate training and assistance?
  • How fairly were the rosters / after hours / on call requirements distributed among ...
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    Asking good quality questions gets you good quality answers

    In this episode you'll discover 15 questions veterinary clinics can ask job applicants to help them determine whether the new-hire will mess or mesh with your veterinary clinic team.

    Determining and hopefully, matching clinic values, is imperative if you want your next new hire to mesh with your existing team.

    The alternative is to hire someone who messes with your team -...

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    Gen Z are those grads who started entering the workforce a few years ago. 

    They’re also called the i-Gen – as in iPad and iPhone and Zoomers. 

    Generational “personalities”

    Generational personalities don’t come so much from the actual year someone was born – or the span of years – but from events that a generation of people – a cohort – experience as they grow up at a certain time in society’s history.

    It’s these significant events that...

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    This is part 2 of my catch up with (retired) veterinarian Dr Bryan Gregor.

    If you’ve been listening to my podcasts for the last 7 episodes or so, you’ll have heard me talk about the fan girl moment I had when Dr Bryan Gregor – show host of the VetPodcast called me out of the blue to talk ‘podcasting’.

    The Vetpodcast and Paws Claws & Wet Noses have complementary audiences - plus we're both a bit geeky when it comes to things p...

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    If you’ve been listening to my podcasts for the last 6 episodes or so, you’ll have heard me talk about the fan girl moment I had when Dr Bryan Gregor – show host of the VetPodcast called me out of the blue to talk ‘podcasting’.

    This is part 1 of 2 of my catch up with Dr Bryan. 

    The Vetpodcast and Paws Claws & Wet Noses have complementary audiences - plus we're both a bit geeky when it comes to things podcast-y.

    As I’ve said a ...

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