What Matters - A Column of Connections

Building Connections One Listener’s Story At A Time

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The Vet Med After Hours podcast What Matters Column is an open platform for our listeners to create connections by sharing their stories through the written word. Join us in sharing your stories of lessons learned, challenges conquered, anxieties relieved, and incredible times. Let’s laugh, cry, think, learn, stretch, and grow. These articles are real, honest veterinary professional stories and journals – just like yours. As Brene Brown puts it so gracefully – “Vulnerability is key to connection because it is the courage to be open to another human.” Here at Vet Med After Hours let’s connect. We want you to share your story, poem, or journals – please read our What Matters blog below to find out more!

Our What Matter Columns will also be shared as podcast episodes monthly – download and subscribe at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify or Soundcloud today!

Turning Lead Into Gold

Turning Lead Into Gold

My Mental Health Journey - A Blog by Amanda Doran, DVM Ancient Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold - they thought they could actually transform matter!  I used to think about alchemy only in the literal manner and believed such a transformation was...

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2020 – The Spring of Hope

2020 – The Spring of Hope

A Blog By Saye Clement, DVM “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was...

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Battles: Dog Fight

Battles: Dog Fight

Poetry by Jamie Holms --Late last night, my neighbor’s dogs packed up on my old blind lab, Chance. We were both standing right there, neither one of us is sure just what happened. This time I couldn't break it up and I thought they were going to kill her. I threw...

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Battles: Meat. Run. Breathe.

Battles: Meat. Run. Breathe.

Poetry by Jamie Holms If you’ve ever rescued a dog, you know you’ve wondered what they have lived through….. Meat. Run. Breathe. The memory of chasing jack rabbits across the Nevada desert fades from my age altered mind. It’s only in dreams where I recall with a...

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Battles: Too Many Friends

Battles: Too Many Friends

Poetry by Jamie Holms For all of you who have ever held a paw during a euthanasia….. Too many friends i curl into youon your death’s bedyour translucent paper skingives wayunder the pressure of my needleandbefore your body coolsi will have foundyet another friend...

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Brenda’s Vegan Enchiladas

Brenda’s Vegan Enchiladas

A Recipe by Brenda Medina-Tassava, CVPM Ingredients: 1 package small corn tortillas (10-ct.)1 can Hatch red enchilada sauce (or green for milder flavor)1 small can Hatch green chilies1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced1 package Vegan chorizo (Morningstar and...

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

A Blog by Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM I was an “adolescent” manager -already comfortable in my role and now knowledgeable enough to know how much I didn’t know. Like many practices, we were battling a particularly frustrating bout of gossip among a handful of our team...

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What Matters – A Column of Connections

What Matters – A Column of Connections

A New Way to Tell Your Story To empower and inspire veterinary professionals in all roles - that is what we set out to do with Vet Med After Hours Podcast and inspired is what we have become! Veterinary professionals do amazing things during and after work, and they...

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We are here to empower and inspire all types of veterinary professionals, and we are asking for your help! There are three ways you can be involved with Vet Med After Hours:

  1.  We are always looking for guests - you or one of your superhero colleagues would be perfect for our conversations. Know someone who thinks they are ordinary, but you know they are extraordinary? Just give us a shout, and we will get it scheduled!
  2.  We are accepting journal excerpts and blog articles for our monthly story hour. Your writings can be anonymous, or it can be your chance to be published! Contact us for details on how to become a Vet Med After Hours writer!
  3.  Alec and Tracy love to talk (and you love to listen!) - send us a topic you would like us to discuss on one of our lunch chats, and we will send you a You Matter wristband!

We know that each of you has a story that is both familiar and unique - drop us a line so we can get to know you!

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