WELCOME TO SCRUB CHAT! SCRUB CHAT IS A PODCAST OF SHARING STORIES.
These stories are told by veterinary professionals for veterinary professionals. We are going on an expedition to hear first-hand experiences from veterinarians and veterinary technicians about their career, life, wellbeing and the balance between them all. We hope Scrub Chat inspires you because the spirit of sharing makes us all stronger.
Our hope is that these stories will give you a real-world idea about being a veterinarian or veterinary technician and integrating the other roles you play in your life. We will discuss wellness, student debt, career paths, veterinary medicine, compassion fatigue and work life balance. We will learn what has worked, what has not worked and how these professionals got to where they are today.
Season 1 Episodes
We chat with Ms. Garnetta Santiago. Ms. Santiago is a licensed veterinary technician and Manager of Academic and Professional Affairs for Zoetis. Learn how she followed her passion to become a veterinary technician from a very different early career. Then we will follow Ms. Santiago’s career path from traditional veterinary technician roles, to academia to industry. She speaks honestly about work -life balance overcoming health issues and encouraging others.
Learn the art of a successful career in veterinary medicine from Dr. Christine Jenkins. Dr. Jenkins is extremely accomplished and is boarded in internal medicine and serves at the Chief Medical Officer at Zoetis. Her interests in increasing diversity within the profession and developing young leaders via mentorship come across in this chat.
Dr. Kate Harnish is a practice owner of Anthracite Animal Clinic, leader in organized veterinary medicine, mother, wife and pillar of her community. She chats about how she balances all these accomplishments. Dr. Harnish poignantly explains how a mentor influenced her career and path to ownership. Learn about she builds a happy, thriving practice and gives back to the profession and community.
SCRUB CHAT PODCAST
You are listening to: Demo - Episode 1: “Be Better, Not Perfect” Interview with Dr. Kate Harnish