Listen in as VIN Foundation Executive Director Jordan Benshea has a conversation with Drip.vet Co-Founders Dr. Lance Roasa and Dr. Drew Olsen about their scientifically proven passion project, and why veterinarians are the canary in the coal mine. Driven by their motivation to help colleagues get a sense of empowerment through habits and improve mental health, these two veterinary powerhouses are a wealth of knowledge. Covering topics ranging from the importance of a budget to their secret talents, this episode has a good shot at being one of your favorites. 

 

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Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD

Dr. Lance Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M where he was the first student to undertake a 4th year business-track, spending the majority of his clinical training in veterinary business and industry. In 2016 He completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska and his training was centered on the law of small business, taxation, and the law of veterinary medicine. 

 

Drew Olson, DVM

A 2012 Iowa State Veterinary College graduate, Dr. Drew Olson has practiced in small and large animal clinics and has considerable experience in the veterinary compounding medicine industry.  An Omaha native, he is regarded as one of the nation’s leading veterinarians in compounding specialized veterinary medications. Be sure and ask Dr. Olson about his experience with retired circus elephants or his participation as a veterinary student in Frontier Vets, a documentary filmed in the remote region of Kruger Park in South Africa.  Drew resides in Omaha with his wife, Karin, and their daughter Olive.  They enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their rescue dog, Faith.

 

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Join Dr. Matt Holland as he chats with Dr. Moriah McCauley about her path to veterinary medicine, and why her curiosity led her to start a podcast while in veterinary school in Scotland. Moriah shares what she has learned from the podcast thus far and why being flexible and giving herself grace has helped her not only in her podcast, but as a practicing veterinarian.

 

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Dr. Moriah McCauley

Dr. McCauley is a practicing small animal veterinarian who has always been deeply passionate about caring for those around her.

Through her veterinary studies in Scotland, she was given opportunities to learn from incredible veterinarians around her. Seeing the immense value in their stories she sought a way to share these opportunities with her colleagues, thus the podcast was created.

As Dr. McCauley transitioned from student to doctor she began to focus on the role these stories have in veterinary medicine and how storytelling can improve outcomes for clients and patients.

Each episode takes its listeners around the world to hear from inspiring veterinarians as they faced exciting and challenging situations in their jobs and teaches veterinary students and veterinarians how to become confident and engaging storytellers.

 

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Join VIN Foundation Board Member Dr. Matt Holland as he talks with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) student Justice Birdsong. She shares her advice for creating a network in the profession, how she encourages empathy among colleagues, and her personal journey to veterinary medicine. As a Co-Founder of the RUSVM National Association of Black Veterinarians chapter, and her role as Secretary for RUSVM SAVMA, she shares her dedication to making the profession a better place for underrepresented veterinary students. 

 

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Justice Birdsong

Justice Birdsong is from Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri (MIZZOU) where she earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. During her undergraduate studies she worked as an assistant and manager with the Small Animal Critical Care Assistants (SACCA) in the ICU of the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. She is currently a DVM 2023 candidate attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) with hopes of becoming an ER and Critical Care Veterinarian. She is currently the 2020-2021 RUSVM SAVMA Secretary, a member of the RUSVM Diversity Task Force, and is a charter member and the Vice President of the RUSVM Student Chapter of the National Association for Black Veterinarians (SNABV).

 

LINKS AND INFORMATION:

 

You may learn more about the VIN Foundation, on the website, or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

If you like this podcast, we would appreciate it if you follow and share. As always, we welcome feedback. If you have an idea for a podcast episode, we’d love to hear it!