#83 Melanie Bowden, DVM - What the F**k Is This Vet Med?
Today I’m joined by Dr. Melanie Bowden, who is a veterinarian, speaker, author, and mentor living in Maine. She is passionate about many things as we’ll get into, but accessibility to care and quality medicine, relationship-centered care for patients, owners, and staff, and improving the profession through innovation, mentorship, and having a growth mindset. She is likely best known for her TedX talk “What being a Veterinarian Really Takes,” which is unbelievable; the link is below.
The story behind the cover photo for her new book, What the F**k Is This Vet Med?
The solutions she’d like to see come to light in veterinary medicine.
Let’s talk about personal responsibility in how veterinarians treat each other and the expectations you have for one another.
You and your peers are well educated on taking care of pets, but no yourself. What have you learned personally that has helped you?
You work at a specialty clinic and ER - > what are your experiences in what you’ve seen over the last twelve months as you are the only 24 hours clinic in Maine.
Let’s talk about the cost of veterinary care and how to provide better access to care.
Why do you think there is high burnout in low-cost, high-volume clinics more so than in nichey high-end boutique practices?