Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts, Dr. Roger Welton & Dr. Karen Louis
Veterinary Advice, Animal News & Views with hosts, Dr. Roger Welton & Dr. Karen Louis
Roger Welton DVM
Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis are both experienced, practicing veterinarians that write extensively on their respective blogs (Web-DVM.Net and VetChick.com). They co-host this show to discuss the topics that inspire them to blog, while offering their unique experiences and training to offer listeners varied perspectives on pet issues of the day.
Why Are VeterinaryClinics So Insanely Busy During The Coronavirus Pandemic?
Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen are back!  Emerging from major career adjustments during the coronavirus pandemic and life changes, your beloved veterinary co-hosts are excited to be back and raring to go!  Have you noticed that trying to get your pet seen at your regular veterinarian has become increasingly difficult in the age of COVID-19 because the clinic is booked out days to weeks ahead of time?  Have you experienced 4 plus hour wait times at your local 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital?  As a pet owner, you are not alone, as this is a phenomena occuring all over the country as an unexpected consequence of COVID-19.  As many small businesses are experiencing major slowing of business in the wake of COVID-19, veterinary clinics are operating in general far beyond capacity.   Experiencing the same in their clinics, Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen delve into the unique circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic that have led to record numbers of pets requiring veterinary care.   Email questions and comments to be addressed on the air to comments@web-dvm.net.  Listeners whose emails are selected to be addressed on the air will receive a free copy of Dr. Roger's latest book: The Man in the White Coat. Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis are practicing veterinarians and accomplished bloggers.  For more content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen,visit their respective blogs at Web-DVM.net, DrRogerHolisticVet.com; and VetChick.com.
Aug 25
26 min
Coronavirus in Dogs and Cats
Veterinarian co-hosts Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen return from their long hiatus to tackle none other than coronavirus in dogs and cats and if there is are any concerns for transmission to people or vice versa in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Listeners will walk away from this episode well educated with everything they need to know about coronavirus in dogs and cats. For more content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, respectively, you can visit their blogs.  Dr. Roger’s Web-DVM.net and DrRogerHolisticVet.com, and Dr. Karen’s VetChick.com
Mar 26
23 min
The Veterinarian’s (Appropriate) Credo: “I recommend…And I also recommend…”
Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss the veterinarian’s ethical duty to recommend routine parasite and disease screening, as well as appropriate diagnostics when pets present with illness.  Our veterinarian co-hosts discuss reasons why some veterinarians will refrain from making important diagnostic recommendations and some of the consequences that may result when appropriate diagnostics are not recommended. E-mail comments or questions to be addressed on the air to comments@web-dvm.net.  Listeners whose comments are discussed on the air will receive a personally sign copy of The Man in the White Coat, A Veterinarian’s Tail of Love.    For more content from Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis, respectively, visit their blogs at Web-DVM.net and Vetchick.com.  Don’t forget to check out Dr. Roger’s new book, The Man in the White Coat, A Veterinarian’s Tail of Love.
Sep 10, 2019
35 min
A Veterinarian's Tail of Love
Practicing veterinarian co-hosts Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, open their hearts to listeners and share their experiences that brought them to their respective places in the field of companion animal health care: Dr. Roger immersed in the busy and rapid paced clinical setting of emergency, critical care, general medicine, and surgery, Dr. Karen in the highly personal concierge veterinary medicine, acupuncture, and stress management.  Dr. Roger draws upon his very unique journey detailed in his new top selling book: The Man in the White Coat: A Veterinarian’s Tail of Love, that drove him to be owner and medical director of two veterinary practices and founder of one of the most frequented animal  media outlets in the world.  Dr. Karen shares pivotal life and career experiences that led her to practice her own intimate brand of veterinary health care. Each of our hosts offers invaluable brands of veterinary medicine and offers the unique perspective that each brings regularly on this podcast.  How did one profession produce such different individuals and career paths?  Tune in and find out! For more content from Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis, respectively, visit their blogs at Web-DVM.net and Vetchick.com.  Don’t forget to check out Dr. Roger’s new book, The Man in the White Coat, A Veterinarian’s Tail of Love.
Aug 21, 2019
31 min
What Helps With Summer Noise Anxiety For Your Dog (Thunderstorms, Fireworks)?
Summer is a very tough season for dogs that suffer from noise stress.  Between thunderstorms and fireworks, it is no exaggeration that for some dogs, summer is a terrifying time for them.  Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss natural and pharmaceutical relief for noise induced stress in dogs: what works, what does not work, and what is safe.  E-mail questions or comments for Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen to consider for discussion on the air, e-mail them to: comments@web-dvm.net. For content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, respectively, visit their blogs at Web-DVM.net and VetChick.com.
Jul 2, 2019
49 min
What Is It Like To Be A Newly Graduated Veterinarian?
Dr. Roger interviews guest host, newly graduated veterinarian, Dr. Amanda Johnston.  Dr. Johnston shares her perspective and experiences as she has transitioned from technician to student to new doctor of veterinary medicine.  For all that are interested in veterinary medicine as a profession or just have a curiosity about the process of transitioning from a new doctor to an experienced, seasoned veterinarian, this episode is a must listen. E-mail questions or comments to comments@web-dvm.net for consideration to have them discussed on the air. For more content from Dr. Roger Welton, visit his blogs at Web-DVM.net and DrRogerHolisticVet.com.
Jun 13, 2019
30 min
Top 2019 Pet Resolutions
This episode to open 2019 covers the top 5 pet resolutions pet owners should strive for, at least from the perspective of our veterinarian co-hosts, Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis.  Their top pet resolutions come from their review of hindsight issues and health concerns they observed in 2018 veterinary clinical practice (in addition to being avid bloggers and podcasters, our co-hosts are full time practicing veterinarians). E-mail all questions or comments to be shared/addressed on the air by our hosts to: comments@web-dvm.net. For more content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, visit their respective blogs Web-DVM.Net and VetChick.com.  For the holistically minded pet owner, Dr. Roger also recently launched DrRogerHolisticVet.com.
Jan 15, 2019
40 min
Can Medical Marijuana Help Your Pet’s Health Condition?
Veterinarian co-hosts Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss the use of medical marijuana for treatment of diseases in dogs and cats.  In particularly they focus on the increasingly popular trend of CBD (aka, cannabis) oil products whose sale is popping up just about everywhere.  Our co-hosts sift through which types of products have real clinical benefits and which types of products are wastes of money…and how pet owners can best decide on the most effective CBD oils.  Lastly, even in states where medical marijuana is legal, Dr. Roger and Karen discuss major legal obstacles in even obtaining legitimate medical marijuana treatment for pets with health conditions that can really benefit from it. To send e-mail questions or comments for consideration Veterinarian co-hosts Dr. Roger Welton and Dr. Karen Louis discuss the practical benefits of medical marijuana therapy in dogs and cats.  A significant portion of their discussion focuses on CBD (a.k.a., cannabis) oil treatment as they sift through what types of CBD products constitute real clinical benefits and which to be discussed on the air by our co-hosts, please e-mail them to: comments@web-dvm.net. For more in-depth content from our co-hosts Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, visit their respective blogs at Web-DVM.net (also DrRogerHolisticVet.com) and VetChick.com.
Dec 29, 2018
41 min
Why Chemotherapy For Cancer Treatment In Pets Is Very Different Than For People
Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss the sharp differences between chemotherapy for cancer treatment in pets versus for humans.  Both of our practicing veterinarian co-hosts reflect on pet owner apprehension and even at times shock at the mere mention of chemotherapy for treatment of cancer for dogs and cats.  With the rise in cancer in pets it is possible that your may find yourself one day in the position to have to make the decision for cancer treatment for your beloved pet, making this a very valuable episode for pet owners to listen to.  Understanding the contrasting goals and processes of chemotherapy in pets versus humans, the thought of chemotherapy for a pet diagnosed with cancer many not be such a scary thought.  For more content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, visit their respective blogs at Web-DVM.net and VetChick.com.
Nov 30, 2018
41 min
Grain Free Pet Food Implicated In Deadly Heart Disease In Dogs
Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen discuss a recent investigation launched by the FDA (prompted by a group of veterinary cardiologists) regarding a troublingly credible link between the deadly heart disease in dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and the feeding of grain free dog food.  Our veterinary co-hosts also delve into the deceptive marketing engaged in by grain free pet food manufacturers to attract customers, other health problems they have observed arise from the feeding of grain free pet foods, and general insights into the pet food industry as a whole that most consumers are unaware of. For more content from Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen, visit their respective blogs at Web-DVM.net and VetChick.com.  You may e-mail comments or questions for consideration to be address on the air by sending them to comments@web-dvm.net.
Oct 4, 2018
39 min
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