Animal Academy Podcast

Animal Academy Podcast


Latest Episodes

Compassion Fatigue and Creating Resilience During Challenging Times with Paige Lynch, MA, LPC
July 29, 2021

The pandemic caused a great deal of stress. It stretched us and forced us to pivot quickly and change certain areas of our lives. As our communities transition through the pandemic, I hope that everyone stays safe and we reach the other side quickly. Bef

Lessons My Pets Have Taught Me, with Andrew Peacock
July 15, 2021

It is easy to take the significant role a pet can play in a child’s life for granted. Growing up with pets teaches children many lessons about life, and often, just being in their pet’s presence helps them calm down. Animals provide unconditional love and

How Animal Welfare Standards Impacts the Food You Eat with Anne Malleau, MSc
May 20, 2021

We don’t always think about where the food we eat comes from, or the work that happens behind the scenes with raising animals and tending to the crops. Those are hard jobs for farmers, and so is being accountable to the consumers. When choosing the food w

Compassion Fatigue Among Veterinary Professionals with Carrie Jurney, DVM DACVIM (Neurology)
May 06, 2021

While sharing my life with animals, I have depended on the support of the veterinary professionals who have always been there for emergencies, routine visits, and providing education. They have also helped me make difficult medical decisions regarding the

Life Lessons We Can Learn from Animals
April 08, 2021

Several years ago, Allison White went to a retreat center called The Equine Experience. There, she learned about and experienced the power and intelligence of horses. What she learned intrigued her, so she began reading more about horses and equine therap

Pet Loss and the Grief Process with Angie Arora
March 25, 2021

I had the pleasure of speaking with today’s guest, Angie Arora, and her colleague several months ago about the research done on the challenges of pet loss and bereavement. They shared so much information during that discussion that I asked Angie to return

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Veterinary Professionals
March 11, 2021

I was bothered when I heard about the high rate of depression and suicide among veterinary professionals. When speaking to others about that devastating fact, they have sometimes asked me why that happens because those people are working with animals. The

Scarlett's Story: The Inspiration for an Animal Rescue Program
February 25, 2021

While watching TV one morning, an interview caught my attention. The story was about a little girl called Scarlett, her family, and how their love for animals led to the development of a special program to rescue animals. Scarlett had cancer, and she spok

Coming Together as a Community for Animal Welfare with Emily Gelb
February 11, 2021

Today, I am happy to be speaking to Emily Gelb, who works at the Ashville Humane Society. Emily has helped expand community-based programs that aim to increase access to pet services in under-served communities. That includes helping people in crisis and

Animal Assisted Interventions in the Practice of Veterinary Social Work
January 28, 2021

Today, I am excited to speak with our guest, Jeannine Moga. Jeannine is a licensed clinical social worker with specialties in veterinary social work, stress reduction, pet loss, and bereavement. She is also a veterinary social worker, and she has been an