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Episode 22 – Being Resilient During Difficult Times with Eric Ridgway

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Eric Ridgway joins Mandy to discuss how to stay resilient and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 21 – Animal Social Services and the Human-Animal Bond with Eric Ridgway

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Eric Ridgway joins Mandy to discuss the culture change necessary for taking sheltering to a full animal social services model.  Eric and Mandy also discuss the importance of the human-animal bond.

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Episode 20 – Animal Shelter Transfers with Dr. Cynthia Karsten

Animal shelter transfers are a popular thing but might lead to some unintended consequences.  Shelter veterinarian Cynthia Karsten joins Mandy to discuss the pros and cons to shelter transfers.

 

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Episode 18 – Managing Fear with Eric Ridgway

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Eric Ridgway joins Mandy to discuss fear and managing our response to it.

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Episode 17 – Overcoming Barriers to Communication with Eric Ridgeway

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Eric Ridgeway joins Mandy today to talk about interpersonal relations and how to effectively communicate with others.  

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Episode 16 – Veterinarian Suicide and Challenges with Dr. Ponsness

Dr. Ponsness practices at the Pend O’reille Vet Clinic in Ponderay, ID. She enjoys working closely with clients to meet the needs of their dogs, cats and small mammals. Her special interests include oncology, surgery, preventative care and specialty care of the geriatric family pet. She completed her undergraduate education at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA prior to attending veterinary school at Washington State University. When she is not at the clinic, Chrissy and her family enjoy most things outdoors; such as boating, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing and snowboarding.

Dr. Ponsness joins Mandy today to discuss the challenges veterinarians face and how that can lead to veterinarian suicide.

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Episode 15 – Pet Rehoming with Home To Home™

People Are Animals Too podcast host, Mandy Evans, created Home To Home™ as an online pet rehoming tool to keep pets in homes and out of shelters.  Mandy has the Home To Home national program coordinator, Joya Blair, as a guest on today’s podcast to discuss the program and the Kickstarter campaign.

Home To Home™: home-home.org

Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hometohome/home-to-hometm

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Episode 14 – Changing Animal Shelter Culture with Kensie Drinkwine

Dodge County Wisconsin Humane Society Executive Director Kensie Drinkwine joins us today to share the about the cultural change made at her shelter and the dramatic impact it has made.

Dodge County Humane Society – http://www.dchs-wi.org/default.aspx

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Episode 13 – Excellence in Customer Service with Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations.  He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession.

Shep works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. His articles have been read in hundreds of publications and he is the author of The Cult of the Customer among several other books.

Shep joins us today to talk about applying customer service practices in animal welfare.

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Episode 12 – The Power of Connection with Dr. Joe Wassif

Dr. Wassif joins us today to talk about the power of human and animal connection among other psychology topics.

Dr. Wassif is licensed psychologist by the Board of Psychology (PSY 203081) in the State of Idaho.  He has over 14 years of experience working in outpatient, residential and hospital settings having treated multiple adolescents and adults in areas of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, trauma, mood deregulation and life transitions.  In the past five years, Dr. Wassif has made a greater effort to expand his clinical specialty to family therapy to more appropriately address individual needs within a larger system.

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