Chats with the Chatfields!

Dr. Jen and her brother, Dr. Jason, are launching a brand new podcast!  After their incredible success on Pet Life Radio that culminated in their being the first ever veterinary podcast nominated for a People's Choice Podcast Award, the Chatfields are out of the Candiverse and into the "Chat Room!" These twin docs also launched a YouTube channel!  So, check them out and subscribe - both ways!...

Pandemic! Beyond women and children first!

Pandemics: Beyond “women and children first” October 22, 2020 Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM A One Health expert outlines the many factors involved in determining who will receive a vaccine and urges us—for the time being—to keep calm and mask on. Feydzhet Shabanov/ stock.adobe.com I am originally from the South (OK, Texas, but still…), and I grew up knowing that people with...

Vaccination in the time of COVID…and beyond!

Vaccination, variolation or immunization are much older practices than one might think. Records indicate that crude efforts towards protection through exposure were used as early as 1000 A.D. in Asia. However, most experts seem to agree that by the mid-1500’s, efforts to inoculate against smallpox infection were wide-spread in China and India. In the late 1600’s, insufflation was the common...

Is this a thing?! Gidget is limping!

  Calling all pet owners interested in providing better care for their pets and better communicating with their vet! Do you know what to do if your dog is limping? How do you describe that to your vet? What will the vet need to do to diagnose the problem? Follow Dr. Jen as she responds to Gidget's owner's email in the FIRST EPISODE of her new show! For more information on ruptured cranial...

Dr. Jen joins Trent Loos to chat!

Dr. Jen joined famed farmer, Trent Loos, on Rural Route Radio to chat about zoonotic diseases (what else?) and how policy can shape Americans' relationship with their pets!  If you enjoy it, drop Trent a note and let him know!  I mean, how about that Western accent?! :) Listen on Spotify

Dr. Jen on The Veterinarian Success Podcast Episode #55

Dr. Jen was recently invited to join podcast host, Isaiah Douglass, on the The Veterinarian Success podcast. The conversation is wide ranging and so enjoyable. You don't want to miss this back and forth. These two professionals chat through: What Dr. Jen would do if she couldn't work in veterinary medicine. Thoughts for working with family. Favorite platform to create content. HINT follow Dr....

Is This a Thing? Veterinary Translations for Pet Owners!

Check out this teaser for Dr. Jen's new YouTube show!  Be sure to click SUBSCRIBE on her YouTube channel so you don't miss a single enlightening and demystifying episode!  What's up first?  Dog lameness, diarrhea, and what you need to know about preventive care for your new puppy! Click the YouTube icon at the top of this page to go straight to our channel!

DVM360 feline flu

As we all anxiously await the end of crazy quarantine and a return to normal life, here's a look back at an article Dr. Jen wrote all about her favorite pathogen (well, one of her favorites!), influenza! Fun with feline flu: Can cats get influenza? May 2, 2019 While influenza has been around since the 1500s,1 the virus caught the public's attention in a whole new way recently when the pandemic of...