Our Equestrian Life

Spike Milligan: The challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine, a deep dive into equine health and achieving work-life balance

January 16, 2024 Dan Bizzarro / Spike Milligan Episode 2
Our Equestrian Life
Spike Milligan: The challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine, a deep dive into equine health and achieving work-life balance
Show Notes

Expert Vet, Spike Milligan, takes us on a journey exploring the adventurous yet demanding field of equine veterinary medicine. He uncovers the intricate workings of vet-client relationships and helps us gain a deeper understanding of risk management in the profession.
Spike's valuable insights into horse management techniques, insurance, and rehabilitation, combined with his experiences with British Eventing, provide viewers with a comprehensive perspective on the future of equine performance.
Additionally, the podcast offers an introspective look at the search for a work-life balance in the veterinary profession, highlighting the importance of defining personal success and the art of finding 'enough'.
Spike's lessons from his own journey and his passion for youth programs add an inspiring context to the future of the veterinary industry.

RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE
Spike Milligan's website: https://www.spikethevet.co.uk/
Spike Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/spikethevet

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Introduction

01:53 Spike's Journey and Role in Veterinary Medicine

07:44 The Evolution of Eventing and Veterinary Practices

30:16 The Role of Insurance in Veterinary Care

32:13 The State of British Eventing

40:36 Moving Forward from Past Mistakes

40:56 The Importance of Communication in the Industry

41:05 Understanding and Supporting the Sport

42:07 Understanding Joint Injections and Treatments

42:42 The Concept of Prehabilitation

43:24 The Role of a Support Team in Horse Care

43:58 The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment

45:09 The Benefits of Joint Injections

46:58 The Importance of Open and Honest Communication

47:05 The Role of the Rider in Horse Care

50:29 The Misconception of Rest as the Best Treatment

53:54 The Role of Supplements in Horse Care

58:01 Understanding Doping and Withdrawal Periods

01:02:03 Future Trends in Veterinary Medicine

01:05:51 Personal Goals and Aspirations

01:10:53 Advice for Young Vets

01:13:44 Contact Information

01:14:31 Conclusion

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