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Ep 124: Mentoring The Next Generation, With Dr. Tannetje Crocker

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Dr. Tannetje Crocker is back again for another episode with Dr. Moriah on That Vet Life Show.

For those of you who don’t know Dr. Tannetje, she is a veterinary mentor, speaker, writer, social media sensation, and an ER veterinarian at VEG (Veterinary Emergency Group, whose founder we recently interviewed on The Veterinary Business Success Show, click here to listen). 

Crocker began her journey into veterinary medicine in 2009 after graduating from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Tannetje went on to specialize in equine at an internship in Southern California before working as a solo equine ambulatory practitioner. It wasn’t until 2014 that Crocker transitioned into small animal medicine, which she has stuck with ever since. 

Being a full-time veterinarian inspired Tannetje to start ‘Dr. Crocker – Pet Vet’, a social media brand that Dr. Tannetje uses to empower and mentor students and young veterinarians. ‘I am inspired by fellow veterinarians and vet students who want to contribute, support, and move this profession in a new direction.’ – Dr. Crocker. 

During this episode, Dr. Moriah and Dr. Tannetje discuss what is mentorship, how do you find a mentor, and how do you become a valuable mentee?

To listen to Dr. Tannetje’s previous That Vet Life episode “Why Don’t Young Vets Want to Work?”, click here

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:06] The episode begins with Dr. Moriah asking Dr. Tannetje about her journey from equine to small animal veterinarian. 
  • [04:25] Moriah asks Tannetje if she had any fears moving from equine to small animal?
  • [06:33] Dr Tannetje and Moriah discuss client relationships. 
  • [09:14] What was/is Dr. Tannetje’s support system like?
  • [11:11] What is mentorship?
  • [13:15] Ad break – join our Thrive community. 
  • [14:26] The episode resumes with Tannetje and Moriah discussing mentorship.
  • [15:27] How to find a mentor (as a veterinary student)?
  • [19:05] How can you be a good mentee?
  • [20:39] How do you ask for mentorship?
  • [23:49] What are the different levels of mentorship and how to ask for it?
  • [26:50] How to be a mentor?
  • [29:59] The episode wraps up to an end. 

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