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Ep 129: Understanding Emotional Intelligence, with Dr. Lauren Smith

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In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast, host Dr. Moriah McCauley is joined with speaker, author, writer, the Vetitude founder, and veterinarian, Dr. Lauren Smith. 

Dr. Lauren Smith is a small animal veterinarian practicing in Long Island where she was born and raised. She graduated in 2008 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Cornell University. Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, and client education.

Alongside her work in practice, Lauren is also the creator of The Vetitude; a website and social media brand dedicated to promoting empathy, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence to veterinary professionals so that they can be happier, more productive team members and animal care advocates.

In this episode, Dr. Lauren Smith talks about the importance of emotional intelligence, how can we set boundaries and use mindfulness to practice being present. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:00] The episode kicks off with Moriah introducing Lauren and discussing their time zone differences. 
  • [02:10] Dr. Lauren Smith introduces herself and 
  • [03:25] Dr. Moriah asks Lauren how she came to do relief work.
  • [04:06] Moriah asks Lauren what her thoughts on relief work are.
  • [06:16] Why did Lauren begin ‘The Vetitude’, Lauren’s journey into writing?
  • [10:27] Mo asks Lauren about her experience at ‘Uncharted’ veterinary conference. 
  • [13:35] Ad break – Take our VEER survey here
  • [15:14] The episode resumes with Moriah asking Lauren about setting boundaries and confidence. 
  • [19:45] Why do we hesitate to set boundaries?
  • [21:28] How to safely test boundaries?
  • [25:05] The importance of emotional intelligence. 
  • [27:43] Moriah and Lauren talk about the importance of non-verbal communication. 
  • [29:55] The episode wraps up. 

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