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Ep 146: The Vet School Imposter with Dr. Moriah McCauley

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In this week’s That Vet Life Podcast Dr. Moriah McCauley discusses vet school imposter syndrome!

Dr. Moriah McCauley became a small animal veterinarian after combining her love of animals and a passion for taking care of others. She gained her veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she began this podcast. 

Utilizing her podcast to share her colleague’s stories, Dr. McCauley started to concentrate on the function of these stories in veterinary medicine and how storytelling can enhance outcomes for clients and patients as she made the transition from student to doctor. Through her engaging storytelling, she encouraged veterinarians and veterinary students to be competent and confident. 

Dr. Moriah discusses the imposter phenomenon in this episode and offers guidance that can be really helpful if you’re struggling in vet school.

Listen in as Dr. Moriah shares crucial advice and insights that will help you maintain a healthy balance in your academic life by focusing on what matters most and letting go of what doesn’t.


  • [1:17] Dr. Moriah starts the podcast by summarising the four years of vet school and emphasizing the difficulties and stress.
  • [04:12] Dr. Moriah lists the five most important things to keep in mind when you’re feeling discouraged during vet school.
  • [05:44] A short ad break – join Thrive.
  • As the episode continues, Dr. Moriah explains how the vet community can motivate, inspire, and challenge others.
  • [08:30] Dr. Moriah explains why academic performance isn’t everything in veterinary school.
  • [11:02] Dr. Moriah wraps the episode.

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