VetaHumanz Live! Podcast

The VetaHumanz Live! Podcast gives you insider information on League of VetaHumanz veterinary superheroes. VetaHumanz develop superpowers after overcoming extraordinary challenges in school, work, and life. The League of VetaHumanz aims to create a diverse, inclusive and unified veterinary profession, supporting each other and future VetaHumanz. VetaHumanz Live! is hosted by Pink Phoenix, Dr. Sandy San Miguel, a veterinary educator, and co-hosted by New Dawn, Dr. Tiffany Lyle.

VetaHumanz Live! is a production of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and is supported by the Science and Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the NIGMS of the NIH. Enjoy the show, and as always, Use Your Powers For Good!

Latest Episodes

Episode 26: CRIMSON CAT, Zara Martinez

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear about the journey of a CRIMSON CAT, Zara Martinez, VetaHuman in Training at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Episode 25: PROFESSOR VANMICROBE, Dr. Vanessa Hale

Forget about everything you ever knew about dog urine and then listen to this episode of VetaHumanz Live! You’ll learn why dog urine is so cool, and how studying Monkey poop can help keep people and other animals stay healthy! In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll go on a journey with PROFESSOR VANMICROBE, Dr. Vanessa Hale, and meet the fascinating microbes inside of us, and how we can help these microbes use their powers for good to keep us healthy!

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Episode 24: VALKYRIE, Dr. Valerie Marcano

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll learn how one veterinary superhero’s vision is impacting our profession through a phenomenal mentorship platform with an even more phenomenal team of mentors!

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Episode 23: CAPTAIN UPSIDE, Dr. Mia Cary

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll learn how one change agent and superhero made her vision and purpose statement come true so she could help activate others to thrive!

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Episode 22: MIAO-MIAO, Dr. Elena Contreras

Is your life journey taking you down paths you never expected? No worries! You’ll end up right where you are supposed to be! Listen to this episode of VetaHumanz Live! and learn about MIAO-MIAO, Dr. Elena Contreras’s path to veterinary medicine. She is an excellent example of how you can use all of your powers for good!

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Episode 21: FIRE BLOSSOM, Victoria Johnson

What is it like being a VetaHuman in Training? Find out and meet FIRE BLOSSOM, Victoria Johnson, a veterinary medical student at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and alum of Prairie View A&M University.

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Episode 20: KINDNESS WARRIOR, Dr. Kenita Rogers, and MOR, Dr. Nance T Algert

On this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we bring you the awesome dynamic duo, KINDNESS WARRIOR, Dr. Kenita Rogers, and MOR, Dr. Nance T Algert. These two superheroes exemplify that perfect team and they work together to help us navigate workplace relationships that might not be as stellar as theirs.

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Episode 19: SILVER LION, Alaunie Smiley

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear about the journey of VetaHuman in Training SILVER LION at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Episode 18: LADY OCELOT, Dr. Lilliana Muñoz

What is it like to practice veterinary medicine in Las Vegas? Find out in this episode of VetaHumanz Live!

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Episode 17: BLEND, Dr. Niccole Bruno

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll learn how veterinary hospital teams can build impactful relationships with the communities they serve through BLEND certification.

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Episode 16: MEGA-MORGAN, Morgan Watkins

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear about the journey of VetaHuman in Training MEGA-MORGAN at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Episode 15: PORCUPINEVET, Dr. Flo Tseng

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear all about PORCUPINEVET’s adventures as a wildlife veterinarian!

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Episode 14: DR. JOE ON THE GO, Dr. Allison Joe

Between becoming a new mom, opening a new hospital, and traveling the globe, this VetaHuman never stops! Learn more about DR. JOE ON THE GO, Dr. Allison Joe.

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Episode 13: PHENOMENAL WOMAN, Dr. Krista Miller

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear how VetaHuman PHENOMENAL WOMAN, Dr. Krista Miller, is truly phenomenal!

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Episode 12: MORPH MOUSE, Dr. Miguel Ortiz

The Guinea Pigs are squeaking with delight! Find out why on this episode of VetaHumanz Live! Learn more about MORPH MOUSE, Dr. Miguel Ortiz.

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Episode 11: KNIGHT WOLF, Dr. Edris Grate

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll learn how to spread the positive energy of VetaHuman KNIGHT WOLF, Dr. Edris Grate, to walk through walls and make everyone’s day brighter!

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Episode 10: COWBOY D, Aaron Lewis

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear why adaptability is key in veterinary college from VetaHuman in Training COWBOY D, Aaron Lewis!

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Episode 9: VET MADRINA, Dr. Carmen Fuentealba

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear how VetaHuman VET MADRINA, Dr. Carmen Fuentealba uses her veterinary superpowers to lead a new veterinary college.

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Episode 8: ZOO VETINATOR, Dr. Tamara Kruse

Going from an elephant to a bird to a fish to a Komodo dragon to a tiger – that’s the life of ZOO VETINATOR, Dr. Tamara Kruse! This episode of VetaHumanz Live! is a must listen!

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Episode 7: GENERAL HEALTH

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear from GENERAL HEALTH, Dr. Jerome Adams, former Surgeon General of the United States, about why it is so important for physicians and veterinarians to work together to help everyone stay healthy.

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Episode 6: MICRO MAVEN, Dr. Kenitra Hendrix

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear how VetaHuman MICRO MAVEN, Dr. Kenitra Hendrix, is using her veterinary superpowers to end this pandemic!

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Episode 5: CHAMALEONA, Keishla Marrero Acosta

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear about the journey of VetaHuman in Training CHAMALEONA, Keishla Marrero Acosta, at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Episode 4: SUPER BOSS, Dr. Willie Reed

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear how VetaHuman SUPERBOSS, Dr. Willie Reed, is using his veterinary superpowers to put this pandemic behind us!

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Episode 3: VIOLET ALCHEMY, Akila Bryant

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear about the journey of a VetaHuman in Training VIOLET ALCHEMY, Akila Bryant, at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Episode 2: THE VAXINATOR & VIRUS FIGHTER

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear how VetaHumanz Dr. Harm HogenEsch and Dr. Suresh Mittal are fighting COVID-19 by using their superpowers to make the next generation of vaccines that protect human and animal health!

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Episode 1: GOAT VET

In this episode of VetaHumanz Live! we’ll hear from Dr. Allen L. Cannedy – a goat vet! Learn about the experiences that led Dr. Cannedy to pursue becoming a vet, what a typical day looks like for him, and what he loves about being a vet. Dr. Cannedy shares how things have changed due to COVID-19. Finally, get to know Dr. Cannedy on a personal level and how Dr. Cannedy uses his powers for good!

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