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Not Just a Vet Student – by Harris Fitzgerel

 by Harris Fitzgerel Not Just a Vet Student. When I was asked over the summer how my first year of vet school was, my first answer was always “I love it.” This was often met with blank stares expressing confusion and shock. This was not the answer that most people expected when posing this question. They expected me to say …

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Why Ambulatory Veterinary Medicine Is Here To Stay

By Nicole LaForest, BSc., LVT, RVT, CCFT, WSAVT President   Across the US, there are a small, but thriving number of us veterinary professionals that offer ambulatory services and ambulatory veterinary medicine. What is an ambulatory practice you may wonder? Well, it’s a type of service that works in conjunction with your local veterinary hospital to provide in-house specialty services, …

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A Purposeful Profession with Production Animals – Producing the Production Animal Veterinarian By Amy Hewitt

Love cute and fluffy animals of all sizes and shapes? Yes! Want to safeguard the health and welfare of animals? Absolutely! Want to make a real difference in not only the local community but globally as well? You betcha! Well, you should consider the Production (Food) Animal Veterinary Field. I am a fourth Year BVSc (Hons) Student at the University …

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Training to provide for all, yet neglecting ourselves

Trusten Moore, 3rd year DVM Student, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine   I often think back to my very first day of veterinary school. During orientation, excitement filled the room, small-talk was being made, and friendships were being kindled. We were all excited to finally start this journey. This was truly a moment that we have …

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The Ramblings of an Emergency Intern – Dr. Brooke Schampers

You never know what your shift will hold when you walk through the doors. No day is ever the same – sure the cases might be similar, such as the vomiting, which brings a comforting aspect to the role but each patient walks in with their own story. Within moments, a quiet shift can turn into carnage with three crash …

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Clinical Workups: Expect the Unexpected – Dr. Kate Bruce

Hi, my name is Dr. Kate and I’m a veterinary surgeon (BVSc Hons) in my third year of practice at a 24-hour GP, emergency and house-call small animal clinic in Brisbane, Australia. One important lesson I have learned so far in my career as a veterinarian is to always expect the unexpected, as I have been surprised numerous times by …

A Nontraditional Story – Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT

My name is Nicole LaForest. I’m a Licensed and Registered Veterinary Technician and I manage the largest ambulatory practice in the US based out of Lynnwood, Washington and I am the current President of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT). I’m 25 years old and was born and raised in New York until I was 17 which is …

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My Veterinary Story – by Dr. Brooke Schampers

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a vet, and somewhere along the lines I just never changed my mind. I was the crazy kid that would beg to pat the neighbor’s dog and chase after every stray animal and return them home. It was the dream that drove me, I started working in …