Community encourages the practice that builds a habit – by Harris Fitzgerel

Guest article by Harris Fitzgerel on “Community encourages the practice that builds a habit”. If you read the last blog I wrote, it seems pretty clear that I’m a strong proponent for creating a work-life balance for yourself when you’re in vet school in order to build a habit of doing so not only throughout school but also in the …

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3 Things Every First-Year Vet Student Needs – by Alexandru M. Pop

3 Things Every First-Year Vet Student Needs. With school recently started, most first-years are probably getting around to realizing a few things. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve learned that vet school is a beast that nobody could have really prepared you for (no matter how hard they tried with all the ice-breakers at orientation). Every person really needs …

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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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An ode to AHEMS – by Harriet Long

By Harriet Long   To those uninitiated into the complex and wonderful world of vet school acronyms, AHEMS (or, Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies) are a series of husbandry placements which have to be undertaken during the preclinical years of vet school to get students used to the husbandry of different species. While they offer the opportunity to learn tonnes …

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 Challenges of Becoming a Vet and Following Your Dream – by Stephanie Oliphant

Becoming a veterinarian is often a dream that crosses the minds of many little girls as children’s until they decide they want to become something else. When I was 8 this career path crossed my mind and it stuck, before that I wanted to be a Lawyer, but since that day I have wanted nothing more than to become a …

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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 …

Animals are people too – by Harriet Long

By Harriet Long ( Harriet The Vet Student ) It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘vet school bubble’. You’re surrounded by people who want to dedicate their lives to animals and who value their health and welfare oftentimes above their own. It feels like everyone is working towards the common goal of making the lives of animals better …