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 …

5 stupid reasons to think I won’t be a good vet – by Harriet Long

Being a female is an interesting experience at the best of times and being a female in the field of veterinary medicine is no different. I’m not going to talk about the serious sexual harassment which occurs, or my experience of how female veterinary professionals are treated online, but instead I’m going to talk about how, for some reason, members …

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This past two weeks we have been busy working with giraffes, two bulls that need to be translocate from one reserve to other to bring new genetics to it and prevent the inbreeding of the animals; we were busy aswell taking blood samples and microchiping Impalas, Sable and Roan antílopes, aswell as we had to dart one Sable that was …