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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 …

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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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 …

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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 …

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Interview: 2 vets 1 dream

Short info about both of you: We are Stella Minnoye and Justin Keulen: Currently living and working on the Galapagos Islands, in a small clinic named Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD), located in Puerto Ayora, a seacoast city in Santa Cruz. It is a part of an American organization working together with Novagalapagos (local organization) to reduce the impact of (stray) …

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: A Brief Introduction

By Bernard Lima-Chavez As a veterinary technician, I have never been comfortable with the term “technician”. Personally, I’ve always felt it places too much emphasis on the technical tasks that veterinary technicians perform while simultaneously diminishing or ignoring the critical and life-saving nursing care that technicians provide for their patients. Although I am no longer a practicing veterinary technician and …