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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 …

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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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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 …