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How and Why Are Shelter Pets Used in Vet Schools?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 19, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Many vet schools use shelter pets as a component of student training, although the exact use of these animals may differ between vet schools and even from year to year.

While the use of shelter animals in veterinary education can be a controversial topic, it’s important to carefully consider each individual instance of shelter pet use within the curriculum to determine whether the use of animals is mutually beneficial for both the animals and the veterinary students.

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Topics: Shelter Medicine, Shelter Pets

FAQs About Shelter Medicine for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM

If you’re like the majority of vet students, you entered this field because you care about animals and want to improve their well-being. While there are certainly many ways to achieve that goal, shelter medicine provides a powerful opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of companion animals.

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Topics: Shelter Medicine, Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of Canine Adrenal Function Tests

Posted by Cathy Barnette on September 21, 2020 at 11:20 AM

When a dog presents with signs of hypoadrenocorticism or hyperadrenocorticism, the first step is to assess the function of the adrenal glands. There are a number of common tests that may be used for this purpose, each with its own unique pros and cons.

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Topics: Canine Adrenal Function Test

Glucose Curve Interpretation: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on September 14, 2020 at 8:46 AM

On a busy Friday afternoon, you walk into an exam room to see Sophie, a 9-year-old Bichon. Sophie’s owner, Mrs. Smith, just moved to the area and is looking for a new veterinarian.

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Topics: Case Studies, Glucose Curve Interpretation, Glucose

 

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