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Video: How to Prepare for the O.R.

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 24, 2022 at 11:41 AM

Stepping into an operating room for the first time may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! You already have all of the technical knowledge necessary to prepare an operating room successfully, but there are some nuances that you don’t want to forget.

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Topics: Surgery

So You Want to Be a Veterinary Cardiologist?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 26, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Some vet students struggle through their cardiology courses, looking at ECG tracings like some sort of Rorschach test that requires significant creativity to interpret.

(Full disclosure: I was one of those students!) Other students, however, love cardiology. From the ECGs to the echocardiogram images, they enjoy the challenges and rewards of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions. 

While all general practitioners utilize cardiology on a somewhat regular basis, specialization can allow you to treat cardiology cases all day, every day. If you are drawn to cardiology, this may be an option worth considering.

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Topics: Cardiology, Veterinary Cardiologist

The Modern Vet: Long NAVLE Practice Question

Posted by Dr. Elan Armstrong, DVM, MPH on April 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Watch this video if you need an extra boost while studying for the NAVLE®!

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Topics: NAVLE, Long NAVLE Practice Question

Treatment of Canine Heart Failure: A Summary for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 19, 2022 at 5:36 AM

While your veterinary cardiology courses have likely covered a wide variety of cardiac diseases, both common and uncommon, there is one presentation that you are almost guaranteed to see in your first year as a new grad: a dog in congestive heart failure (CHF).

If you are comfortable with this, you will be able to handle the overwhelming majority of what’s expected of a general practice vet! 

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Topics: Canine Heart Diseases

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