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Idiopathic Vestibular Disease: Vet Student Summary

Posted by Cathy Barnette on February 12, 2020 at 2:03 PM

As a new graduate, you will eventually receive an emergency visit from a panicked client who is convinced that their geriatric dog has had a stroke.

You’ll rush into the exam room and be faced with an older dog with a head tilt, nystagmus, and trouble standing without falling to one side. The dog may even be rolling across the exam room floor. 

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Topics: Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

Your Vet School Financial Aid is in the Bank: Now What?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM

It’s the beginning of the semester and your financial aid money has (hopefully!) been deposited into your bank account. Now you need to figure out how to make that money last through the end of the semester, until you receive your next financial aid deposit or start a job. 

If you’re like many people, receiving large sums of money on an infrequent basis makes budgeting a bit challenging. How do you avoid overspending at the beginning of the semester? How do you ensure that you’ll have enough money to get through the entire semester?

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Topics: Vet School, Veterinary School, Financial Aid

How to Prepare for a Recession (Before You've Even Graduated

Posted by Stacy Pursell on January 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM

As a student and future graduate in the Veterinary profession, I have good news for you.

Regardless of everything that’s been happening in the world during the past year—trade wars, extreme weather, political strife—the national economy is still doing well. And because of that, the employment marketplace is still full of opportunity.

However, also have some bad news for you.

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Topics: Graduation, Recession

Communication Across Generations for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 6, 2020 at 8:45 AM

As a vet student, and eventually as a veterinarian, you will spend a significant amount of time interacting with people from different generations. Intergenerational conflicts may arise in interactions with your classmates or professors, in dealing with your employer or coworkers at your first job, and in client interactions.

No matter the context, being aware of generational differences in communication can help improve your conversations with colleagues and clients.

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Topics: Communication

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