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Flavia Vaduva

Flavia Vaduva is a general practice Veterinarian and product manager for VetPrep. She has a passion for veterinary medicine, education and business management. She really enjoys interacting with veterinary students and veterinary professionals. She spends her free time riding horses and traveling to explore new places!

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You're a veterinary professional that has been criticized, now what?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on June 26, 2019 at 2:32 PM
 
It is extremely likely that, at some point during your veterinary career, you have been exposed to client criticism. You may have seen it as a pre-veterinary student working as an assistant or as a veterinary student on clinics. It is also likely you will be exposed to client criticism as a veterinarian.
 
The difference is that, as a veterinarian, it will feel more personal since you are a decision maker and responsible for the care the owners want their pet to receive. Despite your best efforts, there are just some things you cannot avoid in veterinary medicine - and client criticism is one of them. It’s important to arm yourself with knowledge about strategies to deal with these situations.
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Topics: Workplace

5 Things You Learn After Vet School

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on June 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
 
 
So Vet school is now over, and your learning is complete forever, correct? Well not quite right. Here are the 5 things you learn after veterinary school.
 
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Topics: Vet School

10 Mental Health Resources for Veterinarians

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on May 6, 2019 at 3:50 PM

It’s always been interesting to me how differently individuals in the general public view our profession. I’ve had people tell me, “it is a beautiful profession” to “that’s got to be one of the hardest jobs.” I wonder if maybe veterinary medicine lies somewhere in between or in a combination of these two statements. Personally, I believe our profession can be both incredibly rewarding and profoundly difficult.

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Topics: Suicide, Mental Health

Dirofilaria immitis Differences in Cats

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on April 22, 2019 at 12:42 PM

In your vet school, have you heard the phrase, “cats are not small dogs?” This is a great statement to remember because they are very different for a variety of reasons including but not limited to physiology, behavior, disease processes and drug metabolism.

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Topics: Dirofilaria immitis

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