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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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Memory: How it works and 5 ways to improve it!

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on January 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM

How memory works is complex, but while it may be tough to understand, it may be tougher not to! It’s important to have an understanding of memory because it is crucial - it is the basis of so many applications, including studying and learning. By having an understanding of the main concepts in memory, you can work to improve yours.

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Topics: Stress Management, Vet Student, Vet School, Studying

What happened to HGE?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on December 26, 2018 at 4:12 PM
 
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis has been renamed...it is now called Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome (AHDS). 
 
AHDS is a more specific term, as HGE could refer to a number of conditions that cause inflammation and bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract. Other conditions that may lead to HGE  include but are not limited to: infectious causes, dietary indiscretion and pancreatitis among others. 
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Topics: HGE

Link: Here's Who I Blame for the High Cost of Veterinary Care

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on December 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM
 
As a profession, we often struggle with the financial concerns that come with the cost of providing veterinary care.
 
I know I have been that vet that has tried to come up with multiple treatment plans that might work, despite the fact that I know what may actually work but was not approved by the client. I know I have been that vet that has taken on an owner surrender case that I paid for myself and had to then worry about how I would find a good home for that pet afterwards. I know I have been that vet that has had to perform euthanasias for issues that were probably treatable but not financially affordable for the pet owner. 
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Topics: High Cost

Veterinarians and Vet Students: What can you do to help in times of natural disasters?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on December 10, 2018 at 9:19 AM
 
In light of the several natural disasters that have affected the U.S. in the past year, you may be wondering what you can do to help.
 
There are many ways, options and opportunities to help- the key, if you are passionate about and interested in disaster response, is to review the resources available and decide what way or ways you want to help! 
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Topics: Natural Disasters

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