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Equine and Cattle Winter Hazards for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on December 23, 2019 at 1:19 PM

While companion animals are certainly susceptible to some winter hazards, plunging temperatures pose a special risk to livestock. These animals are typically housed outdoors, where they are exposed to cold temperatures and changing weather conditions.

Therefore, it is essential that their owners take active measures to keep them safe during the winter months.

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Topics: Equine, Cattle, Winter Hazards

Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Posted by Cathy Barnette on December 17, 2019 at 2:02 PM

A Review for Vet Students - If you’ve spent any time working in a small animal practice, you have probably treated a dog (or seen a dog treated) for “pancreatitis.” 

Did the dog actually have pancreatitis, though? It turns out Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs is not that simple.

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Topics: Dog Breeds, Pancreatitis, Dogs

Is it Ethylene Glycol Toxicity? Diagnostic Tips for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on December 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Ethylene glycol toxicity can be an easy diagnosis or a challenging one, depending on a number of factors. Use these tips to help you make an accurate diagnosis! 

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Topics: Toxicity, Glycol Toxicity

Career Opportunities in Veterinary Public Health

Posted by Cathy Barnette on November 25, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Veterinarians are trained to work on multiple species, focus on herd health, and look at “the big picture.” For this reason, we are uniquely positioned to work in the field of public health. 

Whether you’re currently interested in a career in public health, or planning to pursue a more conventional career in clinical practice, an understanding of public health options can be beneficial! Plans and goals often change over the course of our careers; therefore, it’s important to explore all aspects of veterinary medicine.

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Topics: Career, Veterinary Career, One Health

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