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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

Controlling the Chaos of Vet School

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM

Your list of responsibilities during vet school probably seems endless. First, there are classes and studying. Next, there are probably some extracurricular activities. You may have a part-time job. Then there are your pets, your significant other, your friends, your family, laundry, cooking, eating, keeping your home in somewhat livable condition... and the list goes on and on.

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Topics: Vet Student, Vet School

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

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