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Priority-Setting for Veterinary Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM

“Vet school is like drinking from a firehose.”I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before... and it’s true, in so many ways!

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Topics: Studying, Vet Student, Vet School

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: Studying, Vet School, Vet Student, Stress Management

What happened to HGE?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on December 26, 2018 at 4:12 PM
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis has been 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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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

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