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Protect Your Mental Health, Vet Students and New Grads!

Posted by Cathy Barnette on September 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM

As you might have heard, September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If there’s a profession that needs to pay special attention to suicide prevention, it’s certainly veterinarians! A 2019 study found that suicide risk in male veterinarians is 1.6 times higher than the general population, while the risk in female veterinarians is 2.4 times higher than the general population.1

And our vet tech friends aren’t immune, either; the same study found that vet techs had an even higher suicide rate than veterinarians.1 Clearly, this is an issue that all of us need to be aware of, so that we can do our best to protect ourselves and our colleagues.

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Topics: Suicide, Mental Health

Tips for Vet Students on the Big 4 Imaging Modalities

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 24, 2020 at 10:26 AM

When it comes to imaging modalities, we have plenty of options. That can be an advantage when working up a challenging case, but it can also be overwhelming! In some cases, it may be difficult to determine which imaging modality is going to give you the most benefit for a particular patient.

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Topics: Imaging

5 Radiology Tips for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 14, 2020 at 11:01 AM

While radiographic interpretation is an important component of veterinary practice, all of the radiographic interpretation skills in the world are useless if you can’t create a diagnostic image!

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Topics: Radiographs, Radiology

Pros and Cons of PennHip and OFA Hip Radiographs: Review for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 10, 2020 at 10:31 AM

There are two methods commonly used to evaluate the hips of young dogs: PennHip radiographs and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) hip radiographs. Each of these methods has unique pros and cons.

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Topics: Radiographs, PennHip, OFA Hip

 

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