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Stress to Success: Dr. Amanda's Guide to Acing the NAVLE

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 13, 2023 8:26:05 AM
Are you approaching the NAVLE and feeling the pressure? It’s the hurdle every veterinary student must cross, and for some, it can feel like a mountain. But with the right strategies and guidance, you can tackle it with confidence and come out victorious.

Watch an enlightening webinar hosted by Dr. Amanda, who not only recently graduated but also passed the NAVLE with flying colors! She’s here to share her invaluable tips, resources, and study techniques that helped her succeed the first time around.

Why Watch?

1. Personal Experience: Dr. Amanda will share her journey and insights, giving you a first-hand look at what to expect and how to prepare.
2. Study Strategies: Discover tried and tested methods that make studying efficient and effective.
3. Question Breakdown: Get a closer look at how NAVLE questions are structured and the best ways to approach them.
4. Resource Recommendations: Don’t get lost in the sea of study materials. Dr. Amanda will share her top picks to streamline your revision.
5. Q&A Session: Have specific queries or concerns? Dr. Amanda will be answering your burning questions live.
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Topics: Studying, 4th Year Student, Study Strategies, Test Taking Tips, NAVLE, Vet Student

Knowledge Check: 5 Medical Math Questions for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on May 14, 2021 6:56:51 PM

While you may be able to use apps and online calculators for much of the math that you perform on a regular basis, the truth is that both the NAVLE® and your vet school courses will require you to understand how to perform a variety of calculations without those aids. 

Take this chance to test your knowledge!

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Topics: Math Questions, Vet Student

Wellness Plan FAQs: Know the Basics

Posted by Cathy Barnette on Mar 16, 2021 11:14:16 AM

If your post-graduation career plans involve working in small animal general practice, there’s a decent chance that you may someday find yourself dealing with wellness plans. In fact, a 2015 survey found that 20% of veterinary practices surveyed offered wellness plans, although the exact number seems to fluctuate from year to year.1

When you think of wellness plans, you might immediately think of Banfield. While they are a major provider and proponent of wellness plans, they certainly aren’t the only ones! Other corporations, including VCA and National Veterinary Associates (NVA) also offer wellness plans in many of their hospitals. Privately-owned practices are also increasingly offering wellness plans as a service to their clients, to increase compliance and provide clients with financial options.

Having a basic understanding of wellness plans can be a big help you as you begin your career. If you’re considering working a practice that offers wellness plans, understanding these plans can help you determine whether you would be comfortable recommending them to your clients. If you do end up working in such a practice, an understanding of your practice’s specific wellness plan offerings is essential in order to educate your clients about this option.

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Topics: Vet Student, Wellness Plans, veterinary student

Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy: FAQs for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on May 18, 2020 10:20:34 AM

In 2018, veterinary cardiologists began to observe and report an increased incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in breeds not normally predisposed to that condition.

On July 12, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release stating that they were formally investigating a connection between “pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients” and dilated cardiomyopathy DCM in dogs.1

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Topics: Diet, Dilate Cardiomyopathy, Vet Student

Fluid Therapy Tips for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on Mar 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Intravenous fluids are used to treat a number of different conditions, including shock, hypovolemia, and dehydration. In general small animal practice, however, one of the most common use of IV fluids is to treat dehydration or ongoing fluid losses in a hospitalized patient. 

Providing optimal fluid therapy requires careful selection of fluid type, as well as determining an appropriate fluid rate. Additionally, it’s important to be aware of the risks that can accompany IV fluid therapy, so that you can minimize the likelihood of complications and detect complications promptly if they do occur.

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Topics: Vet Student, Fluid Therapy

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