Idiopathic Issues

Corporatism and the Future of Veterinary Medicine

Posted by Ira Gordon on January 25, 2017 at 3:37 PM

There has been a great conversation going on in a ViralVet thread regarding recent corporate consolidation. The recent acquisition of VCA by Mars has prompted many of us to think about how corporatization of our profession may impact the future of veterinary medicine.

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Topics: Career

10 Holiday Hazards for Pets Causing True Veterinary Emergencies

Posted by Cari Wise on December 23, 2016 at 11:38 AM
The holiday season is upon us and with the decorations and festivities come potential hazards for our pets and veterinary emergencies for the pros. Here are ten examples of holiday hazards for pets known to keep emergency veterinarians busy this time of year.
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Topics: Career, Emergencies

Veterinary Class of 2017, Enjoy the Home Stretch!

Posted by Cari Wise on December 15, 2016 at 2:22 PM
For most 2017 veterinary graduates, the NAVLE® is a thing of the past!  Although you won’t receive your exam results until February, now is the time to relax and enjoy a well-deserved break from the never-ending studying that has consumed your life in recent weeks and months. 
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Topics: Career, Vet Student

Annual Salary for Veterinarians

Posted by Cari Wise on November 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for veterinarians in May 2015 was $88,490. This means pay was higher for 50% of DVMs was lower, for the other 50%.  The lowest 10 percent earned less than $53,210, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $158,260.  What do you think of these annual salary vets?
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Topics: Career, Facts

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