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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: Facts, Career

Veterinary Spotlight: Victoria Olson, Registered Veterinary Technician, BS

Posted by Cari Wise on October 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Victoria Olson is a Registered Veterinary Technician with XPrep Learning Solutions where she works as both a Program Coordinator for VetTechPrep and as Customer Support for all XPrep products.  Vicki graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and spent many years working in Specialty hospitals.  She went on to complete a degree in marketing prior to joining the XPrep family in 2014.

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Topics: Career

The Consequence and Stress of Not Achieving A's in Vet School

Posted by Cari Wise on September 15, 2016 at 8:12 AM

It is not uncommon for vet students to become stressed because the grades they earn in vet school are not always similar to the grades they achieved during their undergraduate studies. Many find themselves "in the middle of the pack" after being a "top student" previously.  Emotionally, this can be very discouraging and depressing for some.  

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Topics: Career, Vet School, Vet Student, Stress Management

Is there a Middle Ground between Gold-Standard Care and Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine?

Posted by Cari Wise on August 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM

As veterinarians and pet owners, we are fortunate to live in a time where the understanding of animal diseases and options for diagnosis and treatment are far more advanced than ever before.  As a result, we also live in a time where the cost to provide the new gold-standard care is also higher.

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Topics: Career, Euthanasia, Communication, Client Situations, Stress Management

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