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Why You Should Not be Without a Pet During Vet School

Posted by Cari Wise on July 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Are you in Vet School and without a pet?  Think you might be too busy?  Too poor?  Too tired?  I urge you to reconsider!  You are missing out on more than you may realize!

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Stress Management, Vet School

10 Tips for Vet School Success

Posted by Cari Wise on July 13, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Getting in to Veterinary School is the hard part.  So once you are there, how do you make the most out of your education?  We’ve compiled a list of 10 Tips to help you assure Vet School Success!

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Topics: Health & Wellness, NAVLE, Stress Management, Vet School

June Veterinarian Spotlight: Dr. Cynde Gardner

Posted by Cari Wise on June 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Cynde Gardner, DVM, CH, is a veterinarian currently practicing as a Medical Hypnotherapist and Stress Reduction Specialist.  She opened her current company, Bright Paths, after an accident left her unable to continue daily veterinary medical practice.  

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Career, Stress Management, Veterinarian Spotlight

5 Weight Management Tips for Pets

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on December 11, 2015 at 11:34 AM

The Holiday Season is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but it is a struggle for me to make good food choices and find the time to exercise during all of the festivities.  Unfortunately for our pets there seems to be a correlation with our Winter weight gain and their Winter weight gain.  I had so many Spring Wellness exams that started out with, Fluffy has gained quite a bit of weight over the Winter and we will need to do something about that.  

In a way, I feel for the clients.  If you live in a cold climate it can be hard to take your dog out for a walk when it is freezing cold or freezing rain.  The sidewalks get clogged with ice and snow and it is dark out earlier so it really can be treacherous to take your pup out for a walk.  Unfortunately, if you are like me, you feel guilty when you don’t take your dog for a walk so you make up for it by giving treats.  Decreased calories out and increased calories in is a dangerous equation for weight gain.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, NAVLE, rehabilitation, Weight

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