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Memory: How it works and 5 ways to improve it for Vet Students!

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on January 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM

How memory works is complex, but while it may be tough to understand, it may be tougher not to! It’s important to have an understanding of memory because it is crucial - it is the basis of so many applications, including studying and learning. By having an understanding of the main concepts in memory, you can work to improve yours.

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

Keep Calm and Pass the NAVLE®

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on November 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM

The NAVLE® is approaching and you probably have a lot on your mind. Maybe you're thinking about the internship application that's due soon, or you're months into clinics and your body reminds you every day how tired you are. Ultimately, how are you going to get everything done? 

The NAVLE® is the biggest test ever - more than three years of knowledge crammed into one day - and you may be overwhelmed and even a bit anxious, but remember...it's just a test.

We at VetPrep have been there and we understand the freak out (it's perfectly normal!). Things start to get real and that can be very scary, but I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be OK.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, NAVLE, Stress Management

9 TED talks recommended for veterinary students

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on April 13, 2018 at 11:06 PM

TED Talks is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Here are 9 talks I think would be very beneficial for Veterinary Students who may be just starting their journey as a 1st year all the way to the recent graduate. Take a look at these 9 gems and then read my takeaways through a veterinary lens as someone who has taken the journey through veterinary school and now is a professional.

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Topics: Stress Management, Motivation

Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 5, 2018 at 8:37 AM

We have heard a lot about compassion fatigue in the last couple of years when it comes to the veterinary community. It is a very important topic to address if you work in the veterinary field.

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Topics: Stress Management, Compassion Fatigue, Suicide

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