Idiopathic Issues

Vet Student:  Are you afraid of performing surgery?

Posted by Cari Wise on February 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Vet Student, the expectation placed on a newly graduated veterinarian is daunting.   We are expected to hit the ground running with working knowledge of all species, the ability to diagnose any disease, and the skill to perform a myriad of surgical procedures.

We are to jump into all of this without being afraid, right?

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Topics: Career, Stress Management, Surgery, Vet School

A New Way to Practice Painful Procedures

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on October 5, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Animal use for scientific advancements is a controversial subject. Many people are against animal testing but still reap the benefits of these medical advancements every day, which makes for a long winded ethical discussion. There will always be debate over those frog dissections in high school and animal testing for cosmetics. As a veterinarian whose main goal is to save animal lives it can be an emotional challenge to hurt one animal even though the justification is that you will be able to help other animals in the future.

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Topics: Surgery, Clinics

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