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Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy: FAQs for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on May 18, 2020 at 11:20 AM

In 2018, veterinary cardiologists began to observe and report an increased incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in breeds not normally predisposed to that condition.

On July 12, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release stating that they were formally investigating a connection between “pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients” and dilated cardiomyopathy DCM in dogs.1

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Topics: Vet Student, Diet, Dilate Cardiomyopathy

Fluid Therapy Tips for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on March 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Intravenous fluids are used to treat a number of different conditions, including shock, hypovolemia, and dehydration. In general small animal practice, however, one of the most common use of IV fluids is to treat dehydration or ongoing fluid losses in a hospitalized patient. 

Providing optimal fluid therapy requires careful selection of fluid type, as well as determining an appropriate fluid rate. Additionally, it’s important to be aware of the risks that can accompany IV fluid therapy, so that you can minimize the likelihood of complications and detect complications promptly if they do occur.

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Topics: Vet Student, Fluid Therapy

Controlling the Chaos of Vet School

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM

Your list of responsibilities during vet school probably seems endless. First, there are classes and studying. Next, there are probably some extracurricular activities. You may have a part-time job. Then there are your pets, your significant other, your friends, your family, laundry, cooking, eating, keeping your home in somewhat livable condition... and the list goes on and on.

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Topics: Vet Student, Vet School

Fourth-Year Vet Students, Are You Ready for NAVLE®?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 5, 2019 at 3:23 PM

If you’re a fourth-year vet student, you have probably (hopefully?!) already registered to take the NAVLE®during the November 18th - December 14th, 2019 testing window.

Guess what? 

That’s only 3-4 months away!!

Right now, stop what you’re doing.

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Topics: NAVLE, Vet Student, Vet School, Studying, 4th Year

 

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