Learning Best Practices and Developing Your Own

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In a couple months, I will be starting the third year of my DVM program. After one more year of didactic coursework, I will be entering clinics and practicing medicine with real, living, breathing patients. In preparation for this exciting and nerve-wracking time, I have sought advice from veterinarians, fourth year veterinary students, and veterinary assistants and technicians. I wanted …

COVID-19 Internship: Impact of COVID-19 in Veterinary Medicine

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It’s difficult to grasp the idea that not too long ago, the word “coronavirus” probably didn’t evoke strong emotions for most individuals. It’s now difficult to find a person who hasn’t been deeply affected by the word. I have struggled with how to develop the right tone for this article, as I want to acknowledge that while the world of …

Meet Anna Blick, Future DVM!

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The blog is back! As many of you may have noticed, our Zomedica blog has been dark since December 2019. Zomedica is a very lean and young organization; admittedly, we are coming out of a phase of “blog burnout”. We were struggling with our voice, what to say, how to say it, and whom on the team had the time …

Dr. Bianca Ortolani: Confidence in Clinical Practice

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Problem-solving, confidence, and care. All things veterinarians have in common, but for Bianca Ortolani, they are critical to success in practice. As an associate veterinary in Waltham, Massachusetts at Kindness Animal Hospital, Dr. Ortolani focuses on healthy pet visits part-time at the clinic. We caught up with Dr. Ortolani during a day off and talked about cats, dogs, and veterinary …

For the Love of Veterinary Medicine, Science and Learning

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As a veterinary technician specialist in clinical pathology, Lori Balliet wears many hats. Whether it’s teaching students to count and differentiate 100 cells from a blood smear or supervising the lab at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, her passion for learning, science and animals is clear. What inspired your decision to start a career with animals? After earning my bachelor’s degree in …