Moira Fitzgerald BS, RVT: Adventures in veterinary medicine

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When Moira Fitzgerald BS, RVT owned her own ballet studio in high school, veterinary medicine was the furthest thing from her mind. What began as keeping a few friends company during shifts at an emergency veterinary clinic in Sacramento, California, grew into a passion for veterinary medicine, teaching, and helping others, particularly, other veterinary technicians. Tell us a little about …

Cierra Buer, DVM: Courage is all about showing up

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Moo. Cluck. Nay. Bah. Meow. Woof. All noises you might expect to find surrounding a budding veterinarian. And for Dr. Cierra Buer, that environment is exactly what ignited her love of animals and spurred her dedication to practice veterinary medicine. In practice for nearly 15 years, Dr. Buer is the lead veterinarian at the Rimrock Veterinary Clinic in Redmond, Oregon …

Pamela Datsko, DVM: Embracing your healthy self in veterinary medicine

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For Pamela Datsko, DVM, veterinary practice has become so much more than puppy dog tails and roses. Still in practice at the West Lancaster Animal Hospital in Pennsylvania, Pamela’s quest to enhance the emotional and mental wellbeing of her peers and colleagues in the veterinary industry has become a driving force. Tell me a little bit about your practice. How …

Cindy Trice, DVM: A little relief for fellow veterinarians

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As a relief veterinarian, Dr. Cindy Trice is passionate about helping her fellow veterinarians. While issues like compassion fatigue, disproportionate student debt, and burn out plague the veterinary community, Dr. Trice is focused on lending a hand and providing time for rest and recuperation for her colleagues across the United States. Voice of the Vet™ caught up with Dr. Trice …

Anne de Vos, DVM: It’s all about perspective

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Anne de Vos became a veterinarian in 1976 after earning her BVSc (Veterinary Science) degree from the University of Pretoria, located about 60 kilometers north of Johannesburg. At the time, there was only one veterinary school in the country and she was one of four females in her graduating class. Nevertheless, Dr. de Vos was as determined as ever. After …