Cultivating Partnerships to Enhance Communities

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It’s no secret that science and medicine are very competitive industries. Veterinary schools have an acceptance rate of 10-20%, and it seems to get lower each year. If you aren’t aware of how you compare to other students, don’t worry! Many veterinary schools statistics so you can see how you compare among your peers. The environment is ripe for competition, …

Applying Your Past and Building Your Future

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When applying to vet school, you’re asked repeatedly why you want to be a veterinarian. You fill out essays, surveys, and timelines. You attend interviews and meet with existing students. All to help the school understand why you are suited to be a veterinarian. When I applied to veterinary school, I had no singular reason why I knew I wanted …

Protecting Your Time and Building Your Value

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There’s a famous line every first-year vet student hears at my school during orientation week. After meeting your new classmates and going over curriculum expectations, we gather in a large lecture hall for our professor to give us the legendary speech that nearly every student in the last couple decades has heard. He outlines what a typical 13-hour day might …

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 …