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 …

Dr. Galvan, DVM: Turning Lessons Learned into Practice

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Dr. Galvan at work

After nine years of practicing medicine, Dr. Galvan has seen a lot and learned even more. After years of experience, there are a lot of things he wishes he could have learned back in veterinary school: practical business management, navigating a winding career path, or how to be taken seriously after a patient’s abscess unexpectedly bursts onto your glasses. When …

Racelle LaMar, DVM: Rising from the Ashes

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As a sole practitioner with a well-established small animal practice in Santa Rosa, California, Racelle LaMar, never imagined her clinic, Northtown Animal Hospital, would be ravaged by wildfires. Since the Santa Rosa wildfires, she and her team have worked tirelessly to provide continuity of care for their clients and their pets. One year later, Dr. LaMar shares her lessons learned …