How to Reduce Stress as a Veterinary Student: 4 Easy Tips

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When the stresses of a mounting workload, approaching exams, or overshadowing student loans start to wear you down and hinder your daily performance, try reducing the tension with these 4 simple tips to reduce stress as a veterinary student: Tip 1: Swap that coffee for herbal tea Caffeine induces feelings of stress, nervousness and anxiety. Herbal teas are caffeine free and filled with good vitamins and nutrients and are good for relieving stress or anxiety. Try one (or all) of these stress relieving herbal teas. Tip 2: Turn that Dorsal Dog, into Downward Dog The calm breathing and…

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3D Llama Anatomy Study App Launching in Spring 2017

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You asked, we’ve answered. New 3D llama anatomy study app now in private beta! EasyAnatomy users have been asking us to add additional species ever since we first introduced our interactive 3D canine. We always replied that “we’ll choose the next species based on demand”, but the problem was that everybody seemed to want something different. Some students said “Do feline next!”, others told us “Give me equine now!”, and there were even a few outliers who requested that we “Build a bovine, please”. We were confused, and felt pretty lost, so…

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So, we decided to make 3D canine anatomy available for everyone

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The biggest update to EasyAnatomy since our initial launch has arrived! There’s a lot to talk about with this update, perhaps even too much for words. The best way learn all that’s new is certainly by downloading EasyAnatomy and exploring for yourself – but, in case you’re looking for a very quick summary, we figured GIFs are probably the second best option… and so, without further ado, here is “EasyAnatomy’s Biggest Update, Summarized in 4 GIFs or Less” 1) New: The Circulatory, Nervous & Lymphatic Systems As announced in the letter from…

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A letter from our co-founders, and the biggest EasyAnatomy update yet

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The complete canine nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems are now complete, and available to study and explore in EasyAnatomy! To learn more about this update, and find out how to get access yourself, please read the following announcement note from our proud co-founders – Charles and Kevin (pictured below, to help you put faces to the voices). Hi everyone,   This is Charles & Kevin from LlamaZOO & EasyAnatomy. We’re writing on behalf of ourselves, and our entire team of llamas, to share our biggest announcement since last summer’s pre-launch.   The Update You’ve…

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9 of the Most Famous Female Veterinarians of All Time

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9 of the Most Famous Female Veterinarians of All Time Did you know that in North America, 80% of the veterinary student population is now female?! Here are 9 female veterinarians who have become quite notable – for cool, amazing, and even infamous reasons. 1. Suzanne Morrow (Francis) Suzanne Morrow (nee Francis), was not only a renowned figure skater but also a veterinarian and All-Breed dog show judge. The late vet was part of the first Canadian figure skating pair to win both Olympic and World medals. She was also the first skater…

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10 Viable Alternative Career Options for Veterinary Graduates

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Alternative career options for veterinary graduates. It’s not enough that gaining acceptance to veterinary school is really hard to do. Nor is it enough that getting through vet school is probably even harder. Sadly, in our current economic climate, life doesn’t become any easier for veterinarians even after they graduate. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternative career options for veterinary graduates. The average student graduates veterinary school with significant debt. Unlike other medical professions, they don’t go on to earn the income necessary to easily overcome that debt. Frighteningly – female veterinarians,…

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EasyAnatomy’s 2016 Year in Review

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What a year 2016 has been! EasyAnatomy started out as just a pile of digital bones, but with the tremendous commitment & support from our university partners, professors, team, and early customers, we have literally brought our 3D canine to life. Veterinary students from 68 schools, 23 countries, and 6 continents are now using EasyAnatomy to help make their anatomy classes easier, and that’s pretty darn cool. Almost as cool as what we have planned for next year – so stay tuned for the much anticipated release of the complete nervous & circulatory systems, along…

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Anatomy of the Canine Digestive System

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It’s no secret that dogs love food. This love of food often leads them to eat pretty well whatever they can get their paws on, meaning stomach problems and swallowed objects are things you will commonly encounter as a veterinarian. To make sure you’re prepared when the inevitable post-snack issues arrive, a solid understanding of the anatomy of the canine digestive system is essential. This post highlights the anatomy of the canine digestive system, and includes information such as why the structures are present, plus their importance.  Esophagus NAV Term: Esophagus What is…

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Anatomy of the Canine Knee

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If you’re an aspiring veterinarian, odds are you are going to see more than your fair share of injured knees over the coming years. Luxating patella, cruciate ligament rupture and torn meniscus are things you may see on a daily basis, so it’s critical that you develop a solid understanding of the anatomy of the canine knee from an early stage in your veterinary career. Without fail, anytime we demonstrate EasyAnatomy to a practicing veterinarian one of the first things they ask to see is the knee. Most vets tell us…

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EasyAnatomy Update: November 23, 2016 – Have no fear, SEARCH is here!

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New EasyAnatomy Updates – November 23, 2016 It’s time to save yourself huge time, and find the anatomy you’re looking for as fast as your fingers can type, with our newly added search feature! Plus, our 3D canine now looks crisper and more realistic than ever thanks to new graphics enhancements (Windows and Mac users can now also customize their graphics settings).   Read the full update notes here.   – The Llamas at LlamaZOO

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