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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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10 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Veterinary Conference

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Learning how to get the most out of a veterinary conference provides great value to a veterinarian’s career. Veterinary conferences offer tremendous opportunities. You can gain CE credits, hear from a specific presenter, provide a presentation yourself, grow your network, learn about the latest innovations in your field, or simply gain an excuse for a trip out of town. Veterinary conferences offer plenty of value, however, without the right approach and preparation, the majority of that value can easily be missed! Based on what we’ve learned ourselves, along with what we’ve heard from…

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How Millennials are Beginning to Shape the Future of Veterinary Medicine

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Millennials are the future of veterinary medicine, both on the practitioner and client side of the table. Our generation has several distinct, unique and important traits (and associated expectations) that will increasingly begin to shape the evolution of vetmed.   A recent article in Veterinary Practice News by Dr. Carolyn C. Shadle highlights the most prominent characteristics of millennials, and looks at how these traits will (and already are) affecting veterinary practices. We’ve summarized the key points of the article below in case you’re tight on time! (As the definition always seems…

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Vet School Debt: Tips and Resources for Overcoming Your Veterinary Student Loans

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Whether you are considering vet school as a possibility for the future, beginning your degree now, or already well on your way to becoming a veterinarian; vet school debt is going to be on your mind. In the United States, the average cost to complete a veterinary degree is rapidly rising above $200k to attend an in-state school, and $275k for out-of-state. That’s a big, daunting cost to pursue your dream career, and for many it means the end to that dream. But how much of a barrier does the cost…

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Q&A with a DVM Class Representative

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Allie Catalino is a 4th year DVM student, an AVC class representative vice-president, and seems to have many of the secrets to vet school success dialed in. Fortunately for us, Allie is also one our EasyAnatomy student ambassadors, and despite being incredibly busy working on a farm this summer, she took the time to share some of her vet school experiences and insights. Whether you’re about to enter your first year, nearing the end of your degree like Allie, or already graduated, there’s surely something to be learned or related to…

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9 Helpful Tips for Soon to be Veterinarians

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Sometimes coming out of school and going straight into the field can be a little nerve-racking. You’re likely unsure of what to even expect! To help reduce the anxiety and uncertainty, Dr. Nicole Salloum, MVB, gave us these 9 helpful tips to pass along to you soon to be vets. 1. Its normal to feel overwhelmed. When you leave vet school, you’ll have a whole bunch of knowledge at your fingertips, but during your first week in practice you’ll be faced with real life situations and may feel like you actually know very little about…

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