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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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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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3D Canine Anatomy Notes You Can Access Anytime, Anywhere (Video)

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EasyAnatomy’s annotations feature is kin to a telestrator, and helps veterinary students point out and remember the most important information for ANY part of canine anatomy, all in 3D! As a veterinary student, you’re faced with an overwhelming amount of complex material to learn. Customize your studies to your own schedule and in your own way, with EasyAnatomy’s custom annotations, bookmarks, notes, and more!

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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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4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress as a Veterinary Student

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When the stresses of a mounting workload, approaching exams, or overshadowing student loans are wearing you down and beginning to hinder your daily performance, try reducing the tension with a few of these helpful tips: 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 top 5 herbal teas to relieve stress. Tip 2: Turn that Dorsal Dog, into Downward Dog The calm breathing and meditation in yoga…

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EasyAnatomy Beta Update: Digestive System, New Skeleton, and more!

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We’re excited to announce yet another big update to the EasyAnatomy beta! The entire team has worked very hard over the past few weeks for this one, and the changes are being released in sync with our announcement that EasyAnatomy is now open for pre-orders (learn more on our new website)! Below you will find the release notes for this new build, along with download links so that you can see everything for yourself… Release Notes A message from the chief llama: “The team at LlamaZOO is always working hard to create anatomically correct…

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5 Step Custom Canine Anatomy Diagram Creation with EasyAnatomy

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Studies indicate that teaching and learning animal anatomy using 3D offers many benefits, including increased student engagement, increased knowledge retention, and improved assessment. What sets EasyAnatomy apart (aside from the superior quality and accuracy of its 3D models) are the additional features and possibilities of the app. These include the frequently mentioned adaptive quizzing system, anatomist-written explanatory content and the ability to bookmark viewing angles, but in this post we will be focusing on a lesser-known (but equally interesting) capability: assisting with Custom Diagram Creation. EasyAnatomy’s 3D model can be used to create custom…

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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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3 Things Most People Don’t Know About Becoming a Veterinarian

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When people think of what it’s like to be a veterinarian, what comes to mind is typically a work environment filled with cute animals, a hefty paycheck, and of course the occasional difficult time when it comes to things like euthanasia. But many don’t realize how difficult the job actually can be, not to mention the intensive process of becoming a vet in the first place. Here are just a few things people don’t realize about being a veterinarian: 1. Time Commitment “Vet school is just a two year program…

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