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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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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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How To Use EasyAnatomy: “Getting Started” Video Guide For New Veterinary Students

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If you’re new to EasyAnatomy, or have been a user for a while but still feel like there are mysterious features and capabilities you have yet to discover, then this “Getting Started” video is for you. This brief video provides an overview of the controls for using EasyAnatomy, along with they key features that make it the ultimate veterinary anatomy study tool. Give it a watch, and we hope you enjoy! Covered in the video: 0:08 App Control/Navigation Cheat-Sheet 0:21 Layers Panel 0:56 Rotating the 3D Canine 1:10 Zooming In…

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7 NAVLE Study Tips to Help Veterinary Students Ace the Exam

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Studying for the NAVLE?  Here’s 7 Exam Tips for Keeping You On Your “A” Game For those of you preparing for the NAVLE, good luck! We know that studying veterinary medicine is challenging, there is so much to learn, so little time and very few resources. We asked veterinary students and practitioners what they did to study for the NAVLE and ace the test, and here’s what they had to say: 1) Keep Your NAVLE Studies Organized Having a plan and understanding what needs to be covered is helpful in making sure you…

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Supplementing Veterinary Anatomy Lectures with EasyAnatomy

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EasyAnatomy provides a means of engaging veterinary students during lecture, with interactive 3D scenes to supplement standard curriculum material, without increasing course load or contact time. Dr. Corinna Klupiec – veterinary anatomist, seasonal lecturer at the University of Sydney, and key member of our anatomist team – recently utilized EasyAnatomy during a dissection lab at the University of Sydney.   “I used EasyAnatomy to show the location of the stomach under the ribs (ie in the “intrathoracic” portion of the abdomen), to demonstrate the temporomandibular joint, and to assist a number of groups…

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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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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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Professor Insights: Fresh Perspectives provided by seeing canine anatomy in interactive 3D

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We often speak to the value of incorporating 3D resources and tools into education. Intuitively it makes sense to learn 3D subject matter by studying 3D sources, but for a variety of reasons the tools necessary to enable this type of learning have been slow to grab a foothold in education, and ever slower to enter veterinary medicine. Studies indicate that learning anatomy in 3D makes it easier to grasp complex concepts, increases student engagement and knowledge retention, and improves assessment. While it sounds great to objectively recite the potential…

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