3D Llama Anatomy Study App Launching this Spring

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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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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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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 can provide tremendous 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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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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PennVet and WCVM Adopt EasyAntatomy for their Veterinary Students and Faculty

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Two major post-secondary institutions have adopted EasyAnatomy, LlamaZOO’s groundbreaking veterinary education software.   LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. is pleased to announce two major post-secondary institutions have adopted EasyAnatomy, the company’s ground-breaking veterinary education software. This announcement comes as LlamaZOO Interactive has been selected by Microsoft as a “first wave” developer for its new Hololens augmented reality platform, and continues to demonstrate how 3D can be used in education. EasyAnatomy borrows strategies from cognitive neuroscience to update course materials, in real time, according to the needs of the learner.  Students’ performance is analyzed to create individualized quizzes, increasing…

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What’s veterinary school like? Our 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, 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 in this brief Q&A conversation, so read on!  …

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Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Adaptive Quizzing

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“In educational theory there is the idea that assessment isn’t just for assessment… it should be a learning opportunity too”  For many students, the word “quiz” brings rise to feelings of dread, anxiety and panic. We believe that quizzes can instead be enjoyable, adapt based on an individual’s comfort and confidence, and be a go-to tool for mastering content. This is what we had in mind when we set out to create our gamified adaptive quizzing engine, and it is the vision we share with the anatomists who are meticulously…

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