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. The Anatomy of the Canine…

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13 Tips For Studying Anatomy More Effectively

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Anatomy is one of the most difficult subjects you learn in vet school. Memorizing all the anatomical structures and their functions is tough enough as it is, but you have a number of other classes to study for as well! Talk about time management. To help you be successful in your classes, we’ve come up with 13 tips for studying anatomy more effectively: 1. Schedule it in This is key for making your life easier right before exams. We all know how stressful it is trying to cram in all the…

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Overcoming Veterinary Student Debt (The Definitive Guide)

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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; veterinary student debt going to be on your mind. Depending on where you live, the costs to complete veterinary school can easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. That’s a big, daunting price tag on pursuing one’s dream career, and for many it means the end to that dream. But how much of a barrier does the cost of vet school really present? The Definitive…

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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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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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