Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Nomenclature

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It’s not possible to create a successful and valuable veterinary education tool without the support of academia, and likewise it would not be possible for us to produce EasyAnatomy without the involvement of the three anatomy professors we are so fortunate to call part of our LlamaZOO team. Dr. Terri Clark, Dr. Susan Dawson and Dr. Corinna Klupiec have each experienced veterinary and anatomy education as educators, and as students. They have intimate knowledge of the challenges and frustrations associated with the subject matter, but they have also learned strategies…

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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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3 Reasons To Study Anatomy in 3D Over 2D Textbooks

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EasyAnatomy is not a digital textbook. When studying veterinary anatomy, the 3D models it offers definitely beat the 2D diagrams in textbooks. Here’s why: 1. Why study a 3D subject like canine anatomy in 2D? Anatomical structures are three dimensional in real life, so studying 3D models will give you a more realistic understanding of the structure. Three dimensional objects are best understood when viewed as they should be, in 3D. 2. Textbook diagrams can be hard to interpret. Since they are just a single view, complex anatomical structures and how…

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Specializing as a Veterinary Practitioner

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Become an expert in a specific species. Becoming a veterinarian doesn’t always mean you will end up working in a typical veterinary clinic dealing with common household cats and dogs; there are a number of areas that can be specialized in. Currently there are 41 specialties recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These specialties range from animal welfare, to dentistry, to surgery, and of course veterinary practitioners. To become a specialist, a veterinarian is required to pass an examination that evaluates their knowledge in their specialty area. Within the…

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