I was a first-year vet student before I even heard of internships. I was maybe a sophomore or junior before I learned about specialties. I recently saw a post on the APVMA Facebook group asking some very basic questions about veterinary medicine. This is probably not necessary for anyone who’s a senior vet student
I think this piece of advice is pretty simple. If you can live close enough to walk or bike to work or school, I think you should do so. I have had this luxury for the past 3 years and I don’t ever want to live outside of walking/biking distance again. This simple step helps
When faculty positions come open, sometimes there is someone already doing the job in a temporary capacity. Sometimes there is a resident finishing who would be qualified to fill it. The internal candidate is someone whom the people at the institution already know and have worked with in a capacity similar to the open position.
You’re approaching the end of your training and you have decided, yep, academia is for you. Congratulations! I think it’s a terrific career choice. So how do you find a job? University websites. Look, there are only 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, 4 in Canada, 4 in Australia, 1 in New Zealand,
There are as many reasons to get a DVM as there are people who want one. This list isn’t intended to be proscriptive or exhaustive. But, if your reason isn’t somewhere on here, I would suggest you carefully consider your actual core reason for deciding on vet school. 1) You want to be a leader.
I realize that social media is in a constant state of flux, much like the internet itself. Sites come and go (who remembers Myspace?) and user interest ebbs and flows. Since you are a veterinary professional, I think you should create a professional profile on LinkedIn or a similar system. Here are some reasons why.
I’ve been reading the Physician on FIRE blog lately and he, like me, appreciates the utility of a top 5 list a la John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. I’m going to be applying the principle to some concepts on the blog going forward. I hope you enjoy! Be a jerk. This violates the simple
Although it’s been more than a year since I saw this article, I think it’s still germane and good to share: Chart of the month: Shifting demand for veterinarians. In the article, there is a graph indicating the percentage of veterinarians in general practice, specialty practice, and emergency practice. You can see that there is
When I visit hospitals and people ask how those hospitals are, the most resounding compliment anyone can give is, “Everyone is very nice!” What do I mean by that and how could you facilitate that feeling in your place of work/school? People in positive work environments are welcoming, friendly, and humble. Be Welcoming When there
A friend of mine, who is a vet student, asked my opinion about dyeing her hair and getting a tattoo, particularly as she is interested in an internship and residency. I told her it would be better to dye her hair during pre-clinical years if she had to and let it be natural once she