We have a serious shortage of veterinary nurses in veterinary medicine. And we have an overabundance of applicants to vet school. I often wonder why it is that more people are not interested in a career as a veterinary nurse. Why do so many people apply to vet school (particularly if they go $300k in
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 I did a Master of Science program in Sport Pedagogy, I was exposed to all sorts of interesting literature outside of veterinary medicine. One of the articles was about athletes’ choice of where they decided to go to university. I was struck by the simplicity of the methods but also how elegant they were.
Except for a one-year stint in private practice for my internship, all of my full-time work has been in academia. I did work part-time for an emergency practice in Atlanta for years, but that was as an independent contractor, not a W2 employee. I’ve always heard “Oh the benefits in academia are great!” I never
If your family is paying for vet school, you can stop reading this and head over to the How to Be Successful series. For the rest of you, read on! I was working on a lecture I was planning to present at SAVMA Symposium 2020 about personal finance. The title is “From $250,000 in Debt
Negotiating for a faculty position can be a stressful experience. There is a lot riding on decisions made in a short span of time. Fortunately, you can get everything in writing and make sure all is well with a simple rule of thumb: chat on the phone, negotiate via email. Many people think of negotiations
So you have an offer of employment- congratulations! This is one of the most exciting experiences I have had in my professional progression (although I also enjoy interviewing). Salary is only one piece of the negotiation package, but it is the one many people spend the most time thinking about. I would encourage you to
Well, you’ve made it! You got an offer for an academic position. You have said yes, they are excited you are coming, and all that is left is hammering out the details. It is always possible things will fall apart during this process, but remember: everyone wants this to work out. No department chair wants