The Results are In: Veterinary Student Alcohol Use Survey

Back in February, we posted a survey to find out some more about alcohol use among veterinary students. The response was tremendous! A big THANK YOU!!! to everyone (356 people!) who responded: UC Davis: 112 Virginia-Maryland: 82 Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Tufts University): 32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 28 University of Wisconsin-Madison: 21…

Two Steps Forward [Shared Experience]

See if you can relate to, or offer encouragement for, this fellow student struggling to balance mental health and academics. It’s not easy to balance the scales I have suffered with a lot of anxiety issues throughout my first year of veterinary school. The medication I was put on has affected my memory and ability…

The dark side of the human-animal bond

Did you know Luke Skywalker liked animals? Apparently, he had a dog. He also apparently massacred womp rats like it was no big deal… And just like Luke, life as a veterinary student involves animals, a light side, and a dark side. Animals necessarily interact with people, either as pets, a food source, or in…