The Type A Problem

Nice to meet you. Tell me about yourself. “Well, I am inherently high stress, anxious, and competitive. In fact, competition makes me even more stressed and anxious. I have to have my way and I think I know best, even though I often feel that I am not good enough. How about you, what are…

The Results are In: Stigma Survey

You know one thing we do at this blog is ask veterinary students important questions, and then see what we can learn from that data. We have changed the format in order to make use of the scientific information that is already published and to not detract from the work of those continuing to learn…

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…

Bearing each other’s burdens [VIN post]

We had the opportunity last month to share Beasts, Unburdened and our motivation for writing on it in an article originally posted on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) News Service. That article is reprinted below, with links to the original article and VIN message boards. The VIN News Service is not affiliated with Beasts, Unburdened.…

If it’s good enough for ethylene glycol toxicosis…

Veterinary Student Survey   Please help answer this quick, anonymous survey about alcohol consumption and your perceptions of alcohol consumption among your classmates. Results will be used in a future blog post. Share with your classmates, and thank you 🙂   This post will begin with a message shared through the Vet Confessionals project (if…

The Results are In: Veterinary Student Time Management Survey

First, I would like to say a big thank you to all who filled out the survey and helped make this blog post possible. Here goes nothing…THANK YOU!!! Your participation shows you care. We had 78 respondents from four countries. The schools represented include: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 31 Virginia-Maryland: 30 University of Minnesota: 5 Auburn…