A healing process

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share a healing process that followed a struggle     In Madison, Wisconsin, there is a memorial marker for John Nguyen who died saving his friend in a lake. If you want to read more about him, click here and here. The marker has a very important message that…

VMCVM Wellness Committee- Friday Focus #1

Here at Beasts, Unburdened we are starting a new series that aims to continue the mission of the blog. We hope it encourages veterinary students to take care of one another, encourages communication, and builds community. In the past few years as the problems with mental health in veterinary medicine have been brought to light,…

Reaching back and saying thanks

Merry Monday!   Say ‘thank you’ to someone who helped you get where you are today     It is very edifying to take time to reflect on the past, to recall what you are grateful for, and to reach out and connect with another person. To do all three at once must be awesome.…

On Servant Leadership

In fall 2014, I attended the yearly Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention. There were talks on various topics in veterinary medicine: small animal surgery, equine medicine, and a lot of dairy. There was also an all-day session planned especially for students. This session was led by Tom Thibodeau on the topic of “servant leadership”. What…