The Results are In: Strengths Survey

This is a good time of the year. The semester has ended, and we are taking a quick break before we start our next classes. The seasons have just changed over, and with that, many more changes. Perhaps some of us are gearing up for the New Year and the change that it represents. It…

Free ways to improve your mental health

Last year, at the third annual Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Health and Wellness Summit, Jennifer Brandt, director of individual and organizational development at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said, Eating properly, getting adequate sleep, drinking plenty of water while limiting alcohol consumption, and getting exercise may seem unimaginative, but they’re…

A smorgasbord of habits- Week 4

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 4 Habit:   Create margin in your life     The goal of this series is to offer you, the reader, a buffet of choices of…

A selection of habits- Week 3

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 3 Habit:   Every day this week, write down what you are grateful for     Before you get too far into this post, I must…

A smattering of habits – Week 2

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 2 Habit:   Take 5 minutes everyday this week to do absolutely nothing     How did it go working on the last habit? If you…

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…

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. If that stirs something inside of you, it may be because it was the reason you decided to be become a veterinarian in the first place. These are lines from a poem that James…