Stranger Things

The mental health problem in veterinary medicine is multi-layered. There are aspects at the individual level that must be handled. Individuals have the responsibility to do things to take care of themselves to prevent and treat the symptoms of mental health issues. Institutions have the responsibility to try to reduce the causes of a lot…

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 fear of failure

Fail fast. Fail often. Fail forward. That’s how you got into veterinary school, right? A series of failures? That’s probably not how you think about it. You probably had a great GPA, lots of relevant experience to put on your resume, and a fine-tuned essay. Any time you did experience failure, and you did because…

Pass on your passion

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share your passion     This post is a chance to get to know the readers of our blog better and for the readers to reflect on and share what’s most important. Everybody has a passion, whether you know it or not. I would guess that on your application…

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…

Summer Plans

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share with us your summer plans     It seems like we just took finals, but here we are again. The seasons are changing from spring to summer, classes are ending, and routines might be totally changed. During this transition, I want to encourage you to take stock, reflecting…