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…

Uplift, Inspire, Embolden

Last weekend, Taylor and I went to the VVMA conference to attend a lecture/discussion on suicide within the veterinary profession. While the study being reported on was exclusive to veterinary practitioners, not students, there were quite a few takeaways that can be applied to the vet school environment. The summary of the nationwide study that…

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…

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…