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…

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…

A salmagundi of habits – Week 6

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 6 Habit:   Slow down     salmagundi (noun) – a salad consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, vegetables, and seasoning; a general mixture; a miscellaneous…

Habits – Week 1

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 1 Habit:   Get at least one day of sleep this week where you feel completely rested and could not sleep another minute     The…

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…