Community

I think community is a big deal. Recently, we had a mentor day at our school where the state veterinary medical association brought 80 veterinarians to meet with us as a reminder that the community is one of the greatest parts of the profession and a strong force against any struggles that come. We have…

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…

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…

The Not-so-silent Killer

This blog is a platform for veterinary students to discuss and bring into the light the highly stigmatized topics of mental health and suicide in veterinary medicine. This post, however, is about a topic everybody loves to discuss: student debt. With mental health and suicide, a lot of efforts are encouraged at the individual or…

Bearing each other’s burdens [VIN post]

We had the opportunity last month to share Beasts, Unburdened and our motivation for writing on it in an article originally posted on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) News Service. That article is reprinted below, with links to the original article and VIN message boards. The VIN News Service is not affiliated with Beasts, Unburdened.…