APRIL KUNG, DVM ♦ January 27, 2018 During my early days of working as an ER vet, when I was still within my six month mentorship window, a dog was brought in for abnormal behavior. My medical director went to talk to the dog’s owners, but sent the dog back to the treatment area for me to examine. The dog overreacted when I tested his pupillary reflexes, and his pupils were enlarged and slow to respond to my flashlight. More worryingly, he was having difficulty walking and was dribbling … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a New Veterinarian and an Experienced Veterinarian?
Archives for January 2018
↑ In this episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Will McCauley speaks candidly about his decision to leave clinical practice and why his non-clinical position has been a much better fit for him, providing not only fulfillment and job satisfaction but also a great work-life balance. Dr. McCauley opens a window to the incredible diversity of non-clinical positions that future veterinarians should be aware of, as well as providing valuable advice to future and present … [Read more...] about Ep 10: Dr. Will McCauley Left Clinical Practice and Has Never Been Happier.
Book 2: Getting the Most Out of Vet School Gives the reader an insider’s perspective on how it feels to be a veterinary student, and how to master each of the three major intervals of veterinary school. Praise for Book 2: “This should be required reading for every future veterinarian before they even apply to veterinary school.” – Lauren Beaird, DVM … [Read more...] about Book 2: Getting the Most Out of Vet School – Available Now!
↑ In the ninth episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, my friend and mentor, Dr. Alicia Ragni, talks about her experiences on the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Board. Dr. Ragni explains how she got on the board, her motivations for accepting the extra work of this unpaid position, and how understanding the processes and protocols of veterinary medical board investigations actually decreased her anxiety about practicing veterinary medicine in this increasingly … [Read more...] about Ep 9: Dr. Ragni Shares Her Experiences on the IL State Veterinary Medical Board
APRIL KUNG, DVM ♦ January 5, 2018 The fascinating thing about you, future veterinary doctor, is you're a single-minded, goal seeking, projectile missile. You're a force to be reckoned with. Every ounce of energy, every neuron in your brain, every breath you take, and every move you make is about getting into veterinary school and graduating with a DVM degree. You're willing to push everything else aside and wholly transform yourself and every aspect of your life to align so perfectly with … [Read more...] about Dear Future Veterinarian, Will You Marry Me? Love, Veterinary Medicine.