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Letter to dvm360: It's time to do something about student debt

This Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus is embarrassed at the profession's reluctance to actually do something about the rising cost of a DVM education.

Fetch speakers up the ante with veterinary ‘Cards Against Humanity’ spin-off

The deck is stacked with these Fetch speakers, who have found a way to work in the oh-so-scandalous card game into their sessions.

Is income-based the way to go for student loans?

What’s a veterinarian to do with all that student debt?

Old School, New School: Like a boss

Without Dr. Codger breathing down her neck, Dr. Greenskin is able to grow her confidence—but can she convince her boss that they need to grow their veterinary team?

Veterinary school deans take on new leadership roles with AAVMC

Dr. Phillip Nelson of Western University of Health Sciences is the incoming president, while Dr. Calvin M. Johnson is the new president-elect.

Medicine

PrettyLitter: A new ally in veterinary disease detection?

Cats are masters of disguising pain and illness, but this kitty litter is designed to help reveal their true colors.

Into the wild(life) quiz

Spelunkers and bats, marine mammals and cats, deer and habitats. How well do you know your wildlife diseases? Take the quiz and find out!

Keep pets appropriately active following surgery

They'll think they're healed well before they really are.

Help clients stay optimistic when FeLV results are positive

Feline leukemia virus sounds like a horrifying diagnosis to cat owners. But there is much hope for your feline patients with this infectious disease.

Bartonellosis—more than what the cat scratched in

For the good of dog, cat and human health, here's the latest on these infectious bacteria.

The job search

Contractually obligated: From bad to worse

Subtleties in wording can mean everything when addressing breach of contract situations. Learn from these examples given by Dr. Allen.

Resume, interview tips from a hiring manager

Write your next great resume or nail that next job interview at a veterinary practice with my tips from years of hiring and firing.

Choose your own adventure

Would you be happiest working at a small, privately owned veterinary practice or a larger corporate practice? Use these factors to help plot your career path.

Handout: Illegal hiring questions

Download a quick PDF with questions in a veterinary practice hiring interview that seem harmless on the surface but are actually discriminatory. Applicants, make sure your interview was on the level. Managers, make sure you review what you'll ask against this list of discriminatory subjects.

Law school grads or vet school grads: Who's got it worse?

Veterinary economists weigh costs and benefits of both degrees to determine how many graduates is too many for these similar industries.