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New study shares equine medicine recommendations for veterinarians treating pregnant mares

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Biology majors in the pre-veterinary concentration at William Woods University — especially those who take full advantage of the opportunity to work side-by-side with our resident veterinarian, Dr. Schiltz — are accustomed to seeing the varying medical needs of horses in varying stages of life. They also know that as technology and medicine advance, so […]

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May 18th, 2018

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Need-to-know safety skills for pre-veterinary majors interested in equine medicine

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For pre-vet majors at William Woods University interested in pursuing a veterinary career specialization in equine medicine or equine dentistry, it is important to not only look out for the well-being of the horse, but for their own safety and well-being when they handle these large and powerful patients. In efforts to make veterinary visits […]

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April 6th, 2018

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How Pre-Vet students learn animal welfare assessment

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “an animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behavior, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. The AVMA outlines eight principles […]

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February 12th, 2018

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Pre-Veterinary Specializations: Equine Dentistry

William Woods Undergraduate

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are 41 distinct veterinary specialties, and as a pre-vet biology major preparing to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, it’s important to know the avenues in which you can take your passion. Relatively new on the scene of veterinary specialties is Equine Dentistry — which was […]

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October 11th, 2017

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Veterinary specialty spotlight: Zoo Veterinarian

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In our last blog we followed a day in the life of an aquatic veterinarian. And in continued celebration of National Aquarium and Zoo Month, we will take a deeper look into another veterinarian specialty: zoo and exotic animal medicine. Similar to aquatic veterinarian, the role of a zoo vet takes a team. Working in […]

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June 23rd, 2017

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Veterinary specialty spotlight: Aquatic Veterinarian

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June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, and in celebration, we thought we’d take a look into what it takes to be an aquatic veterinarian. In an interview on Slate’s Working podcast, Leigh Clayton, director of animal health and welfare at Baltimore’s National Aquarium shares about her experience working in aquatic veterinary medicine and some […]

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June 21st, 2017

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Pre-Vet Student Spotlight: Alicia VanMatre

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William Woods pre-vet biology major Alicia VanMatre has always known she wanted to be a vet. “Since a very young age I’ve loved animals, and I’ve loved learning and knowledge,” VaMatre explained. “As my education progressed I loved science and I loved helping people — helping their animals and helping people through their animals.” While […]

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May 10th, 2017

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The importance of good communication skills for pre-vet students

William Woods Undergraduate

According to a survey by The Harris Poll, 62 percent of Americans have at least one pet in their household, and of those people, 95 percent would consider their pet to be a member of the family. Therefore, much like in human medicine, when these pet owners have a loved one who is sick, they […]

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May 1st, 2017

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Celebrating National Pet Day: What benefits do animals bring to our lives?

William Woods Undergraduate

April 11th is national pet day — a day to celebrate the furry, scaled, feathery or finned members of our family and what they mean to us. In that spirit of celebration, we thought we’d take pause to reflect on and appreciate the many ways in which pets add to our lives. Dogs, and sometimes […]

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April 7th, 2017

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Celebrating World Wildlife Day and the important contribution of veterinary medicine

William Woods Undergraduate

March 3 — World Wildlife Day — is an exciting day for pre-vet majors and animal-lovers in general to celebrate all that is being done for the health and protection of living creatures on this earth. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) articulates that, as the only doctors educated in protecting the health of both […]

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February 27th, 2017

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