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Veterinary specialty spotlight: Zoo Veterinarian

William Woods Undergraduate

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

William Woods Undergraduate

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

William Woods Undergraduate

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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Veterinary specialty spotlight: shelter medicine

William Woods Undergraduate

In the 1990’s the first courses in shelter animal health were being introduced to a few veterinary colleges across the country. Now, shelter medicine is part of the core curriculum in nearly every veterinary college in North America. Furthermore, The Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) reports that what started as a grassroots […]

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February 3rd, 2017

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Center for Equine Medicine gives pre-vet biology students a leg up

William Woods Undergraduate

William Woods University is known for having a strong reputation in the horse industry — for winning national championships and educating well trained, expertly prepared equestrian professionals. However, the development of their Center for Equine Medicine has given William Woods a step up in more than the equestrian world, but in the world of veterinary […]

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December 29th, 2016

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William Woods’ bachelors in biology pre-veterinary program graduates enjoy high acceptance rate

William Woods Undergraduate

For bachelors in biology students who are passionate about caring for and healing animals and are interested in pursuing the path towards veterinary medicine, the Pre-Vet Preparation Concentration at William Woods may be the right choice. One of the fastest growing programs at William Woods, this concentration provides students with the coursework and hands-on experience […]

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December 8th, 2016

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