4:11 pm in News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
Why ‘following your passion’ isn’t always the best advice
A lot of students start veterinary medicine courses because of a love and passion for animals, but, as one of the hardest courses in the world requiring years of dedication, many people find it’s not for them or lose that passion.
Can pursuing a career you’re passionate about ultimately destroy that love, and is passion something that is earned rather than something that should be chased and catered for?
Cal Newport at CNN explores the nature of passion in work.
3:16 pm in Jobs, News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
How similar is being a vet to being a pediatric doctor?
It sounds ridiculous, but working with pets and small children can often be quite a similar experience. Knowing how to deal with patients that can’t speak or react, and dealing with their carers, can place vets and pediatricians in similar positions.
The Learning Vet has an interesting piece examining where the two professions differ.
11:42 am in News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
Open access wikis have revolutionised the way people access information online. There are a variety of specialised wikis out there and veterinary education is no exception!
Full UK undergraduate information is available free of charge with no advertising whatsoever on WikiVet. WikiVet is no substitute for research from journals and papers, but, even if you’re not a UK student, there’s a lot of useful information on a range of treatments on the site. The service is available to vets, vet students and vet nurses/techs worldwide. It’s definitely worth a look.