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Students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine have developed two student-run free clinics to provide veterinary care in underserved communities. The VeTouch program serves pet owners in urban Minneapolis in collaboration

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Educating clients and veterinary students can be both rewarding and frustrating. In the clinic, even the best and most dedicated clients may, at times, not understand or follow our instructions for the care of their animals. In the classroom, even

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Every first-year veterinary student at Colorado State University is assigned a small desk in a dingy warren in the Anatomy building affectionately known as “the cubes.” These desks are unremarkable in all ways but one: when students first arrive

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For colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education (COE) is a critical requirement with important implications for both the institution and its students. Certain federal loan programs, for

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of depression was about 6%, and the prevalence of comorbid anxiety and depression was around 5%. Similarly, a study 7 involving veterinary students in the United Kingdom found that 54% had experienced mental ill-health and mental distress, which was

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engagement, veterinary professionals can build relationships that create opportunities for community members to better trust and comply with medical recommendations to increase patient well-being. 2 , 3 In addition, veterinary students may derive particular

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At the beginning of each primary care clinical rotation at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, fourth-year students are asked to define their area of interest or ultimate career goal. As expected, the answers vary

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relevant discipline of study. Thus, obtaining a veterinary medical degree has traditionally required a minimum 6 years of postsecondary education. Importantly, however, many students have obtained a bachelor's or higher degree before starting the veterinary

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their students, rather than a traditional veterinary medical teaching hospital, questions have arisen as to whether the COE continues to uphold the highest standards in its accreditation decisions. Of particular note in this regard is the recent

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physician cardiologist, expressed her astonishment that humans shared so many diseases with animals. I believe that most of the 460 freshman and sophomore veterinary students who attended the symposium shared my astonishment that she was astonished. Her

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