Will Draper started veterinary school at historically Black Tuskegee University in 1987. It didn’t occur to him at the time that he, as a Black man, was entering a profession that was, and remains, overwhelmingly white.
A sea change is coming in the American workforce. And increasingly, and especially with younger workers, gender identity is up for grabs.
Free, localized pet parasite maps from the Companion Animal Parasite Council help veterinarians be the local experts on intestinal worms and vector-borne diseases for their clients and communities.
This week: A new veterinary school will break ground in Texas despite controversy, a mysterious Leptospirosis outbreak in Utah, and 23 funny tweets about the differences between cat owners and dog owners.
Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included stories on how clients perceive scrubs versus lab coats, staffing shortages, and some not-so-mysterious cases of parvo.
The future of vet med is team-based and patient-centered, writes AAHA Chief Medical Officer Jessica Vogelsang, DVM. Grab a chocolate chip cookie and get ready for 2023, the “Year of the Team.”
Providing resources for organizations and individuals to support the gender - diverse community, the PrideVMC Gender Diversity Guide comes at a critical time.
The term neurodiversity came about in the 1990s and is often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, and other neurological or developmental conditions. NEWStat contributor Wendy Ringie breaks down the idea of neurodivergence, the most common conditions, and what having a “different” brain means for you, your teammates, and your clients.
The industry liaison for PrideVMC, and co-author of GIBOR tells Central Line: The AAHA Podcast that now is a time to embrace the difficult work of creating veterinary practices where every person belongs. “Ally is not a ribbon that you can wear or a bumper sticker,” says Ewan D.S. Wolff, PhD, DVM, DACVIM. “It's something that requires an effort every single day.”
Seek mentors, cautiously embrace technology, lean on your team—and other insights from 2023 veterinary school commencement and white coat ceremony speakers.