How To Choose Your Testing Center

choosing your testing center

Last year, as the summer was nearing its end, I started preparing to take the … Read more

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Medical Spouse

We’re a few months into the new medical year and wherever your spouse is at … Read more

Q&A with Duffy Jones, DVM, Author of The Business Side of Veterinary Medicine

Duffy Jones

Dr. M. Duffy Jones, DVM completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Notre Dame and obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed an internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialist in 2000. In 2005, he founded Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the co-author of The Business Side of Veterinary Medicine: What Veterinary Schools Do Not Teach You, published in 2017.

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Q&A with Courtleigh Watson, DVM

Courtleigh Watson

Today we (Tutor the People) are interviewing Courtleigh Watson, a DVM associate veterinarian. Courtleigh studied veterinary medicine in Alabama, and she is going to tell us more about her background, the steps she took to become a veterinarian, and her current career.

TTP: Hi, Courtleigh. Thank you for speaking with us today. Not many people can say they were able to acquire their dream job. Did you always want to be a veterinarian? Please tell us more about your background and what drew you to this discipline—did you know during undergrad that you would continue to pursue veterinary medicine? This was a big decision to make at that time.

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State Exchange Program Helps Healthcare Students With No In-State School Option

No available or affordable program for your healthcare profession in your home state? Take heart! Students in Western U.S. states  do  have access to affordable professional degree programs in nearly a dozen healthcare specialties, thanks to the  Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE)  Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP).

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Not a Single-Species Affair: How Non-Human Life Impacts Human Medicine

non-human life

As a first-year medical student, I lived near a veterinary program. The comparison often made—by both med and vet students, as well as community members—was that med students studied humans, whereas vet students studied everything else. Of course, in its practical aim, medicine is exclusively about people. We undergo a serious study of human biology so as to meet the responsibility of caring for other human beings, and the central challenge of medicine is matching that knowledge to the unique experiences of our patients. We should be careful, however, not to underestimate the importance of non-human life for that purpose. As a scientific endeavor, human medicine is predicated on knowledge of many different types of living things, whether we consider the ecology of our bodies or the pharmacology of our cures. Moreover, the humility of its practitioners stems from recognizing the mutual dependence of human life and the rest of the biosphere. In short, medicine is a multi-species affair.

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20 Questions: Jennifer Luna-Repose, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Luna-Repose, DVM, is currently practicing at Alternatives For Animals in Lafayette, Calif., where she is an associate DVM. Dr. Luna-Repose received a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Santa Cruz (1999), where she graduated with highest honors. Continuing her education, she received her Doctor of Veterinary medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York (2006). She has received a certification first degree in Reiki healing from Usui Shiki Ryoho in Tucson, and an International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)-College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies certification in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. Dr. Luna-Repose has studied both nutrition response testing and morphogenic field technique foundation at Standard Process in Alameda, Calif., and IVAS Veterinary Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Luna-Repose’s previous work experience includes working as an associate DVM at California veterinary clinics, including Integrative Veterinary Center in Sacramento, Blackhawk Veterinary in Danville, and Muir Oaks Veterinary Hospital in Martinez. She was also a supervising veterinarian at Waggin Smiles in Santa Rosa, Calif. Her internships included alternative veterinary medicine at her current employer, Alternatives For Animals, and small animal and small animal oncology at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro. She has conducted orangutan research with Earth Watch Expeditions, black howler monkey research with Oceanic Society Expeditions, and Huemul deer research with Sierra Institute. Dr. Luna-Repose is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association, and Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association. Dr. Luna-Repose has been published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

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20 Questions: Jean Rabinowitz, DVM

 
Dr. Jean Rabinowitz studied history at University of California, Berkeley, and went on to attend Yale University, where she earned a masters in history with a focus on late antiquity and medieval European history. She left Yale all but dissertated, having found the process was no longer satisfactory, and she moved on to another passion.
Rabinowitz decided to go back and do what, since she was a teenager, was what she thought she would do in the long run—attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian. Due to her prior college focus, Rabinowitz had to first go back and take the coursework equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in biology, which she did in three years at University of California Davis.

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