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A female anaconda at the New England Aquarium just reproduced all by herself!

*insert anaconda repro jokes/baby got back lyrics*
 

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Also buzzworthy:

Bee medicine

(^not an entirely snarky answer, despite pun)
 

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what are some of the most buzz-worthy topics in veterinary medicine right now?
Is this for applications/interviews? A good place to look would be the websites of the schools you are interested in, especially the websites for their veterinary teaching hospitals. Most good sites will also have a link to “news” or “media” which will have a list of articles in which the vet school is mentioned.

Debt is definitely a big topic and one that may come up in interviews. Same with mental health. Search on google for “vet med debt” or “vet med mental health” and you are sure to find a ton of articles.
 

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There should be a thread around somewhere with all the email news topics for vet med. I'm too lazy to search for them now, but sign up at least for the AVMA SmartBrief.
 
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Public health concerns with rabies being brought back with foreign adopted dogs.

African swine fever concerns

Debt; opening of new schools; increasing class sizes

Antibiotic use

Legislation that deals with animals, from "factory farming" to puppy lemon laws to limited antibiotic use in production medicine

The search bar, where there multiple examples of this thread with more options.
 

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Also a little more near and dear to my heart but the ethics of greyhound racing (Florida banned racing) and also drug resistant hookworms (and drug resistant parasites in general)
 

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Ooo! Another one that isn't focused on medicine so much but is still a hot topic is online and social media presence for individual veterinarians and for clinics. This includes crappy reviews on online platforms taking a toll on business but also includes starting up Facebook and Instagram accounts to show the world (and current/potential clients) the amazing work you're doing in order to boost business and general public awareness of how much vet med is actually capable of doing!

...I gotta figure out Instagram...
 
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Ooo! Another one that isn't focused on medicine so much but is still a hot topic is online and social media presence for individual veterinarians and for clinics. This includes crappy reviews on online platforms taking a toll on business but also includes starting up Facebook and Instagram accounts to show the world (and current/potential clients) the amazing work you're doing in order to boost business and general public awareness of how much vet med is actually capable of doing!

...I gotta figure out Instagram...
it also takes a toll on emotional health. And might be a factor in the high rate of suicides
 

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In light of the release of the Fair Oaks Farm abuse footage from ARM, you could add the use of social media by various animal groups and how that influences veterinary medicine.
 
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In light of the release of the Fair Oaks Farm abuse footage from ARM, you could add the use of social media by various animal groups and how that influences veterinary medicine.
I literally know nothing about this but saw some of that footage a few days ago and holy crap that looked horrible
 

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I literally know nothing about this but saw some of that footage a few days ago and holy crap that looked horrible
Exactly my point. The concept of any social media "reveals", whether its this situation or that Texas vet that shot the cat with a bow and arrow, are always one sided, but that initial reveal is what grabs hold of the public. It has since come out that FOF had fired the employees in question months prior to the release of the video. But did anyone know that when they first saw the video? Of course not.
 

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Exactly my point. The concept of any social media "reveals", whether its this situation or that Texas vet that shot the cat with a bow and arrow, are always one sided,
Um... regardless of how one feels about feral cat management or property rights or whatever, that girl was asking for it with her own idiotic behavior on social media no matter what side you look at it. There’s a reason why her numerous attempts to appeal the board decision have been shot down, and it wasn’t due to one sided reporting.
 

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Um... regardless of how one feels about feral cat management or property rights or whatever, that girl was asking for it with her own idiotic behavior on social media no matter what side you look at it. There’s a reason why her numerous attempts to appeal the board decision have been shot down, and it wasn’t due to one sided reporting.
I don't disagree! She deserved everything she got out of her sheer stupidity of sharing the photo. I was using her video as an example of a veterinarian sending out a viral photo of stupidity that can ruin a career.

My bad for not being clear on that point. I should have clarified that the initial shock factor is what grabs people and not a lot of the information that follows that initial release.
 

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I don't disagree! She deserved everything she got out of her sheer stupidity of sharing the photo. I was using her video as an example of a veterinarian sending out a viral photo of stupidity that can ruin a career.

My bad for not being clear on that point. I should have clarified that the initial shock factor is what grabs people and not a lot of the information that follows that initial release.
Lol... I was on my way to putting you in the garbage bin of veterinarians who should not be practicing small animal medicine. I was getting quite concerned.

(Though in the Lindsay case, I feel like the more info that came out, the more damning it was.)
 
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"He also predicts a shift in the longevity of academia in students’ lives. Rather than paying tuition for a four-year program, students in the coming years may instead purchase a career-long subscription that allows access to continuing education suited to emerging skills throughout their careers. Macaabe also says classrooms will likely shift from a lecture setting to individualized, one-on-one training. “Through virtual and augmented reality, students will have an individual personal instructor at every step of the way. An instructor will be able to have an avatar interacting with an individual learner.” says Maccabe."


Not sure I see this being a thing for a while.
 

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"He also predicts a shift in the longevity of academia in students’ lives. Rather than paying tuition for a four-year program, students in the coming years may instead purchase a career-long subscription that allows access to continuing education suited to emerging skills throughout their careers. Macaabe also says classrooms will likely shift from a lecture setting to individualized, one-on-one training. “Through virtual and augmented reality, students will have an individual personal instructor at every step of the way. An instructor will be able to have an avatar interacting with an individual learner.” says Maccabe."


Not sure I see this being a thing for a while.
Yeah I gotta agree with you here. I can't see this being a thing for a long time either and would require a LOT of change. Personally I don't see it happening you need the 4 years of foundation. Also can't see it being feasible for one on one training like he's talking about.
 
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