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SeaVet Clinical Training

Discussion in 'Veterinary' started by RELephant, May 7, 2018.

  1. RELephant

    RELephant SGU c/o 2021

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    Has anyone done SeaVet at UF before and care to share their experiences? Is it similar to AquaVet and Marvet?
     
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  3. katashark

    katashark Oregon c/o 2020
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    I've done both SeaVet and MarVet. Did you already do either Marvet or Aquavet? It's nice because Seavet costs less, and you get a lot of lecture time and don't have to spend as much time as aquavet. That being said, I thought labs were somewhat lacking, except we somehow got to do a pilot whale necropsy last year which was amazing. For networking with vets in the field purposes, I'd recommend Marvet and Aquavet more. But they are more $$. I really enjoyed my time at Seavet and I learned a ton for the $$ though. So I would definitely recommend it, it just depends on what sort of experience you are looking for.
     
  4. RELephant

    RELephant SGU c/o 2021

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    Thank you! I applied to Aquavet and didn't get in, then I tried to sign up for Marvet but it was already full. I know people who have done both and loved them! I'm just trying to get as much sea life education as I can get (although I always appreciate a more hands-on approach)
     
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    katashark Oregon c/o 2020
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    I'm focusing on aquatic animal medicine too! Aquavet doesn't work with Oregon's schedule, so we can't participate. I'd highly recommend Marvet for next year if you are able - apply around December and it should be ok! Seavet was excellent if you are looking to do something this summer. Will you be attending the IAAAM conference next weekend by any chance?
     
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    RELephant SGU c/o 2021

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    Unfortunately not since I'll just be getting back from Grenada. I wish I knew about IAAAM earlier since it's not far from where I'm from!
     
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    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019
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    Which MarVet did you do? I did the Cayman one and have a friend who did Mexico and we both loved it, but both felt that MarVet is far less 'formal training' compared to AquaVet.
     
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    katashark Oregon c/o 2020
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    I've done Cayman, I'm doing Mexico in a few weeks! Sure, Cayman was less formal than Seavet, but I still got a lot more out of it as far as networking with vets and laboratories. Seavet was more formal as far as lectures go though. I would love to do Aquavet, but it's impossible for me!

    UF's vet school has some aquatics related classes online as well, FYI.
     
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    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019
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    I agree, the networking is way better(and it's just more fun tbh)!
     
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