Volunteers Needed for UC Davis 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference

As a follow up to this post announcing the 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis and my participation as a speaker, I wanted to pass on to you that there is a need for volunteers to help with the conference! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to help out manage speakers, set Read More …

Q&A: Working Interviews — What to Expect

Hi, Sharon! I have an interview for a vet assistant position at a local emergency vet hospital in Sacramento. I was told there was going to be a sit-down (normal, I guess) interview and then the woman mentioned if I would be available for a “working interview” afterward that same day. I agreed, of course, Read More …

Q&A: How Do I Impress My Interviewers?

Hello, ┬áMy name is SG. I am preparing for my 4th Vet School Interview next week and ran across your information online. Congrats on making it into school! I’ve worked in a small animal vet clinic for 14 years and just recently graduated from a vet tech program in December. I’m 32 years old and Read More …

Learning to Live with Student Debt

I am confident that each student mentally grapples with their debt (and the prospect of paying it back) in vastly different ways. There are likely some who become mentally obsessed with the money and live very carefully and economically so as to not accumulate more debt than absolutely necessary. These students may work during school Read More …

Vacation: A Time To Relax OR A Time To Get Ahead?

Here I am, enjoying my “last summer of freedom” before I devote myself to a career that doesn’t exactly embrace the Monday through Friday 9-5 schedule that so many people are used to (much less the luxury of summers off that we, students, and teachers alike enjoy). While I am enjoying my “vacation” time, I Read More …

Student Debt: How Much Does Veterinary School Cost?

What if I told you that for many people it costs over $200,000? Are you scared yet? Shocked? I certainly hope so, because I was. When I left graduate school and began my journey to veterinary school I had no idea that vet school would cost that much and get me that much into debt, Read More …