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Why I Became an Avian Veterinarian - Katherine E. Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP
In this interview, Dr. Katherine Quesenberry of the Merck Veterinary Manual Editorial Board shares how her love of birds led from studying ornithology to avi...
Vet Med Pop Quiz!
Do you know the correct answer? The correct answer is C, two liters of reflux and more are considered abnormal. The smaller volumes (A, B) are not considered abnormal, and 4 liters is well above the normal range. In addition, any amount of blood in the reflux is abnormal, regardless of volume. Click to learn more about Equine Emergency Procedures.
Veterinary Pop Quiz: Poultry Diseases
Do you know the correct answer? The correct answer is C, Marek’s disease. Marek’s disease (C) is ubiquitous worldwide. Every flock is presumed to be infected, except perhaps those that adhere to strict, pathogen-free conditions. Typically, all chickens are vaccinated against Marek’s disease. Click to see Marek's Disease in Poultry.
Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs
Veterinary Pop Quiz! Do you know the correct answer? The correct answer is D, treatment involves insulin twice a day and a change in diet. The diet for dogs should be changed (A) to a formula high in complex carbohydrates and fiber and low in fat. In dogs, females are affected twice as often as males, not the other way around (B). Unlike cats who have a high remission rate, in dogs the disease is generally life-long (C). Click to learn more about Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats.
Self-care for Veterinarians - Special Subjects
Dr. Peter Davies, swine specialist and Merck Veterinary Manual editorial board member, has witnessed many students grow into successful veterinarians over the years. This is his advice for preventing burnout in a tough field. 🐖 Watch his entire interview.
International Equine Clinical Case Repository
Congratulations to the fifth-place winner, Allison Stewart from the University of Queensland. Swipe left to learn more about the robust, multilingual clinical case study library she developed. This international contest was run in the spring of 2020 sponsored by The Merck Veterinary Manual and VetMedAcademy. Click to learn more about the other winners.
Podcasts for Veterinary Students
Congratulations to the fourth-place winner, Stephen Hines from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Scroll through the images to learn about the podcast-style case discussions to teach basic principles of immunology he developed. Click to learn more about the other winners. This international contest was run in the spring of 2020 sponsored by The Merck Veterinary Manual and Vetmedacademy.
Communications in Small Animal Practice
Congratulations to the third-place winner, Ruth Kustritz from the University of Minnesota. Learn more about the communications rotation she developed to provide students with hands-on training within a virtual space below. Click to learn more about the other winners. This international contest was run in the spring of 2020 sponsored by The MSD Veterinary Manual and VetMedAcademy.