Skip to content

Just For Vets

Suicide Awareness In The Veterinary Profession

**This blog post originally posted in 2018. NPR recently aired a story focusing on this topic within the veterinary community- you can read and listen to it here.** SUICIDE This is a subject that is, unfortunately, not a stranger to the field of veterinary medicine. With the increasing emphasis on mental wellbeing, we are now…

Read More

AVMA Convention 2019: The Highs, the Lows, and Everything In Between

Many moons ago, I attended an AVMA Convention in Washington DC. The details are a little fuzzy right now, but there is one detail that was definitely different this time around. Rather than a casual attendee, I was now invited as a speaker. WHAT?!? Never did I imagine myself as someone standing behind the lectern,…

Read More

Private Practice versus Academia- Looking At the Numbers

This guest post was submitted by The Vetducator, a veterinary professor with more than 20 years’ experience in academia.  He has served as a section chief, department chair, director of the internship selection committee, and on numerous faculty search committees.  He reads extensively on financial topics, notably the blogs Mr. Money Mustache, White Coat Investor,…

Read More

Veterinarians and Life Planning: Getting Your Priorities Straight

There is one point that I tend to hammer home over and over again: personal finance is more than just the numbers.  Focusing on the numbers alone is not guaranteed to motivate someone to change their money story. The central question to ask yourself is “Why?” What is it about your current situation that makes…

Read More

An Unexpected Diagnosis and Disability Insurance

I’d like to introduce Tammy Blizzard, DVM. Her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with a disability that has not allowed her to currently work as a veterinarian. She happened to have disability insurance at the time of diagnosis, and as a result of her own experience, she advocates for others to…

Read More