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Reach Down, Reach Up

Reach Down, Reach Up

by Michael W. Miller, DVM   How many of us would be in veterinary medicine if someone didn’t reach down to pull us into this profession?  I owe my career to the first veterinarian who hired me as a part-time kennel technician before I even knew what a heartworm test was! After getting seasick on a deep-sea fishing trip my first semester of college and switching my career path from marine biology to pre-vet, I …

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6 Ways to Criticize with Kindness

6 Ways to Criticize with Kindness

by Dr. Andy Roark, DVM   I have a friend who dreamed of doing a veterinary residency. During her internship (a one-year program which, for some, serves as vetting for residencies), my friend — like a lot of first-year doctors — struggled with insecurities and doubts. She didn’t want to “get anything wrong,” and she dealt with that by frequently asking for advice, input, and reassurance on her cases.   Nine months into her internship, …

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5 Tips To Bring Out The Innovator In You

5 Tips To Bring Out The Innovator In You

by Dr. Brandon Thornberry, DVM     I have a strong feeling that when someone wants to share advice with you, they are really just asking for an opportunity to share some hard-earned wisdom with a previous version of themselves.     So here I am. Writing to an earlier version of myself, who as a student in veterinary school, wanted to learn how to build his own creativity in pursuit of becoming an innovator …

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A Newbie’s Reaction to Her First Uncharted Conference

A Newbie’s Reaction to Her First Uncharted Conference

by Dr. Maureen Noftsinger, DVM I have to admit that I didn’t know much about Andy Roark or anyone else in the Uncharted community before being added to the Facebook page.  I received an email about the conference and it appealed to me. I am in that stage of my life where I am trying to do things differently by embracing change and acknowledging that I needed to grow both personally and professionally. I have …

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