As a licensed clinical social worker, I never envisioned that my career path would lead me to work in veterinary medicine; however, in hindsight it makes perfect sense, as my interactions with veterinarians goes as far back as I can remember.
By Joanna Gale
Mark and Elizabeth. No, not two characters from the long-running TV show ER (although they were – and I was a big fan) but two imaginary veterinarians, brought to life by the British Veterinary Association for their research into gender discrimination in the veterinary profession. Now, you might be wondering why this research was carried out. Given that the veterinary profession is dominated by women – 80% of veterinary students and 60% of practicing vets in the UK are female with similar proportions in the US – isn’t discrimination against them a thing of the past? Sadly not, as the study results showed.
By Collette Bunton
My relationship with Whistle didn’t begin as CEO—our road together began after an emotional two hours of searching for my dog, Donovan. He had taken off during a trip to the park. Being a rescue dog, he tends to be nervous which makes him a flight risk. And while I thought Donovan’s microchip would be a reliable way to find him quickly, I discovered that was not the case.
Many veterinarians will tell you they’ve known since childhood that they wanted to work with animals.
As she embarked on her quest to become a veterinarian, it seemed to Jovanna Radillo that she was behind from the start. She had to work her way through college, so she got a late start accruing the 3,500 hours of experience with animals needed in order to apply for veterinary school.