vetRaves
Australian Vet Student: Birds & Exotics. Otaku: Anime & Sketching. Interests: Science. Questions: Very Welcome!

theexoticvet:

"Hi, in my neurophysiology study at vet school we briefly touched upon the lack of a limbic system in avian species. What other implications (other than the lack of response to morphine) does this have for your approach to birds?"

What a great question and one of the more…

#HeforShe for Vets

seeingpractice:

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View blog on WordPress; image credit: Liv @ why-i-am-a-vet-student

If you have been on the internet in the last few days then you’ve seen Emma Watson’s inspiring and poignant speech in her new role as a goodwill ambassador for UN women. In her speech she calls out for men to take up their end of the bargain in the fight for female equality and empowerment. It’s an inspiring speech and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it [here]. After signing up to the #heforshe pledge I started thinking to myself what role sexism played in my life and I kept coming back to my place as a future veterinarian.

 Anybody in vet school across the world can attest to the fact that more females are entering the profession than ever before. In my class alone, 85% of the students are female, and this is universal across western countries with a similar trend across the world. This is in stark contrast to the male-dominated profession that has been the norm historically. There are a whole assortment of theories as to why this is the case, and these range from increased academic commitment of females to more males pursuing high-income professions. In the end though the ‘why’ isn’t the important part, it’s how it’s approached which is the issue.

 I remember that in my first years of vet school, on visits to clinics in regional Australia, that I was treated differently to the female student I conducted the visits with. It wasn’t every clinic, and it certainly wasn’t every vet, but it was enough to be noticed. Comments like ‘Geez it’s great to see some male vet students coming through’ were fine – we are definitely few and far between! It was comments like ‘you had better pull this calf instead’ (when my partner had grown up on a dairy farm and was definitely far better at pulling calves than I was -and still is) that really stuck out. When it REALLY got uncomfortable was when I heard numerous theories about the failure of the profession due to there being too many women unable to run businesses. As a young student I listened to these comments come from good vets, employers, pillars of their communities, and I found it more perplexing

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Thank you @seeingpractice for this post! I have also been to pracs and had people comment ‘oh…another girl. Isn’t there any guys left?’. But its not just this, and certainly not just in the vet industry. The fact that I have been told ‘you can’t run at right, it isn’t safe for a girl’, or ‘aren’t those shorts a little too short’ or even going to the gym and being uncomfortable running, swimming and doing weights. These are not problems I should have because I am a girl

The fact that I turn down I guy shouldn’t be met with ‘oh she’s a prude’ or ‘yeah she’s always been a lesbian’. The fact that I have to worry about rejecting anyone because I have people stalk me before; these are not problems I should have, simply because I am a girl.


tastefullyoffensive:

[adamtots]

Damn right.
More Tumblr Q&A

  • 1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • If I find the right person, sure.
  • 2.When did your last hug take place?
  • Tonight.
  • 4.Are you tired right now?
  • Very tired.
  • 18.When was the last time you smiled?
  • 3 days ago.
  • 19.Does anyone like you?
  • I guess I'll never know for sure.
  • 20.Do you secretly like someone?
  • I'm still figuring that out.
  • 23.What are you NOT looking forward to?
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • 24.What ARE you looking forward to?
  • The end of November.
  • 25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?
  • I think so.
  • 27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?
  • If I can afford it.
  • 29.How many TRUE friends do you have?
  • Very few.
  • 43.What’s your current problem?
  • Time.
  • 44.Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • Yes.
  • 47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?
  • I never have.

geardrops:

oh god what is it doing oh no and then i hit the audio button and oh god bury me where i fall

Awwwwwww

Question to my tumblr friends-

-Does anyone know where I could find the ebook: 

"Bsava manual of canine and feline radiography and radiology: a foundation manual" ?

I want to by a veterinary radiography book, but they’re expensive and I want to make sure this is the best one for me.

Thanks for any help!

Share 10 facts about yourself, then pass this to 10 of your favorite followers!

1. I am a bird fanatic

2. I am an uber nerd

3. I love anime- reading, watching and drawing

4. I own 800 pokemon cards and 1000 yugioh cards

5. I have made the bestest guy friend ever this year

6. I am 1/2 Kiwi and 1/2 Aussie

7. I am a nutella fanatic

8. I love a good coffee

9. I am a antisocial hermit

10. Hard rock music makes me happy

Share 10 facts about yourself, then pass this to 10 of your favorite followers!

When my friends ask me why I do so much
thebookofweaknesses:
So I study everyday, because that’s what I have to do to get through vet school. I live too far away to have regular breaks like others in our year, so every hour counts.
But now I get sick. All the time.
This weekend I could not physically study. I feel asleep of exhaustion, had headaches, fevers, nausea- I just could not do it.
I shouldn’t feel guilty about this. I know that.
But I do.
//Rant over (Sorry followers)

thebookofweaknesses:

So I study everyday, because that’s what I have to do to get through vet school. I live too far away to have regular breaks like others in our year, so every hour counts.

But now I get sick. All the time.

This weekend I could not physically study. I feel asleep of exhaustion, had headaches, fevers, nausea- I just could not do it.

I shouldn’t feel guilty about this. I know that.

But I do.

//Rant over (Sorry followers)

staygrandbeiconic:

LEGIT THE BEST POST I HAVE EVER SEEN.

I literally just reblogged this two times in a row. No fucks given. This is the greatest post on tumblr.

hyacynthus:

The supplementary files for the publication in which I am a co-uthor got posted today! They include three interactive 3D models of skulls embedded within PDFs and are FREELY AVAILABLE HERE, HERE, AND HERE.All you need is Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader in order to open it. Let me know what you think of them.
If you are interested in reading about the species depicted in the models, message me to a copy of the manuscript.
From:
Kucharzewski, C., Raselimanana, A.P., Wang, C. & Glaw, F. 2014. A taxonomic mystery for more than 150 years: Identity, systematic position and Malagasy origin of the snake Elapotinus picteti Jan, 1862, and synonymy of Exallodontophis Cadle, 1999 (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae). Zootaxa 3852: 179–202.

Leaving here for future reference

hyacynthus:

The supplementary files for the publication in which I am a co-uthor got posted today! They include three interactive 3D models of skulls embedded within PDFs and are FREELY AVAILABLE HERE, HERE, AND HERE.All you need is Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader in order to open it. Let me know what you think of them.

If you are interested in reading about the species depicted in the models, message me to a copy of the manuscript.

From:

Kucharzewski, C., Raselimanana, A.P., Wang, C. & Glaw, F. 2014. A taxonomic mystery for more than 150 years: Identity, systematic position and Malagasy origin of the snake Elapotinus picteti Jan, 1862, and synonymy of Exallodontophis Cadle, 1999 (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae). Zootaxa 3852: 179–202.

Leaving here for future reference

desperate-fallen-angel:

internetgf:

so seductive

THIS GETS ME EVERY FUCKING TIME

tastefullyoffensive:

Croc Selfie [x]

kuudererules:

Wise words.http://9gag.com/gag/a7KdyDL?ref=fbp

I went to Africa earlier this year and when they learnt I was Australian there were like “oh you guys are crazy over there. You just jump on crocs and wrestle snakes”.Well played Steve Irwin.

kuudererules:

Wise words.
http://9gag.com/gag/a7KdyDL?ref=fbp

I went to Africa earlier this year and when they learnt I was Australian there were like “oh you guys are crazy over there. You just jump on crocs and wrestle snakes”.
Well played Steve Irwin.