Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Why they got into the profession and advice for young practitioners are among the topics explored in new online videos featuring The Merck Veterinary Manual’s editorial board.
The interviews, posted at http://mrkmnls.co/2S8i633, provide “these veterinary thought leaders with an opportunity to discuss their backgrounds, areas of expertise and professional passions,” said the manual’s editor-in-chief, Scott Line, DVM, Ph.D., DACVB.
In one video, Katherine E. Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian), explains one way to avoid professional burnout.
“Try to stay engaged, try to stay interested, try to be open, always try to learn,” said Dr. Quesenberry, head of avian and exotic pet medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York. “I think if you put your yourself in a position where you’re always trying to learn something, see new ideas, it’s really hard to get burnt out, because there’s always something new and challenging.”
Also interviewed are:
- Peter D. Constable, BVSc, MS, Ph.D., DACVIM, dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, who discusses the use of antimicrobials in cattle and the importance of conscientious antibiotic stewardship. He also addresses why he entered academia.
- Peter R. Davies, BVSc, Ph.D., a professor in the department of veterinary population medicine at the University of Minnesota, who emphasizes the benefits of specialization in animal health.