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WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 4

WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 4

What advice would you give to young people who aspire to be veterinarians? I recommend that they get a variety of experiences and be open to the varied options available to veterinarians. For me, the variety of paths you can take as a veterinarian was what solidified...

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WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 3

WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 3

What do you love most about being a veterinarian? I really love educating. It is one of the main reasons I became a veterinarian. Working with clients or animal caregivers, they usually want to do the best – they need more tools and education. It can be exhausting for...

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WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 2

WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 2

Why did you want to join WVLDI? I have been involved in organized veterinary medicine since I was a student and really encourage others to get involved. As a vet student, I worked with SAVMA and the AVMA, serving as the national president of SAVMA. I worked overseas...

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WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 1

WVLDI Member Profile: Rebecca Steers – Part 1

Meet Dr. Rebecca Steers I have been involved in organized veterinary medicine for over a decade, and I can honestly say that Dr. Rebecca Steers is one of the key forces for my involvement. I first saw Rebecca as she was finalizing her term as the National Student AVMA...

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WVLDI’s Female Veterinary Hero for Our Year of COVID-19

WVLDI’s Female Veterinary Hero for Our Year of COVID-19

Dr. Barton Behravesh is WVLDI’s female veterinary hero in the year of COVID-19! Her full credentials only begin to describe her remarkable and wide-ranging expertise and responsibilities: Casey Barton Behravesh MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM. Captain, U.S. Public Health...

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Wellbeing in the Year of COVID-19

Wellbeing in the Year of COVID-19

WVLDI Board Member Makenzie Peterson is the American Association of Veterinary Medical College’s (AAVMC’s) Director of Wellbeing. In the context of the stressors surrounding COVID-19, we asked her for some thoughts on wellbeing. Makenzie was interested especially in...

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WVLDI Board Member Feature: Dr. Kristin Obbink

WVLDI Board Member Feature: Dr. Kristin Obbink

I interviewed Kristen Obbink while on family leave after bringing her adopted son home from Africa. She is an amazing veterinarian working in public health to keep Iowans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneously keeping a farm and non-profit business...

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Veterinary Leader Profile: Dr. Karen Bradley

Veterinary Leader Profile: Dr. Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley is the founding President of WVLDI, and this is her story. Once upon a time (in 2013), there was a veterinary practitioner named Karen Bradley who wanted to be part of the AVMA leadership. It didn’t work out. In response, she started the Women’s...

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