Veterinary Apps & why you need them | VETgirl Veterinary CE Blog
In this VETgirl blog, we interview Dr. Stacee Santi of Vet2Pet on the importance of veterinary apps for pet owners and clients. Think you need one? Listen to this podcast to find out if it's worth the investment for your clinic!
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Thank you for making CE much more accessible. It is so valuable when I have four kiddos 8 and under. Often CE is after I put them all to bed- awesome! Keep up the great work. :) Thank you again!
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By the way, I’m Really loving VETgirl. In fact, I was at the recent conference in Vegas and you guys have completely spoiled it for me. I love being able to pause the VETgirl webinars, replay something for clarification.... I find that I’m learning so much more effectively than with traditional lectures b/c I can actually go at my own pace so that I am actually processing the info during the webinar rather than just being focused on frantic note-taking and the “i’ll look at it later approach”. I also found the lectures in Vegas were not always as clinically relevant as VETgirl webinars so thank you for taking the time to obviously screen the speakers and ensure that everything put out is absolutely useful in daily practice... I actually find the learning to be really fun b/c I can see how it is elevating my practice. Thanks so much and please keep it coming! Cheers!
I just wanted to say thank you to Justine and Garret for offering VETgirl free to the military. Keeping up with CE can be tough and we as military vets do so many different things outside of clinical practice like food inspection, public health, etc. that it's hard to stay up to date on clinical information. We also tend to be isolated with only one or no other vets around, and I have come to VETgirl multiple times to figure out how to do a procedure I've never tried before. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
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Tiffany J. Rule, DVM Countryside Veterinary Hospital Chelmsford, MA
Thank you, VETgirl, for being there through all walks of my veterinary life. You were there for me through my emergency medicine days, easy to access in the heat of the moment and extremely relevant. The videos were especially helpful and reassuring for me with procedures I was inexperienced in. Dr. Lee's blogs have helped to encourage me to transition into ownership while being a mother of two young children. Now I rely even more on VETgirl for keeping up to date on medicine on the fly as I'm opening my own practice. I am wearing multiple hats at this time of my life and VETgirl's simplicity and convenience is priceless. I am proud of what Vetgirl has accomplished, because I am a Vet-girl too!
Dr. Kelley, DVM, CVA, CVSMT (Cashmere, WA)Cashmere, WA
I was listening to the Hills overview podcast this morning and had this overwhelming feeling to say Thank you. I am so damn thankful to VETgirl for all the really super invaluable knowledge and inspiration indeed. I'm a final year vet student and you guys have helped and guided me more than you'll ever know. Anyway, I just really want to say thank you for everything, that's all.
Jacques, veterinary student
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