Campus Connection: Response from Seely Sayer, DVM

Seely Sayer, DVM, 2019 graduate, University of Illinois
Seely Sayer, DVM, 2019 graduate, University of Illinois
(University of Illinois)

On BovineVetOnline, we recently posted an article from Dr. Glenn Rogers, a beef-cattle veterinarian and immediate past-president at AABP, about what he learned by visiting dairies and interacting with dairy practitioners. As a follow-up to his insights, we asked our panel to answer this question:

Do you have an example of a lesson you’ve learned through experience with practices outside your chosen specialty?

Response from Dr. Seely Sayer, 2019 graduate, University of Illinois

I believe that working with animals outside of my specialty always has value. During my 4th year of vet school, I had the opportunity to visit a variety of private practices and was able to take away important tidbits of information from each one that I still utilize today. As a new grad, I have realized that veterinary medicine is truly comparative and just because you don't have much experience with a certain type of animal doesn't mean you can't figure it out.  One specific lesson that I learned involved business skills and practice ownership/management techniques. I found this extremely helpful as this knowledge can be applied to all types of practices.


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