|What are long weekends for, if not making new friends at the beach?|
Hello, long weekend. For many it means long walks on the beach with their loved ones, or catching up with friends at the movies, or just mooching around with their non-human animal companions. For just about everyone in my social circle, it means weekend shifts or study, or a combo of the two.
With so much info to keep up with, one has to get a bit creative with one’s methods of study to ensure that time spend studying is as efficient as possible. Right now I am benefiting from a bunch of awesome podcasts, available absolutely free.
My personal favourites at the moment are:
- Vet ECC small talk – features podcasts on canine and feline veterinary emergency and critical care with a primary care/non-referral focus. This is the brainchild of Shailen Jasani, a small animal veterinary ECC specialist. He’s just posted a great podcast about antimicrobial stewardship which includes a helpful review on bacteriology. Check it out here.
- Vet Talk TV – features podcasts and videos on a range of topics including referral medicine and surgery, with some great case studies. There’s a great talk by Dr Amy Lane on “what islymphoma anyway”.
- Knowing Animals -features podcasts, usually based on interviews conducted by Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan. This has an animal welfare/animal studies focus and includes interviews with people like Peter Singer and Bidda Jones.
If you’re studying a particular topic, there are podcasts available on just about anything so with a bit of searching you can usually find something decent.