Motherhood in Veterinary Medicine
Discussion Panel this Thursday, April 27
Noon-1 in Wegner G50
“Join us this Thursday to discuss how pregnancy and parenthood affect the veterinary profession. Share your advice and personal experiences through an informal discussion panel.
Current Discussion Panel Participants:
Dr. Jennifer Ronngren, Alpine Animal Hospital
Charlie Powell, Senior Communications Manager WSU CVM
Bethany Colaprete, WSU CVM Counseling and Wellness Services
Soon, students will be interviewing for our first jobs as veterinarians and many of us aspire to be veterinary practice owners someday. Many of us have already started a family or plan to within the years after graduation. We would love to learn from those with experience how best to navigate the beginning of our careers keeping in mind the impact pregnancy and family have on practices, individuals and interviews. We would love to have clinicians, technicians, residents, recent graduates and managers join the discussion panel if you have the time! If you’d like to join the panel, please reply to this e-mail and I will add your name. Below are some questions posed to students in preparation for the discussion as well as resources on the subject:
Have you thought about how this will impact the way you interview? How do we negotiate and maintain a healthy work-life balance while fulfilling this hard-earned dream of practicing veterinary medicine? Can you recognize discrimination when it happens to you, and can you stop cultural gender stereotypes from driving professional decisions? Start thinking about it now, while we are surrounded by awesome role models, so that by the time you graduate, you are ready! “