05: Staying Cool… Wellness in Vet School featuring Nina Bartling and Abby Needleman

Join us for this part one of many conversations about wellness and stressors in veterinary school.  In this episode we are joined by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University students, Abby Needleman and Nina Bartling.  You'll hear about aspects of vet school that can lead to stress and share how we find ways to incorporate wellness into our personal lives and in vet school.



Abby Needleman is a third year veterinary student at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2010 from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a minor in Natural Resources Conservation. Her primary interests are large animal medicine and zoological medicine. She recently adopted a Blue-Tongued Skink named Burrito. In her free time, she loves listening to live music and going on adventures in and around Boston, in addition to spending time with friends and family.


Nina Bartling is a third year veterinary student at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from Denison University in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and a Chemistry minor. Her primary veterinary interest is small animal emergency and critical care. She has two fluffly chinchillas, Cleo and Zelda, and a spunky beta fish named Ekko. In her spare time, she plays Ultimate frisbee, rock climbs, and plays ukulele. She loves to host and cook for large groups, spend time with friends and family, and also take long naps.


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