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Hi, my name is Pedro and I’m a small animal veterinary internist. My wife is an oncology resident and together we created this blog.

Why did we do it? ​W​​​e’ve been through a lot to get where we are now, and wished we had more information when we were first starting out! We made mistakes along the way, but learned a lot and are now sharing our knowledge with you. Check out our About page for more information!

Benefit from our experience and let us help you!

Pedro Bento DVM, DACVIM

Matching Program

Are you considering advanced training and want to learn more about it? We have multiple posts and even two books with everything you'll need to know!

Life as a DVM

We focus on pertinent issues that affect our profession, including quality of life and work-life balance. Awareness and creating a dialogue are the first steps toward improving the lives of veterinarians


Whether you are a pre-vet student, current vet student, or have already graduated, we have a curated list of resources that will provide amazing value to you! 

Access information that took us years to learn!

From the moment you decide that veterinary medicine is the career for you to vet school, graduation, and beyond...

It doesn't matter where you are in your career - our goal is to provide you with information and resources to help you navigate the challenges you'll face.

The books

Veterinary Matching Program - a quick guide

This abridged version is perfect if you’re not yet ready to apply to advanced training positions, or if you’re trying to decide if specialty medicine is for you!

How to Navigate the Veterinary Matching Program

The only in-depth guide to the VIRMP matching program and advanced training positions. If you want to know everything about this topic, this is your book!

Check out our recent posts

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