Trying to Keep Up with Everything
I remember back when staying up-to-date on the latest developments in bovine veterinary medicine usually consisted of thumbing through the two or three scientific journals one subscribed to (and hoping there was a bovine or ruminant article), reading the monthly AABP newsletter that came in the mail, and/or attending an annual scientific conference (usually AABP, AVC or the state/provincial VMA). It was augmented with product technical support materials provided by pharmaceutical representatives.
Times have changed a lot. Veterinarians can easily stay up-to-date essentially 365 days of the year on just about any topic they want to learn about, at whatever level of expertise and depth they are looking for. Opportunities of all kinds are right at our fingertips on our computers and smart devices. If we want to know how to do a task or a procedure, it is probably on YouTube or easily found elsewhere through a quick internet search. If we want the latest peer-reviewed scientific information on a topic, we can probably do a literature search through the veterinary school we graduated from or in the state/province we practice in. Alternatively, many of the scientific articles we might be looking for can be searched and located through Google or similar search engines.