Like doctors, veterinarians who’re deaf can use adapted stethoscopes to listen to animal heartbeats and gauge vital signs during their daily work.
For vets like Bethan Hindson (UK), demonstrating ability and addressing outdated attitudes led to acceptance to study veterinary practice at college – which should not be the case.
Accessible, Remote Learning Is Key
Others like Candie Corriher at the University of Florida, take e-learning courses in shelter medicine, where the staff stay constant, unlike in private practice where new clients constantly need to be communicated with.
Read: Vet with hearing loss takes shelter medicine course
Significantly, Candie Corriher is guiding her tutors in making digital material accessible to her needs, while using real-time captions to capture notes during classes.
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