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The Student Perspectives blog is a fresh and realistic snapshot of the life of veterinary medical and biomedical science students.
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Catching Up

Catching Up Right now, we second-years don't have another test until finals.  It's quiet…a little too quiet.  But I'm making the most of this lull in stress and studying by… studying?  I know, it sounds weird and nerdy.  I have good reasons, though.  For one thing, it makes it easy for me to study when both of my roommates are also studying.  The only difference is that they actually do have exams coming up this week.  I feel guilty if I'm sitting around watching TV while they are diligently making flashcards and charts.  Also, for the first time in a very long time I can study without a deadline. I can take more breaks, get on Facebook, and zone out a little more often than if I were stressing about a test coming up.  It's easier to learn for life and not for a test this way.  And finally, I find myself studying this weekend because, frankly, finals scare me.  How many times have I had to take finals?&nb... (Read More)

Think Like a Veterinarian

Think Like a Veterinarian As my third semester winds down, I  am starting to feel like I'm beginning to think like a veterinarian.  Concepts in my classes are coming together and I am beginning to see the big picture instead of numerous, isolated facts.  The classroom is undeniably an important part of my education, but I have learned a lot outside the classroom this semester.  Earlier this month, I was able to spend a weekend learning about leadership with vet students, faculty, industry representatives, and leaders within the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).  It was an awesome time where we got to put aside the books and work on something more important, ourselves.  Sure you can be a genius and book smart, but if you can't connect with other people and communicate- how can you be a leader and succeed in your future career?  Thankfully, A & M's faculty has taken an active role in ensuring all veterinary students have the ... (Read More)