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Electives, Electives Everywhere. Which Ones Are YOU Going To Take

Electives, Electives Everywhere.  Which Ones Are YOU Going To Take There comes a time in every person's life when it is time to figure out your path in life and just stick to it.  … Right?  Well, sometimes.  I am the kind of person who has a general idea of what I want to be when I grow up, and then I play the rest by ear.  I have a goal - "Plan A" - I want to become a board certified zoo veterinarian and then later go into a private practice or an academic setting.  But if circumstances change, I have a "Plan B," "Plan C," and "Plan Z."  It's just a good idea. But right now, I get to play and explore the many avenues of veterinary medicine.  I am a third year student; I finally reached the point where I can choose my electives.  As third year students, we are required to take a minimum of 14 hours of electives, spread throughout the year.  Most electives are worth one or two hours of course credit.  I just couldn't help myself, so I signed up for 18 hours.&nbs... (Read More)