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Unexpected, Unexcused Absence

Unexpected, Unexcused Absence If you've never had the opportunity, no, privilege, to work with goats, I highly recommend doing so. For the past couple of weeks, the 2nd year students are becoming acclimated with anesthesiology in ruminant species. In order to properly anesthetize and monitor a goat, one must first learn to rodeo the goat. These goats have attitudes. If you don't believe me, ask my fellow classmate who, while leaning forward to give his goat friend a warm, goat-hug, received a horn to the face, instead. If the attitude and horns aren't enough, toss in some lice and simultaneous, ear-piercing bleating from 15 goats in a small, basement room. I know what you're thinking, "Jaime, I thought you said it was a privilege to work with goats? Why should I get goat experience on my vet application if I might get a horn to the face?" As with any animal we work with, there will be dangers. Yes, even with "Princess" the 5 lb. Chihuahua. However, after the goat settles down... (Read More)