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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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The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit A few weekends ago, ten Texas A & M veterinary students joined students from twenty-eight veterinary colleges from all across North America to learn more about the veterinarian's role in public health.  The "2012 Day at the Center for Disease Control" in Atlanta, Georgia brought together students and practitioners to celebrate the One Health concept.  Besides getting the opportunity to see a gorgeous complex, we were able to hear from many different veterinarians and medical doctors about their career paths in public health.  Public health, from the veterinarian's perspective, is the "sum of all contributions to physical, mental, and social well being of humans through the application of veterinary science."  By applying what we know about diseases shared by man and animals, we can contribute to the health of the human population. Have you seen the movie "Contagion" yet?  There are actually people, just like Kate Wi... (Read More)

That Blue Piece of Paper

That Blue Piece of Paper During the first hour of radiology class last Friday the class of 2013 received an e-mail that our 4th year clinical rotation schedules were in our mailboxes. Lets just say it was hard to concentrate for the last hour of class! I can't believe fourth year is going to start so soon, I feel like I just started vet school. After three years of classroom-based learning you transition into 11 months of clinical rotations in the Texas A&M small and large animal hospitals and one month of externships at a veterinary setting of your choice. While there are several required rotations, you can chose to track small animal, large animal, mixed animal or an alternative track, such as exotics, research or a specific aspect of the cattle industry (dairy, feedlot, stocker, etc.) I am tracking small animal medicine so my rotations consist of small animal cardiology, canine and feline internal medicine, oncology, neurology, dermatology, dentistry, just to ... (Read More)