This semester has started off with a bang! This week is our
second week of school and we are moving way faster than last
semester. We have a few new classes, including microbiology, public
health, and embryology. We also have some old favorites including
physiology and anatomy, although this semester in anatomy we are
learning about large animals instead of small. Our professors
continue to inundate us with more information, as well as expecting
us to remember everything from last semester.
In addition to classes, there are scholarship and summer
externship applications that have upcoming deadlines. There are
many different opportunities for gaining experience during the
summer. It is a great time to explore different aspects of
veterinary medicine and make connections. Plus we have a fun skills
lab to look forward to this weekend hosted by our student chapter
of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
There are many times when I find myself and my classmates
complaining about how difficult everything is in vet school. It can
be really tempting some days to throw yourself a pity party,
especially when everything is piling up and life just seems to be
overwhelming. We have to remind ourselves, though, how hard we
worked to get to this point and our ultimate goal: becoming the
best veterinarians we can be.
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do
it. The hard...is what makes it great!"
-Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own