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Running Start

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 what makes it great!"
-Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own