The closing of one door leads to the opening of another
Hello! Well, we are back for our last semester before we start
clinical work (a nervous YAY!). I am both excited and anxious to
start fourth year. We have been prepared by the best; they have
molded us (perhaps chiseled is the better descriptor) for our entry
into the last phase, clinical medicine.
I’m excited because I am definitely a “hands-on” student.
I am excited to start working soon after, and begin the paying off
my investment (my debt). I am also going to miss a lot: the people,
the instructors, the students, the grasshopper room. I won’t miss
those Pepsi products (everyone knows Coke is the better
On a serious note, we will soon be celebrating the
groundbreaking of new classroom building, which will be up shortly
after we graduate. When I return, one fine day, I won’t recognize
the building or the rooms. I won’t be able to wonder halls that are
laced with my memories. It’s neat when you hear a lecturer tell you
that he or she sat in that same classroom when they went to school.
It will be bittersweet to know we will not be able to say that to
On the bright side, for you future students, it is going to be
awesome! The building is super cool looking. You won’t have
the bum and back pain associated with sitting in rooms 2004 or 1111
(it’s not that bad, but after two hours it can be a bit
uncomfortable). You will have more study rooms, so you won’t have
to fight undergraduate and graduate students for rooms in the
library. Who knows—perhaps they will even have a Coke machine
(wink, wink)! They are building the new education building with you
guys in mind.
I’m excited for those classes of students; it is going to be
nice. We have all had some input on this building, since day one.
So, we, the students and faculty, have been designing and deciding
on a building for you! After all, we aren’t the top veterinary
schools, producing some of greatest DVMs, for nothing. This
building was needed and shows how much the college, and Texas
A&M more broadly, cares about their veterinary students. It is
In a couple of years, I will be closing the door at the Texas
A&M University and opening the one to a new office and a new
clinic. Soon after, several of you (as in 130+) will be opening the
doors of the new classroom building. We will all soon be embarking
on a new phase in our lives, so YAY! Just know when you walk in
those doors, this is one of the finest veterinary schools, with the
brightest teaching minds, and you are blessed to be in that seat,
just as I have been blessed to be leaving mine.