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Veterinary Medicine in Places You Wouldn’t Expect

Veterinary Medicine in Places You Wouldn’t Expect Howdy everyone!  I am finally back.  This is my first blog following our summer away, and my first blog since returning from my MBA program.  For those of you new to the blog, I took a year off between my second and third years of veterinary school to earn my MBA.  We have a fantastic arrangement between the vet school and business school that allows students to graduate in five years with their DVM and MBA degrees.  If you would like to learn more, see some of my older blog posts, but for today I want to focus on all the cool new areas I found veterinary medicine this summer. So … I tried to do too much this summer.  I know, surprising.  I have never been known to bite off more than I can chew (please note the sarcasm in this statement).  Over the course of the summer, I was finishing up my MBA performing a consulting project in conjunction with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospitals, I ... (Read More)

Only 730 days to go….

Only 730 days to go…. I woke up Thursday morning, put on a pot of coffee, and grabbed Shorty (our miniature Australian Shepherd) and his leash and headed for the door.  The sun hadn't even started to come up yet as we walked around the apartment complex as Shorty hunted for squirrels and a place to do his business.  I was contemplating the day ahead as I was shaking the sleep cobwebs from my head.  I was up and out at this extra early hour because I needed to do some more last minute studying for my last final of my MBA curriculum, investments.  Also on the docket for the day was the DVM Graduation ceremony that afternoon.  Since  the graduating class were only a year ahead of me for the first half of vet school (that is until I left vet school for my 1 year MBA program), I had several good friends and knew practically everyone in the Class of 2012.  Suddenly, I realized that I "only" had 2 years until graduation, 730 days.  Wow,... (Read More)

What year in Vet School are you???

What year in Vet School are you??? Seems like a pretty straightforward and innocent question.  I am sure the inquirer is a little overwhelmed as I rabble on for the next 5 minutes explaining my situation.  Here, let me try with you.  I am a DVM/MBA student who is currently working through my MBA year.  I have already finished two years of vet school, and after my MBA, I will go back and finish the last two years of my education as a veterinary student.  Whoa, that is a mouthful.  Let me explain it in detail. At Texas A&M, we have an unique opportunity to graduate with both a MBA and a DVM degree in 5 total years.  Typically, a DVM takes 4 years and 2 years for a MBA.  Texas A&M already offers a compressed MBA program that lasts 16 months. Notice, I said compressed, not shortened.  A&M MBA students take all the same courses with the same amount of information as students at other schools, but they compress the schedule down... (Read More)