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Finding the Joy

Finding the Joy Vet school is a dream come true for all of the students currently enrolled in Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine! Despite this, it can be easy to become bogged down in exams, personal struggles, and commitments, at times, especially at the end of the semester as finals approach. This is why since starting school, many of us have taken to heart a concept explained to us during our first-year orientation. “Find the Joy” is a mantra that has been repeated more times than I can count. Whenever my class has been overwhelmed with a particularly challenging exam or week, someone has always reminded us to find the joy; it is a reminder to look at the little things in life that make you happy to bring you back to perspective that your struggles will pass and are not as insurmountable as you currently think they are. And that no matter what, there is joy in your life, if only you seek to find it. Each semester, right before finals week,... (Read More)

Looking Forward To The Symposium

Looking Forward To The Symposium In veterinary school, there are many opportunities to participate in skills labs, attend conferences and lectures, and get involved in the field prior to graduating. Rather than have the mindset that all of my time should be spent studying, I believe I can supplement my classroom education with out-of-school events and should take advantage of opportunities available. I recently registered for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium that will be held at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  I have never attended a veterinary conference before, and after looking at the schedule I couldn't be more excited.  The lectures are scheduled from 8 AM until 5 PM each day, with a break at noon for participants to eat lunch and meet with exhibitors.  Lectures are presented over a variety of topics including large and small animal medicine, exotics, surgery, neurology, business... (Read More)