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My Fall as a 'Veteran' Pet Trainer

My Fall as a 'Veteran' Pet Trainer Fall finals are done and out of the way for undergraduates!! Yay! I survived…barely. Finals take an emotional and physical toll on just about everyone. But looking back on this semester, I would say the fall was, overall, successful. Throughout this semester, things got a little crazy in my house with my roommate’s two pets, an 11-month-old Great Pyrenees, Toph, and a 7 year-old-cat, Moo, as well as the service dogs I've been training that came in and out of the house. Back in August, I started off with a white Labrador Retriever named Pokey. He got along very well with the other pets, rough housing and keeping Toph company and even bothering, with mutual respect, of course, Moo. Training a service dog during the semester can be difficult; however, what made it harder was my replacement dog for Pokey, who returned to the headquarters of Patriot Paws of Aggieland to learn more advanced training. He may graduate as soon as spring 2018 to a veteran in need. In h... (Read More)

Let's Talk Family

Let's Talk Family Howdy! My name is Chau, and I am a biomedical sciences major with high hopes of pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy as the next step in my education. This is my second year as an ambassador, and I am excited to get to share my love for this college from the perspective of an undergraduate. Chau and her family If I were given an opportunity to stand up and speak in front of a crowd, I would speak on behalf of my parents. I would speak about their dreams for our family and their humbling personalities that have made me the person I am today. I am an Aggie, but one with a unique start. When asking high school senior Chau for her reasoning to attend Texas A&M University, she would say, “Because TAMU has friendly campus.” This is true, but it has turned into so much more. The Aggie Core Values are what I embody and love to share. The pride I hold when someone asks me where I attend school is quite extreme. It is that power and the ... (Read More)

My Final Year

My Final Year Welcome back to Texas A&M for what is hopefully another great year! It dawns on me that I am now a senior, meaning this is my last year as an undergraduate student here at TAMU. Whoop! It seems like just yesterday I was meeting with the BIMS advisers to discuss what my first semester schedule would be. It’s interesting to consider what being a senior really means. It means some things are coming to an end and other things are just beginning. For one, this will be my final year as a student ambassador, a job I’ve appreciated greatly since I started as a sophomore. This job has taught me several things over the years. It’s allowed me to see firsthand the excitement this university and our vet school can bring to prospective students. Seeing the passion these future Aggies have for their educations, and for animals, is inspiring. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to help acquaint guests with our top-notch facilities, and, fortunately... (Read More)