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Glad To Be Home

Glad To Be Home This summer flew by!  After a brief bit of down time following final exams, I packed up a suitcase with 10 weeks worth of supplies and boarded a plane to Ithaca, New York to participate in Cornell University's Leadership Program for Veterinary Students.  Typically veterinary students spend their two free summers working in clinics both to gain practical experience and to remind ourselves of why we spend almost every waking moment pursuing medical knowledge during the fall and spring semesters.  However, after participating in Texas A&M's own Summer Research Program last summer, I knew I wanted to pursue another more untraditional summer experience.  This thought led me to Cornell's program which combines a research experience with an additional focus on the development of leadership skills. As a self professed nerd, I really enjoyed diving into a new lab and learning about a previously unfamiliar topic.  I was assi... (Read More)

Dogs are truly man’s best friend, in more ways than you know

Dogs are truly man’s best friend, in more ways than you know Being across the street in the business school for the past year, I am at a loss for hilarious, touching, or thought provoking vet school stories.  Instead, I have used my time with you to discuss a vet student's view of business school, cool things about Texas A&M, and the less well known functions of a veterinarian.  I figure that when I get back to vet school, I will have so many stories that now is my opportunity to expand your view of veterinary medicine and Texas A&M. I have enjoyed bringing to you tales of research at A&M that has bred goats to produce malaria vaccine in their milk, the role of veterinarians in our food safety and homeland security, or the importance of veterinarians in the public policy making process.  Today, I am going to shift gears and focus on dogs.  Dogs have been the quintessential human company for thousands of years, and thanks to our four legged friends, they may be the key to hel... (Read More)

Beat the Hell Outta Cancer

Beat the Hell Outta Cancer One of the most rewarding parts about being a Vet Med Ambassador is getting to represent the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at community events. This past Saturday, we got to do just that at the first annual Paws to the Pavement Beat the Hell Outta Cancer 3k/5k run! This event was held to celebrate our brand new Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center at the vet school, and I couldn't think of a better reason to be out and about on a Saturday morning. I got there bright and early at 6:45 am (coffee in hand), and was ready to help out. It was so exciting to see hundreds of members of the community, including some of my classmates, show up with their four-legged friends, ready to go.   The race started with the A&M cannon, which I'd only ever heard before at football games. It was pretty loud, and when it went off, all the dogs in the race were definitely ready to run out of there! And ... (Read More)