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Reflecting on the Year

Reflecting on the Year Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are finally in the home stretch of the semester. It is hard to believe that I am already nearly halfway done with my second year of vet school.  It feels like just yesterday that I was sitting in orientation, both excited and terrified about the challenges awaiting me.  As this semester comes to a close, I'd like to reflect a bit on my feelings about veterinary school.  To begin, I am more and more grateful each day that I will be a part of this profession.  As classes become more clinically focused and applicable, I find myself excited to learn and pleased with how much I have learned already.  There is a sense of pride when you hear a veterinarian reference a drug and you understand the way it works and why it is being used. It only takes a few of those instances to remind you of why you're putting yourself through the daily challenges of veterinary school. As a second year stude... (Read More)

Vet School BBQ, Cattle Handling Seminar, and an Aggie Win

Vet School BBQ, Cattle Handling Seminar, and an Aggie Win Pumpkin cheesecake.  Gingerbread cookies.  Cinnamon and pine.  Deck the halls.  Gobble 'till you wobble.  And, most importantly, being thankful.  This is my absolute favorite time of year, and, thankfully, I have some time to enjoy it! The past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy.  I still am in shock that it's November, what with the plethora of tests from Pharmacology, Parasitology, and Pathology, and a BP Cattle Handling Seminar, the Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SCACVIM), Small Animal skills lab, and Vet School BBQ in between (and all in the same day)!  Our Pharmacology and Parasitology tests were on Halloween week, and Pathology was the following week.  Although the Saturday in between was a day of non-stop activity that started by waking up at 6:50 a.m. and ending around 12:30 a.m., it was a nice break from the stress and anxiety that comes with stu... (Read More)

A Month for Thankfulness

A Month for Thankfulness Well, it is that time of year again, the time of year when it becomes so very easy to forget that we've got it good.  The time of year when we forget that we wanted this, chose this, and even fought for this.  Finals are approaching.  Professors are preparing for the end of the semester, projects are due, and the last round of tests before finals is upon us.  This is when many vet students, myself included, forget that we are lucky!  We are joining the greatest profession in the world, and we are learning from some of the greatest clinicians in the business!  This is the time of year when we should be excited by how much knowledge we have gained over the semester, not terrified by the amount on the final.  We should be thrilled that we are one semester closer to being called "Doctor," not thinking we are one semester closer to insanity!  We begged for this, clawed and kicked to get here, and now we are! ... (Read More)