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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)

Get Involved!

Get Involved! I had the privilege this summer of traveling to many Fish Camp and T-Camp sessions to talk about the importance of involvement. Here at Texas A&M University you have many opportunities to get involved. You can participate in student organizations, Aggie traditions, community service, or even student employment. Your college career is defined by your experiences, connections, and personal growth - getting involved can help you make the most of this time. Having high impact experiences make your time spent in college unique. Dive into those opportunities outside of class - you never know what you might learn or be able to do. Making connections with peers, professors, and other professionals can help you to accomplish your goals of grad school or a great job after college. The Aggie Network is a huge group of people who want to help you succeed, so take advantage of it! I have personally developed through my involvement with Parents' Weekend,... (Read More)

Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend One of the things I look forward to every year here in College Station, TX is Parents' Weekend! I'm an out of state student from California, and so I don't get to see my family as often as I would want to. Parents' Weekend is the one time during the year that my family makes the trip out here to Texas, and it's always so much fun!  As an added bonus this year all of us second year students got our white coats! At our White Coat Ceremony (which is the day before Parents' Day), all of the second year students were honored by faculty, staff, fellow students, and our family and friends. We got to walk across the stage and put on a bright new white coat as a symbol of the fact that we have made it through our first two years of veterinary school and into the clinical part of our curriculum. Getting our white coats was such a proud moment for all of us. After all of the many long years of hard work, late night studying and stress, we were fin... (Read More)

Parents Weekend 2012

Parents Weekend 2012 Students - both undergraduate and graduate alike - participate in various student organizations. Texas A&M has over 850 student organizations, and it is just one way to get involved in campus life. One of the student organizations I am involved with is the Parents' Weekend Committee (this is the Parents' Weekend for main campus as opposed to the Parents' Weekend for the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences). Parents' Weekend is a committee within the Student Government Association (SGA) whose mission is to serve the students as well as the families of Texas A&M by providing a weekend of appreciation. Parents' Weekend allows students to express their gratitude to those who have impacted their lives. This is done through a number of events that show parents of Texas A&M the essence of the Aggie family. This tradition founded in 1919 has continued to evolve over the years to fit the ever-changing population here at ... (Read More)