As I write this entry, I am learning how it feels to make my own schedule after finishing my first year of veterinary school!
This year I have learned so much about veterinary medicine and, especially, myself.
This summer I plan to enjoy time with family, visit different veterinary practices, and help with a few research projects while applying all of the knowledge that I’ve gained this year.
In first year, we have taken almost 50 exams over many hours of lectures and labs, so it’s very easy to feel lost, defeated, and exhausted.
However, we have learned much more than we ever thought we could, and we know how to apply it.
Looking back on this quick year I am so proud of myself and my classmates for the things we have accomplished.
We’ve learned how important it is to learn and retain base veterinary information, we are a network of support for each other, and we are one-fourth of the way to being doctors!
I am excited to return as a 2VM and build on this foundation, but I’m thankful for a well-deserved summer.