It’s that time of the semester! The time where class days are dwindling and stress levels are growing.
Finals can be a little overwhelming, but the excitement of summer is a great source of motivation. My summer plans will be keeping me very busy; I’m really looking forward to all the different opportunities ahead of me.
Among those opportunities, I will be participating in a study abroad program through which I will spend four weeks in Thailand. I am beyond excited!
We will spend each week in a different region of Thailand as we gain a better understanding of how animal, human, and environmental health interact. I will have the opportunity to shadow a veterinarian at an elephant sanctuary, explore a new culture, and help with coral reef restoration.
This trip is going to be something I will never forget, and I am so excited to gain a broader view of veterinary medicine.
When I get back from my trip abroad, reality will settle in and it will be time to apply to veterinary school.
It is both exciting and terrifying to think about. I can’t believe how quickly my time at A&M has flown by.
The pre-veterinary resources here at A&M have already helped me so much in this process.
Recently I attended an application workshop that gave me a better understanding of the online application.
The TAMU Pre-Vet Society also has given me very unique animal experience that I never expected to receive. For example, I have been able to volunteer at alpaca farms, attend equine clinics, and help in the exotics room at Vet School Open House.
I’m very thankful that I am not going through this process alone. Applying to vet school is going to be nerve racking but I am excited to see where it takes me.
But before I can step into summer I have to face my final exams.
I am trying my best to be diligent and finish this semester strong. Things that keep me grounded include my friends, family and, especially, my dog, Fender.
Although the stress of finals is upon me, I know there is an end in sight, and I am hopeful that all of this hard work will be worth it.