As my first year in veterinary school is drawing to a close, I am looking forward to the summer!
Before I started vet school last semester, my mentors back home told me to explore as many aspects of veterinary medicine as possible to not only realize the vastness of the fields in veterinary medicine, but also to confirm where my interests truly lie.
And that is exactly what I’ll be spending my summer doing—exploring the different fields of this profession.
This summer, I’ll be participating in three externships—all different from one another. One will be working only with horses in a specialty practice; one will be working with food animals, such as cattle, pigs, and goats in a rural environment; and the last one will be exploring the world of veterinary pathology.
In addition, I get to travel to Savannah, Georgia, to give an oral presentation on at the Society for Theriogenology conference this July!
So although this isn’t necessarily a typical summer “vacation,” it’s one that certainly offers a lot of opportunities!