Texas A&M University is full of traditions.
One of the most popular traditions, and therefore times of the year, is Aggie Ring Day.
The Aggie ring is a symbol of unity, family, tradition, and pride.
Both undergraduates and veterinary students are given the opportunity to earn their gold college ring by completing 90 hours of college credit, 45 of which have to come from A&M directly.
This past week, I earned my Aggie ring as an undergraduate!
It felt amazing the minute the ring graced my finger.
All of the hard work, chemistry courses, animal science electives, and long nights of studying paid off.
For both undergraduate students and veterinary students, it is a wonderful time of the year
that is a true symbol of why we do what we do and why we strive for our goals and pursuit of a professional career.
Having earned my Aggie ring gives me courage to keep pursuing veterinary school and someday become a companion-animal veterinarian.