I have officially finished another semester of veterinary school! It feels awesome to have another semester under my belt.
Though this was definitely my toughest semester so far, I feel as though I have learned so many valuable things from my classes.
Clinical pathology was probably my favorite course this semester; clinical pathology encompasses how to perform and interpret lab work, and I really enjoyed how clinically relevant I felt it was.
I enjoyed this course because it got me excited to spend time in the clinic over the winter break and practice reading and interpreting lab data. I will be spending a lot of my break working at a clinic and putting what I have learned into action.
While I am always excited to go back home and apply knowledge, it is always even more exciting to see just how much I have learned.
It’s amazing to say that we’re almost done with this semester and so close to Thanksgiving!
It’s incredible to me those of us in the Veterinary Class of 2022 have completed our first year and are halfway through our second year.
Looking back and considering all of the things we’ve studied, I see each skill I have learned in first year gradually increasing in difficulty and bringing me closer to use in a veterinary practice.
For instance, this semester included the Pharmacology class, which teaches us the study of drugs for therapeutic use in the clinic.
A few of my friends and I realized that in addition to giving us a good basis for diagnosing conditions, we can now consider treatment options as well!
How we reached this point when I feel like we’ve just started is something we all joke about, even though we are consistently reminded of the day-to-day activities and classes that stretch our knowledge in the best way.
I’ll have to admit that it’s so great to reach this point in the year because it allows us to take a breath before finals. I begin to think back and appreciate the tough waves my classmates and I faced and conquered within 15 weeks.
Plus, with Thanksgiving in sight, I get to enjoy an awesome meal with my family, so how can I resist from saying this is one of my favorite times of the year?!?