Making Babies, Vet School Style [Clinics Series]

The day I learned the word 'theriogenology,' I remember sitting on my bed, poring over the vet school's departmental webpage, and then did what many young professionals would do in such a situation: I called my mom. "There's a word for what I want to do," I told her, excitedly. She shared in my enthusiasm … Continue reading Making Babies, Vet School Style [Clinics Series]

Why I Won’t Ever Be A Cardiologist [Clinics Series]

Before vet school began, I already knew that I wanted to specialize in reproductive medicine.  But after vet school began, I found that cardiology came to me very naturally. Perhaps it was because I spent time as an EMT before vet school, and therefore already knew how to read ECGs, or perhaps it was because … Continue reading Why I Won’t Ever Be A Cardiologist [Clinics Series]

How Two Weeks of Necropsy Reminded Me to be Thankful [Clinics Series]

Our necropsy block is widely recognized as an easy block during which you trade the unpleasant business of cutting open dead animals for the opportunity to be done with your responsibilities as early as 10am and as late as 3pm.  I don't really like dissecting dead bodies.  They smell, blood gets everywhere, and I have enough … Continue reading How Two Weeks of Necropsy Reminded Me to be Thankful [Clinics Series]

What Ophthalmology Taught Me About Expectations [Clinics Series]

People talk, and the talk surrounding the veterinary ophthalmology rotation had me absolutely dreading it.  The dialogue was that students were swamped with cases, never got to go home, and that the clinicians were mean and regularly yelled at students for not keeping up with the demanding schedule. I was so worked up about how … Continue reading What Ophthalmology Taught Me About Expectations [Clinics Series]

Countdown to Doctorhood

Happy New Year! Returning to classes this Wednesday marks the countdown to our next adventure: clinics!  Which, really, means that we're practically doctors.  Which is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying in the "Yes-I'm-finally-a-grown-up-but-oh-dear-am-I-in-charge-now?" kind of way. Different schools structure clinics in different ways, but for my school, we have one full calendar year of 2-4 week … Continue reading Countdown to Doctorhood