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]

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Best and the Worst of Humanity [Clinics Series]

Something I love about veterinary medicine is that it allows you to see the best of humanity.  You get to work with people who dedicate their time (sometimes their spare time and sometimes their whole lives) to the health and wellbeing of animals.  While much of the time, these individuals may reap rewards in the form … Continue reading A Bird’s-Eye View of the Best and the Worst of Humanity [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]

Why Are You Here If You’re On Vacation? [Clinics Series]

I've always struggled with my mother's version of 'relaxing.'  On the rare occasions when she gets to relax, she prefers to do nothing in particular, which, for her, usually means reading while drinking a cup of tea.  I'm pretty sure she could do this forever.  Don't get me wrong, there was certainly a summer where … Continue reading Why Are You Here If You’re On Vacation? [Clinics Series]