The Thrilling Reality in Which I Will Be A Doctor Very, Very Soon [Clinics Series]

When we were planning our clinical year, there were way more rotations I wanted to take than I could fit into 24 blocks.  Therefore, when I was looking for a small animal externship, I spent time searching for a way to make the experience fulfill multiple interests at once.  Through my membership in the Society for … Continue reading The Thrilling Reality in Which I Will Be A Doctor Very, Very Soon [Clinics Series]

Zoo Living, pt 2 [Clinics Series]

For block 11 and 12, I shadowed the veterinary medical team at the North Carolina Zoo.  This was a very familiar environment for me, because I volunteered over 90 hours during the summer of 2011 at the wildlife rehabilitation center associated with the zoo, and toured the hospital on a Pre-Vet Club field trip in … Continue reading Zoo Living, pt 2 [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