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]

Taking the NAVLE

When researching how to become a veterinarian, most [American] sources will tell you that the process involves completion of prerequisite courses (usually with the completion of an undergraduate degree), followed by four years of veterinary school.  They often leave out the small detail that you also have to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), … Continue reading Taking the NAVLE

How Bad Can It Be If There’s A Pony To Snuggle? [Clinics Series]

I have always loved horses.  I started riding around the same time I first wanted to be a veterinarian, and while I don't remember my exact motivations, I can't help but believe there was probably more than just correlation between the two.  Although I came to the conclusion during my first year of vet school … Continue reading How Bad Can It Be If There’s A Pony To Snuggle? [Clinics Series]