Zebrafish and lovely moments

This is going to have to be a shorter entry, because I had a ton of embryology homework to do today. So, even though I could write an entire wall of text on everything from today’s hearing to yesterday’s class Christmas party, I’m going to save that for Sunday, and instead write about something kind of neat that happened in the embryology lab yesterday.

Yesterday was the first time we ever dealt with live animals! And although they were microscopic embryos it was such a “this-is-really-happening,-I’m-going-to-become-a-real-vet-some-day”-kind of moment, that I had to take a second to appreciate it. The best part was seeing everyone light up and take a bunch of Snapchats of the tiny embryos wriggling around, and them being equally excited about it. From the outside, it might have looked pretty insignificant, but seeing my mystory-feed fill up with a ton of zebrafish-videos put a smile on my face. (We did end up having to euthanize them to extract their DNA, but that doesn’t make for the most light-hearted story.)

Here's one of the pictures that we took through the microscope.

Here's one of the pictures that we took through the microscope.

I’ll probably do a more thorough write-up on what we’re currently studying on Sunday, so if you're interested in reading more about this lab and more, stay tuned. Until then, have a great week!