This blog post comes to you in three parts:
1. Some changes:
After receiving an email from my university that went out to the entire student body, I’ve decided to private some of my previous blog posts. This was a tough decision, but after discussing it with some of my fellow students and my family, I can see why the school would have us refrain from taking images in situations like dissections. My intention was never to be gory and use shock value to gain clicks, but to provide an accurate image of what life is like as a vet student.
Now that the Anatomy and Physiology block is done, we aren’t dissecting animals for a while. However, in future dissection settings, I’m going to refrain from taking images, and rather photograph illustrations or plastinated organs.
This has been one of the main reasons why I haven’t been as avid a blogger during January, as well as having a terrible cold, which drained me completely of all energy. However, now I’m feeling healthy as a horse, and ironically ready to study pathology and immunology!
2. An update on what I’ve been doing lately
Other than that, since the last time I blogged I’ve been working at the clinic a lot, have had several board meetings in various school/veterinary organizations I’m part of, and hosted the second annual Pecha Kucha event, which went extremely well. Since we put in so much of the groundwork last year (click the link here to read about it), it didn’t take nearly as much planning, and we were able to do the event a whole month sooner than last year. Volunteering and having a part-time job may seem like it’s a lot on top of vet school, but honestly, it gives me so much joy to be able to work with things that I love. Seeing an event go as planned, and people enjoying themselves, or seeing that both the owners and pets get the help that they need gives me so much inspiration and motivation to do as well as possible in vet school.
I find that the butterfly effect of doing the things that you love outside of vet school is worth the extra hours of work. Speaking of, I’m so proud of how well we all did on the anatomy and physiology exam! Taking the time to make studying a more enjoyable experience really paid off, and I’ll definitely keep that in mind for our next exams in April.
3. What’s to come
I’m so excited to get back to blogging now, and I have about a million ideas on blog posts ranging from teamwork, to new apps I’ve been trying out, to recent victories for animal welfare, to inspiring figures in the world of animal science, to veterinary conferences I’m attending, and the list goes on! I’ll, of course, keep you posted on what we’re doing in vet school, so be on the lookout this Sunday for the first post in a new series I’m starting!