Blood serum, ketosis and exam nerves

Blood serum, ketosis and exam nerves

Three labs down, three to go. I’ve been enjoying this week’s labs tremendously. Although there is a lot of sitting around and waiting, we’re working with actual blood serum from cats and dogs with uremia. Tomorrow we’re looking at liver samples from rats that have been on either...

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On the ethics of animal research

On the ethics of animal research

The second block of vet school is over, and another exam is finished. During this week’s intensive course on animal testing, we learned about why we use animals in research, and the work done to preserve animal welfare while conducting experiments. What I found most interesting though was the ethics of it all, and the distinction between inherent and intrinsic value in humans and in animals.

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Getting our first stethoscopes and antibiotic resistance

Getting our first stethoscopes and antibiotic resistance

Yesterday I went to a pre-school-start barbeque, where we were welcomed to the university, and were given two presentations on antibiotic resistance. At the very beginning, the president of the Norwegian Veterinary Association congratulated us on getting into vet school, and reminded us how important it is to stick together, both as students, and later in our professional lives, as it will get challenging at times.

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A new "pet project"

A new "pet project"

Hi! I’m Benedicte, or Bene for short. My whole life, I’ve wanted to become a veterinarian. After much trial and error, a blog on study techniques, several interviews, and many, many departures into other completely unrelated fields, I finally managed to get into vet school.

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