Category Archives: Day in the Life of a Vet Student

Mixed Animal, Mixed Emotions

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, in the summer between third and fourth year, all students are required to pursue an 8-week externship in a ‘mixed’ animal veterinary clinic, taking both large and small animal calls under the supervision … Continue reading

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Course Selections

Anyone who has been through the process of online course selection at college or university understands the frustration and subsequent cursing that can ensue. There is seemingly no predictable or logical plan of action to pick a decent schedule for … Continue reading

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Human vs Vet Med

Having worked with and learned from some amazing vets over the years, many of them have always cautioned me about the difference between what is learned in vet school and what actually happens in the real world. The textbook version … Continue reading

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New New-Year’s Resolutions

Even though 2011 is just days old, my focus has already shifted to planning for 2012. Not that 2011 won’t be a big (and terrifying) year filled with externships, external electives and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (even typing … Continue reading

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Beyond the Classroom

It’s hard to believe the first semester of third year is almost over. The past few months have just flown by in a blur of classes, labs and tests, with a little bit of experience actual clinical experience thrown in … Continue reading

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Drop Offs

While at ACE, we were lucky enough to have accommodations right at the clinic itself, allowing us easy access to all of the in-patients for late night checks and administration of drugs/treatments. It also allows for a sort of 24-hour … Continue reading

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The Fighters

As my body slowly acclimatizes to the heat and sun of Egypt in the summer, I am coming to realize I may never acclimate to the state of the working animals or the treatment by some owners. In Luxor, the … Continue reading

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Arriving in Egypt

After 28 hours of travel time, I arrived in Luxor, not really aware of what time it was, or even what day it was. For those of you trivia buffs, most of Egypt is 7 hours ahead of Ontario/EST, roughly … Continue reading

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The Externship

In the evenings when not at work or organizing my trip to Egypt, I have been spending a great deal of time researching. Diligently taking notes, investigating on the Internet, talking to colleagues to get opinions on the best course … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Vet school, especially during exams, is often an all-encompassing process that takes over one’s life, and it’s common to get lost in the bubble and carry on multitasking with an overloaded plate. Often, it easy to forget about the little … Continue reading

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