What does a veterinary student do in the summer?

A brief update on life since finishing my first year of veterinary school:

Hi everyone,

Time for a personal blog post. It has been a while since I have checked in… you may call it “writer’s block.” The truth is, I have been feeling a bit burnt out on veterinary medicine – You can read my blog post on burnout here. Because of this, I have been doing anything other than write. That is about to change, so get ready. I am going to start publishing a new post every week. Some of these posts will be veterinary related, while others will be personal.

So… what have I been up to for the past three weeks?

Well, to start with two of my best friends got married last weekend. It was an amazing celebration of love and I was so thankful to be able to participate in both weddings. It made me really want to put forth more effort in planning my own wedding, which has been on the backburner while I was in schoolIt is pretty surreal that Kelvin and I will be officially tying the knot in front of our friends and family next year in the Dominican Republic. And thanks to our best friends DnA at travelhelix we will be going on the honeymoon of our dreams to Greece. Kelvin and I rarely get to travel internationally together unless we are visiting his family in Brazil (which I absolutely LOVE), but I am excited to go back to where it all began… Europe.

Additionally, I have been working as a veterinary assistant back in my small animal clinic in Johns Creek, Georgia.  I love being back and using some of the knowledge I acquired in veterinary school. At this clinic, I work with two veterinarian mentors who push and challenge me to grow and better myself.  I improved my surgical skills and maintained my technical skills like placing IV catheters, jug sticks, and diagnostic imaging.

Now, I am back in Athens for a week on call for Large Animal Emergency Surgery and will be heading in for surgery this morning for a marsupialization procedure on a goat.  What is a marsupialization?  I am glad you asked because I too did not know!

Here is a great article on marsupialization posted by the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

POST-SURGERY: The procedure went well and the goat patient was adorable.

Thank you so much for following along on my journey. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you.





2 thoughts on “What does a veterinary student do in the summer?

  1. D says:

    Great post update dear. We could not be more excited to plan the honeymoon of your dreams for you guys!!! So glad the goat surgery went well 🙂

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