So, you are a new student. You are in your undergraduate studies (veterinary, medical, graduate, law, etc.). Maybe you have taken time off. Maybe academia has always been a breeze. Or maybe it has always been a challenge. Regardless, you are in a new environment and you stumbled on my blog seeking answers! I am … Continue reading How to be a Proficient Student
Welcome back to the blog! It has been a while and I apologize for that. I have been a bit distracted with all of the traveling. If you are new to the blog, this summer I was a bit all over the place. It was a summer of diversity in species, to say the least. … Continue reading The Summer of Travel
First, it is possible to gain experience at home. Obviously, it is more financially feasible and often necessary to gain work experience at home. If you are inundated with student debt, for example, traveling may be out of the question for you. However, if you are looking for something spectacular to build up not only … Continue reading Travel to Gain Experience (And an Ode to My Trailer)
FINAL-ly It has been over a month since I took the last final of my first year of veterinary school. It was a hectic few weeks (as evidenced by my lack of blogging). I can't believe it is finally over. Truly, I am in shock. I was really pleased with how this semester turned out, … Continue reading FINALS (and my first year of veterinary school is COMPLETE!)
Time to throw it back... to the GRE! Although this test can be daunting, don't let it scare you. Personally, I took both the MCAT and the GRE, and I can say first hand that the MCAT involves way more studying. Don't let this fool you though - you still need to study for the … Continue reading 5 Tips to Nail the GRE
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 … Continue reading What does a veterinary student do in the summer?
Many say that the gut acts like a second brain. Within the digestive system of both humans and our pets, there lies a completely separate nervous system. Have you ever noticed that your pet tends to have an upset stomach after a stressful situation? Maybe you moved, added a new family member, or visited a … Continue reading BULLYING AND BACTERIA – implications for your pets!
What is burnout? Burnout is defined by the Urban Dictionary as "A state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration" (also many references to marijuana are included in Urban Dictionary's definition, but that is not what we are talking about today lol). A compilation of studying into the early hours of the … Continue reading BURNOUT.
How do you maintain a healthy relationship?A friend sent me a message the other day asking me how I maintain a healthy relationship while in veterinary school. When I read the message, I couldn’t help but laugh. The truth is, I am not the best person to ask! But, my fiancé is amazing at keeping … Continue reading 5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Relationship – Advice from the Fiancé of a Vet Student
We all struggle with the notion of asking for help. Initially, we feel that asking for help insinuates vulnerability or weakness. In actuality, there is nothing more powerful than knowing when to be vulnerable with yourself. Before I moved to France, I did not make the best dating decisions. I went through a series of … Continue reading Asking for Help