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?
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
The Truth. Well, the truth is that I don’t travel that much anymore. When I graduated from college, all I wanted to do was travel. I had the “bug” and knew that I wanted to be fluent in French. I left the United States and didn’t touch American soil again for over a year. Little … Continue reading How do you travel so much?
Hi again and welcome. If you are applying to veterinary school, then you might be wondering what your schedule will be like as a first-year student. Every program runs differently and has a unique curriculum. In the United States, we first specialize in a subject like Biology or Chemistry at a university and obtain an … Continue reading What is the course load of a first-year veterinary student?
Hi readers, It is about that time of year. Students are receiving veterinary school acceptances/rejections. So what do you do if you are rejected? Let's rewind... This can be applied to ANYONE and EVERYONE. Although I write this from the angle of "veterinary student", every single person on this planet faces rejection once in their … Continue reading I got rejected… Now what?
First, I would like to start this post by asking you to consider the following: What qualities does a leader possess? Many of us will have the same vision in our heads of who a leader is, but I encourage you to think about the leader's actions that really stand out to you. How does … Continue reading How to Lead from Where You Are
Tonight I am going to be very vulnerable with you all. I woke up on Saturday morning and started crying. I was in awe. I was so happy. I could not believe that this was actually my life. I sat down and wrote this: "I am feeling so, so grateful. I'm crying actually. How is … Continue reading Fighting through Discomfort.
To continue the interview from last week (click here to read if you missed it), I will jump right in! Katherine is a great friend of mine who interned with me at Zoo Atlanta and is now working full time in their birds department. Enjoy the interview! S - Shelby (Me) K - Katherine S: … Continue reading Interview with a ZOO KEEPER Part II – Conservation and Zoos
Anxiety. Most students have dealt with this at some point in their academic lives. Heck, most people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. I think that the important thing to realize here is that no matter the grade, the debt, the conflicts - at the end of the day you are achieving something in … Continue reading 5 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety (in vet school and real life)