Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Taste of Summer

I finished 3 of my exams and with one left on Friday, I took a break today. It was a little taste of summer. I was able to relax without any studying, get some personal reading done, and I didn't have to worry about any upcoming deadlines. As you can probably tell, I am not too worried about my last exam. It is a rather easy class as I only need a 59% to 4-point.

I was also able to talk to a few people about vet school in the fall. It worries me a little that a doctor that really doesn't know me says I'll do great. Then I talked to a vet student franticly studying for finals. She talked to me about how the students fight for that much desired 2.0 to pass the classes. It's weird because I'm fairly certain that vet school is something that you can't fully prepare for, but I am still trying to get as much advice as I can to learn how to prepare for it. This is what I've worked so hard for it, and I want to do my best with the opportunity. I don't want to mess up.

I just borrowed an anatomy book that we will be using next year. I was flipping through it and it looks awesome. I am really excited to finally be studying something that directly pertains to my career!! I'm all done with Fisheries & Wildlife and how to manage people, write surveys, analyze habitat, etc.. I am going to try to start studying anatomy this summer to hopefully give me a little headstart before classes start.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Almost There

With less than 2 weeks left, I woke this morning with a little optimism which is a little odd for me. I completed 1 of my 3 big assignments yesterday and another one is almost there. I'm starting to see things wrapping up in my undergrad classes. It's a cool feeling! I can finally see my classes wrapping up. Finals are around the corner and the smell of summer (freedom) is in the air.

I'm almost done with undergrad classes. I remember earlier this year telling my adviser and supervisor that I wasn't going to attend my graduation ceremony. They flipped out and started lecturing me on how a bachelor's degree is a big achievement. BUT, I am not a big supporter of public recognition - I don't believe in doing things so other people say, "Look at what he did." Another reason is that I didn't come to MSU for a bachelor's in Fisheries & Wildlife; I came here to receive my DVM degree and I'll celebrate when I've achieved that goal.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Today I enrolled for my classes for next year. At first glance, my schedule doesn't look that bad - classes start at 9 AM and I'm done by 3 or 5 PM. By "done" I mean with classes, I'm guessing I'll have to stay in the labs for another 2-4 hours after that and then go home and study.

My classes are a little intimidating being 500-level courses. I'm not too sure how I'll like the 20 credit semesters either. Here's first semester:

Animal Science for Vets - I'm not much of a large animal fan, but it could be cool.
Vet Microbiology and Immunology - That just sounds scary!
Vet Neurosciences - Sounds interesting, but hard.
Comparative Vet Gross Anatomy 1 - I am looking forward to this class the most!!
Vet Tissue Structure and Function - Not a fan.
Vet Clinical Exams and Techniques - It should be hands-on which is always fun.
Ethical & Animal Welfare Issues in the Profession - I foresee this to be interesting but not enough to keep me awake.