Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finals Begin

Tomorrow is my first final of my first semester. I have 8 more days and 6 final exams until the end of the semester, and I am soooo excited to be done. Animal Handling is tomorrow, and it shouldn't be too bad. This next week is going to be filled with studying though. Monday - Neuro, Tuesday - Histology, Wednesday - Animal Science, Thursday - Anatomy, and Friday - Immunology. We are used to one or two tests a week and now we have 5 so this is going to be fun.

Something I get asked a lot is: How does vet school compare to what you expected? I kinda think that it is easier than I expected. I had heard a lot of horror stories from other vet students so I expected to fail a bunch of tests and never have a break from studying. While the tests are harder than undergrad and more material is covered, there are breaks from studying and occasionally I have a life outside of vet school. However, I think the best answer to the question is that it's different. Vet school is a lifestyle change. I had to learn how to study a lot without getting burned out. I had to get used to the constantly changing class schedule. Something that I think is really cool about vet school is how the material in the classes overlaps and complements each other. For example, we learned about the eye in probably 4 different classes - anatomy, physical exams, histology, and neuro.

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