Category Archives: Animals

An Udder Mystery

I have an exam tomorrow morning worth 18% of my final grade in the Farm Animal course. Clearly, this is the time for me to sit down and update the blog I’ve neglected since JULY. But, I need a study … Continue reading

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Oh Such Trials and Tribulations

Being a vet student isn’t easy. Pretty much my home life revolves around this corner of my flat, except, of course, when I decide to play it “fast and loose” and bring my studies to the sofa or….even the bedroom! … Continue reading

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Merde to All the Exams!

‘Tis the season: I’ve been wearing the same sweats for going on 10 days now. My nails are bitten down to the quick and there is an enormous spot on my chin that I can’t stop picking at. I’ve cried … Continue reading

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Whoa There, Cupid!

Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the blog! Promise to try harder! Currently, I’m in a state of slight crisis (is this surprising to anyone?). Basically, here’s the storm of struggles in my life: 1. Spelling. I am trying … Continue reading

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Ultra Sound? More Like Ultra Fun!

I received a crash course in ultrasonography today. It pretty much went like this: “Here, take the probe. See that nobby-bit? Well, that aligns with the ‘M’ marker on the screen. So, you just move towards or away from the … Continue reading

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Crime Investigation Report: Missing Butter

28 August 2014 1036: I walked in the door and said hi to Huckleberry. He was napping on the sofa and was gracious enough to sit up and thump his tale in greeting. I hung up my purse and entered … Continue reading

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Surprise! There is no Bitch Spay

Jaunting across town last night, I merrily swung a bag of popcorn back and forth.¬†After a day of solid rain, the meadows were quiet and I savored the peaceful atmosphere in the midst of the wild Fringe festival. I was … Continue reading

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From a Pig Sty to a Castle: Le Road Trip Francais

“And could we get a SAT NAV, please?” “Sorrrrrry. Only available if you upgrade to a vehicle with a SAT NAV. You can go buy your own at a big Tesco.” “Oh, well, do you have any maps?” “No. Sorrrrry.” … Continue reading

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WARNING: Calves in Pictures are Larger than they Appear

This post is dedicated to my fellow vet students, or anyone who has ever had their butt kicked by a baby animal…. There is a special kind of wound to your pride when you are kicked around, bruised and battered … Continue reading

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I Award You No Points. Seriously. No Points.

There is a scene from Billy Madison that always comes to mind when I sit for an exam in vet school: We’re in the midst of our Animal Husbandry Welfare and Food Safety Exams. If you’ve been following my adventures … Continue reading

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