Category Archives: Vet School

I had ONE job.

“I need you to put your hand right here and hold on.” “Hold on to the¬†penis?” “Yes.”   Errrr, maybe I should put this conversation into context before things go any further…. It was 2am and I was standing next … Continue reading

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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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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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Short Notes on Turning 30

Before our first vet school exam, the teachers gave us some example questions to help direct our studies. One of the questions was, “Write short notes on the tongue.” I remember this exact question because I remember thinking, “Short notes? … 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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