Category Archives: Veterinary school

Those Vague Symptoms of Unwellness in Our Pets

When I was in my clinical year in veterinary school and actually starting to see real clients and their animals, almost always at the top of the pet’s medical chart were the initials CC.  CC = Chief Complaint.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Cows, Milk, Prisoners… and Love

In college, I majored in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary medicine emphasis, and in that curriculum, it was required that I take a class called Milk Processing and Marketing.  I remember when registering for the class, I just couldn’t fathom … Continue reading

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Female Moxie

I’ll confess that I had to look up the meaning of today’s one-word prompt to be sure of its meaning: Moxie.  I may have sporadically heard the word before but it’s just not a word I use in everyday conversation. … Continue reading

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Sunday Glory- The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter Trip

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.   Genesis 1:1-2 I spent … Continue reading

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Valuable Lessons Learned in a Veterinary Neurology Ward

One of the scariest but most memorable rotations for me in veterinary school was small animal neurology.  Scary because the subject– neurology– was difficult in itself.  Scary because Dr. S, the neurology professor, had a reputation for being a pretty … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Sensitivity

This is going to be a really random post. I’m just warning you up front.  These are just my thoughts– thoughts that have been pretty loud lately and rattling around in my brain. Yesterday I was in the bathroom doing some … Continue reading

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A Most Memorable First Patient- Part 2

As you learned in Part 1, it’s my senior year in veterinary school (my clinical rotation year) and it’s my very first time to receive clients.  I have just discovered that my first patient is of all things, a fish.  A trout.  I scanned through … Continue reading

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