Before veterinary school started, it seemed like time couldn’t move any slower. My friends and I were ready to be done with undergrad and excited for veterinary school to finally arrive so we could get on with things. Now that it is here, time seems like it is flying by.
In the next couple of months, I have to lock in a few blocks for my clinical year rotations. Even though it is a year away, we need to think ahead to get everything in order. Contrary to what many people think (since they know I am a veterinary student), I have barely thought ahead till next week and certainly haven’t given much thought about next year. To make things even worse, I am the worst at making definitive final decisions and always end up waiting till the last minute to do so.
The most difficult thing about selecting these dates is figuring out when and where I would like to do external rotations. While we only have to select the dates at this point, this means that I need to get thinking about where I would like to go and start getting into contact with those people to see when would work best for them. Plus, external rotations seem to me like they can also serve as working interviews with a potential future employer, so choosing these opportunities appropriately could have a big impact on my future.
Now that the ball is rolling with scheduling, things are coming into perspective very quickly. In less than 2 years, I will be a veterinarian and I couldn’t be more excited.