The title of this blog holds a double meaning. First, I’ll start by talking about the last semester I just went through. This was by far the hardest semester I’ve faced in veterinary school. In addition to an increased course load carrying a plethora of course work and exams, we added on surgery. This meant I was responsible for taking care of a patient and keeping it alive during surgery. It meant that we were there early to take dogs for walks, and came back late at night to assess the pain status of our patients. It meant having to sacrifice studying and getting good grades to ensure what really mattered – that our patients recovered to go on to live a happy, healthy life.
Despite all this madness, my GPA this semester actually helped to pull up my cumulative. I did pretty good for how terribly I felt I was being as a student in terms of studying. It made me feel good that going into my last semester of veterinary school, I could juggle all the courses and handle surgery. And let me brag for a second: I did really good in my surgery course! It was worth it all to get the good mark and send seven animals home sans uteri and testicles.
Now, I face the last semester of school in my veterinary career before clinics. I know I can do it – I’ve made it through five semesters now, so what’s one more? I’m up for the challenge.