Here I am at the beginning of the second day of my 2nd year at TUSVM. Sitting down to type the first peek into my life as a vet student. Amazing! I hope you all enjoy being on this journey as much as I feel lucky to be living it.
If you had asked me what I would be doing just 7 short years ago, I’m not sure vet school would be on the radar. It was never a lifelong dream for me to be a veterinarian. I always knew I would do something science related because that’s just who I am, but the vision has changed considerably over time. I’ve wanted to be a cardiologist, a neurologist (both for humans, although after doing neuro I’m not sure that’s for me!), a marine biologist, an astrologist…. the list really continues for days. So how did I end up in vet school??
As I look back on it, I realize that I definitely knew I wanted to do a medical profession, but wanted something with all the variety I could get. I’m kind of a nomad by nature; I can’t sit still for long, I want to be able to change gears within the same profession, and I want to do something that I will willingly get out of bed at 5 am for. That’s a tall order, as I’m definitely NOT a morning person. A series of educational twists and turns (which I’ll elaborate on in much more detail in a future post), led me to becoming a veterinarian, and to enrollment at Tuskegee.
I hope that my contribution to will show that you can do anything, even if you’re coming from the most unlikely place. I hope you can relate (and dare I say, find it humorous?), and that it’ll help make your transition into vet school life as smooth as possible. But let’s be honest: It’s the craziest ride you’ll ever be happy to be on.
Let’s do this!