It is my third year in school to be a veterinary technician. The last year. After what has felt like the shortest summer of my life, I am back at school. I have been working in a veterinary clinic all summer and it has gone by in a flash.
Back at school, I feel like nothing has changed. I will soon fall back into the rhythm of homework, study groups, sleepless nights and caffeine. In a short while, I will graduate and go on to the work world for good and it’s terrifying.
I have learned so much in school. I have had some great mentors, but unfortunately, I still feel like I know nothing. But maybe by the end of this school year, I will feel a little more prepared for real life.
This year I have my surgery class. In this class, I will have my first hands-on experience in an actual surgical room. I have seen them and assisted in monitoring the animal before, but this will be the first time actually actively participating in surgery. I am a little nervous, but it will be fine. It will add a little bit of adrenalin to my sleepy coffee haze.
We will also be experiencing our first serious stage placement. Although I’ve been working in a clinic all summer, I am interested to know how other clinics function, and how other veterinarians work.
I feel like I am tired already, and I feel a little overwhelmed, it is going to be a big semester. But it will work out. I have my classmates, the veterinary technicians, and veterinarians at school who I adore. We have really become a great group that I hope I will always remember. At least we will all be there for each other through the semesters to make sure we get through because it is really going to get crazy and I am looking forward to it.