I am not entirely sure that it has hit me yet. I finished all of my rotations in the small animal hospital and just recently completed my last treatment shift at New Bolton Center. I will no longer have 4:00 pm rounds with various clinicians at the hospital nor will I have to make another trip to the clinical lab or the pharmacy or micriobiology or the front desk or…
I could go on for hours about all of the “last” things I will do as a student at New Bolton Center, and that would probably end with me in a puddle of tears. Though I am not an inherently nostalgic person, there is something about being a veterinary student for the last four years that has had an enormous emotional impact on me. I, like so many of my peers, have experienced so many ups and downs in the last four years. Not only has the workload in school affected me, but the “going-ons” outside of the Hill Pavillion, VHUP, and New Bolton Center have truly molded me into a completely new person than I was before starting school. Veterinary school has seen me at my absolute worst and my absolute best. The friends I have made here will truly last a lifetime as we are inextricably linked by this indelible bond that is our veterinary education.
Goodbye New Bolton Center! Until we meet again…
The very best of luck to you. I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs.
LeRoy Erickson says
Wow , I felt like I wrote this myself as a member of the class of 1960 at the U of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Almost brought me to tears . Thanks for writing this –