In all honesty . . . the first week was rough. The cool phenomenon about this rotation is that you get to see some of the craziest things that will enter a hospital. The problem was that my brain was not fully prepared for what was presented before me. I was so excited to get a case, and then I would freeze when I was getting quizzed by the faculty veterinarians and the residents. Don’t get me wrong. I love being challenged with countless questions, but I was so discouraged when I could not answer a ton of them. After the first week of getting used to the routine, my nerves calmed down a bit. I would always take a nice breath, quickly assess the patient, and already have a problem list and plan in my head before I got asked multiple questions from the doctors. This was one of the hardest rotations that truly humbled me intellectually. I still have SO much to learn, but that is why I love this career! You will never stop learning when you become a certified veterinarian. This career is constantly changing and improving every year.
Isaiah 41:10= So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.