Week’s Itinerary= Dermatology Exam 1, cool Wildlife Crew cases, and getting shocked in Behavior class
They are not playing around this year!! Intense, intense, intense! Studying for both Week 2 and 3 will be a fun ride 🙂 My first exam this year is Dermatology that was taken on Friday. I will talk about how I felt about it later, but for the most part, Dr. Hensel is a pretty straightforward guy. I like his exams.
Guess what guys . . . the best part about vet school has returned. Free Lunch meetings are back! It feels like they stalled for me a bit this year because the first years were having the free lunch meetings the first week. Oh man, it just feels like I’m being overflowed with tasty blessings just coming out of nowhere.
Again, I got to play basketball with my amazing class this week! This time, we played a full game with some of the 1st years. They are incredible players! My “lil sib played”, and he is a master at the game. I sucked this week and did some very embarrassing things on the court. Some basketball players may attest to this: have you ever been in the zone with the ball and someone screams out your name “Camille!!” and you instinctively think it is your teammate and pass it to the other team!? It is the most frustrating and embarrassing feeling ever! Anyway,
With studying, I spent some time with my small group of 5 classmates studying Dermatology, which helped a bit. Then, I studied one-on-one with my friend (we alternated who would cook dinner). I made her two burgers stuffed with provolone and mushroom with fries, corn, and grapes. She cooked me something tasty out of the crock pot for dinner (tortellini, sausages, and vegetables). It was delicious! 🙂 What helped me this time around was writing all the diseases and ectoparasites down on paper so that I could compare each without having to fish around in the power point slides.
My CVF (Christian Veterinary Fellowship) club is doing a better job with fellowship every Thursday lunch meetings this year. Now, we do great devotionals where it feels like a Bible study time instead of just sitting around and staring at each other.
Behavior class was very cool this week. We learned how it feels to get shocked from shock collars for dogs. The professor put the shock level to the highest voltage and shocked herself. Why dhe did that to herself, I have no idea, but it definietely made me flinch. She passed it around so that people can feel the shock at different levels. When I reached 3, it hurt. I don’t think I would want my dog to wear one.
All right, time for the Dermatology Exam. I felt really good after taking the exam. To me, the majority of the questions were self-explanatory (I actually enjoyed studying it surprisingly. Writing it down and comparing each disease, ectoparasite, allergies, etc really helped me retain more information. Man, I can’t believe I am still doing trial and error with studying. There is no set way that I study. I constantly experiment what works for me.
This weekend, I had to study for 2 exams and a quiz, and this weekend so happened to be my blocked “on call” shift for WTC (Wildlife Treatment Crew). I took home 2 adorable twin Grey squirrels (night before exam!!) That was honestly the perfect day to have baby squirrels (forced me to study late).
Nope, no crickets were in there 🙂
They were so easy to take care of.
This weekend was action-packed with a Bald eagle, 2 more squirrels, and a little Wren bird that didn’t make it. The bald eagle is a treasure to get in the clinic because you don’t often get a case like this in WTC.
So I was greatly blessed this week, but I did have time immensely deducted from my studying routine, which scares me a bit for next week. Surprisingly, I don’t feel stressed out about it though. Thank you Lord for keeping me at ease!
“LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”