2 Frustrating Courses Done (Week 9)

Week’s ItineraryEpidemiology Final, Applied Preventive Health Final, and Day at the Fair

Yes!  Epidemiology and Applied Preventive Health courses are finished, done, CAPUT!!  I had my final for Applied Preventive Health on Monday, and  it was difficult to me.  I personally felt like the lectures did not successfully prepare me for the exams.  I decided to listen to Echo recordings for all the lectures, but it was the most painful and wasteful experience because most of the lectures consisted of the professor expounding upon many examples and many questions asked in class.  I was unsure if the test would then have material from the questions classmates asked or not.  Fortunately, they did not, but the frustration during studying was a big distraction for me.  He did a TON of clinical scenarios for us to figure out what we as future veterinarians should do.  They were tricky in my opinion.  There were also fill in the blank questions that tested what he specifically told us to know for the exam.  Don’t goof off in this class.

If you remember from last year around this time, the vet school hosted a mandatory science research symposium on Thursday where all students had to listen to many research presentations.  I had no problems with it last year, but I was incredibly sick and did not want to be there this year.  If you cannot make it due to illness or whatever, they force you to go to a research presentation on your own time and write a paper on it . . . no thank you!  It was very long, and I could not focus on any presentation.  I could not even eat the free Subway boxed lunch . . . that’s unheard of!

My Epidemiology final was on Friday, and I was not ready for it.  I could not focus the night before because I was so sick and exhausted.  I decided to just go to bed early and wake up early to study, which helped a little.   Before the professor told us to begin the final that morning, he surprised us with something.  Miracles just keep pouring for Class of 2016!  1st Parasitology, and now this!?  Reeve’s math portion changed to bonus questions!  I almost fell out my chair the way I was praising Jesus 🙂  The exam was not too bad, but I of course know I got some questions wrong.  But, now there are bonus points.  Yes!

After this ridiculously long and tedious week,  I was invited by some of my classmates to go to a fair.  Oh, but not just any fair.  It is the largest fair in Georgia! (Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA)  You have no idea how much I needed this break.  I always feel like a kid again whenever I go to places like this.  The weather was so perfect and I enjoyed the ambience and time with my classmates.  Thank you for the invite!!


We got to see some beautiful horse shows!


We went to the back of the arena and were introduced to a very sweet veterinarian who owns 12 Belgian horses!!  She said we can have dinner with her the next time we come to visit 🙂


We stayed until it was dark.  We had a great time!


Now, just behind us was a really cool scene that I have never observed before…



By far,  the cutest thing I have ever seen!  They were holding on for dear life 🙂

Through Him,


Psalm 27:4

“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”