One Class Down (Week 5)

Week’s Itinerary= Dermatology Final, Parasitology Exam 2, Behavior Quiz 1 Retake, and FMG Album Release

Can you believe it!?  I finished a class already, which was specifically Dermatology.  As a whole, this class was great.  I learned great practical tools about skin issues in dogs but surprisingly not a lot about cats or other animals.  Now, out of the 2 exams in this class, the last section with Dr. Zabel was the more challenging one.  I enjoyed her as a person plus her teaching.  It was just that her questions were trickier to me than with Professor Hensel’s midterm.

I got back my Pharmacology exam from last week and got an A (93%)!  I need to thank my Pharmacology tutor who gave me her notes and my classmates who studied with me.

My Parasitology exam was on Monday, and that was the one I was really nervous about.  I was literally still learning new parasites till the last second before the test was being passed out in class.  I am trying to think of the best words for how I felt before taking this exam.  I just felt so “spacey” and scatter-brained simply because there were way too much stuff in my head!  We got back our grades, and I surprisingly did better than my 1st exam grade (an 85%).  Praise God!  I need to personally thank my mother because she helped quiz me with these parasites on the phone when I could not find a classmate to quiz with.  Thank you Mom! 🙂  The test questions are straight forward.  It is just the huge amount of parasites to memorize.  You can do it!  The next professor who came after our 2nd exam is a GREAT teacher.  He explains stuff very well!  He talked with us about Cestodes and Trematodes.

I have great news for my Behavior quiz.  My grade changed from a 60% to an 86% after taking the retake quiz!!!  That was very nice of the professor.  It was similar to the first quiz, but I feel I was more prepared for the questions.  Don’t stress over this one.  Now, there is the 2nd quiz to worry about b/c it is with the Epidemiology exam on Monday of next week…

On Monday after the Parasitolgy exam, I had to prepare for a presentation for my Wildlife Treatment Crew requirement.  I thoroughly enjoyed my case with the Bald Eagle that I shared with you all earlier in my blog, so I did a presentation on that.  I think people enjoyed it, so it went well!

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At the end of the week, I heard some great news from my brother giving me an update on him and his group’s upcoming album!  His group (FMG) does Christian Rap and R&B, and he asked me to make a beat with him and sing on the same song with him and his group (I love making beats too!)   I really want to glorify the Lord through this song, so I pray that people will hear it and be blessed.  Hear is the website to my brother’s group:

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http://thefreedommusicgroup.com/

I did get to go back home for a bit to see family!  My brother also has a radio show, so I stopped by to see how he was doing.  During my visit, I got to meet a really cool guy who has been an actor in a few movies and shows!  His name is Deance Wyatt, and you might have seen him in the movie “Freedom Writers”.  He is now a pastor, so God has truly blessed him in his career.  I pray that God will continue to bless him with a great future!

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Man!  I keep having my “Alfalfa hair” moments 🙂

Through Him,

~Camille

Proverbs 14:27

“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.”
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1st Exam Already!? (Week 2)

Week’s ItineraryDermatology 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.

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http://www.austindogzone.com/austin_dog_health/getting-past-the-fluff-words-used-in-dog-training/

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).

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Nope, no crickets were in there 🙂

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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.

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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!

Through Him,

~Camille

Isaiah 26:12

“LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”