I’m nearly halfway through my final year of vet school.  I can honestly say that God knew what He was doing when He put my schedule together.  Going from the nightmare of ICU to a wonderful relaxing vacation made coming back extremely difficult.  Thankfully, anesthesia has been a wonderful rotation.  I really enjoy a rotation where I don’t have to worry about a lot of paperwork but I still get to take care of the patient.  It’s a good feeling.  I did have one case that kept me at school until 1am (emergency back surgery), but even then I didn’t mind.  And the clinician let me go home early the next day because they didn’t have any cases.  Sadly, I missed out on 2 hours of catchphrase.  Dang.

Amazingly, I somehow got a B in ICU.  I also received some rather nasty comments, several with falsehoods included, but whatever.  I know of at least one other person in the same situation as me (good grade, bad comments), and basically it’s just one more thing to brush off.  I’ll take comments seriously when they aren’t personal attacks.  Until then, I’m going to laugh at the pettiness and immaturity of it all.

I also find it extremely difficult to be told by people that I need to work on my professionalism when one of the technicians started dating one of the students on the rotation.  Somehow, the hypocrisy of that is just a little overwhelming.

Boards are coming up, much faster than I would like.  Studying isn’t going as well as it should either.  Eek!

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