Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Vet School Daze

This story was originally published on my vet school blog, “Wet Cleanup on Aisle 5.” This would have been freshman year of vet school, which is four years.

We’re currently in the midst of the calm before the storm of finals. Calm, in that we have only two tests this week. Not long ago, we came out of a spell of five tests in nine days. FIVE TESTS IN NINE DAYS!

Life during that time looked something like this:

Memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize memorize.

Regurgitate.

Forget 95.78%.

Repeat.

Is this helping me become a better doctor, or is this just helping me pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)?

Frankly, just passing the NAVLE isn’t good enough. But at this rate, there is no way I will feel confident enough to be a doctor in only three more years.

About The Author

LaShelle Easton is a veterinarian, animal communicator, and author who hates describing herself in those terms because they put her in a box and leave out the fun stuff, like budding guitar player, chocoholic, tea lover, bookworm, crazy cat lady, computer geek, dinosaur fan… She lives on the edge of the North Cascades with The World’s Greatest Husband and their woggledog, cats, chickens, and sloth.

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1 thought on “Lather, Rinse, Repeat.”

  1. THIS. Except we had eight… in ten days. -___- It would all just disappear the second the test finished.
    It’s surprising though how much you end up retaining after all that – I randomly remember things all the time in practice!

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