Awesome surgery lab today 😷💉
Half Way Day!
So on Sunday I received my clinic coat as a hallmark of the start of my clinical years. As many of you know, I have wanted to be a vet from the age of 8 and I remember at the age of 15, seeing these clinic coats on final year students and wanting the honor of wearing one someday.
Receiving my clinic coat is a milestone in my journey of becoming a vet and signifies two and a half years until I am one! I wouldn’t want to be completing this degree with anyone other than the people in these pictures. The friends you make in vet school are friends for life.
Q:Are you a lesbian?? Ewwww
Out of all of the things you could say “ewww” about me (i.e. the fact that my display picture is me doing a rectal palpation on a cow), you decide to pick on this.
If my sexual orientation is impacting you personally in such a life altering fashion, then I honestly think you should have a good look at yourself and reassess your priorities.
So if you think that the fact that I am a lesbian is, as you said, “ewwww”, then let me provide you with some examples as to why your comment is small minded and bigoted and how commonly it occurs in the animal kingdom for whom I will eventually be providing medical care for.
In a particular study with rams, researchers found that in a herd, 8% of rams exhibited a sexual preference for other rams even when presented with the opportunity to mate with females. "The development of male-orientated behaviour in rams"
On Oahu, 31% of Laysan albatross pairings were indeed female-female. These female-female pairings reared offspring together that were often genetically related to one of the females in the pairing. These female-female pairings last for many years. "Successful same-sex pairing in Laysan albatross"
There are over 450 species that exhibit homosexual behaviours including dolphins, giraffes and bonobos. So please, don’t “ewww” an aspect of my identity. Homosexuality is not unnatural or disgusting, it is you who is.
Here is my first vlog answering some of the questions I get asked most frequently. Feedback is always appreciated!
I have had a brief hiatus from ye old tumblr but I am back! Exams were awful but I have officially completed my first degree of a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology and today I began my Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery! Bring on the next 2.5 years!
I also got my scrubs today, hence the mandatory scrub selfie.
I am in the process of uploading a vlog to YouTube answering the questions I get asked most frequently. I promise I haven’t been ignoring you all, I have just been crazy busy!
Thank you for being wonderful!
Veterinarians are four times more likely to take their own lives than the general public, but a Western Australian-led program is tackling the problem head on.
Suicide in the veterinary profession is something that many people are not aware of. Please take the time to watch and share this video.
Diagnosis: Pathology Study Induced Polioencephalomalacia
Treatment: Sleep, Game of Thrones, Chocolate, Kittens, Wine.
Prognosis: Poor. Very poor.
Again, my inbox is piling up and I am so so sorry that I haven’t gotten around to replying yet. In 2 weeks once exams are done and dusted, I will get through them all! Thank you for all being wonderfully supportive and sticking with me on my journey through vet school!
Eat. Sleep. Vet. Repeat
Welcome to finals.
You are high achievers. It was hard to get in, it is hard to get through and it’s hard to stick to it when you get out. You haven’t chosen the path of least resistance.