Monthly Archives: September 2014

Update: Vet School Is Hard!

Hi followers! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while–I’ve been thoroughly immersed in my first month of classes at LMU-CVM! From now on, I’ll only be posting once a month. Last week was our first round of testing…and let me tell you, vet school tests are harder and more exhausting than anything I ever had in undergrad.

Monday morning we had our first set of block tests; basically, we had tests over four subjects (neurophysiology, anatomy, parasitology, and histology) in one sitting-from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There were almost 150 questions from all of these classes combined and randomized so that I had no idea from which subject the next question would come. While it took some time to get used to the format and our computer testing software, SofTest, I’m glad that our administrators chose to evaluate us in this manner because this is the exact way boards are laid out–a question about any subject may come up at any time, in any order, so don’t get focused on one subject. Read the rest of this entry


Welcome to Vet School!

The Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine Inaugural Class of 2018 after the White Coat Ceremony on August 15th.

On August 13th, 2014, ninety-six people from across the country gathered in the Math and Science Building, anxiously awaiting the start of orientation. Dr. Gil Burns, the¬†Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,¬†took the microphone to officially welcome the Inaugural Class of 2018 to the United State’s newest College of Veterinary Medicine. It was an indescribable moment for me–everything I’ve been working toward since I was a junior in high school was finally becoming true. I was starting vet school! Read the rest of this entry


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