First Day (and Year) as a Vet Doing High Volume Spay & Neuter Surgery

Upon graduating from veterinary school I started working as a high volume spay & neuter (S/N) surgeon one day per week. This was probably one of the best (and yet scariest) first steps I could have made. When I graduated from veterinary school, I likely had more surgical experience than all of my classmates and Read More …

Q&A: Non-Traditional Student with an MBA but a LOW GPA from Years Back – Am I On The Right Track?

I have been following your blog since January of this year, shortly after I made the decision to become a Veterinarian. Needless to say, I quit corporate America after 5 years in and dove head first into the ┬ápre-vet curriculum. My undergraduate degree is in photography and like you I photograph any opportunity that comes Read More …

A Proud Moment for the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA has decided to provide free spay and neuter surgery for Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes indefinitely! Here’s the article. This is excellent news in my opinion. Given that San Francisco is one of those cities that makes sterilization mandatory for these breeds and mixes, the SF/SPCA is doing a service Read More …

My First Vet School Summer: What I Did

To be honest, I didn’t truly have a plan for this summer. During the winter and spring terms I made some plans. I applied for a research fellowship, expecting not to get it and made back up plans which included: An externship at the San Francisco SPCA Summer clinics in Neurology, Dermatology, and Oncology at Read More …

Scrubbing in and Assisting in Surgery as a 1st Year Extern

I admit that I pursued an externship at the San Francisco SPCA for the varied caseload and experiences. I was able to see everything from routine appointments to emergencies and shelter medicine. Given that my background is primarily in shelter medicine, I wanted to gain as much exposure to the other aspects of veterinary medicine Read More …

Scrubbing in and Assisting in Surgery as a 1st Year Extern

I admit that I pursued an externship at the San Francisco SPCA for the varied caseload and experiences. I was able to see everything from routine appointments to emergencies and shelter medicine. Given that my background is primarily in shelter medicine, I wanted to gain as much exposure to the other aspects of veterinary medicine Read More …