With 3 weeks of 3rd year under my belt it is safe to say that "they" were right...it does get better. I absolutely love the classes and the labs. It all feels relevant and is slowly (very slowly) coming together, even if that involves looking stuff up again and again and saying to yourself, "at some point I knew that."
With that in mind, most of the semester looks extremely manageable, even with a new
puppy with the exception of next week.
Monday: Small animal advanced techniques lab and double quiz.
Tuesday: Surgery midterm exam...hard and includes Monday's lecture (talk about last minute).
Thursday: I am surgeon for a spay surgery on a client-owned animal. This involves a physical exam the evening prior, later that evening removing food, early am exam the day of surgery and checking on my patient later the evening of surgery. Add a dog into that mix and add
Friday: Gastroenterology exam...very hard. To top it off material we go over on Thursday is on the test.
Then I have class the entire day Friday until 4pm...extra dagger.
On the bright side, as I mentioned this is by far one of the toughest weeks and if I survive I can take deep breaths and enjoy the rest of the semester for the most part.
In the past weeks that seemed impossible were conquered, so I hope this is one of those weeks.