Well, I am not a vet yet but I am starting the application process. I have one application fits most and every school has their own supplemental so it is a lot to fill out. I have until October though. While I gradually fill the applications out I have my usual summer job at Hannaford keeping me busy as well as spending time at Plymouth Animal Hospital. Not only do I see what goes on in surgeries and office visits but I also go out in the truck on the farm calls. It is a lot of fun and I look forward to veterinary school and learning even more about the workings of a veterinarian. Today I saw a spay (I feel like I could do one I see so many), a bandage change on a large dog that had had surgery to correct its patella, an ultrasound on a large dog, vaccinations for four horses and a mule, trying to help a goat give birth (but having to put her down because it just wasn't going to happen), ultrasound on two horses, and taking a look at a filly that was just a few days old. As you can see I get a lot out of a day and am enjoying every bit of it just like I did last summer and the summer before.
In my spare time between work and the animal hospital I do other things like keep up with quilting. Recently I did this small piece (5" x 7") for Ashley and Stephen (I worked with them during Mayterm) who are getting married this Saturday. Both of them had gone to Ecuador so I took a picture that they had taken and imagined it during a sunrise. This is the final product that I stuck in a picture frame for them to decorate their living space with.
The Original Photo
The Re-imagined Ecuador Sunrise
I have another project in the works. I have had the idea for this newer project for at least the past two years and am just now getting around to starting (and hopefully finishing) this summer. I think it has helped that every time I go to the orthodontist I stop by a quilt shop and get some sale fabrics specifically for this project. If you want to know what this project is you'll just have to wait until I have some progress to show. I will say this the Ecuador Sunrise piece gave me a little practice for part of this project I have in mind. Until then TTFN.