Thoughts when studying parasitology
Parasitology you are killing me!
So I have been been seriously MIA lately but I am back :) Over the past few months I’ve sat all my deferred exams (successfully thank god), I’ve been on a two week sheep prac which was incredible, sat my first exams for this semester, fallen horribly behind in parasitology, and have shot this years nude calendar just this morning! It’s been a very busy semester already and from the looks of it it’s only going to get worse.
Can’t believe that we are already planning our own Half Way Day so the count down is finally on for my BVSc graduation. Time really does fly!
Anyway, here’s a picture of a cute little lamb and I from farm prac because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love cute lambs :)
Heading off for my two week extensive sheep prac in Pingelly tomorrow!
Pingelly is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of WA, about 160 km from Perth. It is one of the key agricultural regions with wheat, barley, sheep and cattle farming being the main activities. It’s only a small town of approximately 1500 residents. I’ll be living on a farm between Brookton and Pingelly that runs about 13 500 head of sheep. The two weeks will consist of lambing, marking, weighing, general farm work and more than likely some opportunities to perform postmortems on any deceased lambs. Super excited for the opportunity to get out and handle some animals and see a small part of how the sheep industry runs. However, with it being the middle of winter here, I am not so excited about the cold - hopefully my thermals will save me!
Hopefully I’ll be able to get some pictures (who doesn’t love a cute lamb photo?) and share my adventures over the next fortnight!
Focus on your experience and motivation – and show you understand the challenges of the job
I personally think the hardest part about applying for veterinary science is writing your personal statement. Capturing the reasons why you are the best candidate for selection can be very challenging and you must remember that it isn’t written overnight.
If you’re interested in applying for the veterinary course at any university or college I’d suggest taking a read, asking anyone that’s been successful at getting in and starting asap :)
The only thing worse than exams is having to spend the only 2 weeks of break studying for those that you had no choice but to defer.
Had a great time out at the Boarswamp Campdraft yesterday watching the campdrafting, meeting new people and getting some hands on experience with some cattle!
Big shout out to my beautiful dog for not poisoning herself with chocolate this weekend. However, next time you think it’s a good idea to roll in vomit the day after I’ve bathed you (or ever really), please think again.