The Life of a Vet Student

Hi everyone, my name is Jess and I’m one of the new interns at MyVet Animal Hospital. I am very excited to be part of the MyVet family and hope to get to know everyone and their furbabies, and you can all get to know me, starting with this blog, giving you a bit of an introduction to yours truly.

I have a combined degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science and worked for a year as a sales rep for a medical device company, specializing in orthopaedics. During that year as a sales rep, I thought hard about my life goals, my passions and where I wanted to be in 5 or 10 years time, and I realized it was not in the Biomedical industry. I realized my real passion in life was, and always has been, animals, so I focused my energy into applying back into uni to become a vet. Admittedly I had always wanted to be a vet and work with animals since I was in primary school, but somehow was talked into a degree in Biomedical engineering. Now I am extremely relieved to be where I belong, in first year of Veterinary Science and having this amazing experience with the team at MyVet.

Cows !! Yipppiie !!!

The life of a first year vet student surprisingly doesn’t have a great deal to do with animals, we need to do all the fundamental chemistry, biology and math before we really get ‘stuck-in’ to the animals. Having previously done a degree at the University of Sydney I guess I already knew what was coming, but I’ve got to say, I much prefer being within the vet faculty than the engineering faculty. The University of Sydney has a campus out at Camden which is essentially just university run farms, with sheep, cows, pigs, dog and cat kennels and a bunch of research facilities. They took us out there during orientation and I instantly fell in love with the place. In first semester they take us out to these Camden farms about 3 times, mostly for agricultural activities, e.g. measuring the roots of crops (not so fun), but the last time we were out there was pretty awesome as they taught us how to tip sheep. I didn’t even know you could ‘tip’ sheep! That was the most fun thing we’ve done so far…apart from the uni parties.

Uni wouldn’t be uni without the keg parties, cruises and balls. In the five weeks of uni that we’ve had, we’ve already had the beginning of semester keg ‘Beer, Pies, Bull’ (bet you can guess what that involved) and a vet cruise. I’m not a big drinker myself, having ‘been there done that’, but I’m still really glad I went to Beer, Pies, Bull and the cruise, having now met friends I’ll probably have for life. The social side of uni is the best part and is what everyone remembers and reminisces most about and I’m pretty happy I get a second go at it.


Cruise Party

Well I guess that’s a little insight into me and my life so everyone out there can get to know me, please feel free to come and talk to me about anything at all and I look forward to meeting everyone and their furbabies!


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