What Has Been the Most Challenging Aspect of Vet School?

QUESTION:

What has been the most challenging aspect of veterinary school? What advice would you give for someone who is starting veterinary school this August and is nervous?

 

ANSWER:

Personally, the most challenging aspect of veterinary school was the CONSTANT studying. Vet school is a marathon, not a sprint. There is always something to study and sometimes you want to take a break. That's why it's important to have hobbies that will take your mind off work.

My advice to someone about to start their first year of vet school is to just breathe and take it one day, one test, and one semester at a time. The amount of information you have to learn just the first week is daunting and if it overwhelms you, the rest of the semester will be unbearable. Don't let other students stress you out with their problems or worries. TRY to get 7 hours of sleep every night, (this is easier said, than done), TRY to eat well, and maintain a hobby as a stress reliever. Vet school will be the most challenging feat you will attempt to conquer, but if you want to be a vet, you'll make it through to the other side.  

-Dr. G