Christine Mallo, University of Illinois
Life as a Vet Student, Entry
Second year, oh second year. As those of us enrolled in veterinary school understand, the type of graduate problem we have aspired our whole lives to be a part of comes as a challenge. There are up and downs, and then they are repeated over and over. Sometimes it feels like there isn’t going to be a break, which is exactly how the second year of school felt for me. It was a challenge, a struggle, and down-right hard, but at the end of the day, I can honestly say that this year has made me not only a stronger student, but a more appreciative individual as well.
Most students would agree that first year of school is the most shocking, as the format of the curriculum is new for all and adjustments must be made quickly to keep up. For me, I went into first year expecting the absolute hardest year of my life, and while it was difficult, I kept my head high and my mind focused and was proud of the grades I received.