It feels like yesterday that I was getting my white coat and heading into clinics for the first time, but suddenly the new fourth year class is starting and I'm just about to begin my final rotation. I get to leave the Teaching Hospital and head next door to the Raptor Center for my Companion Birds rotation. Companion Birds means lots of hands-on learning about avian restraint, bandaging, fracture fixation, and (for some reason) a morning of birdwatching (hey, I'm not complaining).
I've been trying to come up with a blog post that sums up my fourth year, or vet school in general, or all the emotions I have surrounding my upcoming graduation, but nothing comes out sounding right. It's one big mixture of exhaustion, anxiety, and excitement, and I feel like this year has flown by so fast that I've hardly had time to digest it all. For now, I'm just trying to enjoy my remaining time with my classmates and appreciate lovely things like spring, the adorable antics of Winnie and Taiko, and my cute new (er, used) Honda Fit. Only two weeks to go, can you believe it?