Well my first "block" (rotation) in small animal medicine is over. I cant say it went smoothly...i had a rough time. i seemed to have some pretty bad luck and 4 of my 8 patients didn't make it. it wasnt n e thing i did, just my bad luck. it didnt help with my confidence. i was surprised how fast the news spread in the school. i would walk down the halls and ppl i didnt see that often would tell me how sorry they were. But i did end up truely saving the life of one little pup. it was a great way to end the block. she is a 15 mo old schnauser named Sophie. she got a hold of some rat poisoning that the owner didnt know was under a bed. her previous vet didnt think that was the problem b/c she wasnt responding to the treatment he was giving so he sent her to us. but we determined it was the only thing it could be and the woman did find the rat poisoning under the bed but did not know if she ate it. well she was bleeding under her skin pretty bad, drooling blood...had a huge hematoma (blood filled pocket) under her tongue..that made it so big she couldnt close her mouth. well we went into action and she made a speedy recovery. one more day and she wouldnt have made it. she was a lucky girl. she made me remember why i wanted to be a veterinarian. i was begining to doubt my self with all my bad luck. but after those kisses she gave me when we were with her mom, I knew i was where i wanted to be. her mom/owner said she was kissing me to thank me for saving her lifehere is a pic of me and sophie!