I finally got in touch with a vet close to me who has allowed me to come and shadow them. Currently, I have spent 15 hours shadowing Dr. William Hope from Hope Veterinary Hospital in West Newton. And so far, it has been an amazing experience!
Going into a veterinary clinic is a little like walking into a four way highway. People are walking everywhere and you are constantly in someones way. As a shadow, you have no idea where to stand, no idea where to go, you have no job to do, and you feel a bit useless. And you want to see what is going on, but at the same time you don’t want to piss anyone off. Quite a perdicament.
Thus far, I have gotten very used to flattening myself in a corner and staying out of the way. And in return, I have seen and experienced so many great things already.
One of the things I was most dreading, euthinazation, I have seen and lived to tell the tale. I have seen a dead dog and lived through it. And I have witnessed a dissection and not puked. I think I’m on the right track, lol.
There hasn’t been too much overly exciting. A blocked cat, lots of shots, puppies getting their tails docked, and lots of stool samples! Sometimes, they let me look at the eggs in the microscope, and yesterday I got to take a cats temperature! Moving up in the world!
Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten any pictures yet. I’m working on it so I can show you guys!