Hi, my name is Dan Morris, I am 17 and from the age of 5 I have wanted to become a Vet. I am currently studying my AS levels of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, and Psychology. I have created this blog so I can keep track of everything I am doing to help achieve my goal of becoming a vet. I will write about my charity work, experiences in shadowing, and comment on trends and breakthroughs in medicine (and anything else I find interesting).
I recently attended a ‘Vet-MedLink’ course on Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University. I stayed on campus for 5 days, and experienced life as a vet student. The lectures covered many topics, some more general like tips on getting into vet school, and how to improve my chemistry grade. Others were more veterinary focused. These included Feline Illness and Behaviour, Small and Large Animal Surgery, Animal Dentistry, Reptiles, Sea Mammals, Equine Surgery, and many more. The days were long and tiring with around 9 lectures a day (Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending around 10:00 p.m.) but they were all interesting and it was a great experience, with me making many friends along the way who I will hopefully meet again at Vet School.
I learnt many things from this that have helped me realise that a vet is definitely the career for me. The experience was eye-opening and I now realise that being a vet in not just a job, but a passion. One of my favourite quotes is “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life. “, and I thoroughly believe this. My desire to become a vet is immense, and I will do everything I can to achieve this goal; I WILL become a vet.