Summer Reading

Most people think of the summer as a time to relax and take a step back from the studies. However I feel it is important to take the time to do some reading during the holidays, whether that reading is to prepare yourself for the following year, to learn about certain topics that interest you, unrelated to your studies, or even if it’s just reading for leisure.  

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I remember helping out in the local veterinary clinic, in my gap year between college and university, and wondering how the veterinary surgeons got anything done during an operation.

Whenever I sat in on an operation I would find myself continually looking at the animal’s face, wondering what it was like at home, what sort of family it belonged to, etc. I never understood how a vet could be detached enough to just look at one specific body part for hours on end without even stealing the occasional glance at the pet.

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