May 26, 2019

My Veterinary Path

After obtained my baccalaureate in sciences, I integrated a high national degree program of biotechnology in Bordeaux.  It was a way to access to prep school of veterinary exam and at the same time acquired abilities and general knowledge in science. During this course, I had the chance to do research lab practice in a research team of the National vet school of Toulouse.  It was amazing 3 months to take part of a public and animal Health Study about the detection and the characterization of avian viruses in Togo and Benin. We performed a lot of biomolecular assays and we reached to publish […]
May 20, 2019

Experiences of a vet student

My journey into the veterinary industry was far from the usual – I never had a childhood dream of becoming a vet, and never had been priming myself through high school for vet school. As a child, although I loved animals, becoming a vet was never on my radar. Apparently when I was a kid, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always answer “A hairdresser in the morning, a pilot in the afternoon and a doctor at night”. (Never mind having time to sleep!) I guess a doctor is comparable to a vet, […]
May 1, 2019

Veterinary Internship

We are sharpened and refined as we go through trials in life.  After 10 years as a veterinarian, I can say that my year as an intern was my most difficult yet, and resulted in the greatest growth.  Many studies have shown that while veterinary internships have demanding schedules, are emotionally exhausting, and can cause burnout in some participants; veterinarians who completed an internship would do it all over again. During my internship, I worked up to 80 hours a week.  I had several emotional and physical breakdowns, still I was challenged to BE a veterinarian.  At the end, I […]