These are three TED Talks that have had particular impact on me, and have inspired me to achieve great things and many things. The first one is about how we can advance medicine for all species, including humans; second one is about how women hold themselves back; and third is about setting your priorities to drive your time management. I'm always on the lookout for amazing TED Talk speakers and messages! If you know of some, tell me through the "contact" form, or leave a comment!
When I was 18, I went on a voluntour/ecotour of the Galapagos Islands through Ecology Project International (EPI) and had the wonderful opportunities to work with the Galapagos National Park to collect field data on free-ranging Galapagos tortoises and clear invasive weeds in the national park. I also got to do many ecotourism activities, like snorkeling and hiking in lava tubes and on multiple islands and seeing almost all of the famous endemic wildlife species. My group and I also spent time with Galapagueno high schoolers. It was an unforgettable 12 days that greatly impacted my career goals in veterinary medicine towards a global, "one health" direction. Check out my blog post here.
Anyone can tell you that getting into veterinary school means getting experience with animals, getting good grades in science, and creating good relationships with employers and potential letter-of-rec writers. But there are some pro tips that many people don't think to share, or don't realize until they're older. Here, I give you ten tips that are best heard as early in your life as possible, not only to help you get in to veterinary school, but to help you reach any goal you want in life.
Note: this article is an adaptation of a handout I passed out during a speaking gig at the UC Davis Vet Aide Club.
Are you in high school and thinking that veterinary medicine may be the right fit for you? Want to learn some exciting fun facts about veterinarians? Then check out the pages below! These are a couple of pre-vet handouts I made for a STEM conference for middle-school girls. Feel free to distribute them for educational purposes as long as my name is retained on the page.
Articles in this blog are oriented to readers interested in becoming veterinarians.