Labs, and More Exams

February 2018

Hello everyone!

Since my last entry, midterms have been storming in non-stop this whole month of February. On average, the VM2 class has been tackling 2 exams per week this month, with quizzes and assignments sprinkled here and there.

Along with exams, I’ve had a great opportunity helping out and participating in the Equine eye exam hosted by the Ophthalmology Club. In this wet lab, I was able to learn various eye exam techniques that are routinely done on horses. Some of the procedures I was able to practice was doing the menace and palpebral responses on the horses, as well as staining the eye to see if there are any corneal ulcers present. We also did a fundoscopic exam on the horse’s eye and I was able to visualize the optic nerve of the horse (which was quite pretty and colorful, might I add!). Overall, I really enjoyed and learned a lot from the wet lab, and it was a great way to learn from the clinicians, as well as  from other horse savvy classmates.

Last week, I attended a breakfast meeting on what dogs truly see. It was interesting to learn that dogs truly do see colors, which include blue and green-yellow color wavelengths, but not red. I used to believe that dogs could only see black and white, but this lecture proved me wrong!

Now that February is coming to a close, I am looking forward to the start of spring break, which is about one week away! It’s unbelievable how fast this semester has been flying; we’re almost half way into the semester. Well, I suppose it’s time to get back to studying for the upcoming Anesthesiology exam.  I’ll need all the luck I can get!

Thank you for taking the time to reading my blog this month, and I’m looking forward to writing for all of you next month!

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I'm possible”!”—Audrey Hepburn

Until next time,
Jacky