It’s been awhile since my last post, but clinics are crazy and the time just got away from me and flew by. Before I knew it, it was June 12th, my last day of clinics. I was on C Barn (our food animal service – cows, pigs, goats, sheep) and it was wonderfully dead. I spent much of the day roaming the VMTH, taking pictures inside and out, chatting with anyone and everyone. At 5 pm, we were officially done. The seniors all met outside the VMTH for a champagne toast :)
My friends and family all came into town, and on July 14th, I graduated from veterinary school. The ceremony was beautiful and I cried plenty… and now, just like that, I’m a veterinarian. I’m a doctor. It still doesn’t seem real.
My husband and I packed up and on the Wednesday after graduation, we moved ourselves and our 5 cats across country. It was very bittersweet. I was incredibly sad to leave behind my friends – those in L.A. as well as those in Davis – and had spent the last couple of weeks hanging out with them as much as possible. It was hard to drive away not knowing when I’d see any of them again. But it was also exciting, driving across country to start our new life.
Now we’re here, in Philadelphia. We have a nice place in a fantastic neighborhood and are getting settled in. We’re almost there, just a few more boxes to unpack. :) Tonight my wonderful husband cooked our first home cooked meal and it was delicious. Now he’s making dessert, and we’re going to spend the evening relaxing and watching Friday Night Lights.
On Monday, I start my first job as a veterinarian; a lab animal resident at UPenn. I’m simultaneously terrified and excited. I don’t feel at all ready, but I can’t wait to start the journey!