Spring term at the vet school

Hello again!

I know it’s been half an eternity since my last post (I blame it on a hectic schedule and general tiredness (read: exhaustion)), but now I’m back!
So much has happened (I feel like I say this in every single post, simply because they’re so far apart ๐Ÿ˜› )

  • moved out of the dormitory
  • exams
  • some more exams

and spring term just started!

Let’s start with moving out of the dormitory:
There was nothing wrong with the dormitory, I had a lovely roommate and a bearable flatmate. The room was tiny, the kitchen was always a mess, the sink was always clogged, the bed was squeaky… all bearable, but slightly annoying things.

I was randomly browsing a website with rental apartments and TADAA there it was – the apartment where an older student had stayed (I his I know because I was dog-sitting one Friday evening). I immediately messaged one of my classmates (who I knew also liked the apartment) and we made arrangements to go see it and sign the contract.
We moved in on November 15th ๐Ÿ™‚
(I’ll try to get around to taking some pictures and maybe posting them eventually… don’t get your hopes up, this could be a few months from now ๐Ÿ˜› )

Exams:
There were a lot of them, I’ll write the subject and withing brackets I’ll put my final grade ๐Ÿ™‚
Cell and Molecular Biology (C)
Animal Biology (A)
Biochemistry (B)
Anatomy of domestic animals (A)
(it’s almost as if my grade is directly related to the first letter of the name of the subject….)
Informatics and Biometry (A)

Then the Pass/Fail-subjects

Estonian for foreigners (Pass)
Latin for specific purposes (Pass)
Cytology, embryology and histologyย (Pass)
Introduction to Chemistry (Pass)

All in all I’m quite pleased with how I did ๐Ÿ™‚

Spring terms brings with it a bunch of new subjects, but a few old friends remain (anatomy, chemistry and histology):

Ethology – really looking forward to this
Veterinary genetics and animal breeding – also excited
Microbiology – worried how “micro” it will be….
Physiology – “let’s combine anatomy and chemistry to give them a real brain breaker!”… I’m worried!
Fundamentals of scientific research – not sure what to think of this…

Long days and long weekends (Fridays = no school!), that’s what spring term will be all about. I still can’t quite get my head around the fact I’m actually here… One thing I have come to realize is that Tartu has become my second home, whenever I return I feel safe and secure, knowing that we’re ready to kick ass again! Hardcore studying is real, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else ๐Ÿ™‚

//jz