More Forest, Less Trees: Katy Perry - California Burritos (Overzet Remixxxx) -
Hey guys, just remixed the song of the summer after a California Buritto spoke to me in my dreams last night:
Cheese on top
We’ll melt your
Oooooh oh oooooh
I just wanted to post this for this quote:
Yogi Bear starring Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake as Yogi and Boo Boo, plus Anna Faris and Christine Taylor. Somewhere, Brendan Fraser stared morosely at his silent phone, a single tear rolling down his cheek.
Inception was exactly what I needed in a film. Smart, Innovative, and “Syfy“‘y. Just like Nolan’s last film, The Dark Knight, Inception topped out at around 2.5hrs. The film did not seem that long at all. Its the kind of story that grips it and rips it. It was the kind of story that I wish I could write. I love the dream with in a dream ideas throughout the story. The visually stunning scenes where Joseph Gordon-Levitt is defying gravity, due to what is happening in the first dreamscape is mesmerizing. I could relate to what was happening. In my favorite dreams I am flying and defying gravity might be my next desire. I was pretty excited for this film but not as much as I am for Tron: Legacy. It really surprised me. Its like mixing The Matrix, Memento, and Oceans 11. Trade the corniness of Oceans 11 for the semi-seriousness of Magnolia. I want to go see this film again soon, not because I didnt understand it unlike these fellows: J.R. Jones, Andrew O’Hehir, and this moron Rex Reed. This film is honestly now in my top 10. It had most everything I like in it…. too bad there were no vamps (@ peteroverzet)
So you want to be a Veterinarian, yes? Is it because you have always loved animals and want to work with them? If so that is a good start but you need to understand a little more about the profession to really commit to the large amount of schooling and debt needed to do so. Its not all just giving puppies vaccines, there are some hard parts.
If you are not up to perform euthanasia for animals then this is not the profession for you. Depending on the type of practice you will be performing this gift to suffering creatures. My advice is to get a job or volunteer with a local vet to get some first hand experience with euthanasia. It is extremely sad but you might be surprised at how you can handle it. This should be a good indicator of whether or not you really want to go through with the long path to become a veterinarian. Now an important thing is to not base it off personal experiences with pets. Go in with a open mind and just be the fly on the wall seeing the whole process and how helpful it really is to the animals. If I based this off of the 1st, and only time, I have watched Marley and Me then I would not be going to vet school. Because everyday would be the saddest day of my life.
I digress. The main reason for this post was to give a little concise history of what it is to be a Veterinarian as well as the history behind the profession.
The Veterinarian’s Oath:
This oath was adopted by the AVMA in July 1969 by the House of Delegates. It was slightly modified in 1999. A key point is the relief of animal suffering for which i mentioned early about euthanasia. Its in the Oath you pledge upon graduation to end suffering if no other means can help the animal. Once again get experience with euthanasia if you are hesitant and you will understand that it is a good thing for the suffering of animals.Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
So you have made it to the first real challenge on your way to become a vet. There is a lot to learn about yourself and college your freshmen year. So what major do you declare if you want to be a Veterinarian? That may seem like a straightforward answer. Biology. But to become a vet you do not need to have any specific major. As long as you complete the prerequisite classes you will qualify for admissions. Now most students are Biology or Chemistry majors since the prereqs and course materials overlap so much. The admissions committee takes into consideration other majors and likes to make a diverse class. So you can be an Art major or Political Science and get into vet school as long as you do the prereqs.
At my university it was unusual to finish a BS degree in a mere 4 years. It took me 4.5 years because of the availability of classes. I advise you take the prerequisite classes for vet school ASAP. They can be tough but schools are different in their registration for classes. I ran into trouble when I changed my major after my freshmen year. My school gives priority registration of classes to 1st years then in the following order: 5th+ year, 4th year, 3rd year, and lastly 2nd year.
So when it came time for me to register for classes for my 2nd year all the 1st year students filled up the prerequisites I needed for Vet school. This is why it took me 4.5 years (including all summers) to graduate. So to avoid this, stick to your major and take as many prerequisite classes as you can do at a time. Do not overload yourself. Make sure you give yourself an easy class to give yourself a break. I like classes like rock climbing, Scuba diving, or photography to use as an outlet of stress.
Here are the classes that are generally part of the prerequisite material for veterinary schools (give or take a few classes depending on the school):