These days, many veterinary students are turning to blogging, and I can see why! It's a journal. It's a way to feel like you can be accountable, to yourself, to your vet school family, and to aspiring veterinarians. Journaling daily is also therapeutic. If you read some of my blog posts, you can tell that some of it is ranting! Back in my youth, I didn't have a computer, but I had paper. I would write my thoughts down as a way to express myself. But a diary or journal is so personal! It is your own personal therapist.
Blogging or Vlogging (the video form of a blog) is a way to public journal. An account of memories for yourself, but you also hope that what you put out there is going to be helpful for someone else!
Not every veterinarian enters their profession with a passion to educate. But I love it!
I may not be a talented writer, but I can say from my own self-observations that I can write a lot better than I can speak on video (see my YouTube for examples).
I am going to compile a list of Veterinary Student Blogs. I'm hoping that one of these blogs will help future veterinarians. As time goes on, veterinarians will start feeling more distant from the future generations of veterinarians. Even now, I feel distant from the current millennial graduating class. Getting into veterinary school is more challenging than ever. The financial debt that veterinary students accumulate is astronomical. The debt to salary ratio upon graduation is equally so. Most veterinary students already know this, most clients do not. Applying to veterinary school should never be taken lightly, or done on a whim because you love animals. You need to be prepared for the mental stamina required to fulfill this dream.
Please peruse the below links! I will try to keep updating the list as time goes on. I will make it numerical based on graduating year to try to keep it current, and alphabetical based on veterinary college so that it is not listed based on some subjective merit for good or bad. You can email or DM me on my Instagram page if you would know of a great blog that should be added to the list, or if I need to edit your information below. Please do not be offended if I haven't included you yet, as it will continue to evolve! I will include written blogs only, so please feel free to link your Vlogs or Instagrams to a written blog page. Thank-you!
Veterinary Student Blogs
Class of 2024
Class of 2023
Going to be a VMD - Grant G - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, U.S.A.
Chronically POTSitive - Jessica Hirsch - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Class of 2022
DogtorSoph - Sophie Chavez - Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee, U.S.A.
XOXO, Cierra - Cierra Geyer - Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, Arizona, U.S.A.
DogtorLindsey - Lindsey - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Indiana, U.S.A.
Class of 2021
Traveling Dogtor - Shelby - University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, U.S.A.
The Best is Vet to Come - Lindsey T - University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, U.S.A.
Exotic Pet Vet - Rachel Ellerd - Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, U.S.A.
The Sustainable Vet - Jaclyn Wilson - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, California, U.S.A.
Class of 2020
Life in Vet School - Lauren Pangburn (with Class of 2014 Sharon Ostermann) - University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, U.S.A.
Veterinary Adventures - Marlena Lopez - University of Melbourne, Australia (California, U.S.A. transplant)
BellaVet - Rachel - Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, U.S.A.
Why do I want to be a Veterinarian? - Sabrina - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Clinical at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine), St. Kitts-Caribbean/U.S.A.
Vet School Diaries/Diary of a Vet (Student) - Charlotte Harris - University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland
Dr. Moore Student Vet - Trusten Moore - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, California, U.S.A.
Class of 2019
Beyond the Blue Coat - Paula Simons - University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, Canada (Philadelphia, U.S.A. transplant)
Class of 2018
Shannon Finn: Student Veterinarian - Shannon Finn - University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, Canada
Class of 2017
Life of a Vet Student - Brooke Schampers - James Cook University, Brisbane, Australia
Class of 2016
How I Got Into Veterinary School - Diana - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Clinical at ???), St. Kitts-Caribbean/U.S.A.
Serena Vet 2016 (this blog) - Serena - University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada
Class of 2015
Canadian Vet Student - K? - University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, Canada
the 4th Year of Vet School - Morgan - ???, U.S.A.
Class of 2011
Cody Creelman, Cow Vet - Cody Creelman - University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada
Vet to Be - Benedicte Garmann - Norwegian Veterinary Student, Unknown
Updated: July 2, 2020.