My Daughter, the Vet

Our daughter Bailey is a third-year veterinary student at Oregon State University. Needless to say, her dad and I are ridiculously proud. I mean, can you believe it? Our little baby girl!

It’s a really tough programs — even tougher than med school because vet students need to learn about lots of different animals, not just humans. So at times she’s barely kept her head above water … and we were really worried, too. But, turns out our kid is really smart — I’ve even overheard her using really big words during on-line lectures. You should have seen my mouth drop. so if all goes well and she passes this final quarter, Bai will be starting her fourth-year rotations in June. After that, Our little girl will be a DVM, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine!

One little problem, though. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic. Needless to say, we’re nervous things may not go as planned. Rotations are when the all the hands-on experience happens, and no way can rotations be done remotely online. This is when the real fun begins, because fourth-year students shadow physicians and residents in the OSU teaching hospital, and work directly with patients. Bailey also has internships lined up in Portland as well as New York City.

So, in this section, I’ll keep you informed on what is happening with Bailey’s journey to complete VetMed school and become a veterinarian… during the age of Covid.