Posts by Ashley Lamond

Whatever floats your… teeth?

Posted August 19, 2016

Kelsey and I recently finished week four at Dundas Animal Hospital, and with that we are officially halfway finished our externship – I can’t believe how fast the time is flying! This week I had the opportunity to spend some more time with the large animal vets. The theme of this week seemed to be equine preventive care, which was right up my alley! We spent a...

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Posted July 20, 2016

“Fake it ‘til you make it” is a saying common in many different walks of life. I have heard it during my experiences in school, in the horse industry, and with past jobs but never has it been more relevant than in these early days of our veterinary careers where we are transitioning from the classroom to the “real world”.

Variety is the spice of life

Posted June 24, 2016

Well, my first week on large animal was a whirlwind! I spent some time shadowing the large animal vets throughout my undergrad degree, and it was really nice to get back on the road this week and visit some farms that I remember visiting years ago, as well as seeing some new ones! In the past five days I have seen...

Heartworm tests, wellness visits, and vaccines, oh my!

Posted June 9, 2016

Most of my first week has been spent re-familiarizing myself with the layout and flow of the clinic. It has been a great week! There are two of us doing our externships at Dundas Animal Hospital for these eight weeks, myself and a classmate...

Looking forward and looking back

Posted May 26, 2016

As we move through life, it can sometimes be tough to remember what it was like to be the younger version of ourselves. A career in veterinary medicine (and the type-A personality that usually comes along with it) trains us early on to always be looking, thinking, and planning ahead, with little focus placed on reflection. This can make it hard to remember what it was like to be that high school or university student kennel attendant with big dreams, cleaning kennels and mopping floors while eavesdropping on the externship students to learn...