Hello everyone! My name is Courtney, and I am fourth year student studying at the Ontario Veterinary College. I am specializing in food animal medicine, with a big focus on dairy cattle medicine.
The reason why I went into veterinary medicine is because I always felt connected to animals, and always enjoyed working with them. As my education has grown, and the more experiences I have gained, I quickly developed a love for agriculture animals. I wanted to specialize in food animal medicine, because I love working with the animals and the producers. I believe that if we're going to use animal as a food source, we should be giving them the best welfare and health care we can. Additionally, there's often a disconnect between producers and consumers, and there's a lot of misinformation about agriculture out on the internet. Personally, I really want to bridge this gap of knowledge and educate people on where the food originates. I want to show how farmers are hard-working people, who work 365 days of the year, and how much they truly care for the animals they are responsible for.
I've been wanting to do this blog experience since the moment I heard about it during my first year at the Ontario Veterinary College. I wanted to take part in this experience because I wanted to help inspire future veterinarians into following their dreams, just as many people had done for me. I also wanted to offer opportunities to educate people about different aspects of veterinary medicine, so that I can share why I love this profession. Also, since large animal medicine is largely dominated by male veterinarians, I really wanted to inspire more females to look into a career in large animal medicine.
I truly hope that my blog inspires some people follow their dreams and look into a career as a veterinarian. I'm currently doing my externship at a mixed animal hospital, so I hope you enjoy the mixture of large and small animals.