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The Results Are In….

I PASSED (my national certification exam)!

What else is there to say? 🙂

E-mail from today

I got an e-mail from the folks at AAVSB/VTNE (the organization that administers the national tech exam) today. Here’s an excerpt from it:

“We hope that all of you will have received a score email or paper mail letter by the 15th of August, but more likely the 10th.”

So, in two or three weeks I should have my results! I’m pretty sure I passed, but it will be nice to know for sure and to be able to write “CVT” after my name 🙂

Week 1 of my internship

I’m almost at the end of the first week of my internship. Thus far, it’s not a whole lot different than my job (I’m interning at the teaching hospital I work at), other than that I’m interning during the day (I usually work evenings/overnights). During the day there are more surgeries going on, more appointments to see, and just more going on. I’ve watched a few surgeries and helped with various exams and treatments. My favorite part thus far has been playing with the little baby goat that came in the other day. I love baby goats. Unfortunately, I can’t post a picture of it here (due to confidentiality regulations and such), but trust me when I say it’s adorable.

With that, I’m off to have some sleep. I’m not used to this new schedule and I still have three more days of work before I get a day off.

One more day…

…until I take my national certification exam. I work tomorrow and then Friday morning I’ll be up bright and early to go take my test. The test is at 8am, downtown.  I’ll have to drive through rush hour traffic, in downtown, to get there.  I can handle rush hour traffic on the freeway, but I really, really do NOT like driving downtown (off the freeway) even if it’s not rush hour.  I looked at taking the bus but it would take me an hour to get there (it’s a 30 minute drive in no traffic), which isn’t bad, and three hours (THREE HOURS!) to get back home.  I think I’ll just brave the traffic.  Saturday morning is my state test, which is supposed to be quite easy when compared to the national test (The national test has 200 questions and you have four hours to take it. It also costs $200.  The state test has fewer questions, but the questions are timed.).

It should be fun…  Pray for me (or wish me luck, leave me a note, or do whatever it is you do, if you want).  Oh, and the best part of taking these tests soon?  It means I’ll be DONE with them soon!  Yay!

DONE with school!

I am DONE with school! Yay! I just took my last final. Managed to get the latest grade of gotten on a test through my entire vet tech degree (at least that I can remember), but at least I’m done. No more classes, no more homework. Just an internship, which sounds like a cakewalk after my crazy semester. To celebrate, I will be eating some bread I made and then going to bed.

Three-quarters done with finals

I finished lab finals last Friday and took two lecture finals tonight (online). I have two lecture finals left to take – one by Wednesday night and one by Thursday night – and then I am DONE with school. Forever. (At least until I go back to finish my BS degree.) No homework, no going to classes, no writing papers, no reading assignments. I’m very anxious to be done.

In other news, my sister and niece are here visiting from halfway across the country. My niece is adorable and such a little sweetheart. She’s a happy, smiley, friendly baby and so much fun. Tomorrow we’re going to go see some baby goats!

The End is in Sight

I think. Some days. Maybe. I only have three weeks of classes left (yay!), but it sure seems longer. This semester was going fairly well until this week and this week it all seems to have gone downhill. Work has been crazy the past two weeks, I haven’t gotten enough sleep, I have lots of homework (as always), and there’s some family stuff going on that’s adding stress. Ugh. But today at work I did the April schedule and it made me happy to see that in a few short weeks, I would be ALL DONE with school. Not only does that mean no classes, but it means NO HOMEWORK. I can’t tell you how excited that makes me. And after three weeks of no homework or classes, I’ll be back here saying I miss school…

First Overnight Shift

I’m getting ready for my first overnight shift at my newest job (the large animal one). I had school all day today, then I came home and napped – with multiple interruptions – for about four hours. It’ll be interesting… I also have another overnight shift next week and will have more in April. Hubby is excited, since he works overnights. He’s anxious to have me on overnights like he is (and I keep wishing/hoping/praying that he’ll get on a day shift). The dog is probably not so excited and is already confused because I spent the evening sleeping. She does not have a good track record of doing well when left alone at night. I may come home to some messes in the morning… I’m planning to take her out for a quick walk before I leave.

Just Finished Mid-Terms

I just finished Mid-Terms on Sunday. I’m glad they’re done! I didn’t do as well as I wanted to on some of my test, but I don’t think I got lower than a “B” on any test, so I guess I can’t complain much (especially for how little time I spent studying…I’m not good at making myself study).

I’ve been keeping busy with school, work, work, work, and trying to see my husband occasionally. I also try to exercise the dog sometimes. She gets antsy and annoying if I don’t exercise her enough (not that I blame her). Spring Break is next week (not for me), so work will be extra-busy.

What’s going on in your world?

Snow, snow, snow

We have lots of snow here. Driving from work to school tonight took about four times longer than it should have. Some roads randomly had giant piles of snow in the middle of them and most of the rest had at least a few inches of snow on them. It was a fun drive. The drive home after work was equally fun. I have some pictures of the snow, but they’re still on the camera and I need to go get some sleep before school tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait to see them. Perhaps I’ll get some up this weekend – I actually have two days off in a row!

Edit: I’m sure we got over six inches of snow here, but I don’t have an exact number.