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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by jradjsb, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. sunshinevet

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    My BF and his best friend are convinced that every animal aliment can be cured by steroids and ketamine. Every time I mention a case... thats the answer!
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    heylodeb UC Davis c/o 2015 :)

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    no. Every case can be cured by steroids OR phenobarb....can't believe you messed that up!
  3. OH Bunny Girl

    OH Bunny Girl Ohio State 2016

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    I think my boyfriend knows that this is one of the reasons I keep him around.
  4. Emiloo4

    Emiloo4 UF CVM 2016

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    Add me to that list. Pretty sure my dog knows more about biochemistry than I ever will. Sometimes she's a good listener and cocks her head with both of her lips tucked up... and other times she leaves the room :laugh:
  5. WhtsThFrequency

    WhtsThFrequency walk like a monkey, kick like a mule

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    Nope, nope, it's everything can be cured with CMPK and alfalfa drench, and penicillin :laugh:
  6. nyanko

    nyanko all i do is win Gold Donor

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    When my SO won't leave me alone when I'm trying to study, I ask him if he would like to discuss whatever the grossest thing I'm studying at the time is so he'll leave me alone. If that doesn't work I show him a pic of it. A+ strategy would use again. :smuggrin:
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    Packen Dick Vet c/o 2015

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Apparently my new study strategy is to sit on SDN and watch the WW thread. Not conducive for actually retaining pertinent information on pig husbandry and breeding genetics, but extremely informative on how to lynch wolves.
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    cowgirla Oklahoma 2014

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    This method also works well in public places when random people are being nosy. I HATE the feeling of people looking over my shoulder. Necropsy photos generally do the trick.
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    Haha I was studying for our gen path final at the hospital while waiting on my niece to be born. People kept asking what I was studying. It was mostly guys so I started showing them pics of super enlarged prostates and stuff. They quit asking real quick.
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    WhtsThFrequency walk like a monkey, kick like a mule

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    Imagine how **** like that affects you in the dating world.

    "So what do you do?"
    "I'm a veterinarian."
    "Oh that's great! I love animals. Do you do big ones or small ones?"
    "Actually, I'm specializing in pathology."
    "Pathology, what do veterinary pathologists do?"
    "Er, weeeelllll......"

    I think that definitely scared off a few in the past
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    cowgirla Oklahoma 2014

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    I overheard a conversation with a single female vet and a very very cute male client once
    he was in the lobby waiting for his appt, she was at the front desk putting in charges and chatting, she mentioned she had just gone out on a farm call.
    "Oh, so you do large animals too?"
    "Yes, just saw a few cattle."
    "What did they need?"
    "Pregnancy checks."
    "How do you do that?"
    =insert awkward silence here=

    They did start dating though, and are still together over 3 years later :laugh:
  12. Emiloo4

    Emiloo4 UF CVM 2016

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    :laugh: that's awesome.
  13. dyachei

    dyachei vet pirate zombie Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

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    Also fun: describing kidney/bladder stones to men and how a PU is performed.

    The look on my husband's face was priceless while he was looking for the words to tell me to stop.
  14. Emiloo4

    Emiloo4 UF CVM 2016

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    :laugh: My BF thinks it's cute to tell people that I "stick [my] hands up dog butts" :confused:
    Really dude? No, it's an anal gland expression... but it never seems to help my case when I explain it further :D
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    nyanko all i do is win Gold Donor

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    Yes to watching reproductive anatomy & gross pathology lab videos in Starbucks. Had a buffer zone around me, was nice. :D
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    wildcatj Mizzou c/o 2017!

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    Family members look at me strangely when I sit and eat dinner while looking at whatever disgusting page of my repro/anatomy textbook. I don't see the issue.
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    PetPony Rawr :*

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    I do that, too. My friends didn't wanna eat lunch with me while I was learning about repro.. :laugh:
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    LetItSnow UMN CVM Gold Donor

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    Ah. So I'm not the only person that, when I go to study at Starbucks, puts a big bright picture of a pyo-whatever on my screen just so people will stay away.
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    RadRadTerp VMRCVM c/o 2014

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    Just FYI. My Anatomy prof would slap me silly for calling them "anal glands".
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    Emiloo4 UF CVM 2016

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    eh... whatever ;)
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    cuitlamiztli onward and upward Gold Donor

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    Have you heard differently in your other classes? We've gotten the "it might be incorrect but it's better to say anal glands than anal sacs to clients because, well, some don't exactly hear sacs..." spiel from a bunch of professors.
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    Emiloo4 UF CVM 2016

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    THIS has happened to me several times... totally awkward :oops:
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    RadRadTerp VMRCVM c/o 2014

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    Ha, yeah, I've heard that, too. It depends on the context. I'll call them "anal glands" with clients because I can't be too sure they won't misinterpret the situation.

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