lazyjayn said:you mean that *really* fresh rat wasn't just a very life (death?)- like model? but, but but... that's what I told myself!
of course its more than just rats..have you looked into any vet school's curriculum at all? how would you possibly learn the anatomy of a horse or dog by dissecting a rat?valzie said:Hmm okay thanks. Is it just rats, or bigger animals like dogs, cats as well? horses, lambs? :/
yup and what will you do when you are in pathology rotations, you have the history of the animal, sometimes a live photo and you need to do a necropsy on the fresh specimen in front of you. If you cannot handle embalmed animal dissection, you are not going to do so well in necropsyQuaggi said:you have to just get over it.
hilarious! I can see it now: "why vet med over human med?"tncekm said:Think that's bad...become an MD and youll have to chop up humans
Did you really mean to use the word "cavalier" in this case? That word implies being nonchalant, or having disregard or disrespect. According to Webster, one definition of cavalier is :"marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful dismissal of important matters". I hardly think that's the case for most "vets, vet students, etc". Just because those in the veterinary field don't break down every time an animal has to be put down or dissected for a lab doesn't mean that they don't care. We just have to become a little more hardened to the fact that not all animals we take care of survive or that others have to be used for teaching purposes.Iain said:Do not worry many vets, vet students, etc are very cavalier about death/killing things - that is why you got the response you did.
snowyegret said:According to Webster, one definition of cavalier is :"marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful dismissal of important matters".