Hi guys, I was wondering what kind of advice you could give me about good questions to ask while shadowing and maybe about textbooks as well. I'm currently shadowing an exotics vet. I shadow him twice a week, one day for surgeries, another for appointments and we typically see a lot of rabbits, lizards, and birds. For the most part, I think I do alright asking questions, I've discussed with him why he went into veterinary medicine, how his residencies and internships were structured, his views on animal imprinting, wing clipping etc. And of course, when we have a case, we discuss blood work, xrays, and treatments. But I admit, I always feel like I just don't know enough to be able to ask GOOD questions. Sometimes I'll be caught off guard when he will say something about bloodwork and I'm not sure what that indicates. Often I will ask him to explain what he means but I would love for him to be able to say in a recommendation that I ask GOOD questions. Not just "what does that mean?". I do take notes and I'm definitely learning a lot, but I was wondering if people recommend looking at veterinary textbooks to gain a deeper understanding of some of the more basic parts of veterinary medicine. Do you think it would be useful to grab an anatomy textbook for example so I am more enlightened about the different animals we see? Would it be beneficial to read articles about treatment of different cases? He has given me a few articles that he has written on different subjects for me to read, but I would just love to have a more engaging conversation with him and show that I'm serious and have been learning on my own as well. Is this a good idea? and does anyone have any recommendations for books or questions to ask on a daily basis?