I am not in the vet profession but I enjoyed this book very much I felt almost like I was going along with Loretta to her classes and such I certainly have much respect for my vet who I love anyway after reading all the things they must learn and go through to become a D.V.M If you are at all sensitive to the lives of animals ending to be used as learning tools for the vet students it could be hard to read for you There were a couple of times I did find myself very emotional and in tears But overall I did like this book. Great book Very insightful coming from a non trad student s point of view You get to follow her from her first day in vet school with her stack of papers to prove she belonged, all the way to the end I liked it Made me feel like I may have a shot at this thing. As a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian for a while like every girl This book gives an in depth look into the years of schooling and challenges that veterinary students face While the classwork wouldn t have been a problem, having to euthanize so many healthy animals would have been On the whole, it gave me great respect for veterinarians and made me glad to be a molecular biologist in a nice, clean lab. Enjoyed reading about the educational path required of vets Opened my eyes to the moral dilemmas facing many veterinariansperforming procedures abhorrent to personal beliefs tail ear cropping, declawing, debarking vs earning a living to include paying off student loans, purchasing state of the art diagnostic machines methods, stocking office with necessary supplies, medicines, etc One thing and most important to say.GREAT READ Fascinating and well written book to show how Vet school is I was told and I can believe it I probably checked this book out of the library 10 or 15 times when I was a kid this one and a real life account of being an OB GYN resident whose title I ve forgotten Oddly enough, I had no desire to be either a vet or a doctor, I think I just liked the nonfiction format. When Loretta Gage Entered Her First Year Of Training At Colorado State University S College Of Veterinary Medicine, All The Odds Were Against Her In Addition To The Tremendous Pressures That Her Fellow Classmates Faced Brutally Long Hours, A Rigorous Load Of Lecture And Laboratory Classes, And The Knowledge That Many Of Them Would Not Graduate Gage Brought With Her The Enormous Emotional And Financial Challenges Of A Working Class Upbringing If Wishes Were Horses Is The Triumphant Story Of Her Struggle Against Hard Work And Self Doubt To Become A Practicing Veterinarian This Memorable And Heartwarming Book Envelops Readers From The Very First Page, Transporting Them To A World Filled With Curmudgeonly Professors, Classroom Disasters, And Academic Break Throughs, As Well As Many Joyful And Inspiring Episodes Involving The Wounded And Sick Animals That Come Into The Students Lives As They Learn Their Trade In Addition To Tales From The Classroom, Emergency Room, And Hospital Barn Where The Students Made Daily Rounds, Gage Shares Her Battles With The Moral And Ethical Implications Of Her Work The Rich And Gripping Story Of Her Struggle To Fulfill A Lifelong Dream Illuminates The Triumph Of The Human Spirit As Much As The Fascinating, Often Heartrending World Of Veterinary Medicine Excellent book about veterinary training in the 80s Made me glad I decided not to attempt vet school Excellent chapter on growing up in the 50s and 60s. This was a pretty good memoir from an alum of the DVM program at Colorado State I think having witnessed friends going through this program helped me to understand this.
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- 295 pages
- If Wishes Were Horses: The Education of a Veterinarian
- Loretta Gage
- 26 September 2017 Loretta Gage