Over a year ago, I started my social media platform to document my journey and help current/prospective veterinary students with theirs. I value the connections I’ve made and the support this community has brought me throughout my time in vet school. I’ve experienced many bumps in the road during my three years and have tried my best to be as transparent with those experiences, so others know they aren’t alone. This past semester was the one that almost broke me. I questioned
Many of you are probably following my vet school journey through instagram or facebook and know I absolutely love traveling! When I started @dogtorkristi , I immediately connected with another amazing veterinary student on social media who also has a strong passion for exploring the world. Her name is Shelby but is well known as the @traveling_dogtor on instagram! Shelby is a second year veterinary student at the University of Georgia and has become an awesome friend and supp
Can you tell us about how you got started in your veterinary medicine journey? Did you always know you wanted to be a vet? I am 28 now and I think that I must have known around 8 that I wanted to become a vet! Growing up as an only child, my best friend in the world was my Burmese cat, Pep, and I think he was a big part of reason behind my decision. Luckily Pep ended up living to 21 so it went full circle and I ended up becoming his vet! Another contributing factor I think wa
I knew all my life that I wanted to be in the medical field and the majority of that time was spent wanting to be a veterinarian. There were times along the way where I questioned if human medicine was the way to go but ultimately decided that combining my passions for helping people, animals, and practicing medicine would suit me best. My experiences prior to vet school were heavily focused on small animals. I worked in a small animal clinic, dog boarding/grooming facility,
This summer I spent 2 weeks on one of the best trips of my life. I went expecting to learn about wildlife medicine and MAYBE gain some hands-on experience. What I ended up leaving with was more than I could’ve imagined. I gained an immense amount of knowledge, diverse experience, new family and the goal to one day return to work in South Africa. I still can’t stop talking about this trip which is why I want to share this with you!
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So you want to go to vet school? Well, you’re in good company. I’m here to tell you that it’s 110% possible if you’re willing to put in the work. Like many of you may be feeling, I remember being so discouraged during the start of my undergraduate career. I was told in a few classes that only 1/3 of the students had a chance to be a veterinarian. I recall professors saying, “look at the person to your left and look at the person to your right...only one of you will be accepte
I’m Kristi and welcome to my blog! Here you will find my visual journal and collection of experiences I’ve been eager to share. I’m a third-year veterinary student who’s passionate about helping others, exploring our world, and living a balanced life.
I decided to start this blog to document my journey through veterinary school and share my experiences with anyone interested in vet med or simply the journey of a 24 year old trying to figure out life. During my first semeste