Friday, July 06, 2007

Lock up your horses

Many little girls want to be veterinarians. Some boys too, but many, many little girls. Some of those girls go on to college. A few of them stay on the pre-vet track, even while rowing varsity for crew all four years. Fewer do well enough that they get into veterinary school. Fewer still make it through four years of vet school. Even fewer go to a vet school in Europe that requires an extra year of training, and which despite being eight time zones away from her boyfriend is one of the best places in the world to study furry things.

But last week my partner took her very final exams, having already passed the American boards. A week's worth of testing, plus scores averaged in from previous practical exams, a research paper, rotation evaluations, and so on.

And this morning, she found out she passed! I can now present to you, at the tender age of 26, Dr. Mary, DVM MRCVS.


You can't tell, but this is the picture of the official parking spot for the veterinarian at the Royal Mews.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Awesome! Congratulations to Mary!

Tenured Radical said...

Congratulations! Given how many of us leave human medical care experiences wishing we could be treated by the wonderful vet who takes care of our animals Iincluding helping htem die with compassion when it is time, and having the sane,gentle conversation that leads to that) I can only be overjoyed there is another vet in the world.

TR

Jewel Dakini said...

Hooray for Dr. Mary! What an awesome achievement. She'll make a hell of a vet!

sushipjs said...

Congrats, Dr. Mary!

Gray said...

Hooray for Mary!!!