Hi! If you’ve found your way into this blog now, welcome. When I first set this blog up over 2 years ago, I had no idea how many people would stumble across it. Indeed I had no idea that I would end up morphing from RHD2 to myxo in it. Search engines and other posts seem to send people here, and every now and then, someone asks me for the blog link, so they can share with someone who is nursing a rabbit through myxo. Annoyingly, I can’t point them straight to the right blog posts, because when I set this up, I had no idea how to do so and I ended up choosing a format which doesn’t have an index and puts the most recent post first. Sorry about that, not a lot I can do about it now!
Anyway, having just pointed someone in the direction of the blog again, I realised that it ends fairly abruptly. So I thought I’d sign off from this blog with one last post.
I had always wanted to be a vet. 26 years ago, I applied to go to vet school. I got in, but I didn’t end up getting the A-level grades needed. Life went on, it took its own mysterious twists and turns. I’ve had fun. I’ve enjoyed myself. I’ve been intellectually stimulated. I’ve enjoyed having numerous pets and being involved in their care, and in the care of other animals beyond my own. But the itch to be a vet never went away.
So, last year, life circumstances meant that I was finally in a position to knock on that door again. I wasn’t expecting to get in. I thought it would be an itch that I would try and scratch and could then put the idea to bed forever. But I did get in. Not only did I get in, I got a choice. And I received an offer from my preferred university.
Yesterday was my last day at work for 5 years (or, as one of my friends said, my last day of *paid* work). In 2 weeks time I move 150 miles away from home to start a new adventure, in the hope that in 5 years time, I will be qualified to diagnose and treat your pets. I’m completely terrified, but excited at the same time.
So now I’m going to sign off from this blog. I’m sorry it’s not very organised, but I hope that at least some of it is helpful to at least someone. Please vaccinate your pets. If you have life ambitions which haven’t gone away, look at other routes. Knock on those doors again, even if it’s much, much later (but ideally probably don’t leave it as long as I did). Cheerio now, and thanks for reading.