gross pathology

Day in the life of a VIP  <– see what I did there? VIP= vet-in-progress (my blog name?) So clever…

I’m sorry for that, I’m hella tired right now and sometimes I get obnoxious when that happens. 

I digress, today was a busy one, we had labs all morning on bacteriology and gross pathology. Followed by 3 hours of lectures in the afternoon on bacteriology, male theriogenology (I’m so sick of therio at this point) and ethology. 

Then I got to head home, do some pilates and continue studying for my theriogenology test bright an early tomorrow morning. Having tests on a Thursday instead of our normal Midterm Monday’s is really throwing my routine off. 

T-minus 13h until I can put therio on the back burner and focus on bacT, pathology and anesthesia pharmacology <3

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Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. It is a terminal degenerative disease resulting in progressive cognitive and behavioral impairment. AD affects approximately 5.2 million people in the United States. With a steadily increasing American population aged 65 years and older, 7.7 million people are predicted to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease by 2030 and an estimated 11-16 million by 2050.

The progressive clinical deterioration is accompanied by gross pathologic changes. In the early disease, only minimal increases in ventricular size may be noticeable. However, with worsening disease progression, the ventricles enlarge and the cerebral cortices, hippocampi, and entorhinal cortices all shrink. This degeneration continues unabated until the brain is a fraction of its normal size.

You know you’re a vet student when...

1. You’re self conscious about smelling bad when commuting home from uni

2. You think that talking about gross anatomy and pathology makes for appropriate dinner conversation

3. The first thing people say to you is, “You must like animals huh?”

4. People ask you for advice on their pet and all the conversation ever leads to is you saying “Hmmm, I am not sure, better take it to your vet”

5. You are used to being forever behind in your uni work

6. You don’t pat peoples pets anymore…you palpate them

7. People look over your shoulder to have a sneak at what you’re reading they wish they hadn’t (haha, especially awkward when it is reproductive anatomy)

8. You feel the need to understand medical shows

9. You’re uni notes are covered in strange smudges….red, brown, green

10. You need to wash your lab coat separately from your other clothes (never had that issue after physics pracs XD)


Well that’s been my experience anyway.