26 November 2011

North Carolina

I'm a little late on updating my blog, but here goes! I recently completed a 3 week externship at Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC. For the first 2 weeks of the externship, we received instruction and practiced performing spays and neuters on stray animals. The last week, I stayed and performed as many spays and neuters as I could fit into a day. At the completion of my 3 weeks, I performed about 40 procedures including spaying a cat in heat and a dog late in gestation (very sad, but life saving for this critter). I had a great time, and gained a lot of confidence and practice.

Asheville is such a creative town I felt inspired to crochet away. The tabasco cover was a gift for my instructor :)

The leaves were beautiful- near their peak color. We spent the weekends cruising on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This is one of my spays. I'm rather proud of how small the incision is on such a large dog. It's only about an inch long. :)

These are all the new friends I made while on my trip.

One of the reasons I haven't updated my blog in a month is because I have been studying in earnest for the NAVLE. I took it the Monday before Thanksgiving, and as expected it was rough. I don't feel like I passed, but no one ever feels like they passed. Hopefully I won't have to take it again, but I'm sure I'd pass it if I did have to take it one more time. I'm just happy it's finished. :)

Coming Soon...Thanksgiving update....


Peace and Love, y'all!

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