In a previous post I highlighted some positive feedback I received about my history taking. I received a lot of comments about sharing what I was doing. I think that history taking is a very individualized process. In all honesty, there is no right or wrong way to take a history. Each person’s style is a reflection of their thinking process, their knowledge base, and their comfort level and that naturally evolves over time.
Having said that, this is what I generally do now.
Over the first week of September the local agricultural show was held and as a member of the exotics and companion animal group I spent a morning working in the pat a rabbit pen. There were some very cute little fluff balls such as Sherman and George pictured above.
Q:Hi :) im a prospective vet student from London and I'm just trying to learn the basics etc. I was wondering if you owned a horse and if so whether I could email you or st just to ask a few questions about? Thanks x - Natasha (les-animaux)
Hi, where do you plan to go to school? :) I don’t own a horse but I do like to keep riding along with anything else so I take lessons when I have the time. Plenty of my classmates have horses though. Some don’t ride as much as they would like, some are just pleasure horses and another girl won champion horse in her breed for the last showing year. I’m happy to try help out if you have other questions!
I’s been a super busy start to the semester with lectures every morning and practicals in the afternoons. The first day was cattle eye/horn anaesthesia with practice eye abrasions. Followed by lameness exams and leg blocks in horses later in the week, foot anaesthesia at teat laceration repair in the next catle prac, cardiac assessment on the teaching horse heard of heart murmur/ arrhythmias heard and then epidural and para-lumbar cattle anaesthesia. We have also started on our surgery pracs with a sheep ruminotomy, then a cat spay and the first small animal prac tomorrow on cardiology exams and work up… we might just be starting to feel like vets.