I’m the VET!

23 May

I know, I know…it’s been far too long.  After my first week in Asheville, I went home for the weekend and somehow injured my one index finger during the Women’s class.  I had to stop the jiu jitsu so my finger could heal, although doing surgery every day for the two weeks that followed kind of sucked.  Then my very last rotation, Radiology, was really intense–not a whole lot during the day, but a LOT of studying every single night, so BJJ once again took a back seat.  But I passed, graduated, and now I’m a veterinarian!!

Humane Alliance externs

A small group from my class. We all interned at the Humane Alliance in Asheville at some point.

A lot of my family came, and we had a great time.  We hiked in the Smokies, ate some great food, and got to spend time together.  Of course, the week after (when I planned to attend my last few classes at KnoxBJJ) I had a cold, so I couldn’t train.  However, I went in on Tuesday, the day before I left Knoxville, just to say goodbye.  Instead, I was surprised.

my delicious goodbye cake!

They ended the basics class, awarded some stripes (Congrats Michelle and Ryan!  Well deserved!!)  and then called me onto the mat to say a few words.  They were all very sweet, and then Ian brought out this cake and started talking and of course I started crying.  One of my coaches said something along the lines of how I was “a little less tough than a coffin nail” (nicest thing anyone’s ever said about me!), and then we took some pictures (which I have yet to see) and had cake.  After which they were to continue with their knee-on-belly lesson.

Anyways, since then, I’ve made my way back home to Long Island.  I’m not planning on training again until I get to Las Vegas, but I might take a class or two while I’m on vacation in Hawaii with my family.  I was planning on working out and at least trying to get in shape again, but somehow being home always makes me so lazy.  I guess I’ve earned a break, though, because soon enough I’m gonna be the vet!



6 Responses to “I’m the VET!”

  1. Dagney May 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Congratulations! That’s awesome.

  2. SavageKitsune May 24, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    Congrats! That was a vast amount of hard work.

  3. Female Martial Arts Fight Videos June 25, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Congrats on graduating! That is awesome. Sorry to hear about the injury, I sprained my thumb back in November, it was frustrating.

  4. Gale January 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    hi doc, I search on google “bjj veterinarian” and I find
    your email 🙂
    nice to know there are a bjj practicioner who also a vet 😀
    Im Indonesian vet student, also train bjj.
    sorry for my bad english.

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