Now that rotations, EMS, and general lectures are done, we have been given choices in what we'd like to be taught! RVC has given us 4 weeks of electives, in which we could choose from a list. I've chosen small animal imaging, reptiles & other, small animal therapeutics, and small mammals. With week one done, I'm already looking forward to the next!
My first week was small animal imaging. We spent a few days talking about abdominal radiographs, thoracic radiographs, and some cardio imaging, and then we spent the last two days discussing ultrasound. Unfortunately on rotation you only spend 2 days in ultrasound and you don't really get the opportunity to actually do the imaging yourself. The last few days were super useful because we were given 1 hour lectures on ultrasonic imaging of the liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, kidneys, adrenals, and abdominal lymph nodes, each followed by a practical session using various students' dogs! It was super useful and a heck of a lot of fun. Definitely something I'd recommend to future years! Below are some pictures that were taken by Richard, one of the imaging residents.