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    Vet School and Me (Part 2)

    Three Years Down…

    In my last blog I talked about my life at Vet School, and how much I loved the course.  

    Too Cool for Vet School

    Despite such a great course, student life in general, for me, has not been wholly positive. This is partly down to the course itself, partly down to our campus, but I think mostly down to my own personality and life.
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    Why is my rabbit scratching?

    Although it’s no longer Rabbit Awareness Week, we thought we’d cover some extra rabbity things this month! Rabbits are quite fastidious creatures. They love to groom and will have the odd scratch. It is important to know what is normal for your rabbit, so you are able to spot potential problems quickly. Scratching more than normal, overgrooming, dandruff, or fur loss may be signs of a parasite infestation. Mites and fleas are the most common parasites affecting rabbits.
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    Vet School and Me (Part 1)

    “What is it Like Being a Student at Nottingham Vet School?”

    I’ve come a long way in my first three years at vet school - having just received my first degree, and with clinical rotations and life outside of university getting ever closer, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on my experiences studying veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham. Do remember that everything I say is based on my own opinions and experiences, which will differ from all 150ish of the other vet students in my year. I will try and talk as candidly as I can about my first three years, so that new students may learn a little more about vet school, and current vets might see how much or little vet school has changed since they were students, especially since Nottingham Vet School is relatively young. I am a little uncertain how exactly to write about 3 whole years of my life in such a short space, so I will break it up into my experiences as a vet student, and my student life in general.
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    Why is my Rabbit Thumping?

    Lots of things can cause a rabbit to ‘thump’, but it’s usually a response to a frightening situation. It’s probably a way of warning other rabbits that there’s something scary nearby. In fact, it’s a bit like a dog’s bark, a meerkat’s warning screech or a parent’s worried yell... except rabbits don’t tend to vocalise, and instead use the noise of their feet. This has the advantage that the noise will likely be easy to hear underground in their warrens, and the vibrations are likely to be felt, too.
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    Why has my bunny got a mucky bottom?

    As this week is rabbit awareness week let’s start with some fun digestive facts about rabbits!  
    Fun fact one:
    Despite their small, furry appearance a rabbit’s digestive system greatly resembles that of a...
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