Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Classes went fine today.  After classes it was back to the anatomy lab to finish skinning and cleaning our dog's hindlegs so that tomorrow during lab we can work on dissecting out each muscle.  The smell of the formalin (the solution that is preserving the dog) is intense and sticks on your clothes.  It can get very strong at times and can make my eyes water.  It also irritates people's noses and throats although I have been lucky in that that has not happened to me.  It is not the most pleasent smell to have on my hands for the whole evening, but oh well, that's how it goes. Now I know what one of the higher level vet students meant when they said that we would smell like formalin our whole first year, I'm starting to believe them!

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