In this episode, I'm joined by 2nd year veterinary medicine student Blake Root. Blake hosts the "Tails from Vet School" podcast, attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is the President of the local SAVMA chapter. Blake shares his journey to get to Wisconsin and his "why" for veterinary medicine. Blake has an exceptional take on the state of veterinary medicine and how the community can be successful in the future. We discuss the following:
- The origin and inspiration of your podcast "Tails from Vet School"?
- How networking has helped him grow as a professional
- What started your desire to want to go to vet school?
- How Iowa State shaped his ultimate decision to go to vet school?
- What's been the biggest surprise since starting veterinary school at UW?
- What has you excited about today and where you are?
- Long term, what aspirations do you have, and what's success look like?
- His soapbox topic.