This week was full of new experiences and amazing memories. We began the week suturing, as previously described in my blog. We then were given the opportunity to gain hands on experience on local farms. We visited several farms: including horse, sheep and beef cattle farms. We learned to inject both subcutaneously and intramuscularly. We castrated several lambs and calves and even got to practice herding/catching animals. The fun didn’t end on the farms, though. We explored Belize on our down time: canoeing through caves with Mayan history, eating at several authentic Belizean restaurants and swimming in various rivers throughout the countryside. I learned not only the veterinary practice, but immersed myself in Belizean culture, and it couldn’t have been more rewarding.
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