They always say that the first few months is wonderfully chaotic mess filled with new responsibilities, but no matter how many books and manuals you read, you can’t be prepared when the day comes and you finally become… a new DAD.
So what have I been up to the past few weeks since my term started? Well my 5th year of veterinary school started earlier than most, on the 19 August, so I was immediately dropped into the busy life of the clinics. For those of you who haven’t started in the clinics yet- let me tell you, it’s the most stressful yet the most wonderful part of our education and makes all the studying worth it!
Besides running around in the clinics at school, I moved to a different house and finished my term as a president of IVSA Norway on the 9th of September. Being president of a chapter and DAD at the same time, although it was only a few days, was something I would not recommend! I’m still a board member however.. I just couldn’t resist! As DAD I have had several skype sessions with my lovely secreteries, Ana, Andrei and Ondrej! Together we have brainstormed some ideas from the congress, taking into account advice from Kayleigh, the previous DAD.
After the summer I have received many many reports from the MAH grant scholarships which which there is a high demand for these types of scholarships. Ana has helped me to read through them and clear them through to the reimbursement process. I hope that we will be able to renew the contract with Merck for this scholarship opportunity in the future since there is a high demand for this type of scholarship. So stay tuned!
Besides the MAH reports, I am currently looking into what possibilities we have for shipment of equipment for last year’s project with a school in Bangladesh. Also I am just about to begin organising the Mulitview scholarship to help member organisations pay their membership fee.
So exciting! 🙂
Once elected and after the handover, I realised what a huge responsibility I had been assigned to simply handling the day to day tasks, and I know that I am growing so much with this responsibility. I hope that this year will continue as it has begun and that I will reach our goals that I have set out to do.
Finally I would like give a special thanks to Kayleigh for being so amazing and supportive. She has been always available to answer any questions and I am so grateful to have her around! Also a shout out to the rest of the ExCo for the inspiring online meeting this past Sunday which took over 6 hours! What can I say? Time goes fast when having fun with the I-V-S-A! 🙂