Fat Palomino -
I do not know you at all, and I don't really care what everyone else says either, because I'm pretty sure they don't *know* you either -
So regardless of what of what a few of these posters are on you about -
How exciting is it to be in Europe? Hope you have a wonderful time - take lots of pictures! :D
I believe only 1 or 2 vet schools in the United States allow a person to establish residency for tuition purposes if they were initially enrolled as out-of-state. When working on applications, the majority of them had a statement in their supplemental application that said something along the lines of 'If enrolled as an out-of-state/nonresident student, you will retain nonresident status for tuition purposes for the duration of time at this university even if you have established residency with the state.'
Unless you are meaning move to the state of the school you want to get in to a year before applications. That is another, even more complicated process for vet school applications. And with the number of applicants per open spot...eek.
I've met some amazingly kind people who have helped instil back my faith in people. The network of Couchsurfers is amazing. I can't wait until the people who I meet here come to the USA and I can show them around.
I hope to make it to Camargue to see the wild white French horses in the marsh and somehow get into the Spanish riding school. I was quite impressed with the mounted units in London. There horses were top notch and the riders appeared quite talented. Possibly it's because they don't sling mud from behind a computer screen and go outside to ride?
I've spent a were with two different vets with which we are planning an international spay/neuter operation that we've been discussing for about a year now. A chunk of time next week will be in another university setting learning ways the vet med is done here and making connections to help the project we've been working about. Fwiw, every student I have met here I using financial aid money. My budget monthly is less than I was paying in rent and utilities stateside.
For those of you who want to know if I exist, I'll gladly how the link for the state where I'm licensed whenever it's completed. It will likely be another month before I can be licensed to work. I'll throw in my first born for collateral
Please forgive the typos. My only connection is a phone.
Good on ya for taking a break ( and I think anyone who finished vet school probably needs one! )
Hope you come back refreshed and energized to tackle your new job!
Have a fantastic trip!
(a fellow traveller currently in Cairns at the Great Barrier Reef)
A friend and I stumbled upon the Camargue ponies while taking a meandering ride to Nice several years ago.
I loved the area and the ponies! I was also stunned to see flocks and flocks of wild flamingos around the ponies, what a sight!
Since you are a friend of her's Larkspur, and are dragging  into this, sorry to say, but you aren't doing your friend any service.
You know the saying you are who you keep company with....well, your posts have certainly deteroriated to scum level.
I'm pretty damn sure that each and every one of us has one or two moments in life especially in our college years that we certainly hope don't make a star appearance on some internet forum narrated by the scorned mother of some boy or girl.
I also don't blame LarkspurCO for defending her friend. She has personal experience with FP out side the restraints of an internet forum. With all the speculating and neigh saying I think Lark's experience with FP holds more water then any of our internet accounts.
I for one don't think its any of my business how / why or when FP chooses to use her own financial aid. Her money her choices.
I hope she has a fantastic time in Europe and hope when she returns her professional career is long lasting and satisfying.
As a friend once said, "Go down to Walmart and get yourself a sense of humor."
I'm guessing that the others who have had not so great interactions are probably unwilling to come forward now that we've descended into scandal rag territory and I don't blame them.
And I felt guilty simply asking my facebook peeps to please, PLEASE share my links to my eBay auction with others, so I can buy a couple round bales of hay.
I am so broke from having to feed soaked hay cubes & beet-pulp every 4 - 6 hours, I'm living on Ramon noodles & Peanut butter (not together, of course :cool:)
Jingles that my items sell will suffice from CoTHers. :winkgrin:
(Thank you in advance, for those who do!)
Nasalberry,PM me your links and I'll post them on facebook. You never know.
Same here Nasal...
I wasn't going to wade in here, but seems like someone else needs to stand up for FP.
I met her last year (labor day weekend, I think) not long after she moved to Raleigh. She's a lovely person and it was fun afternoon at a used tack sale here. Can I see where some people might be a bit suspicious of a free spirit and a bit judgeypants on someone else's decision--sure! We're COTH and that's part of what we do here. Now, I don't know FP all that well, not have I known her for years and years, but I not once got the sense that she was anything other than a lovely, albeit free-ish spirit, who was trying to find her way in this world. And my spidey sense when it comes to humans is usually pretty darn accurate.
So, seriously people, lay the eff off! So what if YOU would have lead your life a bit differently. And yes, there are always two sides to every story, but when you are spending your energy digging for a way to tear someone down who's doing her damndest to claw her way out of a horrible situation, well, that's YOUR problem.
FP--Love the updates from Europe. Please keep them coming!
I know the medical school (not vet school) near me tends to not accept people who are local into their program, even if they did their undergraduate work at the school.
I do not know FP at all other than what is posted here. Not sticking up for her or putting her down, just disputing this tid bit which is clearly posted by someone who does not understand how these types of schools work.
I also know of two people who toured around over seas after finishing college on a budget of almost nothing.
I don't have time to read this while thread right now I M typing on an iPhone in the dentists office. I read the first page in tiny print and let me just say you people need something to do. Since I actually know her and have her dog with me, I guess I would know better than a bunch of strangers on the Internet. So glad I have been too busy to participate here lately since this is the kin of crap that has become the norm.
You need a break after vet school? Great. I wouldn't begrudge anyone a nice vacation after all that. But to take the money that perhaps was denied to someone else is wrong. I've been through that process and the funds are to be used for your medical education.
Also agree with those who say that $200-$300K has pretty much become the norm for many vet students and that most vet school do indeed deny in-state residency for students. There are only 28 vet schools in this country. It's not like human medical schools where there are approx. 140 (plus around 30 DO school).
Above poster, have no fear. These funds are part of a degree in non profit management. And I'm quite sure a "nice vacation" means not sleeping on couches and washing clothes in sinks.
I will be making a mortgage payment on my loans for 30 years. I invested in myself and was glad I did.
I'm going to keep the rest of the details of my life for the book I guess I should write, since I am flattered y'all find it so interesting.