We’re definitely in the middle of monsoon season here in the Philippines. It is raining cats and dogs outside, really.
It’s funny when I talk to my friends here and they talk about seasons. I’m from New York, so whenever I hear seasons I automatically think “Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter”. Here in the Philippines, it’s “Summer and Rainy Season”. I don’t know… I thought that was pretty interesting. ^_^
Oh, I got a cool jersey today! A few weeks ago the Lady Vet org asked me if I wanted a special dry-fit polo jersey with a name and number. So I got one and it looks like this:
Oh also, I examined a dog that was in mid-estrus two days ago. One of my lab mates had found a metestral cell though, which is pretty interesting because you see a neutrophil inside a non-cornified cell. Here’s what it looks like:
Interesting huh? This is what you’ll see in a female dog (bitch) when she’s in the metestrus stage of the estrous cycle. This is pretty confirmatory that she was in that stage at that time of examination.
Anyway, I should get started with some thesis literature review stuff. If I didn’t mention it already, my thesis will be focused on the ultrasound of Southeast Asian box turtles (Cuora amboinensis). I’ll specifically be focusing on the heart and will be running echocardiograms on them. Cool, huh?
Well, I’ll be back to post later. Take care peeps!