Sunday, May 19, 2013

YES...There is a Doctor in the house!!

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.  ~Author Unknown

We spent an amazing day in Blacksburg Virginia at Virginia Tech and the   Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), watching our daughter graduate as a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)!! She graduated in the top 25% of her class which earned her a place in the National Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Zeta.."recognizes high scholarship, stands for constant advancement of the veterinary profession, and promotes research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals."

No, we're not proud...not at all!! :)  She graduated with a 3.699999!!! From Vet School!! 

She has wanted this since she was about 5 years old, and every job, volunteer or paid has been toward that goal. She has never wavered or  questioned it, even through the tough classes and rotations during her internships. She starts a new job on July 1st as a Veterinarian at a clinic in Roanoke. I cannot express to you how proud I am!
Here she is with her hood ( it is unofficial at this point, but she has to wear it to the Main VT graduation)
When she graduated from undergrad, we all noted the DVM graduates in their fancy gowns and what I called 'Pillows' on their heads, she said then that would soon be her, and she would have a 'pillow' on her head!  She even sent me a preview earlier this week with her very own pillow on her head!
Jess' "pillow"

Bob, Jess' father in law and I decided we would make enough food to keep the 10 people in our party happy and fed during the day's events, and we had a great time, he also had a cake custom made for her that we decorated with animals!!

 We had two graduation ceremonies and a reception to go to during the day....the main VT ceremony was to be at noon with a reception for the Vet School at 4:30 then the Vet School graduation, hooding ceremony at 7:00.
VT main graduation in the football stadium
Here she is taking our picture!!
Here we are in the crowd (yellow circle)!
The DVM graduates with their gloves blown up!
Jess in front of the Vet School prior to the VMRCVM reception
Jess with hubby Brad (Teacher of the year this year at Blacksburg High School!!!)
Here is Hubby, Jess and I......So proud!!! 

(L to R) Bob (Brad's Dad), Jess, Brad and Matt (Brad's Brother)
The DVM and Teacher of the Year!!
With Brad's Grandma, Elizabeth

Jess' Dad, Tim  and Ree in front of the new addition of the Vet School

Between the reception and the Vet School ceremony, Jess took us on a tour of the Vet School hospital, we got to see the new addition also!

We believe this is a dolphin, (or whale)
One of the operating rooms! Very cool!!
After the reception and the tour we headed over to the Vet School Ceremony where it all became 'Official'!

Jess just received her hood
Taking her oath
Bob, Brad and Jess looking at her certificate of DVM!!
Yes!! There is now a Doctor in the house!!!...And I'm the Mother of a Doctor!!! :D

It was a wonderful day for us all, Jess has worked her whole life for this and now gets to do what she has always wanted! She is such an exceptional person and I have no doubt she will excel and be the best Vet there ever was!! Congratulations to you Baby Girl! You have done it!! Now it's time to relax and enjoy!!

Bob and Stacey, (Brad's parents) are taking them to Nappa Valley CA for a few days to celebrate with some wine tasting. When Brad's School is out, we are taking the Doctor and Teacher of the year to a much deserved vacation to Sanibel Island for 2 weeks in June, where they can just sit back with their feet in the sand and turn off those amazing brains for a while!!

I know this is a LONG post, but I am so proud!!




  1. You have every reason to be proud! Such a wonderful accomplishment. Congrats to Jess.

  2. You certainly do have every reason in the world to be proud! Congrats to your daughter and to you too! I'm your newest follower :)