We are thrilled to see Ann and Lydia Carpenter `15 highlighted on the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine website! Ann and Lydia went through the Middlebury Health Professions Committee in 2015 and both began veterinary school this past September.
Because of their shared dream of attending veterinary school, the application process was notably stressful. Lydia remembered, “During the application process, I would have recurrent nightmares that one of us would get in and one of us wouldn’t because there would be an immense sense of guilt for whoever got in and ended up going, and a panic for the person who didn’t.”
Now at the veterinary college, the twins are adjusting to life as first-year students. However, they haven’t found the experience nearly as stressful as others warned it would be, partly because they have each other. “It’s really nice to have someone to go home with. You can study together and grump about classes if you need to. It’s just nice to have someone to talk about it with,” said Ann.
Congratulations to Ann and Lydia! We look forward to following their progress.
If you are interested in veterinary school, we would love to meet with you! Simply schedule an appointment with Mary or Hannah. You can do so here.