Hi William! Sorry it has taken me awhile, have not been online in a bit. To answer your question about vet medicine and EMT - it makes CE and understanding human medical concepts much easier. On the other hand, being an EMT has helped develop skills I would never be be able to strengthen being a vet. It is a nice balance. How do you like VA? I lived in Hampton as a kid (air force brat) and loved it.
Being from Southern Cali, I am so use to the warm weather. This has been a change, but I am really enjoying the winter activities. Time will tell. I might not be saying anything good in a few months ;o)