By: Regina Toney
Craig Road Animal Hospital welcomes Andrea, our newest D.V.M. extern. Andrea comes to us from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Andrea’s love for animal’s dates to her childhood. Growing up she owned two golden retrievers, rabbits and various birds.
She loved working with animals so much that she volunteered with the humane society at the age of ten. “Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved animals and when I realized that I could be both a doctor and work with animals I decided that’s where I want to be.” After four years of volunteering, she began her first job at an animal hospital as a kennel attendant. She worked her way up and soon became an exam room assistant, taking x-rays, drawing blood and getting more actively involved in the hospital.
Andrea obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Coastal Carolina University in the spring of 2013. She is currently pursuing her D.V.M. degree at the University of Georgia. Working in general practice to treat larger animals is her goal, “I want to be able to treat whatever comes through the door.”
Andrea’s hobbies include hiking and going to the beach, her favorite activity is water skiing. She wants to work in emergency medicine as she feels that type of setting will help keep her skills sharp and make her a better doctor in the future. She believes that by being able to think on her feet and problem solve she’ll be better prepared to handle situations that arise in the hospital.