Craig Road Externship Program: Samantha

Samantha was born, and grew up, just outside of New York City in Westchester county. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian from when she was a very small child, but is was after receiving her bachelors in biology from SUNY Cortland, also know as The State University of New York College at Cortland, that she really pursued her goal. “I’m going to do this,” she laughs remembering her decision. She studied as Ross University for her doctorate in…

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Patrick Auburn Extern 2019

Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Patrick

Patrick is from Buffalo, New York. From a young age, Patrick knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. His family always had a dog and their neighbor was a dairy farmer. “There was never moment where it hit me that I wanted to become a veterinarian,” says Patrick. “It just built up from there as I grew more interested in science.” He received his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo, and is currently completing his fourth…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jenny!

Jenny Hails from Federal Way, Washington, which is south of Seattle. During high school, Jenny found that she was most comfortable in her science classes where she always asked questions and was a very curious student. Coupled with a love of animals, her affinity for science meant that going to school to become a veterinarian was a natural choice. Her interest in animals lead Jenny to volunteer at a shelter in Tacoma Washington full time for a year and a…

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Craig Road Externship Program: Jazmyne

Jazmyne was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. When Jazmyne was in the 12th grade, she took a biology class, about fish, which piqued her interest in working with animals. For her bachelor’s degree, Jazmyne attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and then went to Ross University in St. Kitts for her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently at the University of Tennessee completing her clinical year. Jazmyne has a significant amount of volunteer experience;…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Carter

Carter is from Munro, Louisiana. It was not Carter’s plan to become a veterinarian. He attended Louisiana State University thinking of going into physical therapy or human medicine. “I shadowed people in both fields and it just did not feel right,” said Carter. “So, I was in my final semester of a kinesiology degree and I started to see what the requirements were for me to go into vet school.” Carter stayed at LSU for his doctorate in Veterinary medicine,…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Morgan

Morgan is from Severna Park, Maryland. The granddaughter of a veterinarian, Morgan was exposed to veterinary medicine at a young age by her grandfather who took her under his wing and showed her “some cool experiences.” She received her bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and is currently in her fourth year of her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in Indiana. Morgan learned about the Craig Road Animal Hospital externship program from Dr. Kimberly Lutz just after…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Hunter

Hunter grew up in central Louisiana in the town of Alexandrea. He fell in love with his parents first dog, and has always leaned more towards animals than people. “People gross me out,” says Hunter with a smile. “I like science so I figured veterinary medicine was for me.” He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and during this time also volunteered at several local animal hospitals. Hunter is currently completing his final year of…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Amanda

Amanda was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.  Although she explains that her parents are very supportive of her chosen profession, and that her father has a ‘healthy respect’ for animals, Amanda was relegated to the ‘pocket pet’ variety growing up.  However, she credits her three childhood guinea pigs: Sammy, Archie, and Charlie, for her love of exotics.  Amanda states that she has always wanted to be a veterinarian, a declaration she first made in the second grade. Amanda…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Cal

Growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, Cal always had an interest in animal care, but it wasn’t until his junior year of college that he decided to make the switch from human medicine, to animal medicine.  Cal explains that it was after spending time with some ‘really cool’ veterinarians, that he knew he wanted to become ‘that person’. Cal attended the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine for his undergrad, and where he is currently in his fourth year completing…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rachel

Rachel was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi.  She attended Mississippi State University for her undergrad, with a major in animal and dairy science.  Rachel realized that she wanted to become a veterinarian while in her first year of college, as she loves both animals and science.  She is currently in her fourth year at Mississippi State University, getting her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Rachel became interested in Craig Road Animal Hospital after meeting a previous extern that had a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Taylor

Taylor was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky.  Growing up, she had numerous pets, including dogs, cats, turtles, frogs, and a horse named Daisy.  Taylor knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of seven, when she rehabilitated a bird in her backyard.  She attended Morehead State University in Kentucky for her undergrad, with a major in veterinary science.  Taylor is currently in her fourth year at The Royal Veterinary College in London, United Kingdom, getting her doctorate…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Katelyn

Katelyn was born and raised in Ragley, south-west Louisiana. She attended McNeese State University for her undergrad, with a major in biology. Katelyn always wanted to work in animal care since she found out she could be a doctor for animals. Her Aunt is a veterinarian so she was exposed to the profession at a young age. Katelyn finds great satisfaction in the diagnosing of a patient. Her goal is to do her part in strengthening the bond between humans…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Ruth

Meet our new DVM Extern Ruth, Ruth was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Atkinson, New Hampshire when she was five. She currently attends University College Dublin in Ireland for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her career path was decided at a young age. Her father was a new graduate DVM when he opened his own practice in Atkinson, New Hampshire where he introduced her to the veterinary profession. He let Ruth sit through many surgeries. She was…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Meghan

Meet Meghan our latest DVM Extern, Meghan is from Morgan Town, West Virginia. She decided that working with animals is what she wanted to do in college and began a major in Animal Science at West Virginia University. Where she went on to receive her Master’s in Public Health. She also started working in veterinary clinics and on local farms. Currently, she attends Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While working with animals Meghan found her calling. She believes…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephani

Meet Stephani our latest DVM Extern, A Las Vegas native born and raised Stephani is in her final year at Midwestern University for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Stephani’s choice to enter the field of animal medicine was encouraged by her mother; “You can be a doctor for these animals.”, are the words she remembers as a child that inspired her to pursue this career. Stephani chose to extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital after viewing some other animal hospitals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Paige

  Meet Our new DVM Extern, Paige! Paige is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Veterinary Science at Clemson University, and is currently attending her final year at the University of Georgia, for a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Paige grew up around many animals. With over ten animals at home it was natural, in retrospect, for her to become a veterinarian. She began her career in animal care working for the local zoo, and…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jennifer

By: Regina Toney We’re excited to introduce Jennifer, our latest D.V.M extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital. Growing up in Sacramento, California, Jennifer had a wide variety of pets, including birds, bunnies, rats, fish, cats, and dogs. “I’ve always wanted to be a vet, I took a nontraditional route experimenting with engineering but ultimately I came back to my love of animals.” Jennifer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology at The University of California, Davis. Jennifer is currently attending…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimberly

  By: Regina Toney Kimberly joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as a participant in our externship program. She attended The University of Rhode Island where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she is currently pursuing her D.V.M. at Mississippi State University. It was in her preschool class, at three-years-old, that she decided that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. “I really like medicine, the study of science and the body, but I really want to work with animals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Hayden

Hayden learned about our D.V.M. externship program through The AVMA externship website. Attracted by the size and setting of the hospital he decided to apply.  “I thought the location was interesting, I’ve never been to Vegas and I’ve never seen a hospital this big,” he says. Kaden is from Lincoln Nebraska, he attended The University of Nebraska to obtain his bachelor’s degree in biology. Initially, he was torn between human and animal medicine but after working at an animal clinic…

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