Say hello to Brooke, one of the newest externs to join the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital!
Brooke is currently a fourth-year student at The University of Georgia and will graduate in May 2021. She grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia. A fun fact about her hometown is that people drive around everywhere on golf carts – there are over 100 miles of paths!
“I have always felt drawn to animals since a young age, but it wasn’t until high school that I considered pursuing veterinary medicine as a career,” Brooke said. “My mom encouraged me to apply to a position working in the kennels of a local animal hospital. As I spent time in the clinic and learned more about what being a veterinarian entailed, I realized it was the perfect way to combine my passion for animals with my desire to seek a career where I can serve and build relationships with people as well.”
After graduating high school, Brooke attended the University of Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. During her undergraduate career, she was actively involved in her sorority Delta Gamma and worked as a veterinary assistant at a clinic in her hometown during breaks and holidays.
Brooke chose to attend University of Georgia for veterinary school upon graduation and “is so excited to soon be a double dawg!” (a nickname given to people who attend UGA for multiple degrees). During veterinary school, Brooke has enjoyed serving as an ambassador for UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine as well as being team captain of the student run Large Animal Treatment Crew.
Brooke heard about Craig Road’s externship program through her good friend Jenni, who she is attending the externship with. Both were excited to gain hands on experience in a busy general practice and to see the city of Las Vegas.
“I enjoy all aspects of general practice, but I have a particular passion for Dermatology and Cardiology cases,” Brooke said.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys being outdoors, horseback riding, and baking. She and her fiancé Andrew love to watch The Great British Baking Show together and try out new recipes!
Welcome to the team, Brooke!