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 Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where she is pursuing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Jennifer has an active interest in “ One Health Initiative,” this organization is a coalition dedicated to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. She currently serves as President of Midwestern University’s One Health Initiative Club.
Jennifer expects to learn as much as possible, complete more “Hands on training” and come away with unique experiences from Craig Road Animal Hospital’s Externship Program. She’s most excited for the diversity of career opportunities that becoming a veterinarian will afford her.
Although she doesn’t currently have pets, her parents still care for their 13- year-old golden retriever named Gabby. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending lots of time outdoors. She most enjoys activities such as hiking, golfing, soccer and recently learned Argentine tango dancing.