Meet Megan, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital!
Megan grew up near Kenosha, Wisconsin, and had a love for animals since she was a toddler. She said that when her childhood dog had puppies, she refused to leave the birthing box, and had a habit of catching other animals and bringing them home as new pets.
“I figured if I caught it, it was mine,” Megan said. “I brought a baby goose home one time when I was seven. I brought it inside, and my dad was like, ‘No, no! Go put that back, you can’t take that!'”
After graduating high school, Megan attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she obtained her Bachelor’s. Aside from catching wild animals and bringing them home, Megan also volunteered at a wildlife rehab center in Wisconsin for four years and worked with a livestock forage program for 14 years at various county fairs. Megan also spent three months in Costa Rica for a research project on venomous snakes and deforestation and did dive research on manta ray migration in Bali for two months.
Currently, Megan is a 4th-year at Ross University and is finishing her clinical year at the University of Missouri. While at Ross University, she has done additional research on coral restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation. Megan heard about the externship program at Craig Road from a school newsletter, and from her fellow classmates at Ross University.
She said she’s most excited to learn about how other animal hospitals work since she worked at one clinic for nine years in Wisconsin. Megan said she loves farm animals, and while she would love to work with all kinds of animals, she wants to stay close to her family (and her love for cows).
In her spare time, Megan enjoys hiking with her dog, Emmett. She also has an island cat named Neville.
Welcome to the team, Megan!