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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Karrington

Say “hello” to Karrington, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Karrington is a 4th-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts and is finishing her clinical year at Colorado State University. She grew up in Tennessee, right between Memphis and Nashville, and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a young girl. “As a kid I always really loved animals, and as I got older, I started shadowing veterinarians at different animal hospitals, and it…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Heather

Introducing Heather, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Heather is currently a 4th-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts, an island located in the Caribbean. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Heather said she knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian but really made up her mind once she reached high school. “I had shadowed a veterinarian and I was like, ‘Okay, I really don’t see myself doing anything else,’” she…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Nicole

Meet Nicole, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from Apple Valley in Southern California, Nicole knew from an early age she wanted to become a veterinarian. She volunteered at a local, small animal clinic in her hometown in high school, and was also a veterinary assistant and receptionist for the same clinic after she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After working in Apple Valley for about two years, Nicole…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Meet the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital, Megan! Megan is currently a fourth-year student at Colorado State University and will graduate in 2021; she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State University. She grew up mostly in Reno, but Megan said she’s “been all over the place.” She said she wanted to become a veterinarian to help preserve the animal-human bond. “I really just think that it’s so unique and so special, we really…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sienna

Meet Sienna, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A Las Vegas native, Sienna is currently a fourth-year Veterinary student at Colorado State University [CSU]. Sienna said she’s wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis [UC Davis] with the intention of going to veterinary school. While at Colorado State, Sienna worked at various shelters and researched improving the lives of shelter animals. “We do a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Lindsey

Meet Lindsey, one of the newest externs here at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Virginia Beach, VA, Lindsey said for as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to be a veterinarian. “There’s a picture of me in the first grade at the ‘Student of the Month’ board, and it said, ‘What do you wanna be when you grow up?’ and I wrote down a veterinarian,” she said. “I haven’t really considered anything else!” Lindsey attended Virginia Polytechnic…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Leah

Meet Leah, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, Leah always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up, she volunteered at various vet clinics in the Philadelphia area, shadowing doctors and learning about animal medicine. Currently, Leah is a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Missouri and has volunteered at two more veterinary clinics while at Mizzou. “I really enjoy getting the hands-on experience,” she…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sierra

Sierra is originally from Daytona Beach Florida. As soon as she could talk, Sierra Knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. “There was never anything else I wanted to do,” said Sierra. She has worked in animal hospitals since she was sixteen at the urging of her father. Sierra attended the University of South Florida in Tampa for her undergraduate degree. She then spent the first two and a half years of vet school in Grand Cayman Islands at St.…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Larissa

Larissa is a local girl having grown up in Las Vegas Nevada. Larissa always knew she was going to be a veterinarian. “My mom tried to get me interested in other things,” she said. “I tried architecture, golfing, and dancing but I always found my way back to veterinary medicine.” Larissa received her bachelor’s from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is currently a 3rd year Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine student at St. Mathews University School of Veterinary Medicine in…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sami

Sami is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She always wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a little girl and she never gave up on that dream. Sami went to Virginia Tech for her undergrad and is now in her 4th year there of her doctorate of veterinary medicine. She has performed some volunteer work through the local SPCA, and has also volunteered on a small farm to broaden her horizons. Sami is particularly interested in emergency medicine and…

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Craig Road Externship Program: Allie

Allie grew up in Winston-Salem in North Carolina. However, realizing that she wanted to be a vet took a while; “. I was not the five-year-old who knew she wanted to be a vet when she grew up,” says Allie. “I didn’t take the standard route.” Although not sure of what she wanted for a career, Allie always had pets growing up and also got involved in local animal rescues. “In high school I was a gold award girl scout,”…

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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: 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: Yen

Yen was born into a pet-less home in Cleveland, Ohio.  However, this did not stop her from trying to hatch chickens from store-bought eggs, or bringing home a dead pigeon in the hopes that she could heal it.  She was five.  Although her parents may have been opposed to a family pet, they very much approve of her chosen profession. Yen decided to become a veterinarian while studying psychology at Ohio State University.  She then attended St. George’s University of…

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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: 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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