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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

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…

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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: Sarah

Introducing Sarah, the newest extern to join the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Sarah grew up just outside of the Philadelphia area. She is currently a fourth-year student at Ross University, located on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and is finishing her clinical year at Colorado State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. Having grown up around horses, Sarah knew from a young age she wanted to be…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jernea

Say “hello” to Jernea, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A native of San Diego, California, Jernea is a fourth-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts and Nevis, located in the Caribbean. Jernea said she knew she wanted to work with animals from the time she was in kindergarten. She graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s in Biology. After graduating, Jernea applied to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. While living…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephanie

Say “hello” to Stephanie, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! She grew up in various communities around Colorado, including Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Originally, Stephanie didn’t decide to become a veterinarian until her late 20s. She had been working as an officer in the Air Force but felt it was time for a career change. Stephanie attended the University of Portland in Oregon, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She went on to attend…

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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: Lindsay

Introducing Lindsay, one of the newest externs at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Lindsay is from Fairhope, Alabama and knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She eventually changed her mind and decided to go to medical school. Lindsay graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition. She also studied for the MCAT and worked at a hospice, but ultimately decided that she wanted to work in animal medicine. “I was like, ‘This…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Alison

Meet Alison, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Alison knew she wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 5-years-old. After graduating high school, she enrolled in the Pre-Veterinarian program at Louisiana State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and is currently a fourth-year student at LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. During her undergrad, Alison volunteered at a cat rescue in Baton Rouge and was a Student Ambassador for…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rachel

Meet Rachel, our newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital!   Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Rachel knew until she was about 8-years-old that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She would put bandages on her stuffed animals, and later developed an interest in science throughout her school years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Molecular Genetics at Ohio State University, Rachel realized the research aspects weren’t for her.   “So you’re in a basement most of the time, at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Marybeth

Marybeth is the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania, Marybeth considered a career in zoology, but ultimately changed her mind when she realized there weren’t many job opportunities. She then entered Wilson College in her home state to study Veterinary Medical Technology, a little unsure of her next career steps. To her surprise, she loved the program! “I loved drawing blood, I loved the science part of it, and then after I was a…

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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: Meghan

Meghan is a globe-trotting, third-year student at Ross University on St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Originally from County Kildare in Ireland, Meghan said she grew up on a farm and has always been surrounded by animals. She knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian and is the first in her family to pursue animal medicine. Meghan relocated to Redlands, California, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Redlands University. “I’ve been all over the place,”…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Molly

Molly is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Having been a life-long animal lover, as well as a lover of medicine, Molly knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian. She gained hands-on experience while working at a rural animal clinic in South Carolina, but she is originally from North Carolina. Molly graduated from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in biology. During her time at UNC, Molly participated in sea…

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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 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 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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