Patrick Auburn Extern 2019

Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Patrick

Patrick is from Buffalo, New York. From a young age, Patrick knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. His family always had a dog and their neighbor was a dairy farmer. “There was never moment where it hit me that I wanted to become a veterinarian,” says Patrick. “It just built up from there as I grew more interested in science.” He received his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo, and is currently completing his fourth…

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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: Katelyn

Katelyn was born and raised in Ragley, south-west Louisiana. She attended McNeese State University for her undergrad, with a major in biology. Katelyn always wanted to work in animal care since she found out she could be a doctor for animals. Her Aunt is a veterinarian so she was exposed to the profession at a young age. Katelyn finds great satisfaction in the diagnosing of a patient. Her goal is to do her part in strengthening the bond between humans…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Ruth

Meet our new DVM Extern Ruth, Ruth was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Atkinson, New Hampshire when she was five. She currently attends University College Dublin in Ireland for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her career path was decided at a young age. Her father was a new graduate DVM when he opened his own practice in Atkinson, New Hampshire where he introduced her to the veterinary profession. He let Ruth sit through many surgeries. She was…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephani

Meet Stephani our latest DVM Extern, A Las Vegas native born and raised Stephani is in her final year at Midwestern University for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Stephani’s choice to enter the field of animal medicine was encouraged by her mother; “You can be a doctor for these animals.”, are the words she remembers as a child that inspired her to pursue this career. Stephani chose to extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital after viewing some other animal hospitals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Paige

  Meet Our new DVM Extern, Paige! Paige is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Veterinary Science at Clemson University, and is currently attending her final year at the University of Georgia, for a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Paige grew up around many animals. With over ten animals at home it was natural, in retrospect, for her to become a veterinarian. She began her career in animal care working for the local zoo, and…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimberly

  By: Regina Toney Kimberly joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as a participant in our externship program. She attended The University of Rhode Island where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she is currently pursuing her D.V.M. at Mississippi State University. It was in her preschool class, at three-years-old, that she decided that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. “I really like medicine, the study of science and the body, but I really want to work with animals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Mike

  By: Regina Toney Mike was drawn to Animal Medicine in high school through his love of animals, math, and science.Toward the end of High school, he began shadowing at local clinics. “I think I always knew that I would end up doing something with animals, “he says, “I loved shadowing and I knew then that this was what I wanted to do.” Mike comes to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Darion, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in biology at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Naz

  Craig Road Animal Hospital Welcomes Naz, our latest D.V.M. Extern. Naz joins us from Los Angeles California where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in women studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. She’s currently entering her third year of school at Virginia Tech pursuing her Doctorate of veterinary medicine. Naz hasn’t always wanted to work with animals, it wasn’t until later in life that she made the decision to pursue a career in animal medicine.” Naz has…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Extern Program: Rachel

Meet our D.V.M. Extern, Rachel! Rachel’s currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, she learned about our DVM externship program through a Ross Alumni and decided to apply. Rachel is expected to graduate with her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine this upcoming September. Originally from Odessa Florida, Rachel has known that she wanted to become a vet since she was six-years-old. She says, “It was always something that I wanted, definitely”. Her interests…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Talesha

Talesha joins the team at Craig Road Animal hospital as our new D.V.M. extern. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she attended Mississippi State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Food, Science & Technology. Talesha is currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University and has volunteered at various shelters in Baton Rouge. Talesha grew up with a variety of pets including birds, cats, dogs and even frogs.  “I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, it’s about…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Norimar

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Norimar joins Craig Road Animal Hospital’s externship program. She attained her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in veterinary technology. Norimar decided to apply after hearing about our program through a fellow student at Tuskegee University, where she is currently in her third year of veterinary school. Growing up with a variety of pets, including rabbits, turtles, and birds, Norimar says she’s always been fond of animals. Her love…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Mathew

  Meet Mathew! The New Orleans native is the latest to join our externship program. He is currently in his fourth year studying to become a doctor of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University. “I’m hoping to get a better understanding of how a general practice hospital works,” said Mathew of his time at Craig Road Animal Hospital, “ and looking forward to getting more hands-on experience.” The fourth year D.V.M candidate has always had a love for animals. In…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Megan is an Indiana native, who previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Purdue University. The fourth Year D.V.M. candidate has worked in various veterinary hospital roles since the age of 16. She has worked as a customer service representative, kennel attendant, and veterinary assistant. Megan has always wanted to be a vet, “Every little kid thinks that they want to be a veterinarian at some point, and I never grew out of that,” she said. The D.V.M.…

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