We believe that work experience is a very important part of student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load!
Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) is a collaboration of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and second and third-year veterinary students. We have joined forces with them to offer students the opportunity to come and work with us for a one or two-week rotation, or even the whole summer! We feel that providing students with real-life, in-hospital, hands-on experience they will gain invaluable skills and exposure to their chosen industry!
Q1. Why did you decide to become a vet?
I want to be of service to people who own and love their pets. I want to be able to have a positive impact on people's lives through their pets. I've always loved helping people and I'd like to do so by taking care of their pets.
Q2. What are you looking forward to most about being a vet?
Impacting people's lives through Veterinary Medicine.
Q3. What is the most interesting thing you have done/ learned, while at vet school?
I was a part of organizing and promoting Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine annual Small Animal Health Fair. This involves all students, professors and staff participation. The Fair is open to the public for free exams, heartworm test and fecal exams, with discounted vaccines and flea/tick and heartworm prevention. I was chosen to appear on the local Television station to talk about it in a 2-minute segment! I was on TV!!!
Elizabeth has been working with our team since the summer of 2016!