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 at UC Davis and Western University of Health Sciences. 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!
Name: Cheyenne Chen
Studying at: University of California, Davis
Why did you decide to become a vet?
I think I first decided to become a vet after watching a successful pyometra surgery on my own dog. It was an eye-opening experience and nothing I had every seen before. Ever since then, I have just been getting more involved in the veterinary world and becoming more interested in becoming a vet.
What are you looking forward to most about being a vet?
I look forward to being able to help and treat animals! I hope to keep them happy and healthy.
What is the most interesting thing you have done/learned at vet school?
I am actually not yet in vet school... But a vet student once told me that the average vet student adopts around 3 pets during their time at vet school... 🙂