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: Shanna Wade
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Studying at: UC Davis
Why did you decide to become a vet?
I decided to become a vet when I was 6 years old after getting the encyclopedia of dog breeds from Costco.
What are you looking forward to most about being a vet?
I'm interested in integrating behavior and positive reinforcement in veterinary medicine to make veterinary clinics happier places for pets, clients and staff.
What is the most interesting thing you have done/learned at vet school?
I taught my dog scent-work with help from the Behavior Medicine and Animal Welfare club. Scent work is a fun search and scenting activity for dogs, getting them used to using their nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat or odor.
Shanna has been working at Groveway Veterinary Hospital for the summer!