“Every day is a cool experience,” said Camille Swan, an intern at Family Pet Hospital and The Rocky Mountain Large Animal Clinic where she observes and job shadows veterinary technicians. She has become interested in this line of work because she loves animals and is curious about the medical aspect of the work, especially surgeries.
As part of her internship, Camille observes and lends a hand to the veterinary technicians at both sites. She restrains animals and also assists the doctors throughout the surgeries. She enjoys observing these surgeries very much.
After working with the doctors at various locations, she is still very interested in veterinary medicine, but learned from her time with the specialists that she likes working with horses more than small animals. From this experience, she is even more compelled to study veterinary medicine.
The internship program has been beneficial for Camille, she states, “I recommend it to all high school students. It is a great opportunity to get to know the business and meet people who can help you get a job in the future.”