Summer Highlights from our Officers, Uncategorized

Summer Highlights: Lindsey Archangel

For the first half of my summer I stayed in Davis to take NPB101 and CMN001 while continuing my research internship and job. Then during the second half of my summer, I had the incredible opportunity to travel around Poland with my roommate and some new friends to learn about all things equine. We spent about two and a half weeks traveling from one equine facility to another to learn about different management practices and assess the welfare of individual horses at these facilities. Also, while we were in Europe my roommate and I were able to plan a small trip beforehand to the Netherlands, Germany, and Czech Republic. Overall it has been an incredible summer and I am excited to see what is in store for the rest of the year!

Summer Highlights from our Officers

Summer Highlights: Breezy Scranton

This past summer I went on a two-week adventure “down under” to volunteer at the Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga Springs outside Sydney, Australia. I studied zoology, wildlife care, and zoo veterinary medicine with koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, and all kinds of other Australian wildlife. We also went to Sydney for a day trip to a nearby beach town, explored aboriginal sites in the bush, and went behind the scenes at Targona Zoo. Some of the activities we did at the Wildlife Park included assisting in treatment rounds with Australian wildlife, performing health checks kangaroos and koalas, examining pythons and echidnas, learning to handle and assess possums and bandicoots, creating enrichments for everyone from dingos to cockatoos, and performing veterinary labs such as marsupial necropsies.

After I got back from Australia, I worked at my local small animal veterinary clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. I got to do anal gland expressions, ear flushes, injections, fluid therapy, blood draws, and so much more! I especially enjoyed assisting the veterinarians’ surgeries consisting of eye enucleations, mass removals, dentals, amputations, spays, and neuters! Working with all of these various species this summer made me really excited to become a veterinarian one day!