As an Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine Intern at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, I am excited to become more educated in the field of veterinary science while learning proper animal care skills. Throughout my internship, I hope to learn how to handle both small and large animals, perform physical examinations, treat and diagnose illnesses in various species of animals, prepare and administer vaccines, draw blood samples, learn important surgical techniques, and aid in the preparation and recovery periods of surgery. I will have the opportunity to become familiar with medical terminology and different types of medications and vaccinations. I also look forward to learning about animal health and nutrition, which includes sustaining a healthy environment for animals to thrive.
After graduation, I plan on attending veterinary school. My experiences and professional skills learned from the Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine Internship position will prepare me for my future career, allowing me to achieve my childhood ambition of becoming a mixed-practice veterinarian. At the sanctuary, I can learn how to care for a variety of animals including cows, pigs, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas, rabbits, cats, dogs, turkeys, geese, and more! I am beyond excited to share my love for animals with the community and team at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, all while helping animals that are in need.