We’re pleased to announce our five new 2010-11 interns! Take a moment to read a little about each of them, and you can learn more about our Internship Program below. Welcome Echo, Lindsay, Vanessa, Abigail and Karen!
The youngest of seven children, Echo grew up on a small family farm in New Hampshire. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 where she majored in biochemistry with a minor in studio art. Echo then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois for her veterinarian degree. In addition to caring for animals, a few of Echo’s favorite activities include going to the movies, playing club sports and hiking with her dog.
Lindsay A. Manice
Lindsay was born in Hanover, N.H., and grew up in Bridgewater, Vt. She attended Colgate University, a small liberal arts school in Upstate N.Y., and majored in neuroscience. After graduating, she spent two years working as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before attending the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Lindsay looks forward to moving to San Francisco and exploring the city and surrounding area.
Vanessa was born and raised in Monterey Park, Calif. She received her B.A. in psychology from Smith College in 2002. Upon graduating, she worked part-time and attended classes prior to being accepted to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2010. In the future, she is interested in either general practice or oncology. Some of her favorite activities include cooking and baking for friends, spinning, hiking, and spending time with her two cats, Rudy and Maurice.
Abigail (Abby) was born and raised in Benicia, Calif., a small town in the East Bay. She moved to San Diego to attend UC San Diego and study biology. While a student in San Diego, she had the opportunity to study conservation biology and ecosystem health in Australia, to work as a veterinary technician at a local small-animal clinic, and to volunteer as a caretaker and trainer for a group of dolphins and sea lions. Abby then moved to Davis to attend the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine – with a focus in wildlife and exotic animal medicine, and with a strong interest in surgery and emergency care. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and other outdoor activities including soccer, cross-country skiing and bicycling.
Karen is a native of San Francisco. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate education, majoring in ecology, behavior and evolution. After college, she returned to the Bay Area and worked at the San Francisco Children’s Zoo before moving to Florida for an internship at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Karen completes her DVM at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2010. Outside veterinary medicine, Karen enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring new and old cities. She is excited to return home to beautiful San Francisco and become a part of the SFVS team.
What is the SFVS Internship Program?
The SFVS Internship Program is designed to provide broad postgraduate training in small-animal dog and cat practice. The large caseload and high level of specialty support create a great learning environment for those interested in residency training or small-animal practice. Interns are required to rotate through the following clerkships: dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, emergency/critical care medicine and holistic medicine. All interns provide care under the direction and consultation of a board-certified specialist.