Dr. Allegra Roth, one of our emergency services veterinarians at VCA SFVS, recently hosted a Girl Scout troop here. The troop is making a special effort this year to meet with professional women, to inspire the girls and so they can learn that hard work can really pay off.
Dr. Roth spoke with them about her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian, the education that it took to get her there, and what she does day-to-day in her job as an ES doctor.
Dr. Roth also took them through the details of an exam, and each girl had the opportunity to put on a stethoscope and listen to a “patient’s” heart. (Dr. Roth’s dogs, Lexi and Mia, kindly volunteered to be the patients.)
After some snacks, we took the troop over to the SF SPCA, where our friends in the Humane Education program talked to the girls about the importance of spay/neuter and finished off with a tour of the adoptable cats and dogs in their facility.
Dr. Roth and all of us enjoyed having the Girl Scouts visit us and wish them all the best! (Future veterinarians in the group, keep us posted!)