Learn a little more about the veterinarians and staff at VCA SFVS in our staff spotlight series! This week we feature Emily Young, VMD, a member of our current intern class.
Name: Emily Young, VMD
Your position: Rotating intern
When did you join VCA SFVS? June 2014
Favorite part of your job? My favourite part of being a veterinarian is working with my animal patients and the humans who love them! I am awed every day by the wonderful relationships we establish with our pets and am grateful that I can help keep the four-legged partners in this relationship happy and healthy. My favourite part of working here at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists being able to work amongst so many incredibly knowledgeable and talented clinicians, RVTs and assistants and seeing how their dedicated teamwork benefits each of the cases seen at the hospital.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born in New York but grew up in Europe, primarily in England, until I started college. I attended Tufts University in Boston for my undergraduate degree and fell in love with that snowy city! I moved to Philadelphia for vet school at the University of Pennsylvania and then came out to California, which has proved to be just an absolutely amazing area of the country. Since moving here I have loved exploring the city (and particularly the food!) of San Francisco and the surrounding area.
What does your workday entail? As an intern my schedule varies depending on which service I am working at the time. However, most days start with rounds at 8am, where the case of each patient in the hospital is presented, discussed and transferred to the appropriate service. From there, we move on to examining each patient and coming up with a treatment plan for the day. The day ends after evening rounds at 6pm once all diagnostics have been performed and appointments concluded.
Your work-related super power? I truly believe in the power of a smile, particularly when something is not going as well as you would like!
Any animal companions of your own? My boyfriend and I recently said goodbye to our very handsome Saint Bernard, Walter. We miss The Big Guy very much but are looking forward to bringing a new pup into our home in the coming months!
What do you enjoy doing outside work? When I’m not at work I love to spend time exploring the food of San Francisco, hiking and doing ANYTHING at the beach!
Favorite pet-related activity in the Bay Area? Walking any and everywhere! A great spot is the Crystal Springs Reservoir down by San Mateo.
What are you currently reading? I usually have two books going at any one time…a more serious or historical one (currently: Lenin’s Tomb by David Remnick) and a lighter read (currently: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot).
Favorite TV show? My favourite TV show of all time has to be Friends. But more recently I have enjoyed watching Parenthood, The Walking Dead, Homeland and Downton Abbey.