Student Information

Student Name

Lydia Ha




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital

Mentor(s):Dr. Paul Kim

Topic of Internship

Veterinary Medicine

Background Information

The Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital, is a full-service veterinarian hospital including a pharmacy, surgery suite with state-of-the-art technology, on-site digital x-ray capabilities and a supervised recovery area. In addition to two licensed veterinarians, which one veterinarian is USDA certified, The Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital maintains a staff of highly trained assistants and technicians.

Summary of Internship

At my internship at the Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital, I was given the opportunity to experience the life of a veterinarian. Though I was not given a specific role as an intern, I gained knowledge through mostly observation. From dental scaling, ear cropping, neutering/spaying surgeries to microscoping staining, ultra sounds, laser therapy, and x-rays, I was exposed to the many different procedures my mentor completed. Also I was exposed to the various types of problems that the patients had and occasionally was given the opportunity to have hands-on duties. As an intern with no certification or experience at all in the field of animal science, I felt very privileged and extremely grateful for these opportunities. It is surely an internship I wish to experience again.

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