Student Information

Student Name

Stephen Park




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital

Mentor(s):Dr. Paul Kim

Topic of Internship

Veterinary Medicine

Background Information

Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital was established in 1994 by Dr. Paul Kim and has been providing pet care since then. Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital is a large scale hospital where they provide different services to furry patients. Starting from acupuncture to grooming, it provides various types of services to dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and even ferrets. Some of the services they provide are vaccination, check up, surgery, x-rays, ultrasound and etc. Everyone is excellent with their job and has a loving heart for animals.

Summary of Internship

As an intern in the Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital, I got to experience the real-life profession of being a veterinarian. Under the wing of Dr. Kim, I was able to comprehend and fully understand the various types of surgeries and procedures needed for proper animal care. My main role as an intern was to help out with paperwork, grooming, finances, and being an assistant mainly to the vet technician. I was not able to do many hands-on activities due to insurance purposes, but I was able to feed, wash, and transport pets. I was also able to view many different surgeries and learn about the diversity of animals as well. In essence, I can assuredly say that the experience was great and fully exposed me to what a veterinarian goes through on a daily basis. I would love to be part of this again.

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