CROW Veterinary Intern
After obtaining my undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington (B.S. Biology, B.S. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences), I went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Washington (MS Aquatic and Fishery Sciences – specialization in fish toxicology). Following graduate school, I attended veterinary school at Tufts University (DVM, class of 2019) with the goal of pursuing aquatic and wildlife medicine as a career. I am currently completing a 1-year wildlife veterinary specialty internship at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The caseload at CROW is varied, but a large percentage of patients seen are avian, and almost 800 avian patients over the past decade have presented for fishing gear entanglement injuries. The prevalence of entanglement injuries inspired this project idea, as blood lactate levels are easy to collect, and may be very useful in guiding treatment and resource allocation for injured birds. I am excited to be working on such an exciting project with an amazing team of collaborators, led by CROW Medical and Research Director, Dr. Heather Barron (DVM, Dipl. ABVP – avian, CertAqV).