Educational Experiences

Throughout my studies in veterinary school as well as continuing education courses, I have taken every opportunity to grow more in my profession, knowledge, and skills. Below, I have listed many of the wetlabs, conferences, and voluntary courses that I have attended.

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging of TX
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging of TX

- Attend monthly meetings to review radiographs of small animals with a board certified radiologist. - Earn about 12 hours of continuing education per year.

ACVIM Conference
ACVIM Conference

- Attended lectures by internists and criticalists about cutting edge discoveries in small animal medicine. - Participated in interactive presentations to discuss diagnosis and treatment of complicated diseases. - Earned 30 hours of continuing education.

Emergency Response Project
Emergency Response Project

- Developed an SOP for the city of Sugar Land, Texas to set up a temporary shelter for companion animals in the incident of a natural disaster. - Worked on team and used critical thinking to troubleshoot potential problems that arise during a disaster.

Heifer Caesarean Section Project
Heifer Caesarean Section Project

- Monitored first-time heifers for evidence of labor and dystocia. - Performed C-section as lead surgeon. - Provided perioperative care including sedation, surgical prep, and cared for newborn calves.

Practice Management Seminar
Practice Management Seminar

- Attended a 2 day seminar focusing on practice management and ownership. - Learned strategies for increasing revenue and managing staff effectively. - Discussed contract law, practice lawsuits and liability, and insurance policies.

Equine Practioners Wetlab
Equine Practioners Wetlab

- Practiced using laparoscope while performing rectal palpation in a mare. - Practiced performing common techniques used in ECC including: placing an SPL, abdominocentesis, inserting temporary tracheotomy tubes, and placing a chest tube. - Learned about alternative medicine indications and techniques such as acupuncture and chiropractic methods. - Used ultrasound to identify various anatomic structures in the abdomen, thorac, and distal limb.

ZEW Surgery Wetlab
ZEW Surgery Wetlab

ZEW = Zoo Exotics and Wildlife Club - Performed a hysterectomy on a cadaver chicken - Discussed surgical treatments of ferret diseases such as insulinomas and adrenal disease. - Performed common surgeries on cadaver ferrets.

VILP Student
VILP Student

VILP = Veterinary International Leadership Program - Completed a public health and food safety course at Padua University in northern Italy. - Visited various food institutions and farms to observe their sanitation and HACCP procedures. - Experienced living and attending classes in a foreign country and embracing the Italian culture.

Small Mammal Wetlab
Small Mammal Wetlab

- Attended lectures about small mammal dental health and spay/neutering techniques. - Practiced using all the dental tools used to treat small mammal dental disease. - Performed a spay and neuter and practiced suture patterns on rabbit and rat cadavers.

Hematology Wetlab
Hematology Wetlab

- Made blood smear slides and learned proper technique for reading blood smears effectively. - Discussed the differential diagnoses for various blood cells seen on blood smears and practiced identifying them.

Bovine Practioners Wetlab
Bovine Practioners Wetlab

- Participated in various wetlabs including: dystocia, artificial insemination in ewes, and claw amputation in cattle.

Urinalysis Wetlab
Urinalysis Wetlab

- Practiced reading urinary sediments and wet mounts. - Learned to identify various crystals, bacteria, and casts from artifact. - Reviewed proper preparation and collection techniques. - Discussed differential diagnoses based on U/A findings.

Equine Practioners Wetlab
Equine Practioners Wetlab

- Attended various wetlabs to practice techniques such as proper bandaging, floating teeth, and emergency response.

Genetics Lab
Genetics Lab

- Performed PCR and assisted in surgery, hepatocyte isolation, and confocal. - Learned mouse handling, husbandry, colony maintenance, breeding techniques and management.

Small Mammal
Small Mammal

- Taught by boarded exotic veterinarian at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist. - Learned how to properly restrain and handle ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, hamsters, and other pocket pets. - Performed physical exams and practiced palpating various organs in small mammals. - Administered vaccines and dewormer to ferrets, as well as did trim nails and cleaned ears.

Texas Branch AALAS Conference
Texas Branch AALAS Conference

- Earned a scholarship for the cost of registration by Jackson Laboratory - Attended many lectures and demonstrations on topics pertaining to laboratory animal medicine and research. - Participated in “Mouse School”; mouse handling, injection and blood collection techniques, and anesthesia methods. - Attended a suturing lab where I practiced various patterns and learned a new 2-handed technique.

GLP Training Course
GLP Training Course

- Participated in a course focusing on documentation and records, personnel responsibilities, and employee training. - Reviewed the Code of Federal Regulations by FDA on GLP for nonclinical laboratory studies.

Laboratory Documentation Standards
Laboratory Documentation Standards

- Attended a seminar on GLP compliance and proper documentation criteria.

EVECCS Congress 2017
EVECCS Congress 2017

- Attended 2017 EVECCS conference in Dublin, Ireland. - Participated in an ultrasound wetlab, focusing on FAST ultrasound and evaluating the heart in an emergency situation. - Earned 31 hours of CE.

VetGirl Webinars
VetGirl Webinars

- Attended webinars for voluntary CE. Topics included: Parvovirus Antimicrobial Use Pancreatitis Performing sacrococcygeal blocks

EVECCS Congress 2018
EVECCS Congress 2018

- Attended 2018 EVECCS conference in Venice, Italy. - Attended lectures about cardiac and pulmonary diseases in companion animals. - Earned 31 hours of CE.

EVECC2019
EVECC2019

Traveled to Tallinn, Estonia to attend European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care conference. The lectures focused on the diagnosis and treatment of critical illness.

WVC2019
WVC2019

Attended Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NM in 2019. Attended many lectures about practice management, new practice building, and pain management.

Empty Shelter Project
Empty Shelter Project

Volunteered to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the Houston area. Spayed over 20 dogs and cats in a single day.

Patterson GPS Program
Patterson GPS Program

Attended a 3 day workshop about "Guiding Practice Success".

Southwest Veterinary Symposium
Southwest Veterinary Symposium

Attended SWVS Conference to learn about the most up-to-date products and equipment for veterinary practices.

IVAS Course
IVAS Course

Participated in online courses as well as attended 3 weeks of in-person training in the practice of canine acupuncture. The course is a mix of classroom lectures along with hands-on training.

Acupuncture Course
Acupuncture Course
Acupuncture Clinical Practice
Acupuncture Clinical Practice
Acupuncture Course
Acupuncture Course