“I was inspired to apply for this internship because of the great opportunity it presents its interns. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a veterinarian, but then looked at what a wildlife major presented instead – I fell in love. I knew I didn’t want to work in a zoo, but I was not sure what else I wanted to do. Then I saw an email from my advisor for a DCHS wildlife rehabilitation internship and looked it up. I was so excited to apply because everything I had done in the past was research-based and I wanted to try something different. Something that was still hands on, kept me busy, and allowed me to work with wildlife. I hope that I am able to incorporate this internship into my possible future career. I hope to gain skills in handling and treating wildlife, to eventually get my rehabilitation license.”
– Kursha Baier
“There are numerous reasons why I wanted to be an Intern at Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center. I have dreamed of being a veterinarian since I was in kindergarten. So, I joined UW-Madison’s Pre-Vet Club, where I heard about this opportunity. Although I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian, I was still unsure what kind of medicine I wanted to go into. I have had lots of experience in small animal medicine, which I loved, but I was eager to learn about working with different types of animals. Wild animals are something I have hardly any knowledge about, and I feel it is essential to learn about multiple types of vet medicine in order to be able to make a decision regarding my future specialty. I also want to help animals in every way I can and give them the voice they don’t have themselves. These wild animals most often fall into the care of wildlife rehab facilities due to human-made causes. This has never sat right with me, and I wanted to be a part of something that works to make this issue right. Additionally, I have always been very passionate about community education, even when working in small animal medicine. So, after looking further into DCHS, I was really excited to be able to be a part of providing
community members with a greater knowledge of how to help animals.”
– Macy Shaul
“Through this internship, I would like to learn how to treat and rehabilitate a large variety of animals. At the moment, I have the most experience with mammals. I have two rabbits at home, and because of this, I have some experience giving medication like meloxicam. I don’t have much experience with reptiles and raptors, but I would love to learn more about these groups. I would also like to learn how to handle fast-paced working environments, since I know this will probably be something I will be facing in my future as a veterinarian. I am also looking forward to working in a big team! I know that teamwork and communication are important in this field, and since we have such a great team here, I know I can learn how to be a great team member.”
– Sagarika Pal
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