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Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital Amy Kranch Veterinary Assistant Advisor: Dr. Tom Turner Summer Internship June-September 2004 Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital Mission Statement “To treat your pet as a member of the family.”

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appleseed valley veterinary hospital

Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital

Amy Kranch

Veterinary Assistant

Advisor: Dr. Tom Turner

Summer Internship

June-September 2004

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • “To treat your pet as a member of the family.”
  • To improve the quality of life of pets, and to educate the owners of these pets on how to properly care for their animals.

Dr. Abel HittingerSmall Animal and Equine

Dr. Jobe HittingerSmall Animal and Exotics

Both graduates of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

other employees
Other Employees

Michelle, Angie, Kerri

other employees6
Other Employees


Julie-Vet tech

background information
Background information
  • Established in 1998
  • Owned by two veterinarians
  • Located in Lexington, Ohio
  • Clientele include pet owners in the Richland County area
  • Patients include small animals, exotics, and equine


  • 8 large runs
  • 15 small kennels
waiting room and exam rooms
Waiting Room and Exam Rooms

Hospital contains 3 exam rooms

daily activities
Daily Activities

Monitor boarders/ hospitalized animals

Restrain animals

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Daily Activities

Prepare vaccines


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Daily Activities

Set up fecal samples and Heartworm/ Parvo/Feline leukemia tests

Run bloodwork

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Daily Activities

Prepare prescriptions and administer medications

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Daily Activities

Greet clientele

Weigh in patients and get background information

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Daily Activities

Escort clients to exam rooms

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Daily Activities

Client relations

Pull/file patient cards

Client invoice/ payment

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Daily Activities

Answer phone calls

Take messages for doctors

assisting during surgeries
Assisting During Surgeries

Restrain animals while anesthesia/ IV is administered

Assist during procedures

assisting during surgeries24
Assisting During Surgeries

Monitor heart rate

Insert trach tubes

large animal experience
Large Animal Experience
  • Assisted Dr. Abel during horse calls
  • Restrained animals (sheep, horses)
  • Made sure proper equipment and supplies were stocked
  • Viewed floating of teeth
other responsibilities
Other Responsibilities

Administering some injections

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Other Responsibilities

Giving subcutaneous fluids

my experience
My Experience
  • I learned a great deal from both veterinarians
  • Enjoyed working with the staff
  • Developed people skills and lasting friendships
  • Learned about surgeries, vaccines, and common procedures
  • Both doctors were extremely helpful and came in before and after hours in order to help me learn more about veterinary medicine
future plans
Future Plans
  • This experience reaffirmed the fact that I do want to become a veterinarian
  • However, I discovered that I do not want to just work with small animals. I would like to work with exotics and equine as well.