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  1. Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital Amy Kranch Veterinary Assistant Advisor: Dr. Tom Turner Summer Internship June-September 2004

  2. Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital

  3. 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.

  4. Veterinarians Dr. Abel HittingerSmall Animal and Equine Dr. Jobe HittingerSmall Animal and Exotics Both graduates of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

  5. Other Employees Michelle, Angie, Kerri

  6. Other Employees Megan Julie-Vet tech

  7. Other Employees Diann

  8. 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

  9. Tour of the Hospital

  10. Kennel Contains: • 8 large runs • 15 small kennels

  11. Surgery Room

  12. The Front Desk

  13. Waiting Room and Exam Rooms Hospital contains 3 exam rooms

  14. The Pharmacy

  15. Daily Activities Monitor boarders/ hospitalized animals Restrain animals

  16. Daily Activities Prepare vaccines X-Rays

  17. Daily Activities Set up fecal samples and Heartworm/ Parvo/Feline leukemia tests Run bloodwork

  18. Daily Activities Prepare prescriptions and administer medications

  19. Daily Activities Greet clientele Weigh in patients and get background information

  20. Daily Activities Escort clients to exam rooms

  21. Daily Activities Client relations Pull/file patient cards Client invoice/ payment

  22. Daily Activities Answer phone calls Take messages for doctors

  23. Assisting During Surgeries Restrain animals while anesthesia/ IV is administered Assist during procedures

  24. Assisting During Surgeries Monitor heart rate Insert trach tubes

  25. 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

  26. Other Responsibilities Administering some injections

  27. Other Responsibilities Giving subcutaneous fluids

  28. I was able to scrub into a few surgeries and suture up the patients

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. Questions?