Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWC hospital

Name: Victoria Turbyfill
Class Year: 2017
Internship: Ohio Wildlife Center
Location: Columbus, OH

I have known for a long time that I wanted to work with animals but I have debated going in a veterinary direction since coming to Otterbein. I loved my internship at the Columbus Zoo last summer but after working at OWC the past year I learned that having veterinary knowledge would benefit me no matter where I work with animals.  I have considered going into vet teching so I thought OWC hospital would be the perfect place to start. I enjoyed my time there as a student and quickly decided interning would give me the experience I need. I spend two wonderful weeks in Belize with the coral reef ecology class and experienced some of the most beautiful nature and animals. When I got back to Ohio I jumped right into the internship. I have spent most of my time there so far feeding babies (of course). There is one experience that I found particularly funny (and annoying). There is a red squirrel there that is an escape artist. While we tried to catch him, he climbed up my jeans, back and shoulders and eventually came to resting spot on top of my head. Only at OWC can I say I had a squirrel on top of my head and fed baby bunnies for 8 hours straight. I think this internship has started off well and will steer me in the right direction.

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