attended: University of Melbourne
An Australian education has provided Andrea
with the skills and knowledge to practise veterinary medicine anywhere in the
world. She says her course gave her “immense opportunities” for hands-on
experience and practical training.
“With the knowledge and experience I gained
as a student of the veterinary science program, I felt confident that I had a
solid foundation and the necessary skills to allow me to pass the National
Veterinary Board exams and to practice veterinary medicine anywhere in the
world,” she said.
Andrea describes the course content as “both stimulating and
challenging.” It allowed her to explore many areas of veterinary medicine
including general practice, specialist practice and research. The lecturers were
also very helpful and encouraging.
“I have been very impressed with the standard
of veterinary education and felt encouraged by the dedication and support of
both professors and clinicians,” she said.
Andrea first came to Australia
because of her institution’s international reputation and program diversity. She
did work experience in Australia during the four-year degree, which helped her
to gain employment back in North America. She is now specialising in small
animal medicine at an American university.
“I completed an internship in small
animal medicine at Louisiana State University and have moved on to a residency
in small animal medicine at the University of Minnesota,” she said.