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Student Profiles: Karah Alexander and Zenobya Clark

Future Veterinarians Gain Valuable Internship Experience

While most interns are clocking in at work sporting suits, ties and heels, psychology major Karah Alexander, C’2015, and Zenobya Clark, C’2017, are spending their summer getting dirty at the intensive and highly selective Veterinary Enrichment Summer Program at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Known as Vetward Bound, this seven-week program provides academic reinforcement for underrepresented undergraduate students with an interest in veterinary medicine. Clark and Alexander attend special seminars and take classes like organic chemistry and farm animal production to help prepare them for veterinary school.

Outside the classroom, the two are learning about farm animal care, touring veterinary pathology labs and the fish hatchery, and gaining insight into the practice of large animal exotic medicine at the Detroit Zoo. In addition to exploring the city of East Lansing, the pair will also have the opportunity to visit an alligator farm to learn the process of tagging alligators.

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