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Dr. Cabot, who grew up in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
During vet school, Dr. Cabot gained experience with wildlife as an extern at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas and the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. Last year, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Tennessee where she worked with the Knoxville Zoo, Tiger Haven big cat rescue, and the Appalachian Bear Rescue through the Zoo Medicine service.
“My interest in wildlife was sparked by watching ‘The Lion King’ over and over as a kid,” says Dr. Cabot. “Then, as an undergraduate student, I volunteered at a wildlife rescue in South Africa and it was everything I hoped it would be.”
The Wildlife & Conservation Medicine Internship at CROW is a year-long program designed for those who have completed their Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and are interested in gaining experience treating wildlife. In addition to clinical duties, interns participate in research and conservation projects, give case and journal club rounds, and help teach students, staff, and volunteers.
“I have a lot to learn about birds, rehab, and orthopedic surgery. Those are my personal goals,” says Dr. Cabot. “Additionally, I really love to teach and I’ve already had a blast doing a few labs with the students. I hope I have the opportunity to do a lot more of that this year, plus their excitement to learn keeps me energized and excited about all of the important work being done at CROW.”
If you would like to learn more about internships and externships offered at CROW, please visit www.CROWClinic.org/articles/student-programs.