Dr. Leah Kahn, OVC 2017 (2016 Externship Blog Project)
Leah is currently a small animal general practitioner with the Seneca Animal Clinic in Toronto.
My eight-week externship program impacted my career because it was my first opportunity to develop skills in formulating diagnostic plans. This is a skill that I use many times a day in general practice and the only way to get better is to keep doing it.
Given that I am a city girl who works in small animal medicine, highlights of my externship included watching a cow give birth. It was pretty great to see how quick the momma cow gets involved in licking the calf.
The best advice when picking an externship clinic - talk to previous OVC students who were there before. That's one of the best ways to see if it's going to be the right fit for you!