Areas of Interest:

  • Behavior
  • Critical Care
  • Cytology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency
  • Mentoring / Training
  • Nutrition
  • Telehealth
  • Writing

    Scope of Practice:

  • Dentistry
  • Minor Procedures Requiring Sedation
  • Routine Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery
  • High Volume Spay / Neuter
Will Practice:
LocallyIn Home State
Shifts:
Day ShiftsOvernight ShiftsWeekends
Credentials:
VMD
Experience: 1-3 years
States I'm Licensed in:
PennsylvaniaVirginia
License Numbers: register to view
I've been a Relief Vet or Nurse/Tech For : Less than 1 year
Publications: Collins, A and Bear, RA et al. "Effects of Intranasal and Oral Bordetella bronchiseptica Vaccination on the Behavioral and Olfactory Capabilities of Detection Dogs", Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2022 (PENDING).
Certifications: Fear Free Level 1, National Veterinary Business Management Association Certificate with Honors, RECOVER Basic and Advanced CPR, FEMA Disaster Response Training
Willing to consider full or part-time employment:
Maybe

Description

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Education

The Pennsylvania State University

2013-2017 B.S. in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences with Honors, minor in International Agriculture

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University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

2017-2021 VMD

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Experience

PENN VET WORKING DOG CENTER

May 2017- August 2018 Researcher, Program Fellow, Intern

● Gained experience in several core areas including working dog veterinary medicine, dog training, working dog care and husbandry, behavioral science, criminal justice, bioinformatics, and statistical analysis
● Assisted with the execution and training at a two-day human remains detection dog waterfront seminar
● Lead researcher/author of a study entitled: ‘The effects of intranasal and oral Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine administration on the olfactory capabilities of detection canines’
● Funded by the NIH/ Boehringer Ingelheim Summer Veterinary Scholars Program
● Gained hands-on experience administering oral and intranasal vaccines to, completing physical exams on, training, and handling/ restraining 16 high-drive working dogs throughout the study Presented at the Student Research Day at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine; Philadelphia, PA

HARVATINE DAIRY NUTRITION LABORATORY

1/2016-6/2017 Researcher

● Lead researcher/author of a study entitled: ‘Determining if serum shock and dexamethasone initiate circadian rhythms in bovine MAC-T mammary epithelial cells’
● Published on the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College electronic theses database
● Funded by a $2,000 College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Grant
● Presented at the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo; University Park, PA

AVIAN VIROLOGY DEPT., ANIMAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY

9/2015-12/2015 Student Intern, Independent Study

• Performed clinical diagnostic and research techniques such as cell cultures, inoculation and harvesting of embryonic chicken eggs, and virus isolation and serology
• Worked with several infectious diseases, including avian influenza, avian reo virus, avian adenovirus, infectious laryngotrachitis virus, infectious bursal disease virus, and avian infectious bronchitis virus

GUANGXI VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

5/2015-7/2015 International Summer Research Intern

• Gained experience in clinical research techniques, such as trans5a chemically competent cell method, TRizol Reagent, EasyPure Blood Genomic DNA and RNA extraction, quantitative real-time PCR, ultrasensitive electrochemical immunoassay, and the LAMP method

BRAITHWAITE BEHAVIORAL COGNITIVE ECOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY

11/2013-5/2015 Research Assistant, Independent Study

● Investigated the hormonal impacts of stress during adolescent development on adult behavior in laboratory rats and fish, namely Poecilia reticulate and Gasterosteidae
• Conducted open field trials with the purpose of measuring and comparing boldness, collected data, and recorded data

BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL Willow Grove, PA

5/2019- 12/2019 Student Job Program, Veterinary Assistant

● Gained experience and competence in areas such as venipuncture, catheter placement, fluid maintenance, office visits, client communication skills, safe animal handling and restraint, anesthesia protocol and administration, vaccinations, and de-worming.
● Assisted in surgery (including ovariohysterectomies, castrations, mass removals, dentals).

US ARMY RESERVE, VETERINARY CORPS

2/2018-5/2021 Second Lieutenant, HPSP Recipient

● Recipient of the US Army Veterinary F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship
● Attends yearly officer training that focuses on leadership training, professional development, teamwork, and tactical medical doctrine

US ARMY, FORT CARSON VETEIRNARY TREATMENT FACILITY

7/2021-7/2022 First Year Graduate in Veterinary Education (FYGVE) Intern, Captain

● Routine general practice wellness, sick call, and health certificate appointments in all standard fields, with Fear Free Level 1 Certification handling skills
● Emergency procedures: tracheostomy, chest tube placement, thoracic needle decompression, aFAST/tFAST, emergency echocardiography, RECOVER Basic and Advanced CPR Certification, canine tactical combat casualty care, wound management, intraosseous catheter placement, jugular cut down, canine decontamination
● Canine Tactical Combat Causalty Care training of human providers (medics, doctors, PAs) and military working dog handlers
● Surgical procedures: ovariectomy/ ovariohysterectomy, castration, mass removals, dental cleaning and extractions, eyelid mass wedge resection, incisional dehiscence, minor wound repair, aural hematoma drainage and repair

US ARMY, FORT LEE VETERINARY TREATMENT FACILITY

7/2022-7/2025 Clinic Officer in Charge (OIC), Regional Relief Veterinarian

Next Assignment, beginning July 2022