Noah's Ark Vet Center
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals
"My two-week internship at Noah’s Ark has been a terrific learning experience. I am planning to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and the amount of hands-on experience and knowledge I’ve gained in the past two weeks is invaluable. Dr. Shura Bugreeff was very thorough in explaining everything she was doing and engaged her interns in every step. We learned how to do wellness exams on dogs and cats, performed laser treatments, helped clean teeth, learned suturing techniques, and watched surgeries! In addition, the tech, Red Tail, patiently taught us the best methods for things like trimming nails, administering fluids, giving injections, and syringe-feeding sick cats. Dr. Shura’s passion for each animal’s well-being is instantly noticeable. I was very impressed with the amount of time she dedicated to each patient and the thought that went into treating every angle of a problem. The internship provided a great perspective of what a career in veterinary medicine entails. Observing Dr. Shura interacting with patients and clients during basic exams was as informative as watching surgeries. By watching her it is evident that being a good vet requires the ability to effectively communicate with the owner’s of animals. Identifying a problem in an animal is only half the battle. The vet must then be able to effectively convey the problem to the animal’s owners and explain treatment options. In many cases, it is up to the owners to administer treatments at home so they must have a clear understanding of what they are doing and why. Dr. Shura is extremely skilled at communicating with owners and describing ailments and treatments. Dr. Shura and her staff were completely dedicated to ensuring that the interns learned and saw as much as we could during our time at the clinic. The experience has strengthened my desire to go to vet school and has given me a great perspective of how a truly compassionate clinic operates. I would recommend this internship and this clinic to anyone! "