Veterinary Student and Vet Tech Opportunities
Dr. Hannah welcomes veterinary students interested in equine
medicine to perform an internship with Cedarbrook Veterinary Care.
This program allows students to see a variety of patients and
observe numerous procedures including dental floats, lameness exams
and various medical procedures. Students interested in alternative
medicine will gain a valuable introduction into various modalities
including acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy.
For Dr. Hannah, this program is a labor of love. In veterinary
school, humane hands-on learning experiences for students were
lacking. Students in many programs were expected to practice surgery
on healthy animals that were then euthanized at the end of the lab
or the course (‘Terminal Surgeries’). Dr. Hannah was unwilling to
participate in this kind of education and sought out an ‘alternative
tract’ or other ways to gain hands-on learning for live animal
Dr. Hannah found that a win-win situation could be achieved by
paring veterinary and vet tech students in need of practice with a
professionals like herself to benefit everyone involved.
"I found that equine experience was much more difficult to come
by versus small animal experiences, and since horses have always
been my focus, this was what I needed to do in order to give back,"
said Dr. Hannah. "While it took a lot of leg work and time to
organize these learning experiences, the efforts are well worth it."
Research shows vet students who opt out of terminal surgeries
graduate from school with a higher level of compassion for their
patients. This compassion is what motivates vets to do a good job
with every individual case in their practice - and for Dr. Hannah it
is one of the most important components to being a good
Even if you are considering a career in the equine veterinary
field or are currently a vet tech student we have opportunities for
you as well! We can set up a ride along time for you to spend a day
(or more as our schedule permits) riding along with Dr. Hannah to
seeing first-hand what the day of an equine veterinarian and vet
tech looks like.
If you are interested in this opportunity contact our office at
Right off the bat you could tell that Dr. Hannah
was a teacher at heart, and she really wants you to be your best and
succeed. I enjoy her company very much, and her calm disposition is
very helpful, especially when you’re asking her how you can improve
as an employee. It’s inspiring to see how the animals respond to
her. It’s very encouraging to know you don’t have to be up tight to
handle an animal no matter the size. I personally would work with
Dr. Hannah any chance I get.
Jessica L. - PIMA Vet Tech Graduate
Thank you and your staff for the warm
welcome during my visit. I had very good quality educational time
and I really enjoyed every minute of that. The hands-on experience
in respect to equine medicine with you was outstanding. Surely this
time has improved my skills and helped me gain valuable experience;
I feel more confidence to pass the equine part of CPE exam.
Once again, thank you so much for your cooperation and
Nasser I. – Veterinarian from Tehran