SANIBEL, Fla. (July 26, 2019) – Dr. Megan Cabot has joined the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildife (CROW) as its newest Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Intern. The year-long veterinary internship began on July 1.
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.
About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.