Why did you get involved with volunteering at BHS?
“I began volunteering at the BHS Clinic because I wanted to gain more experience and grow in the veterinary field. As an Animal Science Pre-Vet major at Chico State, I will be applying to veterinary schools in the near future and BHS has helped me expand my knowledge of the veterinary world in tremendous ways. I have learned so much at the clinic and I absolutely love spending my free time helping care for the animals that come in!”
What is your favorite part of volunteering at BHS?
“One of my favorite parts of interning at the BHS clinic is being able to help with surgeries! I absolutely love the days that I get to work closely with Dr. Nataya and monitor vitals while she is performing spay and neuter surgeries! She has been so helpful in my learning process and I am so grateful to be in such a wonderful clinic and working with amazing women! I honestly just love the people, pets and experience at BHS and it is so rewarding to know that I am helping out my community as much as I can!”
Is there anything you have learned at BHS that you have carried into your personal experiences or shared with others?
“I have learned so much while interning at the BHS clinic and I carry that knowledge everywhere I go! I also work at TrailBlazer Pet Supply and I get a lot of questions from customers regarding animal health and it has been so easy to help them with all of the information that I have learned at the clinic! I have been able to not only help myself with my own cat, but also everybody that I talk to at work and I love being able to give back to the community. Volunteering at the BHS clinic has helped me do that in so many different ways!”
Do you have any animal experience or animals of your own?
“I do have other animal experience as I grew up working on a cattle ranch, that is where I learned that I had so much passion for working with animals but it was not until I began working at a dog daycare facility and a vet clinic in my hometown that I realized I really enjoy working with animals of all sizes. I also have a couple of pets of my own! Whiskey, my cat, is my first ever pet that I got while living on my own and she will always hold such a special place in my heart. She is the light of my life and I am so thankful that she fell into my lap! I also have an English Mastiff, Remi, who is back at home with my dad and she is the most loving gentle giant you could ever meet. I love them both to pieces!!”
Thank you Ally for being a part of BHS!