The Academic Veterinarian Podcast
EP004- Interview with Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM
From math major to veterinarian! Dr. Jenifer Chatfield shares her career path to becoming a veterinarian, her undergraduate experience and advice on finding and pursuing one’s passion in the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jen discusses pursuing veterinary specialties and demystifies the difference between a veterinary internship and residency. We discuss the veterinarian’s role as a public health advocate and the admissions process at the University of Florida.
Topics discussed in this episode
1:15- Dr. Jen shares her path to becoming a veterinarian and her undergraduate experience.
36:38 – Transitioning from vet school to a career in veterinary medicine
42:25 – Dr. Jen shares her path to becoming a Diplomate of two AVMA-Recognized Veterinary Specialties and explains the difference between a veterinary internship and residency.
55:00- A veterinarian’s role in public health.
1:01:05- Dr. Jen describes her role with the University of Florida admissions process and
1:08:17 – Dr. Jen’s final thoughts and her view on veterinary school debt and the veterinary profession.
Resources mentioned in this episode
Dr. Jenifer Chatfield
AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties
VIRMP – Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program
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