I externed at Kokopelli Reproductive Services in January 2023. I got to do a lot of hands on reproductive work from looking at vaginal cytologies, interpreting progesterone tests for ovulation timing, assisting with TCI, assisting with seminalysis, performing pregnancy ultrasounds and gestation aging to helping resuscitate puppies from c-sections, neonate and puppy exams. I heard my first puppy heart murmur. I got to perform a castration and then an epididymal collection of semen.I got to travel to a large AKC dog show to help with a semen freeze clinic. I loved all of the opportunities to work on more complex cases-medical management of pyometra, infertility, and helping breeders to make informed decisions.
I am currently practicing in NC at a practice that has two boarded theriogenologists. I am still deciding whether to go down that path myself!