“Now I know what goes on during those visits on a technical level, from a vet-tech’s perspective,” Baldauf said.
Other than chickens, Baldauf said, she has worked on horses, cats and dogs in her classes at SUNY Delhi. Baldauf said she likes SUNY Delhi’s program and is learning a lot. She said she’s unsure of what she wants to do after she completes her degree at SUNY Delhi, but is enjoying her time as a student for now. Baldauf said she’s a tutor for her fellow veterinary science students, which she enjoys doing because she is able to use her teaching background, she said.
Last summer, Baldauf completed her major’s internship requirement at the Delhi Animal Hospital with Jessica Arrigan, a veterinarian. Baldauf said she traveled around the area with Arrigan, assisting her in caring for large animals. She said she has also worked with Michael Powers, a veterinarian at the Cooperstown Veterinary Clinic.
“Those experiences were nice,” she said, because you get to see the theory you’re learning in classes put into practice,” Baldauf said.
Baldauf said she wasn’t nervous about drawing the golden eagle’s blood and didn’t see her role as “a big deal.”
“I had the skills,” Baldauf said, “so I was glad to help.”