I cannot thank you enough for everything you taught me while working as your veterinary intern this past spring. The lessons I learned have taught me how to be a terrific veterinarian as I begin my own career in the field. I greatly value your kindness and the expertise you imparted to me as my mentor.
You taught me so many things that went far beyond the theoretical knowledge I gained in veterinary school coursework. I learned to carefully observe animals for correct diagnoses so we could effectively help them. Your medical skill with every animal regardless of species has helped me tremendously.
I also learned how to interact with animal owners and to spot signs of abuse. While animal abuse and neglect cases were especially troubling, I learned they do occur. This is an area that was not addressed in school and I am appreciative of your teaching.
As I prepare to take my veterinary board exams and move to Chicago, I know that my future veterinary practice will always be informed by the strong knowledge you took the time to impart. Please let your staff know I will miss all of you as I embark on my new journey.