Internship Program

Meet Our 2016-2017 CVS Intern Class:

At California Veterinary Specialists we are committed to teaching and sharing our expertise with the next generation of doctors. CVS offers a one year rotating internship through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Internship and Residency Matching Program. For more information contact the Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program at virmp.org.

 

 



Chelsea Lee Cummings
Chelsea Lee Cummings

Western University
Carlsbad Intern

Dr. Cummings may look familiar to some of you. She interned for a month at our Ontario location and now has joined us for our internship program in Carlsbad. She is originally from the Northeast and grew up in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. She completed her B.S. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University in 2016. Dr. Cummings past veterinary experience includes: volunteer work at local animal shelters, veterinary technician while in college as well as research in animal science reproductive physiology lab for three years. Her clinical interests are in emergency and critical care, oncology and reproductive physiology. When Dr. Cummings is not working she enjoys hiking, cooking, binge watching Netflix and exploring new places. She is the pet parent to a three year old Aussie mix that she rescued during her first year of vet school along with two cats.

Tara J Hardy
Tara J Hardy

University of Georgia
Carlsbad Intern

Dr. Hardy grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington to complete her undergraduate degree in 2012. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2016. To gain veterinary experience, she worked as a veterinary assistant during her college years. Dr. Hardy has a clinical interest in emergency and critical care. In her personal time she enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing and bouldering. Dr. Hardy rescued three dogs: Lily, a lab mix, Brinn, a mix breed, and Kona, a hound mix.

Liz Lee
Liz Lee

University of California, Davis
Carlsbad Intern

Dr. Lee is a California native from Oakland. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and received a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology. In 2016, Dr. Lee received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. Before college Dr. Lee was a veterinary assistant at a local hospital. She was an intern at the Oakland Zoo and spent her time with reptiles, insects and primates. Dr. Lee is active in the Veterinary Pathology Club and Feral Cat Clinics. Her clinical interests are feline medicine and anatomic pathology. In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, Crossfit and dinner parties. She also enjoys spending time with her spouse and pets: two cats, Raylan and Michi, and two cattle dogs, Cali and Pip.

Natasha Vallejo
Natasha Vallejo

Colorado State University
Murrieta Intern

Dr. Vallejo is a California native who is thrilled to be back in her home state to start her CVS internship. In 2012, she received her B.S. in Veterinary Science and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Arizona. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 from Colorado State University. Her past experience includes working as an Emergency Veterinary Technician since 2005 and also a Veterinary Assistant Instructor. Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care. Dr. Vallejo married her high school sweetheart and her fur family consists of three Pitbull’s: Stone, Juno and Josey. In her spare time, Dr. Vallejo enjoys playing soccer, whitewater rafting, art/DIY projects and horseback riding.