EP004- Interview with Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM

The Academic Veterinarian Podcast

24-02-2021 • 1 hr 12 mins

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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