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.
Ella Clark, DVM
University of California, Davis
With interests in both neurology and zoological medicine, Dr. Clark has worked at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Western Australia as well as completed externships at SeaWorld San Diego and the White Oak Conservation in Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of California, Davis.
Rachel Lee, DVM
Dr. Lee received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University. She worked at a small animal veterinary practice and volunteered at a number of organizations including the Santa Ana Zoo, the California Wildlife Center and local animal shelters.
Laura Lei, DVM
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona
Dr. Lei hails from San Jose, although now calls Orange County home. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside she has undergraduate degrees in both Biological Sciences and Psychology and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona. Before receiving her Doctorate she worked as a histology grossing technician at Antech Diagnostics.
Vanessa Tse, DVM
Atlantic Veterinary College
Originally from Orange County, Dr. Vanessa Tse graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacological Chemistry and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. She has interned at the California Wolf Center and was veterinarian assistant for two years.
Fern Nelson, MRCVS
Royal Veterinary College
From Moreno Valley, Dr. Nelson is a graduate of La Sierra University and the Royal Veterinary College in London. She has worked at Banfield Pet Hospital and Adobe Vet Clinic.
Fiona Lair, DVM
Originally from San Diego, Dr. Lair has an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and spent her clinical year at North Carolina State University. Dr. Lair has worked at Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center, Veterinary Imaging Center in San Diego, and Banfield Pet Hospitals.
Heather Harlow, DVM
Washington State University
Dr. Harlow received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. With an interest in both internal medicine and feline medicine, she has worked at Casas Adobes Pet Clinic in Tucson, Arizona as well as Blue Pearl in Renton, Washington.
Our one-year internship program provides an opportunity for newly graduated DVMs to experience supervised intensive training in a collaborative and supportive environment. We find ourselves inspired by the hard work, dedication, and talent of these young people and we feel the future of the profession is in good hands.