Stella Elwood ’19

Stella Elwood ’19 is a biology major and gender studies minor from Stoughton, Massachusetts. She recently applied to veterinary school, where she hopes to prepare for a career in shelter medicine. On campus, Elwood acts as the co-chair of the Animal Welfare Association, the veterinary vice president of the Pre-Health Association, and the treasurer of Amnesty International: Mount Holyoke College. She is passionate about the intersections of human and animal rights. In her free time, Elwood likes to play video games, cook delicious vegan food and hang out with her beautiful pit bull son, Rollo.

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November 27, 2018

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During summer and winter breaks from Mount Holyoke, I work as a technician and an intern at three different veterinary hospitals. Two of the hospitals treat small companion animals and one treats wildlife: the New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

As a pre-veterinary student, I am incredibly privileged to be a part of these three communities. Over the past few years, I have developed so many important skills — from drawing blood to making small talk with clients — that I hope to one day utilize when I am a veterinarian myself.

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