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Meet the 2021-2022 large animal residents and interns

  • Zoe and Yolanda, CVM 2021 ELA residents

    Meet the 2021-2022 large animal residents and interns

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced its newest group of large animal and equine residents and interns. Meet two members of the new crew, Zoe Inglis and Yolanda Lopez Macias. 

Zoe Inglis, large animal resident

Zoe Inglis

Born in England, Zoe spent much of her childhood growing up outside of San Francisco. She holds a BS in animal science and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and a bachelor’s of veterinary medicine from Royal Veterinary College in England. Zoe also worked as a 2020-2021 large animal intern for CVM. 

Why did you pursue a career in veterinary medicine?
I've always loved animals and medicine even before I was old enough to be in real school. Veterinary medicine gave me an avenue to help animals and, as I became older, an avenue to give back to the people in a community I love (the equine community).

Do you have hobbies or other activities you enjoy?
Playing softball, riding horses (reiners, jumpers), kayaking, and doing agility with my dogs.

What are your career aspirations?
Pursuing a specialty in internal medicine (large animal) with a possible future in academia.

Do you have any pets?
Ruby, an 11-year-old spayed miniature Australian shepherd.
Moose, a 7-year-old neutered domestic shorthair cat.
Mya, a 1-year-old spayed American pit bull terrier (tripod).

What part of the Large Animal/Equine Program are you most excited about?
Continuing relationships with clients that I've made in the last year and getting to expand my case knowledge with the various species we see in the clinic. Plus, getting to expand my teaching role and spend more time getting to help the next generation of vets.

Do you have a fun fact about yourself you'd like to share?
I've broken 24 different bones in my body (including my femur) but I've only ever had surgery to fix my nose—and that was more cartilage than anything else!

Yolanda Lopez Macias, large animal intern

Yolanda Lopez Macias

A native of Mexico, Yolanda received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Before interning with CVM’s equine service, she also completed an internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, Cali., and worked as a veterinary assistant at an ambulatory sports medicine practice.

Why did you pursue a career in veterinary medicine?
As a kid was always fascinated with animals and everything around them, my best memories involve them.

Have you done any volunteer work related to veterinary medicine? 
I completed an externship at Brandon Equine Medical Center and also have volunteered at the Piper Equine Hospital during vet School. I also have volunteered at Franco Equinoterapia, an equine therapy organization.

Do you have hobbies or other activities you enjoy?
Roadtripping, dancing, traveling, swimming, and gatherings with friends and family. 

What are your career aspirations?
Pursue a medical specialty and be happy while doing so.

Do you have any pets? 
Yes, back at home I have three dogs (chiquita, cascabel y greñas)

What part of the Large Animal/Equine Program are you most excited about?
The caseload variety.

Do you have a fun fact about yourself you'd like to share?
I usually make my very own sound effects, doesn't matter the situation.

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