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Karli Woods; Work-Based Learning Student of the Month

Karli Woods of Eagle’s Landing High School (left) with Dr. Krista Whitlock
Karli Woods of Eagle’s Landing High School (left) with Dr. Krista Whitlock

MCDONOUGH, GA - On January 17, 2014 Henry County Schools’ released the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for December 2013, Karli Woods, a Senior from Eagle’s Landing High School.

Woods serves as a Veterinary Technician Intern under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Krista Whitlock. Dr. Whitlock covers three different veterinary hospitals in the Henry County, with Woods traveling to Dr. Whitlock’s location during the week.

Karli Woods unlike some of her classmates is certain of her college and career plans. With her love of animals, she is determined to become a veterinarian. Her current plans are to attend a mid-sized university in Georgia before then transferring to the University of Georgia, to prepare her for application and enrollment in veterinary medical school.

The experience she is gaining due to her involvement with the Work-Based Learning program gives her the opportunity to work hands-on and do something she has always dreamed about.

In checking with Dr. Whitlock, Woods has proven to be a dream intern. She notes how helpful Woods has been to the veterinary hospitals they serve in the county. Areas of veterinary interest for Woods include pharmacy, dispensing of medication, and the highly complex cases that come to the offices.

Some of the job duties Woods has involve preparing exam rooms for patients, taking x-rays, and setting up lab work. She also provides assistance by comforting and holding the animals when it comes time to draw blood or give vaccines.

Animal surgeries are part of the practice that Woods does not get to experience due to being in class during the morning. However, it looks as though Woods will get to check the experience off of her list in the coming months thanks to assistance from her school and coordination with Dr. Whitlock.

Dwanda Brew, Work-Based Learning Instructor at Eagle’s Landing High School, has nothing but praise for Woods and the experience she is gaining thanks to partnership between Dr. Whitlock and the Work-Based Learning program.

“I am delighted to have Karli in the Work-Based Learning Program this year,” said Brew. “From the beginning, she has demonstrated a love for her chosen career path and is excited about the internship at the veterinary hospitals.”

For more information on Work-Based Learning in Henry County Schools, visit here.

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