Eliana is a veterinary student interning at VMRD headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is working with the Pharmacovigilance team to summarize data for adverse advents and write post-market safety and efficacy assessments of products for internal use at Zoetis. Eliana is entering her third year of veterinary school at Michigan State University, and when she graduates, she would like to go into private practice caring for large animals.
Because of her internship, Eliana has had the opportunity to learn about other areas of the company, including Zoetis’ regulatory work, which has piqued her career interests. Working with the Regulatory team gave her a deeper understanding about the scientific partnership between the animal health industry and federal agencies. She said she witnessed Zoetis colleagues finding ways to live the Core Belief of Always Do the Right Thing from her first day on the job.
“Meeting the people who work here showed me what the company is about. Everyone is passionate about animal health, and I saw firsthand decisions being made in the best interests of animal welfare,” said Eliana. “The scientists and researchers get so fired up about their innovative work, which makes me believe in the mission of Zoetis.”
Eliana’s mentor this summer is Steve, Manager, VMRD Global Regulatory Affairs. He said, “Eliana has a wonderfully curious mind, a skill for engaging people, and an ability to ask thought-provoking questions. Plus, she is a Zoetis Scholarship recipient and a student representative to the American Veterinary Medical Association. It’s been a joy to have Eliana as a member of the US Pharmacovigilance team this summer.”