DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Cyndi Harvey
Working at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides a lot of variety for animal health technician Cyndi Harvey, who spends her days making a difference in the lives of both students and patients.
“I’ve been working in the Internal Medicine department for six months after a year of working the overnight shift in the ICU,” Harvey said. “During a typical day, I assist the fourth-year veterinary students that are on our rotation in collecting blood for lab tests, placing catheters, preparing for radiology, and really, just helping with anything else they might need.”
She also helps technicians administer chemotherapy drugs to chemo patients and collects blood from donor dogs for blood transfusions.
Harvey enjoys the high level of skill required to work at MSU’s veterinary college.
“I get to do advanced procedures, like placing jugular catheters, that I might not get to do anywhere else,” she said. “One day I placed an IV catheter in an 8-week-old kitten.”
When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Scott, who is a first-year veterinary student. They plan to get married May 31 in Independence, Miss. She also enjoys visiting her friends and family in north Mississippi, where she and her mom ride horses.
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