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Melissa Colon

Region: Long Island
Program Institution:
SUC at Old Westbury


College/University: SUC at Old Westbury
Major/Minor: B.S. Biological Sciences
Graduation Date: 2007

Graduate School/University: Ross University & Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: Melissa Colon graduated with a B.S. in biological sciences from SUNY Old Westbury in May 2007, and is currently in her clinical and final year, of veterinary school at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. At the end of her senior year, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Polytechnic Sigma Xi Chapter. After graduation, she completed three years at Ross University and plans to undertake an additional one year internship upon completion of the clinical year focusing on small animal general medicine and exotics.

During her veterinarian education, Melissa participated in a volunteer program (VIDA) in Nicaragua and Honduras. She says that it was a great experience because she was able to teach people about animal care and to provide free medical attention and castration for their pets.

“Not only did I help animals that I set out to assist”, she says, “but I also learned a great deal from my interactions with people.”


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