Thank you to all that made the Targeting Excellence scholarships possible. Your generosity has made it easier to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian and I could not be more grateful. Thank you again!
Hometown: Fresno, OH
School: Ohio State University
Major / Species: Veterinary Medicine
Career Goals: Since I was a young girl growing up on a farm and learning from my dad what it meant to care for and have a love for animals, I have had the passionate dream of becoming a veterinarian. Agriculture has been the core foundation and makeup of my life, and almost every life lesson I can recall has been taught on the farm. Recently, my lifelong dream to become a veterinarian became a reality when I was accepted into The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. My determination and my passion for animals, driven by my background in agriculture, have influenced my decision to pursue veterinary medicine to be able to help animals and their owners, preferably in a food animal production setting. Through my experiences weaning WenMar piglets or assisting in water therapy for a Kentucky thoroughbred, I am eager to pursue a career in which I can extend my passion for animals to others. After vet school, I plan to become a licensed veterinarian in a large animal setting. Ideally, I would like to be hired at a mixed animal practice where I will gain experience and expand my knowledge working with industry professionals. However, it is my dream to eventually start my own veterinary clinic near my hometown and help give back to the small-town community that shaped me into the person I am today.