I’d like to extend my sincere appreciation to all the individuals who make the Targeting Excellence scholarship program possible. The generous time and monetary contributions of the sponsors, board, and committees are greatly appreciated! I look forward to continuing my education in veterinary medicine and joining the production animal agriculture industry.
My family has been involved in agriculture since I was young, and they passed their interest in livestock on to me. Therefore, my true passion lies in production animal medicine. I’ve had the opportunity to focus on swine medicine in several capacities. Although I thoroughly enjoyed each of my positions, I found that I was most energized while doing on-farm research trials and working with producers. Looking into the future, I hope to become a partner in a swine specific veterinary practice that understands the importance of field research and innovation; both for a successful business and for making progress in the industry. I am currently enrolled in a Master’s program in veterinary preventive medicine that will equip me to be successful in a career with these characteristics. Additionally, I have a passion for teaching and educating the public, which I would like to incorporate into my career. Whether I find myself in private practice, research, pharmaceuticals, industry, or academia, I will continue to strive for improvement in veterinary medicine and animal production.