I would like to express my deepest gratitude for everyone that makes Targeting Excellence scholarships possible. Vet school is a very challenging time, and this scholarship helps take off some of the financial burden so I can concentrate more on learning. Food animal medicine is a huge part of many people’s lives- directly and indirectly, and it is great to have an organization such as Targeting Excellence that provides opportunities for those in the food animal industry.
My plan after graduation is to become an associate veterinarian at a large animal clinic in NE Ohio. I would ultimately like to practice strictly food animal medicine, but realize I might have to work some small animal hours until I build my own clientele. I would like to end up close to where I grew up due to the lack of large animal vets in the area. It would also be nice to be able to give back to a community that has helped me grow so much as a future bovine veterinarian. In the future, I would like to buy into the food animal clinic I am working at as well as start a summer extern position (if there isn’t one already) to try and encourage more pre vet/vet students to take interest in food animal medicine.