Bailee Bortz

Bailee Bortz

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for such a prestigious scholarship. Being a part of the animal industry is not only a lifestyle, but a pure gift. These are lives that need to be taken care of, and that is a common goal we all have. The scholarship money will be used to help pay for my tuition this coming year. Thank you Sponsors, Board Members, and many Committees for this opportunity to help make my dreams a reality.

Awards Received

2020 Undergraduate Award (Iowa)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Rudd, IA

School:

School:

Iowa State University

Major:

Major:

Biology

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

My goal with becoming a vet is to familiarize and educate people when it comes to medications and the rules and regulations set by the USDA that are used on production livestock. My goal is to show that it is not harming people or the animals. I want to be an advocate for the animals. They can’t speak to us and tell us what hurts and how neglected they feel, so it becomes the vets job to speak their language and figure out what they need/want. I want to show the world that people do care for their animals enough to ask for help, and keep the image of the vet in the right mind. A dog’s loyalty is abiding. They will do whatever it takes to make their person happy, even if it means neglecting their own needs, so someone needs to be there for them. I want to be the backbone of a never dying industry. Everywhere someone looks we find something we wouldn’t have without the animal industry; anywhere from the clothes on our backs, the food we eat, to the glue we use and the loyalty and companionship we receive. Animals play a critical role in our everyday lives whether we realize it or not and I want to be able to say that I am a part of that. That I made the biggest impact I could. I love my four legged furry friends, and my passion for becoming their voice is immense. The number of demands animals fulfill gives us as humans an obligation to complete the symbiotic relationship we share in any way possible. I want to be the advocate for those that cannot speak for themselves and help maintain and educate about an industry that is not well understood.