Thank you to the sponsors, board, and committee members who make the Targeting Excellence scholarship available. This scholarship will ease the financial burden of vet school and allow me to focus on becoming the best veterinarian possible. Thank you.
Upon graduating, I will be returning to Eastern Wisconsin to practice food animal medicine, focusing heavily on cattle. Advanced reproductive technologies are where my true passion lies. A multitude of factors makes a successful reproductive program. Therefore, I would like to continually become well-rounded in farm management from birth to when the animal leaves the farm concentrating specifically on nutrition, animal welfare, transition cows and calves. Additionally, I plan to get certified in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be used to aid in transition cow management, increase the efficacy of mastitis treatment and improve reproduction. I believe this will be an extremely valuable skill set as there is a continuous push for less antibiotic usage and more pain management in the dairy and beef industries.