David Buckwalter

David Buckwalter

Thank you so much to the Targeting Excellence Sponsors, Board, and Committee’s for their kind generosity and support. I personally want to thank you for assisting in my future endeavors, and that this opportunity would not be possible without you. I greatly appreciate it.

Awards Received

2021 Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Elizabethtown, PA

School:

School:

Pennsylvania State University

Major:

Major:

Animal Science

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

After graduation, I plan on attending veterinary school to become a large animal veterinarian. I have a special interest is reproduction and surgery and would like to further my education after veterinary school to become a veterinary specialist. I enjoy working with all animal species, but I have a focus with swine and equine. I am currently obtaining a minor in Equine Science, and I have really enjoyed it thus far. I find the anatomy and physiology as well as the sports performance of the horse extremely fascinating, and would love to make this a focus in veterinary school. I also have a strong passion working with swine, as I have been working with swine for over 10 years through 4-H and employment. I am very aware of the financial stress that is put on veterinary school students and hope to negate this through applying to be in the United States Army Veterinary Corps. The summer of 2022, I plan on applying for the Health Professions Scholarship Program where my tuition and books would be paid for and in return I would serve for three years Active Duty as an Army Officer followed by five years of Individual Ready Service. I am very passionate about veterinary medicine and aspire to become a veterinarian to make a positive impact in the Agricultural Community.