Thank you so much for you support! In pursuit of my passion for animal agriculture through veterinary medicine, I have accrued a lot of debt. This scholarship helps me lessen that burden. I graduate in May of 2021 as a large animal veterinarian and I hope to become a mentor to younger students who are interested in agriculture and connect them to this amazing program.
As a food animal focused veterinary student, my career aspirations are to enter the food animal industry to make an impact on the care and welfare of these animals who sacrifice their lives for the human population, and to positively impact the farmers and ranchers who devote their livelihoods to feeding others. I have interned with Tyson Foods exploring the poultry industry, Prestage Farms exploring the swine industry, worked with large animal veterinary practices that have horse and ruminant clients, and assisted a veterinarian caring for the pet pig population. Now that I am towards the end of my third year of veterinary school and about to enter my clinical rotations, my goal is work in the beef industry and to gain many different experiences through externships and clinical rotations in different parts of the country so that I can graduate as a valuable veterinarian and benefit the practice I will be joining.