I would like to thank all of the sponsors for giving back and investing in students. This scholarship will help me to further my education to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I am very thankful for receiving this scholarship, as it has a huge impact on my life as I start vet school this fall.
My future career goal is to become a food animal veterinarian. Growing up on a farm, agriculture has been something that I have always enjoyed. As a food animal veterinarian, I plan to focus my attention and profession on swine and beef cattle. Having grown up around those two species of livestock, I developed a passion for them and hope to continue working with them in the future as a veterinarian.
Another career goal of mine is to be able to return to the family farm to continue raising livestock and producing grain crops. Working with livestock through 4-H and FFA has been one of the best opportunities I have been given while growing up. Through showing and working with livestock at a young age, I learned quickly that I wanted to become a veterinarian. I have strive during the summer months during college to gain different experiences that I hope will make me a successful veterinarian. I am very fortunate that my parents and grandparents have given me the opportunity to grow up and work on a family farm, ultimately shaping my career goals and making me into the person that I am today. I hope I will be able to do the same for the next generation.