Thank you for the incredible opportunity and honor of receiving the Targeting Excellence Scholarship. Your financial aid has alleviated some of the financial burdens of pursuing higher education and motivated me to strive for excellence. Your support has significantly impacted my life, and I plan to pay it forward one day. Once again, thank you for this scholarship.
My future career goals come in a wide variety of sizes. I first want to join a team of veteran veterinarians close to my hometown as a mixed-practice veterinarian: I can have an apprentice-like relationship with them and learn through their experience, guidance, and leadership. Another goal is to allow students to job shadow me after my first full year of practicing. I want to allow students to experience veterinary medicine hands-on – just like I did when I was younger. I then want to open my own clinic by either buying a previously established business or creating a new business. Although I understand that private practice is not designed for everyone – I realize that. I want to own my own clinic because the local veterinary clinic is where I found my zeal for veterinary medicine. I feel as if I can give back to the community that helped build me and inspire the upcoming generations of future veterinarians. Then I want to allow internships for aspiring veterinarians and veterinary technicians/ nurses, so they learn from experience and find their true passion and where they belong. My biggest career goal is not to entirely help the animal patients but help their owners and upcoming generations – through changing their lives for the better by veterinary medicine.