I’d like to thank everyone that makes this scholarship possible. Without great sponsors such as you all many students like myself would not be able to go on and achieve the goals we have set for ourselves! Thank you again!
Growing up on a row crop, swine, and cattle operation, I developed a love for production agriculture and all of the aspects that come along with it. This passion drove me to pursue a veterinary degree so that I could stay in Iowa and help improve the health, genetics, and well-being of all our production animals. Looking forward at my veterinary career, I have many goals and in my eyes, all of them are attainable! Coming out of vet school, I plan to stay in Iowa and work in either a production animal clinic or a mixed animal clinic. Within ten to fifteen years out of veterinary school, I want to be a partner in a production animal heavy practice. I want to continue to develop any embryo transfer and IVF capabilities that the clinic has as well as grow these to the point that we have multiple veterinarians performing both bovine and small ruminant reproduction. Along with growing a clinic to this point, I also plan to cover much of the state and possibly other states doing bovine consulting. I have a passion for working with cattle producers and helping them to improve their operations in all aspects possible. This is why I want to develop a bovine veterinary consulting practice so that beef producers can be more informed about opportunities in the industry as well as avenues they can use to become more profitable and better producing!