Why I chose veterinary medicine:
I was lucky enough to have grown up with animals. I realized I loved medicine when I took a first aid and CPR course in 6th grade. At first I thought I wanted to do human medicine, but then after rescuing my cat and volunteering at a wildlife clinic, I realized my passion for veterinary medicine. I did an internship at a mixed practice animal hospital and after working with small ruminants, realized how much I enjoy working with them. As a child I always wanted a sheep, and my neighbor growing up had llamas that I got to ride when I was little.
Class of 2020