School: Mississippi State University, 2014
Q: Tell us about yourself and your experience with animals?
A: I always loved animals and wanted to be a vet growing up, but after studying abroad in rural Kenya I saw that I would have a potential as a veterinarian to help not just animal lives, but human lives as well. I have been privileged to go on projects all over the world, where improving disease control in animals, treating both large and small animals, and creating training programs can help create healthier animals and people. Since graduation, I have continued graduate studies on One Health topics and hope to continue working in the international field at the intersection between human and animal health.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I can be talked into fostering pretty much any animal without a lot of effort and it is only because of my frequent travels that I have just one fantastic dog, Darby.
Q: What do you love about World Vets?
A. I love the passion and mission of World Vets. It is an organization that really wants to (and certainly is) making a difference in the world. They are dedicated to creating programs that really help people and animals in need and constantly strive to create new offerings and investigate new ways to make a global impact. They provide high quality care to animals in need everywhere they go and provide high quality veterinary training to both US and international veterinary students.
Q: What motivates you to volunteer with World Vets?
A: I know when I volunteer with World Vets that I am working on programs that have been strategically planned and are guided by world-class trip leaders. It just doesn’t get much better than getting to go to a foreign country and practice veterinary medicine with people who love animals and want to make a difference just as much as I do.
Q: What was your favorite World Vets moment?
A: Standing on the top of a Navy ship in the middle of the South Pacific, representing World Vets as a civilian veterinary team member of a US Navy global humanitarian aid mission- veterinary medicine just doesn’t get much cooler than that.
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