“I was inspired to become a veterinarian because of the countless animals that impacted me growing up on a small dairy farm. They provided immeasurable love and joy, and what better way to repay them than by striving to keep them healthy and improve their quality of life.
Surgery initially intrigued me during high school for its simplicity; something is broken or diseased and you fix it. It wasn’t until I started working in veterinary operating rooms during my undergraduate that I grew to appreciate and love its complexity. It requires both technical skill and advanced problem solving as no two cases are the same. Surgery has the possibility to make a rapid and dramatic improvement in an animal’s life and at the end of the day, that’s always been my goal.”