BS, Public Health, Miami University-Oxford, 2021
Why did you choose to pursue this degree, and why did you choose Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue this degree?
I chose to pursue Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and this program because it is one of a kind. It will allow me to explore any and all of my interests and build a foundation so that I can continue to grow and pursue my passion of helping and working with animals, whether it be advocating for animal welfare, rights and laws or continuing my education to get my DVM. My whole life I have wanted to work with animals and advocate for animals, and this program focuses on every aspect of that.
I originally was drawn to this because of my interest in human-animal relationships, service dogs and emotional support dogs, and I still am very focused on that. But I want to explore everything that MAPP has to offer. I am also very interested in understanding the social and ethical issues, animal rights and laws, nutrition and general health and wellness.
What are your career goals after completing the program?
My long-term career end goal is to one day start an animal rescue where I can save local horses and dogs and provide training and care until they can be matched with their perfect homes. I would love to rescue and train them to be emotional support or even service animals for people, and also provide a safe and comfortable shelter for abused animals to heal. I want to be able to make a difference in the lives of humans and animals. My short-term goal is to learn as much as I possibly can, volunteer as much as I can, and work towards attending veterinary school.