University can be stressful, yet when the stress seemed to accumulate to a level of making me nearly numb, I’d go on my shift at the College of Veterinary Medicine and remember the reason for all my hard work: the animals. Faculty and clinicians at the college advance the health and well-being of animals and people, sustaining the human-animal bond that is so important.
What makes the college so successful and wonderful is that they also conduct research to find causes of any health concerns of many species both at a local and population-regulation stages. Furthermore, they teach both undergraduate and veterinary students principles of animal health. It is in great part to my volunteer experience with the college that has paved the way for me to handle and respect wildlife. Much of the work at the college could not be continued without the generosity of individual donations. Thus, it is due to such generosity that allowed the college to fuel the passion of this “Wild” woman.