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Amazing Students

Veterinary student Estella Perez Hovland seeks adventure. She has traveled the world, and she obtained a M.B.A. from Griffith University in Australia. Upon returning to the U.S., she decided to get a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine, and she spent…

Veterinary student Kenya Crawford has traveled the world in preparation for her career as a veterinarian. She graduates in May and hopes to find a career combining her experience in clinical, regulatory and international aspects of veterinary medicine. As a…

Julie Velchoff Vargas knows horses. From treating them as an emergency surgery technician in the large animal teaching hospital of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, to researching the anti-parasitic effect of feeding certain grasses, to riding them as part…

To say that Justin Oguni is interested in reptiles and amphibians (aka herps) would definitely be an understatement.  When he is not busy studying veterinary medicine, he spends much of his time looking for and photographing them. A couple of…

Ethell Vereen is an emerging leader in the environmental arena. He came to UGA to pursue a master’s in environmental health and will soon complete his doctorate in ecology. He has had the unique opportunity to become fully engaged on…

Graduate student Teneema Kuriakose came to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine looking for first-hand experience in the fight against zoonotic diseases, which are those that transmit from animals to humans. In her time here, she helped develop a new…