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Hounkpati, Kwevitoukoui (Brad)
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Estella Perez Hovland

Estella Hovland

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 a year and a half at UGA preparing for the venture by taking animal science courses. Now in her final year of vet school, she is the former vice president and former president of the student chapter of the American…

Kenya Crawford

Kenya Crawford

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 student, she worked as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill and received training from the U.S.D.A. She also interned with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Originally from New York, Crawford came to Georgia after her participation in UGA’s Summer Undergraduate Research…

Julie Velchoff Vargas

Julie Vargas

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 of the UGA Equestrian Team, Julie really knows horses. In addition to presenting an abstract in Washington D.C. for the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, Julie has traveled to outer Mongolia to train veterinarians. She worked as a student lab…

Justin Oguni

Justin Oguni

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 his favorite local places to do so are the State Botanical Gardens and UGA’s Whitehall Forest.  His photos have even been included in a couple recent books that are part of a series of guides to Southeastern U.S. reptiles and…

Ethell Vereen

Ethell Vereen

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 both the Athens and Tifton campuses. Ethell was even chosen for the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Leaders Institute Class of 2010.

Teneema Kuriakose

Teneema Kuriakose

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 and rapid diagnostic test for avian influenza, the dreaded “bird flu” that has made international headlines. Her next goal is to pursue a doctorate and a career in biomedical research.