2018 Scholarship Recipient

Natalie Doyle

Crowder College

Essay topic: Describe where you see yourself in 3 years and how you plan to attain those goals.

"My passion has been focused around the lives of animals and my love for them for as long as I can remember. My grandfather, being a conservation agent for the state of Missouri, made my passion grow as I watched him house many animals to improve their health and release them back into their environment. I always knew that my future career would involve animals in some way. After doing much research on various jobs in the field of veterinary medicine, I decided that the Veterinary Technician Program through Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, was the perfect fit for me to later become a Veterinary Technician in the future. I realized that this program was not going to be easy. It was going to take all of my time and patience in the process of being accepted, but I also knew that it was worth my time to apply in order to receive the education that I needed to achieve my career goal. I wanted to be admitted into the program not only because it was a dream of mine to later become a Veterinary Technician, but also because it would give me the ability to go further in my education after completing the program if I chose to do so. My education did not have to stop there.

Now that I have finished my first year in the program and have had a great start to my second and final year, I could not be more excited when thinking about the future that lies ahead of me. I have loved every second of receiving my education. It has been a very exciting journey and I have never felt more prepared to take my next step towards a successful lifetime career. In these next three years, I will be preparing myself for the VTNE National Board Exam that I will take this summer, as well as preparing myself for graduating in May with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary technology. I plan to devote my time to a clinic that needs a full time Veterinary Technician, where I can put my education and skills to work. I hope to settle down and stay in that clinic for years to come. I am however exploring the idea of furthering my education in Veterinary Dentistry for Technicians. After I have more of a feel for dentistry and have more experience with dentistry in the veterinary field, I will then do more research into furthering my education.

I cannot express how ready I am to be in the position that I have been training myself for. I have worked very hard to be where I am today and will continue to work hard for the next three years to find my lifelong clinic. I am only inches away from achieving my career goal and I know that I am more than capable of finding a veterinary clinic near me that I can devote myself to within the next three years."