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Danielle Mzyk, Class of 2019

May 10, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: A New Life, Unplanned

Name: Danielle Mzyk Hometown: Chapel Hill Focus: Food animal Post-graduation plans: Associate veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Waterford, in Waterford, Pa. When I walked onto NC State’s campus 10 years ago I had no idea the road my journey to DVM would take me. I originally wanted to pursue a career in small animal and… 

Nikesh Patel, Class of 2019

May 9, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Strength in Numbers

Name: Nikesh Patel Hometown: New Brunswick, N.J. Focus: Small animal surgery Post-graduation plans: Small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery, Ohio State University I was 12 when my seventh grade art teacher told me how challenging it was to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. For a while, I allowed fear of that challenge… 

Kaytee McCullough

May 8, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Gaining a Different Perspective

Name: Kaytee McCullough Hometown: Tryon, N.C. Focus: Food animal Post-graduation plans: Poultry emphasis anatomic pathology residency and pursuing a Ph.D. No good has ever come from doing a group project — except one of my closest friendships. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I thought group projects were done forever. Sure, we have to work on… 

Tyler Perkins, Class of 2019

May 6, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: With Every Patient, an Indelible Lesson

Name: Tyler Perkins Hometown: Greensboro Focus: Small animal and exotics Post-graduation plans: Emergency medicine The first year of veterinary school was an academic challenge unlike anything I had ever experienced. I embraced the challenge and thankfully had access to faculty and staff who were more supportive than I ever expected. That was my first glimpse… 

Caide Wooten, Class of 2019

May 5, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Memories of a CVM Journey, Great and Small

Name: Caide Wooten I distinctly remember sitting in North Theater the first or second day of orientation in August 2015. The room was packed, and the air was palpable with emotion — excitement for finally making it to vet school, fear for the course load that had already been described as...