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Jordan Bartel

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Sep 19, 2016

Class of 2020: Strength in Service

Amie Pflaum served successfully for more than a decade in the Army, unafraid to not just make the transition to the civilian side, but to fully devote her energies to a new kind of challenge: joining the class of 2020... 

Taylor Locklear

Sep 6, 2016

Class of 2020: A Fresh Perspective

Forget the warm fuzzies — especially the warm part. Taylor Locklear wants to work with amphibians and reptiles, even ones that are venomous, 10 feet long, 150 pounds and could knock her over... 

Casey Theriot

Aug 31, 2016

Theriot Earns NIH Grant to Fight Bacterial Infections

The $1.5 million grant will allow Theriot to explore new bacterial therapies to combat one of the leading hospital-acquired infections that affects more than 500,000 Americans each year... 

Jeffrey Tyrrell

Aug 30, 2016

Class of 2020: A Nontraditional Path

Jeffrey Tyrrell was an associate attorney working on real estate transactions in San Francisco. But he ditched the suit for a volunteering stint at the Oakland Zoo, helping to care for tigers, lions, camels, bison and elk. Now his part-time passion is so much more... 

Aug 23, 2016

Class of 2020: Boldly Breaking Through

Sam Lin was set on going to Texas A&M’s vet school. Born and raised in San Antonio, she wanted be close to home and had long dreamed of... 

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Aug 21, 2016

Fletcher Part of First Class in Avian Pathologists Hall of Honor

Oscar Fletcher, has been inducted into the American Association of Avian Pathologists hall of honor as part of... 

Hannah Varnell, class of 2020

Aug 16, 2016

Class of 2020: Following Her Heart

After forays into studying economics and international development and environmental sustainability, with a love of veterinary medicine never far from her heart, Hannah Leigh Varnell enters... 

Ty Smith

Aug 9, 2016

Class of 2020: Unbridled Passion

It wasn’t until 11th grade when Ronald "Ty" Smith took a biology class that he knew he wanted to get into veterinary medicine. A 12th-grade course in anatomy sealed the deal... 

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Aug 2, 2016

Exploring Belief In An Animal Afterlife

The study, set to be published in August in the journal Anthrozoos, is believed to be the first to systematically explore American’s beliefs about animal afterlife using... 

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Jul 31, 2016

Meet the Class of 2020

They’ve previously studied animal science and biology, zoology and psychology. They have master’s degrees; one has a juris doctorate. One is a Tillman Scholar. Most are North Carolina residents, but nearly...